7 DAY SAFARI (LAKE MANYARA / SERENGETI / NGORONGORO & TARANGIRE

The travel itinerary below is a suggested or sample safari itinerary – it can be changed to suite your own personal needs or to any seasonal changes and migratory animal movements. As with all our Tanzanian safaris, we have offered you a variety of accommodation options – directly impacting on the total safari costs – in order to offer you – the widest possible tour budget options. Please send us email to us and we can give you more details or advice.

Day 1 – Moshi /Arusha – Lake Manyara National park.

Travel time: 3½ hours
Distance: 220 km

Pick up from Arusha/ Moshi and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park..Arrive in time for lunch time after lunch we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drives. 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 Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as canopy walk.. Dinner and overnight at lodge or campsites, as requested.

Day 2 – Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti Plains:


Game-enroute.
Travel time: 6 hours
Distance: 205 km

After breakfast we depart towards the Serengeti National Park, via Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the the Serengeti
National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. heading to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the best wildlife
habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife. Dinner and overnight lodge or tented camp in the Seronera area, as per clients requested.

Day 3 – Serengeti Plains:

Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by prearrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and
enjoying the amazing scenery of Serengeti, across rivers and see many hippos.
We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Seronera river Circuit, which loops
into the plains south of the Seronera River, which make it possible for the cats around this area, Thomson gazelles, elephants, ostriches, cheetah or leopards sightings and Hippos
river circuit. In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some other wild animals in the area. 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, leopards, cheetah, and hyraxes.
Dinner and overnight: Lodge or tented camp as clients requested.

Day 4 – Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro Crater

Game drive en route:
Travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 145:
Depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area optional/ stop over at 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 the ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. Lunch boxes with us. We arrive at the lodge/camp and spend the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight as requested by the clients.

Day 5 – Ngorongoro Crater:

After breakfast we descend 610m into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. The
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world
and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining
black rhino. Variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland,
warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants, huge population of predators, which include
lions, hyenas, jackals . We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor.
Dinner and overnight as per client requested.

Day 6 – Ngorongoro area – Tarangire National Park

Drive time: 3½ hours
Distance: 155 km:
Depart for the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River
and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is famous for elephant herds Tanzania This national Park is also home to three rare species of animals – the lesser Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. After a picnic lunch we do an afternoon game drive.
Dinner and overnight: As per client requested.

Day 7:

An early morning game drives in the Tarangire National Park, followed by breakfast at your
accommodation area. In the afternoon DRIVE back to Moshi/Arusha. Drop off at the lodge /airport. End of our safari. The departure dates for all our safaris and tours are totally flexible according to your own personal needs.

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