7-Day Safari: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire from Arusha

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Central Arusha to Returns to original departure point at approximately 5pm

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Embark on a 7-day guided safari to three national parks in Tanzania — Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Tarangire — plus Ngorongoro Crater. Round-trip transportation to each park is by Safari Landcruiser with a fully retractable pop-up roof for 360-degree views. Passenger numbers are limited in each 4×4 vehicle to guaranteed everyone a window seat for optimal wildlife observation. The tour includes safari tents with sleeping bags, mattresses, and pillows at several established campsites plus breakfasts, picnic lunches, and dinner prepared by a safari cook.
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park (B, L, D)After breakfast in Arusha, you're transferred to Lake Manyara National Park for a full-day game drive, complete with picnic lunch. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of the largest concentrations of African elephants. Lake Manyara is unique for a tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Later, proceed to the campsite for dinner and an overnight stay in a safari tent.Overnight: Manyara Sunbright CampsiteDay 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park (B, L, D)After breakfast, proceed to Serengeti National Park for a game drive. Head to the central park area, known as Seronera, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. The Seronera River is a valuable water source to the area and attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. A picnic lunch, dinner, and overnight at the Seronera campsite are included.  Overnight: Seronera CampsiteDay 3: Serengeti National Park  (B, L, D)Take an early morning game drive through Serengeti National Park. Come back for breakfast and relaxation. Later, proceed for a full-day game drive with picnic lunch, followed by a campsite safari dinner.Overnight: Seronera CampsiteDay 4: Serengeti National Park  (B, L, D)Experience more early morning games drive through Serengeti National Park, then come back for breakfast and relaxation. Proceed, once again, to a full-day game drive with picnic lunch, followed by safari dinner.Overnight: Seronera CampsiteDay 5: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater  (B, L, D)After another early morning game drive to Serengeti National Park, return for breakfast before heading to Ngorongoro Crater, with an en route game drive and a picnic lunch. Later, you're served dinner at the safari camp.Overnight: Ngorongoro Simba CampsiteDay 6: Ngorongoro Crater  (B, L, D)After an early breakfast, continue for a full-day crater tour, with picnic lunch, at Ngorongoro Crater. Later on, head to Tarangire for dinner and a safari stay.Overnight: Kigongoni CampsiteDay 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park – Arusha  (B, L)After an early breakfast, take a full-day game drive at Tarangire National Park, complete with picnic lunch. Later in the day, head back to Arusha for an arrival in the early evening.

What’s included

  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Round-trip transport to the parks
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Park entry fees
  • Camping fees
  • Safari tents
  • Sleeping bags, mattresses, pillows, food, safari cook
  • Transport by 4×4 Safari Landcruiser
  • Safari driver/guide and all transfers according to itinerary

What’s not included

  • International airfares
  • Any required visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment

Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park (B, L, D) After breakfast in Arusha, you're transferred to Lake Manyara National Park for a full-day game drive, complete with picnic lunch. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of the largest concentrations of African elephants. Lake Manyara is unique for a tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Later, proceed to the campsite for dinner and an overnight stay in a safari tent. Overnight: Manyara Sunbright Campsite
Day 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park (B, L, D) After breakfast, proceed to Serengeti National Park for a game drive. Head to the central park area, known as Seronera, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. The Seronera River is a valuable water source to the area and attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. A picnic lunch, dinner, and overnight at the Seronera campsite are included.   Overnight: Seronera Campsite
Day 3: Serengeti National Park  (B, L, D) Take an early morning game drive through Serengeti National Park. Come back for breakfast and relaxation. Later, proceed for a full-day game drive with picnic lunch, followed by a campsite safari dinner. Overnight: Seronera Campsite
Day 4: Serengeti National Park  (B, L, D) Experience more early morning games drive through Serengeti National Park, then come back for breakfast and relaxation. Proceed, once again, to a full-day game drive with picnic lunch, followed by safari dinner. Overnight: Seronera Campsite
Day 5: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater  (B, L, D) After another early morning game drive to Serengeti National Park, return for breakfast before heading to Ngorongoro Crater, with an en route game drive and a picnic lunch. Later, you're served dinner at the safari camp. Overnight: Ngorongoro Simba Campsite
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater  (B, L, D) After an early breakfast, continue for a full-day crater tour, with picnic lunch, at Ngorongoro Crater. Later on, head to Tarangire for dinner and a safari stay. Overnight: Kigongoni Campsite
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park – Arusha  (B, L) After an early breakfast, take a full-day game drive at Tarangire National Park, complete with picnic lunch. Later in the day, head back to Arusha for an arrival in the early evening.
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