Mawenzi Adventures

 

SAFARI: LAKE MANYARA, TARANGIRE, SERENGETI AND NGORONGORO CRATER  (5 or 6 days)

Visit the 4 most famous parks of northern Tanzania in 1 safari for a maximum chance of seeing the big 5. Lake Manyara and Tarangire national park are both famous for their elephants, but both offer such different landscapes that it’s definitely worth visiting both. Lake Manyara is also famous for its tree climbing lions, which make it worth a visit by itself. The Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater are home to so many species the list would be too long, but you’re likely to see buffaloes, zebras, wildebeest, lions and if you’re lucky maybe even leopards and rhinoceros. Twende! Let’s go!

 

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.

If you’re on a tight budget and don’t mind very basic comfort, this option is perfect for you! You’ll sleep on a camping mattress in small temporary tents and bathrooms are shared. Simple but delicious meals are prepared by your personal chef and served at camping tables and chairs. 

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

We’ll pick you up at your accommodation in Arusha and drive about 2 hours to Tarangire National Park. You’ll have lunch in the park and spend the rest of the day game driving. Tarangire is famous for its huge amounts of elephants and baobab trees but there’s a lot more to see. We’ll bring you to your accommodation in Mto wa Mbu or Karatu, at about one hour of Tarangire National Park, in the late afternoon. Dinner will be served at the accommodation.

Accommodation: basic camping at Migombani camp in Mto wa Mbu. 

Meals: lunch and dinner included. Lunch will be served in a lunchbox, dinner is freshly prepared by your personal chef.

Day 2: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, it’s time to head to the Serengeti over the bumpy road that will take you there. You’ll drive through Ngorongoro conservation area before reaching the entrance of Serengeti National Park and 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 to your accommodation, where you’ll have dinner and an early sleep.

Accommodation: basic camping at one of the public campsites inside Serengeti National Park.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch will be served in a lunchbox, breakfast and dinner are freshly prepared by your personal chef.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

We’ll make you get up early today, as we don’t want you to miss 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. Once you’re back at your accommodation brunch is 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.

Accommodation: basic camping at the public campsite inside Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch will be served in a lunchbox, breakfast and dinner are freshly prepared by your personal chef.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

Another early start today! After breakfast you’ll head towards Ngorongoro crater. 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 leave the park after lunch to drive back to Karatu or Mto wa Mbu. You’ll sleep here and dinner is served at the accommodation.

Accommodation: basic camping at Migombani camp in Mto wa Mbu. 

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch will be served in a lunchbox, breakfast and dinner are freshly prepared by your personal chef.

Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha

The last day of your safari is dedicated to Lake Manyara National Park. You’ll see many of the animals of the previous days again, such as zebra, giraffe and elephants but also countless bird species. Lake Manyara is also famous for its tree climbing lions, so keep an eye out for them! You’ll drive back to Arusha after lunch. 

Accommodation: not included.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch will be served in a lunchbox, breakfast and dinner are freshly prepared by your personal chef.

6-day package

For the 6-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. 

Accommodationbasic camping at one of the public campsites inside Serengeti National Park.

Mealsbreakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch will be served in a lunchbox, breakfast and dinner are freshly prepared by your personal chef.

Pick-up and/or drop-off at JRO airport or in Moshi is also possible.

Wildlife safari - 5/6 days 4/5 night, Lake Manyara, 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, throughout the year and are based on 2 people sharing a tent. 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:

5-DAY PACKAGE

  • 1 person: 2820 USD / pers.
  • 2 people: 1700 USD / pers.
  • 3 people: 1370 USD / pers.
  • 4 people: 1230 USD / pers.
  • 5 people: 1210 USD / pers.
  • 6 people: 1140 USD / pers.

6-DAY PACKAGE

  • 1 person: 3230 USD / pers.
  • 2 people: 2040 USD / pers.
  • 3 people: 1660 USD / pers.
  • 4 people: 1470 USD / pers.
  • 5 people: 1350 USD / pers.
  • 6 people: 1270 USD / pers.
Wildlife safari - 5/6 days 4/5 night, Lake Manyara, 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, Manyara, Serengeti 24h in the 5-day package and 48h in the 6-day package, Ngorongoro 24h)
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle from your hotel in Arusha 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
  • Professional cook who will prepare your meals
  • Accommodation as mentioned. 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.
  • 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 Arusha. 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 Arusha 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.
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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