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$1575 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Tanzania Camping Safari: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Cater and Tarangire National Park from Arusha

Day 1: You'll be picked up from your hotel in Arusha at 09:00 and depart for Tarangire National Park for a picnic lunch and game drive. Overnight at Zion Campsite or similar. (L, D)Day 2: After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park, with an en-route game drive. Have a picnic lunch and a short afternoon game drive in Serengeti Park. Overnight at Seronera Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 3: After breakfast full you'll have a full day in Serengeti National Park, with early morning, mid-day and afternoon game drives. Overnight at Seronera Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 4: Take an early morning game drive in Serengeti National Park, have brunch and depart for Ngorongoro Crater Rim. There will be an en-route game drive. Overnight at Simba Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 5: Have an early breakfast, then descend onto the crater floor for game drive. Have lunch at hippo pool picnic site, then ascend to the rim and depart for Lake Manyara. Overnight at Jambo Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 6: After breakfast, there will be a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Have a picnic lunch, then depart mid-afternoon for Arusha and a drop-off at your hotel. (B, L)

$297 Day Trips & Excursions

Arusha National Park Guided Day Tour from Arusha

Your group with a minimum of 2 people can delight on an early morning pick-up from your accommodation to be at the gates of Arusha National Park by approximately 10:00am. The drive to the park is short; coffee plantations and small towns with busy daily life keep you entertained for the 50 minutes it takes until you turn onto a gravel road and start ascending towards the park gate. Here, an armed ranger will join before setting out across open plains for your leisurely morning walking safari in the shadows of Mt Meru. Heading up the ascent route of Mt Meru gives an interesting perspective on viewing wildlife with great panoramics of the park below. Once back down at the gate, drive the short distance to Momella Lakes for a picnic lunch (additional cost of $10 USD). Here, you can take enjoy a canoeing safari (optional) on the lake or continue with afternoon game drives through the park at a relaxed pace. Late afternoon leave the park to head back to your accommodation.

$200 Day Trips & Excursions

Lake Manyara Guided Day Tour from Arusha

Pickup from your hotel in Arusha at 7am and enjoy a spectacular one-day trip that includes wildlife-viewing and an opportunity to learn about the everyday lives of Tanzanian villagers. On the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park is small, but its diverse eco-systems pack in a huge variety of animal and bird life. It is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions, but also for its boisterous baboons! A riot of color is provided by the bird life here, and your day trip also includes a village tour of Mto wa Mbu. Set amidst phenomenal landscape, you search out the wildlife on the plains and in the acacia woodlands, not forgetting the shores of the shallow alkaline lake itself. Although this is a small park, with much of it underwater, it is a varied environment with characteristic fig and mahogany trees prevalent here. You might spot Lake Manyara's renowned tree-climbing lions, but you could easily find elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, plus many other species. A splash of color will be added by the pink-hued flamingos, one of 400 bird species recorded here. Also present are spoonbills, stilts, egrets, pelicans, cormorants and yellow-billed storks.

$3125 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6Days Tanzania Northern Circuit Luxury Lodge Safari

Day 1The Safari start by picking you from your Arusha Hotel 8:00AM driving 124 km arriving at our first park – Tarangire National Park – We take you on your first Game Drive arriving back just before dusk to  overnight  Tarangire  Sopa Lodge    Day 2 Rising early we game drive, after which we continue our safari to Lake Manyara National Park. We shall Game Drive in this spectacular park at the base of the western wall of the Great Rift Valley before retiring to our lodge on the rim of the Rift Valley. Overnight Serena Lake Manyara  BLD  Day 3We drive to and enter the world famous Serengeti national park Serengeti National Park. Game Driving from the entrance gate to your hotel in this the probably most famous of all National Parks in the world!• Overnight in Serengeti  Sopa lodge/ Serena Lodge  BLD.  Day 4 A full day, dawn to dusk Game Driving in the Serengeti National Park. Today we explore the ever changing flora and fauna, in this park made famous in the Film “Serengeti shall not die” by Dr. Bernhard Grzimek. You too shall never forget the splendor of the rolling Savannah and open plains, home to the most spectacular migration on our planet! Overnight in Overnight in Serengeti  Sopa lodge/ Serena Lodge  BLD. OPTION OF BALLOON SAFARI   Day 5 Our last game drive in Serengeti National Park taking in some of the “Kopjes / Inselbergen” granite outcrops in which many predators love to sit and look out over the plains for their prey. Lunch is a packed lunch. En-Route to Ngorongoro Crater: . Overnight. Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Serena Lodge BLD Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater – a World Heritage Site – where we spend the maximum of six hours allowed game driving! Down inside the Worlds Largest Perfect Caldera (collapsed volcano) with a permanent residence of circa 30,000 animals. Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtakingly exciting place to see Black Rhinos in East Africa. Late afternoon exit  & return to Arusha / Kilimanjaro International Airport drop  

$1900 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater 4 days safari from Arusha town

Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manya ra Pick up from Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara national park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch do we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Dinner and overnight at LAKE MANYARA SAFARI LODGE Day 2 – Lake Manyara – Serengeti P lains. After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Dinner and overnight at WILDLIFE LODGE SERONERA Day 3 – Serengeti Plains . This is your full day in the park with packed lunch. The big five are spotted this day and thousands of wildbeasts and zebras. Return for dinner and overnight. Day 4 – Ngorongoro crater to Arusha After breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will  proceed to the crater for wildlife view. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. You will later proceed to arusha town arriving late in the afternoon. This marks the end of your trip.

$3125 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tanzania 5 Days Private Safari - Wildebeest Migration from Arusha

Day 1: arrive in ArushaArrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and get your private transfer to Arusha at Zawadi house Lodge. The rest of the day is at leisure. Stay at Zawadi house is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. You will have a pre-safari briefing and an equipment check at the hotel. Day 2: A full day game drive in Serengeti National Park.Depending on the time of the year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffe, zebras, Monkey, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes as well as a multitude of birds. Dinner and overnight at Accacia tented Lodge/Tortillis tented lodge. Full board. Day 3: Another full day game drive in Serengeti National Park.After breakfast you will take the packed lunch and proceed with the game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The migration can be seen on a long chain approximately 40 km heading to the south western direction. At around 12:30 and 13:00 break for your lunch. After having your lunch you will proceed with your game viewing following the move of the migrants on the southwest of the park. Approximately 1.3 million wildebeest, 250,000 gazelles and 200,000 Zebras have been recorded sharing the short grass. Dinner and overnight at Accacia tented Lodge/Tortillis tented lodge. Full board. Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater An early morning game drive in the Serengeti followed by picnic lunch on the way to Ngorongoro crater. We will stop at Olduvai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of man’s earliest known ancestral remains. Dinner and overnight at Crater Rim lodge/ Rhino lodge: Full board. Day 5: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater Today you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for your crater tour. Here you we will explore the forest areas inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where we may see flamingos. You will also visit the open Savannah where the lions hunt. Picnic lunch will be served in the crater. Dinner and overnight at your lodge/Hotel in Arusha town. ****End of safari**** Please note: The hotels detailed above are as a reference only and are subject to change based on availability and other conditions beyond our control. An alternative hotel with similar standards, quality and comfortability will be offered as a substitute"