Mawenzi Adventures

 

SAFARI: LAKE MANYARA OR TARANGIRE, SERENGETI AND NGORONGORO CRATER  (4 or 5 days)

For anyone who’s hoping to see all of the big five – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and cape buffalo – we recommend this itinerary as an absolute minimum. You can find elephants in Lake Manyara or Tarangire National park, dozens of lions in the Serengeti and buffaloes more or less everywhere. Leopards and rhinoceros are a bit more difficult to find, with only about 16 rhinos left in Ngorongoro crater, but we’ll do whatever we can to help make it happen. And of course there’s so many other species that are just as interesting, and of which you’ll be able to see plenty as well! 

Wildlife safari - 4 days 3 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five

 

SAFARI ITINERARY

Please pick your desired comfort level below to see the matching itinerary. 

We use exactly the same cars and guides for each type of safaris. You’ll visit exactly the same places and there is no difference in comfort or quality during your game drives. The choice you make below only impacts your accommodation.

For anyone who wants a good level of comfort and hygiene. You’ll sleep in spacious permanent tents or rooms, in real beds with proper bed linen. Bathrooms are private. Meals are prepared in the restaurant of your accommodation and served at comfortable tables. 

Day 1: Moshi – Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park

We’ll pick you up at your accommodation in Moshi and drive about 3 to 4 hours to Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park. We’ll pick the park depending on things like the time of the year in order to give you the best experience. For private tours, you can of course request the park of your choice, if you have any. You’ll have lunch in the park and spend the rest of the day game driving. Lake Manyara and Tarangire are both famous for their huge amounts of elephants, and in Lake Manyara you might even catch a glimpse of a tree-sitting lion! We’ll bring you to your accommodation before the evening sets in, either in the park or outside of it depending on the type you picked. Dinner will be served at the accommodation.

AccommodationKudu Lodge in Karatu (standard room).

Meals: lunch and dinner included. Lunch will be served in a lunchbox, dinner is freshly prepared at the accommodation.

Day 2: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, it’s time to hit the road. You have quite a bumpy ride ahead of you today, as you’ll have to drive through Ngorongoro conservation area before reaching the entrance of Serengeti National Park. From there we’ll either take you to your accommodation inside the park first, where you’ll have lunch, or organize lunch somewhere in the park. The rest of the afternoon is reserved for a stunning game drive through the Serengeti. You’ll witness an extraordinary nature, as well as an abundance of animals like lions, gnus, Thomson gazelles and zebras. In the evening we’ll bring you back to your accommodation, where you’ll have dinner and an early sleep.

AccommodationTortilis Serengeti inside the Serengeti (standard tent).

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch will be served in a lunchbox, breakfast and dinner are freshly prepared at the accommodation.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

We start the day early as we want to give you the chance to experience the Serengeti at sunrise. After a light breakfast with coffee, tea and biscuits, we’ll take you on a game drive until around 11 am. Brunch will be served, after which we’ll start heading back towards Ngorongoro conservation area, with the chance to stop and see more wildlife along the way. Some of the accommodation options at Ngorongoro offer magnificent views of the crater but others don‘t, so please inform us while booking. We’ll provide dinner at your accommodation again, and recommend another early night to be fresh for day 4.

AccommodationNgorongoro Wildlife Lodge inside Ngorongoro Conservation Area (standard room).

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch will be served in a lunchbox, breakfast and dinner are freshly prepared at the accommodation.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Moshi

The days starts early again today. After breakfast you’ll head towards Ngorongoro crater for the last day of your trip. You’ll enter the crater over the steep path that leads down. Get ready to take in the amount of different animals you’re about to see – only giraffes and a few other species are absent, but other than that the wildlife density in this area is nothing less but impressive. You’re almost guaranteed to see large numbers of gnus (wildebeest), zebras, buffaloes and gazelles and chances are you’ll be able to spot rhinos and leopards. You’ll have lunch in the park and drive back to Moshi after that.

Accommodation: not included

Meals: breakfast and lunch. Lunch will be served in a lunchbox, breakfast is freshly prepared at the accommodation.

5-day package

For the 5-day package, we add a whole day in the Serengeti in between day 2 and 3. Your accommodation will be the same as that of day 2. 

AccommodationTortilis Serengeti inside the Serengeti (standard tent).

Mealsbreakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch will be served in a lunchbox, breakfast and dinner are freshly prepared at the accommodation.

Pick-up at JRO airport or in Arusha is possible at no extra cost.

Wildlife safari - 4 days 3 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five

 

OUR OFFER – PRICES AND SERVICES

Please find prices for this package below. These prices are valid for adults, in high season and are based on the cheapest combination of single, double and triple tents/rooms for your group size. Holiday supplements might apply as well as discounts for low season. Discounted prices apply for children under 16, please let us know if you’re traveling with children in your booking request and we’ll send you the correct rates.

Prices according to group size:

4-DAY PACKAGE:

 

  • 1 person: 3060 USD / pers.
  • 2 people: 2010 USD / pers.
  • 3 people: 1820 USD / pers.
  • 4 people: 1700 USD / pers.
  • 5 people: 1620 USD / pers.
  • 6 people: 1580 USD / pers.
 

5-DAY PACKAGE:

 

  • 1 person: 3820 USD / pers.
  • 2 people: 2680 USD / pers.
  • 3 people: 2350 USD / pers.
  • 4 people: 2230 USD / pers.
  • 5 people: 2120 USD / pers.
  • 6 people: 2070 USD / pers.
 
Wildlife safari - 4 days 3 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five

Didn’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Don’t worry, there’s lots of other options! Please contact us for different accommodation options in any price range, different room types and group sizes or groups including children, as well as if you wish to add extra options to your safari.  

The following services are included in our package:

  • Entrance fees to the parks (Tarangire or Manyara, Serengeti 24h in the 4-day package and 48h in the 5-day package, Ngorongoro)
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle from your hotel in Moshi to the parks and back (other pick-up points possible, please contact us for the right price)
  • Game drives in the parks
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as mentioned in our offers. Specific accommodation options are always subject to availability. If the suggested option is not available, we’ll suggest another option for your approval. A higher or lower price might apply in this case.
  • In case of a camping safari: camping gear like tents, camping mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows, camping chairs, etc.
  • Meals as described above
  • Drinking water, tea and coffee

This package however doesn’t include:

  • Tips for the crew. We recommend a tip of 25 USD per day for your guide and 15 USD per day for your cook, to be divided between each member of your group. 
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Flights or other transport to Moshi. We can however arrange airport pickup for you. Let us know your itinerary and we’ll make it happen!
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Accommodation in Moshi before and after your safari. If you wish, we can however assist you in finding a place that corresponds to your needs and budget.
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs, laundry, etc.
  • … and all other services that are not mentioned as included.
Wildlife safari - 4 days 3 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five
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Wildlife safari - 4 days 3 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five
Wildlife safari - 4 days 3 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five
Wildlife safari - 4 days 3 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five