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Nitarudi Africa Safaris

6 Days Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari

NASTZS 02: 6 Days Manyara / Serengeti / Ngorongoro Safari

Highlights: Arusha / Lake ManyaraLake Manyara / Serengeti / Ngorongoro / Tarangire

Duration: 6 days / 5 Nights

Trip starts: Nairobi, Kenya

Trip ends: Nairobi, Kenya

Attractions

With its sweeping landscapes, abundant wildlife and diverse ethnicity, Tour Tanzania's greatest parks on a private luxury Tanzania safari with your own guide and 4x4 Land Cruiser safari vehicles. Explore Lake Manyara, one of the only places to see tree climbing lions. Next stop are the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest intact caldera, Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and likened to "Noah's Ark" for its concentration of all different kinds of wildlife. Descend into the Ngorongoro crater to view the concentrated wildlife populations that live on the isolated crater floor including black rhino, lions, cheetahs, hyenas and jackals. End this unique safari exploring Serengeti-Mara ecosystem that is considered Africa’s number-one World Heritage site. Enjoy the abundant resident wildlife of the Serengeti or experience the annual Great Migration of zebras and wildebeests with a stop at Olduvlai archaeological site. Here you will have the chance to spot lions, leopards, cheetahs and more! The famed wildebeest migration moves through the Serengeti from October to July / August as it rotates through the park. Drive back to Arusha for a refreshing lunch and souvenir shopping before returning home from this unforgettable safari.

DayDescriptionAccommodation
Day 01:

Arusha – Lake Manyara [approximately 2.5 hours drive]

Drive to Manyara - Lunch afternoon game drive. Major attraction – Major attraction – birdlife, Zebras, Cheaters, Oryx, leopards, famous tree climbing lions, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest among others.

Lodge / Tented Camp. Meal plan FB
Day 02 & 03:

Manyara – Serengeti [approximately 3 hours drive]

Drive to Serengeti Lunch afternoon game drive. Major attraction – birdlife, Zebras, Elephant, leopards, lions, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest among others.

Lodge / Tented Camp. Meal plan FB
Day 04 & 05:

Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater Tour [approximately 3 hours drive]

Drive to via Olduvai Gorge Ngorongoro - Lunch afternoon game drive and Crater tour Major attraction – The Oldupai Gorge, Crater Rim, sleeping lions, birdlife, Zebras, Cheaters, Oryx, leopards, famous tree climbing lions, buffalo, zebra, and wildebeest among others.

Lodge/ Tented Camp. Meal plan FB
Day 06:

Tarangire – Arusha [approximately 2.5 hours drive]

Morning game drive, drive back to Arusha

Lodge / Tented Camp. Meal plan FB

Day 1: Lake Manyara

The tour starts with lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs. 1400hrs, drive to Lake Manyara. Dinner and overnight at the lodge / hotel.

LAKE MANYARA: The cleavage, known as the Great Rift Valley, can be identified from space as the most distinctive feature of the continent. The seam of this cleavage has developed a series of fascinating and beautiful lakes. Manyara is a fantastic big game park. The variety of habitats parallels its exceptional scenery. Every imaginable East African animal is found here in abundance. There are great herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and several varieties of gazelle. Mahogany, sausage tree and croton are alive with blue monkeys and vervet monkeys. Some of the most amazingly large pods of hippos congregate at the rivers emerging into the lake, and the birdlife is plentiful. Lake Manyara is also known for its “tree climbing” lions.

Day 2: Serengeti

Enjoy a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife. Lunch at the lodge. Then, drive to Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 3: Serengeti

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Meals and overnight at the lodge in Serengeti.

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK: Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, the name 'Serengeti' comes from the Maasai language and appropriately means an 'endless plains'. The National Park is as big as Northern Ireland, but its ecosystem, which includes the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Maswa Game Reserve and the Maasai Mara Game reserve (in Kenya). It lies between the shores of Lake Victoria in the west, Lake Eyasi in the south, and the Great Rift Valley to the east. As such, it offers the most complex and least disturbed ecosystem on earth. A unique combination of diverse habitats enables it to support more than 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. Its landscape, originally formed by volcanic activity, has been sculpted by the concerted action of wind, rain and sun. It now varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west. Small rivers, lakes and swamps are scattered throughout. Rising in the southeast are the great volcanic massifs and craters of the Ngorongoro Highlands. The Serengeti plains are host to a dramatic annual migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and numerous other species of animals indigenous to the area.

Day 4: Ngorongoro

Depart for a morning game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Lunch at the lodge. After lunch drive to Olduvai Gorge, site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of the man’s earliest known ancestral remains. Continue driving to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Ngorongoro

Today you will descend 2000 feet (0ver 600 metres) to the floor of the crater for a day crater tour with picnic lunches. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Ngorongoro.

NGORONGORO CRATER: "The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’. A massive extinct volcano, the sheet walls drop thousands of feet to a "Noah's Ark" of animals on the verdant floor below. Large herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. It is quite unique as its physical protection from man natural beauty ranks it among the most pristine wildernesses on earth. It is regarded as a natural wonder of the world and has been declared a World Heritage Site. It is the largest intact crater in the world, being 610 meters deep, 16 kilometers across and covering an area of 540 square kilometers. On the crater floor, grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and mountains – all a haven for wildlife, including the greatest predator population in Africa. The volcanic crater is jampacked with wildlife, including all the big game. Its pride and joy, however, is that it remains the last great wild refuge for black rhino.

Day 6: Arusha

After breakfast, drive back to Arusha. Lunch in Arusha town. End of our services.

ARUSHA: Arusha is a city of northern Tanzania surrounded by some of Africa's most famous landscapes and national parks. Beautifully situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, it has a pleasant climate and is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as having its own Arusha National Park on Mount Meru. International flights arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, and regional flights use Arusha airport.

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Safari Options

We may customize any of our itineraries to suit you. You are at liberty to reduce or add a number of nights, change a hotel (upgrade/downgrade), add local flights, change a given routing, proceed to Kenya etc. Please contact our expert consultants for your preferred trip plan.

Beach Extensions: Note that you may connect a flight to one of the Indian Ocean Islands of Mombasa, Lamu, Malindi or Zanzibar to unwind by the pristine beach. Please contact our expert consultant for your preferred trip plan.

 

Includes / Excludes

Includes:

  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • Ground transport in a custom made tour van with pop up roof for game drive and photography.
  • [a custom made 4x4 safari land cruiser is also available on request]
  • Game drives with a qualified private English speaking driver guide while on safari.
  • Your park entrance fees
  • Drivers and vehicle park entrance fees.
  • Drivers allowance
  • 1 litre of bottled drinking water per person per day
  • Specialised and personalised services

Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional visit to Masai village $50 per prson
  • Optional Masai Mara hot air balloon safari $480
  • International flights.
  • Tips/gratuities.
  • Entry visas and fees.
  • Items of a personal nature and any other not mentioned above.
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