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!

During several parts of the year, this safari will allow you to witness the great migration, either with the itinerary that you’ll find below, either with a few small changes. As the exact location of the great migration changes constantly throughout the year, we’ll send you our suggestions in your personalized offer. 

SAFARI ESSENCE OF THE NORTH

Price per person incl. 2 nights in Arusha & airport transfers

5-day safari – standard lodge accommodation

2 PEOPLE

2620 USD

4 PEOPLE

2110 USD

6 PEOPLE

1870 USD

6-day safari – standard lodge accommodation

2 PEOPLE

3170 USD

4 PEOPLE

2590 USD

6 PEOPLE

2300 USD

Prices for adults, based on the cheapest combination of single, double and triple tents/rooms. Prices for high season, low season discounts and/or Holiday supplements might apply. Discounted prices apply for children under 16.

 

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: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) and transfer to Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), our driver will be waiting for you. He’ll drive you to your hotel in Arusha in about 1-1,5 hour. Once arrived, you can finally rest after your long flight and start taking it all in. If there’s enough time, you can spend some time in the center of Arusha, or simply relax at your hotel. If you arrive early, we can even arrange an activity for you during the day (to be booked in advance). We’re more than happy to help you with information about places to go, where to eat and other practical arrangements.

AccommodationPazuri Inn in Arusha (standard room).

Meals: dinner. 

Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

We’ll pick you up at your accommodation in Arusha and drive about 2 hours to Lake Manyara National Park. You’ll have lunch in the park and spend the rest of the day game driving. You’ll be able to see animals 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! We’ll bring you to your accommodation in Mto wa Mbu or Karatu, not far from the park, in the late afternoon.

AccommodationKudu Lodge in Karatu (standard room).

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3: 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. You’ll have lunch and the rest of the afternoon is reserved for a stunning game drive through the central part of 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.

AccommodationAcacia Central Camp inside the Serengeti (standard tent).

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

The morning is dedicated to another game drive in the central part of the Serengeti, and we can plan the day keeping in mind your wishes. Our top tip: get up early to witness the Serengeti at sunrise (from your accommodation or during a short game drive), have breakfast at your accommodation and spend the rest of the morning game driving. In the afternoon, you’ll start heading back towards Ngorongoro conservation area, with the chance to stop and see more wildlife along the way. 

AccommodationNgorongoro Tortilis Camp inside Ngorongoro Conservation Area (standard room).

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5: 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.

AccommodationKudu Lodge in Karatu (standard room).

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6: Tarangire National Park – Arusha

The last day of your safari is dedicated to Tarangire National Park. After breakfast, you’ll drive from your accommodation in Karatu or Mto wa Mbu to the park for a beautiful game drive. Tarangire is most famous for its big herds of elephants, but there’s countless other species as well. You’ll have lunch in the park and drive to Arusha in the afternoon.

AccommodationPazuri Inn in Arusha (standard room).

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 7: Transfer from Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) and departure

Our driver will pick you up at your accommodation and drive you to Kilimanjaro airport. We wish you a safe flight and hope you’ve had an unforgettable time!

Accommodation: not included.

Meals: breakfast.

6-day safari

For the 6-day safari, we add a whole day in the Serengeti in between day 3 and 4. Your accommodation will be the same as that of day 3. 

AccommodationAcacia Central Camp inside the Serengeti (standard tent).

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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

SAFARI ESSENCE OF THE NORTH

Price per person incl. 2 nights in Arusha & airport transfers

5-day safari – standard lodge accommodation

2 PEOPLE

2620 USD

4 PEOPLE

2110 USD

6 PEOPLE

1870 USD

6-day safari – standard lodge accommodation

2 PEOPLE

3170 USD

4 PEOPLE

2590 USD

6 PEOPLE

2300 USD

Prices for adults, based on the cheapest combination of single, double and triple tents/rooms. Prices for high season, low season discounts and/or Holiday supplements might apply. Discounted prices apply for children under 16.

Didn’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Don’t worry, there’s lots of other options! Please get in touch 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
  • 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.
  • Meals as described above
  • Airport transfers as described
  • 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 driver (airport transfers), to be divided between each member of your group. 
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs, laundry, etc.
  • … and all other services that are not mentioned as included.