7 Day Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro safari

7 Day tour to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Tarangire national parks & Ngorogoro crater

Tour overview

This safari includes visiting Ngorogoro crater which is also a famous conservation area in Tanzania, the craters has lots of wildlife species including the lions, zebras, hippos, elands and many more, this same tour takes you to Lake Manyara National park, which is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife area, it consists of a shallow and huge soda lake which is located in the foot hills of the great Rift Valley, it also has lots of animal species especially the tree climbing lions. The same safari will take you to Serengeti National park which is a massive wilderness of about 14500 square Km, where you will enjoy unique land scape with new adventure. Lastly, the tour makes you explore Tarangire National park which has high concentration of game in Tanzania, it’s crowded with lots of wildlife species as well as vegetation.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

Day 2: From Lake Manyara to Serengeti plains

Day 3: Explore Serengeti National park

Day 4: From Serengeti plains to Ngorogoro crater

Day 5: Explore Ngorogoro crater

Day 6: From Ngorogoro to Tarangire National Park

Day 7: Departure back to Arusha.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara National park

Your pick up will be from Arusha and straight away start your journey to Lake Manyara national park. We shall arrive in time for lunch at the lodge, immediately after your lunch, proceed for a game drive with in the park, the park is Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife area which consist of massive soda lake that is located at the foot hills of the Great Rift Valley. This national park also attracts lots of wildlife species like the elephants, tree climbing, flamingos and many more.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Mid-range: Kiruruma tented lodge

Budget: Migunga forest camp

Day 2: From Lake Manyara to Serengeti plains

Have your breakfast and after head to Serengeti National park passing via the beautiful high lying farm land of Karatu as well as the Ngorogoro conservation Area. We shall then descend into the wild heart of Africa which is the mighty Serengeti national park, which has got endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as your eyes can see. On arrival, we shall head to the central park area which is known as the seronera area which has lots of wildlife habitats in the park, with the famous Seronera River that provides valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife species to the park. We shall have lunch and then enjoy an afternoon game drive within the park were we shall view many animal species including; the leopards, lions, Nile crocodiles, birds, as well as black Rhinoceros.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Mid-range: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Budget: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Day 3: Explore Serengeti plains

Be one of the lucky few to take a hot Air balloon over the Serengeti plains as you float silently above the bushes, spotting wildlife species and enjoying the scenery of African parks, water bodies as well as many local villages. You will as well do a game drive along the Sogore river circuit were you will view many animal species including the lions, gazelle, topis, cheetah and ostrich. There is also a visitor centre which is close to the Serengeti Seronera lodge and the public campsites which are worthwhile places for morning game drive. This centre offers so many interesting wildlife displays as well as gifts, information leaflets and maps of the area. You can as well get cold drinks and snacks as well as a picnic area and information trail up. We shall also have lunch at the same centre in shades of the acacia trees.

Later in the afternoon, we will follow the Kopjes circuit which is around the Maasai Kopjes that attracts lions and large cobras. These Kopjes are weathered granite crops and scattered around the plains with miniature ecosystems that provide drinking water and shade in the pools left within the rocks after the rains. These kopjes is good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons like the lions and many more.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Mid-range: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Budget: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Day 4: Transfer to Ngorogoro crater

Have your breakfast at the lodge and after depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area having a stopover at Olduvai Gorge were the anthropologists Drs. Lois as well as Mary Leaky discovered the skulls of the Nutcracker man and Handy Man which skulls are both linked in the chain of Human Revolution.

We shall as well arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after descend 600m into the Ngorongoro crater to view the many wildlife species found here. Some of these include; Wildebeest, zebras, buffalos, eland, warthogs, hippos, the giant African elephants, as well as lions, jackals, hyenas, cheetahs and the elusive leopards. We will as well visit Lake Magadi which is a large but also shallow alkaline lake with in the south western corner, which is the main feature in the crater. One can located many flamingos, hippos, as well as water birds.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Budget: Ngorongoro Farmhouse

 

 

 

Day 5: Explore Ngorogoro crater

Have breakfast and after descend 600m into the crater for a full day game drive, this crater is one of the mostly densely crowded wildlife areas in the world and is home to over 3000 wildlife species including the black Rhinos, herds of wildebeest, buffalos, zebras, eland, warthog giant African elephants, hippos, lions, hyenas, jackals as well as cheetahs plus the elusive leopards. We shall then enjoy a picnic lunch of the floor of the crater.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Budget: Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Day 6: From Ngorogoro to Tarangire National Park

After enjoying your breakfast, depart to Tarangire National Park which runs along the line of the Tarangire River, it’s also made of low lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its vegetation consists of giant Baobab trees, Acacia woodland as well as huge swamp areas found in the south. The vegetation cover acts as habitant to lots of animal species including the greater Kudu, ashy starling and fringed eared Oryx. After enjoying your picnic lunch, proceed to the park to have an afternoon game drive.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Mid-range: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Budget: Maramboi Camp

Day 7: Departure back to Arusha.

We shall also enjoy an early morning game drive with in the park. This will be followed by breakfast at the lodge. The guide will then transfer you to Arusha town where you will enjoy your lunch. After, the guide will either drop you at the hotel or at the airport to catch your flight back home.

END OF SAFARI

Tour inclusions

  • Services of a professional tour guide
  • Transport
  • Entrance fees
  • All the activities in the itinerary
  • Fuel
  • Drinking water while on the safari
  • Full board accommodation

Tour exclusions

  • Tips
  • Optional activities not detailed in the itinerary
  • Visas or air tickets
  • International flights
  • Laundry services
  • Items of personal nature
  • Beverages and drinks

 

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