8 Days Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti

Tour Overview

Transfer from/ to Kilimanjaro International Airport (Arusha). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included (arrival day dinner, departure day breakfast). Accomodation in mid class and high end hotels/ lodges. Sleeping in private double rooms. Tour guide, transfers and all park fees included. Tour: Arusha - Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater - Mto wa Mbu - Tarangire National Park - Arusha.

Day 1: Arrival Day

Arriving in Kilimanjaro International Airport from home and meet our representative. After greetings you will be transferred to the hotel in Moshi for hot shower and overnight at Impala Hotel in Moshi.

Day 2: Arusha Town - Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast you are met by our tour guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari briefing. You will be driving to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive with our picnic lunch. Upon your arrival Manyara you will be welcomed by the Great Rift Valley Escarpment view and fun makers' baboon at the entrance of Manyara in large groups. We will travel through the agricultural and fresh produce market town of Mto Wa Mbu, which is situated next to the entrance of the Lake Manyara National Park.

The town is a souvenir hunters paradise, harboring thousands souvenir salesmen - ready to pounce at your slightest invitation. The Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania's most dramatically located African wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) 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 densely populated of herd of African elephant, famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos, attracted by the algae in the lake.

We will enjoy a picnic lunch inside the park and do two exciting morning and afternoon game drives, in search of the wildlife and birdlife that Manyara host along with a view of famous hot spring known as "Maji Moto". Late afternoon you will be transferred to Lake Manyara Hotel or Lake Manyara Serena lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast depart for Serengeti National Park passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of Leakey's family discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. The Olduvai Gorge is a historical site of the world and has much history of the earliest human been and many more historical information that worth much to visit. You will have your picnic lunch on the way to Serengeti. Upon your arrival you will check in to the lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa / Seronera Wildlife Lodge or Serengeti Serena.

Day 4 - 5: Serengeti National Park - Full Day

In the morning after breakfast you will meet your tour guide for starting a game drive to Serengeti National Park for a full day game drive. Serengeti is the largest national park in Tanzania covering more than 14,000 square kilometers. The park is having numerous numbers of unique features and attractions among them include: The annual great wildebeest migration (whereby wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrates from Serengeti National Park to Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and come back later in the year), the park is famous for its endless plains and the savannah vegetation that it owns, balloon safari and been the richest park full of wildlife and birdlife elsewhere in Africa.

The park also supports many species of wildlife including Lion, African Leopard, African Elephant, cheetah, African Buffalo, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, topi, eland, water buck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe. The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vultures.

Your tour guide will therefore take you back late in the afternoon at your lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight in the lodge been Serengeti Sopa / Seronera Wildlife Lodge or Serengeti Serena.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

In the morning after breakfast you will meet your driver guide and been transfer to Ngorongoro crater gate with your picnic lunch ready for a full day crater tour, explore the crater which is famous for its great concentration of wildlife and birdlife. If you're lucky enough you can see a predator hunting a prey or any adventure of your life time that Ngorongoro crater has for you. Ngorongoro crater is famous for its different attraction which includes alkaline lakes, forest, and different vegetation, hot springs, different kinds of wildlife and birdlife and its landscape. Among the common wildlife in the crater includes; lion, leopard, zebra, elephant, African buffalo, warthog, hyena, wild dogs, the rare black rhino, wildebeest and varieties of migratory and resident birdlife whereby more than 350 different species have been recorded.

In the late afternoon you will ascend the crater floor and been transferred to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Ngorongoro Serena for hot shower, dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Lake Manyara Nature walk

Leave after breakfast for nature walk Mto Wa Mbu Village lunch in the middle of banana farm later walk back to the lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Hotel or Lake Manyara Serena lodge.

Day 8: Arusha / Departure

After breakfast visit of a Masai Village, then drive back to Arusha. We will arrive in Arusha in the afternoon for shopping and other formalities or relaxing and resting in a day room. In the evening you will be transferred to the Kilimanjaro International Airport ready for flight back home.

Safari Dates and Prices (2017 Rates)
Day Tour Safari
Rates in U.S.D ($) Group size(s) – Rate per person
1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax SSR*
Luxury lodges – Option 1
Lodges used: Lake Manyara Serena lodge and Tarangire Sopa Lodge
1 Jan 2017– 31 Dec 2017
Semi luxury lodges – Option 2
Lodges used: Kirurumu Manyara lodge and Tarangire Sopa Lodge
1 Jan 2017– 31 Dec 2017
Tented Camps & Lodges – Option 3
Lodges used: Migunga Forest Camp and Lake Burunge Tented Camp3
1 Jan 2017– 31 Dec 2017

*SSR = Single Supplement Rate for a non-sharing person in a room
Supplements: All Lodges & Tented Camps: US$ 35 p/p/p/n applicable on 14 to 17 April 2017 & US$ 40 p/p/p/n applicable on 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec & 1 Jan.

Children Rates: (Children 3 to 11 years old) sharing room with 2 adults pay 60% of adult rate / Children sharing own room with other children pay 80% of adult rate / Children sharing room with 1 adult pay 100% of adult rate. No discount on holiday and other supplements

Park fees
Full board accommodation in lodge & tented camp (based on double occupancy)
Professional Tanzanian guide
Outfitted Land Rovers (roof hatches, fridge, charging sockets, and Bluetooth radio for music)
One bottle of mineral water per day.
Daily safari briefing

International Flights;
Travel insurance;
Alcoholic Beverages;
All items of a personal nature.