5 Days Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara Migration

Price: From US $ 1380 to US $1450

Duration: 5 Days

Destinations: Day Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara Migration

Overview

This is one of our most popular tours as it allows you to spend a very reasonable amount of time in the Serengeti (two nights) and still have the chance of exploring Ngorongoro and Manyara or Tarangire National Parks. You can either do the tour by land (circle itinerary) or fly back from the Serengeti to remove the backtracking.

Getting there

This tour starts and ends in Arusha
This operator can help select your international flights, but you’ll have to book them yourself
Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO – Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK – Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
Arrival Day
You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost

Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha/Moshi to Lake Manyara

Pickup from your hotel at 8 am and start a beautiful journey across the Great Rift Valley for a full day game drive. Although small in dimension (205 sq. miles), the park has breathtaking scenery and well famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs and mahogany trees, as well as to a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent resident of this park also include giraffes, elephants, impalas and a huge amount of buffaloes. The lake is also home to a large number of hippos. The landscapes of Lake Manyara are something that cannot be described with words, and the game drives along the lake provide stunning photo opportunities of giraffes and buffaloes in the foreground and the lake in the background. Some possible extra tours are possible, including a bike tour or a boat excursion. Afternoon return to the camp for dinner.
Accommodation:
Twiga Lodge & Campsite
Budget lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Mto wa Mbu to Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, depart towards the most famous National park in the World, the Serengeti. The driving itself, although long, is spectacular. This will be an unforgettable moment for anyone seeing it for the first time. As you progress well into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in local language, “endless plains”. The park has 6,900 sq. mile (18,000 sq. km) and for most of it, the plains will stretch to the horizon defying your senses and perception of distances. It is the home of the Great Migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and all kinds of antelopes. As for Big Cats and large predators, it’s the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, with many television scene like the famous river crossings having been filmed in this park.
Accommodation:
Osupuko Tarangire Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, depart towards the most famous National park in the World, the Serengeti. The driving itself, although long, is spectacular. This will be an unforgettable moment for anyone seeing it for the first time. As you progress well into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in local language, “endless plains”. The park has 6,900 sq. mile (18,000 sq. km) and for most of it, the plains will stretch to the horizon defying your senses and perception of distances. It is the home of the Great Migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and all kinds of antelope. As for Big Cats and large predators, it’s the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, with many television scenes like the famous river crossings having been filmed in this park.
Accommodation:
Osupuko Tarangire Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro National Park

On this day we suggest a very early wake up in order to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you’ll ever witness. After the game drive, we return to the camp for a rewarding brunch and then we’ll proceed to Ngorongoro, the 8th wonder of the Natural World. The crater spread for 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft high walls, making it virtually a Noah’s ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the black Rhino. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants which, are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World.
Accommodation:
Karatu Simba Lodge
Mid-range lodge located in or near Karatu Region
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater then back to Arusha/Moshi

We will start the day very early and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful Hippo Lake. After lunch, we will have time for a short game drive and then ascend the crater and exit Ngorongoro Conservation Area towards Arusha. We expect to be back in Arusha around 5pm.
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Included
  • Park fees (For non-residents).
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bath towels
Excluded
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
    (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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