Itenerary: 5 Lake Manyara / Serengeti Plains / Ngorogoro Crater
Duriation: 5 Days
Activity: Wildlife, Destination: Arusha

5 Lake Manyara / Serengeti Plains / Ngorogoro Crater 5 Days Wildlife

5 Days Safari packages, which specifically include 2 nights in Serengeti National Park, have been arranged to offer you more time in the Serengeti to witness the word Serengeti shall never die. You will experience the excitement of game viewing in some of the most spectacular wildlife in Serengeti. This Safari journey will take you to Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Tanzania. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals. The tour will further take you to the Serengeti National Park, into the heart of wild animal, a massive wilderness of 14700 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. You will visit Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. This is a suggested or sample Tanzanian safari itinerary – it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences, as well as for any seasonal changes or migratory animal movements. As with all our Safari tours, and trekking packages, we have offered you a wide variety of accommodation options – directly impacting on the total safari costs – in order to offer you the widest possible tour budget options. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly, should you require any further assistance or more detailed information, regarding any of our East Africa Safari, tours, travel and trekking packages – we will gladly assist you to make easy to plan your vocation in our destinations.

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Day to Day Activity

Day 1

Moshi or Arusha – Lake Manyara

Non game-viewing travel time: 2½ hours from Arusha from moshi 3.5Hrs
Distance: 130 km

Pick up from Moshi or Arusha drive to Lake Manyara national park. Your lunch will save before you entering the Park for an afternoon game viewing.
This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment.
The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Tanzania largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested maybe in the lodge or Basic ground camping Safari.

Day 2

Lake Manyara – Serengeti Plains

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours

Distance: 205 km

After breakfast you head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wildlife – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see.
You will arrive in to the central of Serengeti N.P, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species.
You will arrive in time for afternoon game viewing in the Serengeti national park.
Dinner and overnight in Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested that you will experience.

Day 3

Serengeti Plains

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Serengeti, across rivers and over numerous small villages.

After breakfast game viewing drive along the River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River ,possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings.
The Visitor Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive.
This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area.
The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. You will enjoy a relax picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

Afternoon you will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras.
Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!

Dinner and overnight in Seronera area, lodge or Public ground Camping Safari.

Day 4

Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro crater

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 145 km

After breakfast Morning games viewing in Serengeti before depart to Ngorongoro Crater area with game drive en route overnight Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will drive via Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois
and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option has been in the previously days.

Day 5

Ngorongoro crater – Arusha or Moshi

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 190 km to Arusha –Moshi 270Km

After breakfast descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for more than a half day your Lunch will be save inside the crater after lunch you will continue with game viewing while you are driving out of the crater
Wildlife Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and elephants.
Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot.
You will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here
.Leisure lunch in the floor of the crater after which you will drive back to Arusha or Moshi.
End of Safari Tour.
Remember to tip the guide around $30 a day. Group sharing end of Safari.

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