7 Day Serengeti, Tarangire, Manyara Safari
Day 1: Arusha / Lake Manyara
At 1330 hrs after lunch at Arusha, depart for Lake Manyara National Park where you take a game drive before sunset.
The park covers 330 sq. km, 70% of which is occupied by the lake. The varied ecosystem consists of ground water forests, acacia woodland and open grassland along the lake shore and sustains a wealth of wildlife, including the Big Five -lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo.
The park is famous for the elusive tree-climbing lions that inhabit the woodland between the lake and the Rift Valley. It is also an ornithologists paradise and is host to over 400 species of birds.
Dinner and overnight at hotel or lodge in Lake Manyara.
Day 2: Manyara / Serengeti
After breakfast, depart at 0800 hrs for Serengeti National Park. You will enjoy picnic lunch before going for an evening game drive in the park.
The Serengeti is probably the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. Within its 15,000 sq km area it hosts 3 million large mammals. More than 35 species of plain animals- zebra, wildebeest, eland, giraffe, and others are found here. And so for the big five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino.
The park is the staging zone for one the most spectacular events in the natural world- the annual migration of wildebeest. This commences around June when over 1 million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle head for the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of pasture. They are followed closely by the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. The Serengeti also has over 500 species of birds.
Dinner and overnight at hotel or lodge in Serengeti.
Day 3: Serengeti
After breakfast, collect lunch boxes and proceed for a full day of game viewing in the Serengeti. You will have a picnic lunch in the course of the day.
Dinner and overnight under hotel or lodge in Serengeti.
Day 4: Ngorongoro
After breakfast, proceed to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enroute, you will enjoy a picnic lunch Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai Gorge is the prehistoric site where Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the remains of Homo habilis (’Handy man’) regarded as mankind?s first step on the path of human evolution. In the afternoon, drive to Simba Campsite.
Dinner and overnight at hotel or lodge in Ngorongoro.
Day 5: Ngorongoro - Karatu
After breakfast, collect lunch boxes in readiness for a half day tour of the crater. The drive commences with the 600 m descent to the crater floor, a magnificent natural amphitheater. Covering 260 sq. km, the crater is an attraction in its own right and is one of the wonders of the natural world.
The crater supports a year round resident population of a variety of wildlife. You will have no trouble spotting lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and many species of plain animals- wildebeest, zebra, reed buck, Thompson gazelle and many more. You will have packed picnic lunch on the crater floor and later drive to Karatu.
Dinner and overnight at hotel or lodge in Karatu.
Day 6: Tarangire
After brekafast drive to Tarangire National Park. You will have picnic lunch, before going for an evening game drive in the park.
Tarangire is a park of giant baobab trees, rolling savannah and acacia parkland. It is famous for its dense wildlife population, which is most spectacular in the dry season between June and September. It is during this period that thousands of animals- wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, and onyx migrate from the dry Maasai steppe to the Tarangire River in search of water. The predators - lion, leopard and others- as is the custom in the savanna follow closely by. Birds are also abundant here and over 550 species have been recorded.
Dinner and overnight at hotel or lodge in Tarangire.
Day 7: Tarangire / Arusha
After breakfast, drive to Arusha, where you will take lunch in a restaurant in the town.
- Arrival and departure lunch at Impala Hotel, Arusha
- Park entrance fee at Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Manyara
- Crater tour as per the Itinerary
- Full board accommodation on safari
- Service of an English speaking driver guide
- Transport based on a 4WD Vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Any applicable taxes
- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- International flight
- Visa entry into Tanzania
- Departure tax
- Tips to porters and drivers