7 Days mid range Safari featuring Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & lake Manyara
Enjoy and experience major parks in northern circuits in Tanzania tree cheetahs in Tarangire, Wilderness of Lake Manyara and Serengeti, cultural learning and crater activities in Ngorongoro. This is the real safari within short time of period if you don’t have much time for the longer safari. This tour gives you highlights to Big 5 and more while visiting three parks. Every park is very unique and gives you wide experience of Wildlife, nature and environment.
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Day 1: Tarangire game drive
Leave your Hotel in Arusha at 7:30 am and drive about 2 hours to get to Tarangire National Park, enjoy game drive all day inside the park, expect to see a lot of animals inside the park. Famous for its large elephant population, it is also home to zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, waterbuck, baboons, and dwarf mongoose, impala, buffalo, antelope & fringe-eared Oryx. Predators include lion, cheetah & leopard. The swamps are shared by flocks of birds; green wood hoopoes, lovebirds, tallish herons, white bellied go-away birds & giant kingfishers. On drier ground you will find the kori bustard & the heaviest of the flying birds; the
ostrich. After a full day game drive you will drive for about 45 minutes to get to your accommodation for dinner and overnight at Ngare Lodge
Day 2: Tarangire to Serengeti
Today you will drive to the Serengeti National Park, which is one of Africa’s premier game parks. Driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area toward the Serengeti National Park you will begin to experience the vastness of this territory and marvel at the multitude of animal and bird life while cruising through this acacia spotted savannah. Expect to see a lot of animals including Lions, wildebeest, hyenas, Elephants, Rhinoceros, Buffalos, Leopards, Giraffes, Impalas, Zebras and various species of birds and many more The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Serengeti is a year-round destination and each
season has its own special highlight with the most famous being the annual wildebeest migration – a once in a lifetime experience. Dinner and overnight at
Serengeti Osero Tented Camp
Day 3: Serengeti Game Drive – Full Day
Very early Morning and evening game drives through the Serengeti plains. These vast, seemingly unending plains are inhabited during the migration by enormous
herds of wildebeest and zebra.As far as the eye can see, you’ll spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds; wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators. You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion. Dinner and overnight at Osero Tented Camp
Day 4: Another Serengeti Full Day Game Drive
Today you will have another full day game drive in Serengeti is the home of the
Great Migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and all kinds of antelopes including the abundant impalas and Thomson’s gazelles. As for Big Cats and large predators, it’s the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, with many television scenes like the famous river crossings having been filmed in this park. Smaller animals like foxes, mongoose, honey badgers, jackals, monkeys, baboons, rock hyrax and African hares, together with more than 500 species of birds, also inhabit this park. We are completely flexible with your preferences and this day will be organized
according to your wishes. On every day of the safari, your guide will discuss with
you the best timings for you, including the game drives and the wake-up time. Enjoy evening game drive and sundowners in the best National Park in Africa.
Later start driving back to your camp for dinner and overnight at Serengeti Osero Tented Camp
Day 5: Hot air balloon and game drive
Your Balloon Safari adventure starts early morning when you depart your lodge or camp. It is still dark and you may be fortunate to see nocturnal animals on the way to the launch site. When you arrive, you will meet your pilot and witness your balloon being inflated and prepared for launch. After a thorough safety briefing and demonstration of boarding and landing position you board your balloon and lift off! Rising as the sun arises your balloon floats in whatever direction the winds of the day are heading over this wonderful area. A balloon offers an opportunity to see the Serengeti from a unique perspective. You will notice wildlife trails made by generations of animals impossible to see from the ground After landing, you celebrate in the traditional way with a champagne toast (well, an excellent sparkling wine) before heading off to a special ‘Out of Africa’ breakfast. After breakfast, you are taken to the rendezvous point to meet with your driver guide and continue your game drive while heading to Ngorongoro Area Later start driving to your accommodation in Ngorongoro. Arrive Ngorongoro conservation area around 5pm at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Ngorongoro crater game drive
Today you will be rewarded with a full day game drive in the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
You will visit a Maasai Village in the Ngorongoro Highlands (optional at extra cost) where you will meet the Elders, Warriors, women & children & learn about
the culture, beliefs & traditions of Tanzania’s last nomadic tribe. The Crater is famous for Africa’s best game viewing as there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. You will descend 610 metres into the Crater where your safari truly begins. Spot the endangered black rhino, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, eland, Grant’s & Thomson’s gazelle & giant tusked elephants plus lions & leopards, cheetahs as well as scavengers such as spotted hyenas, jackals & wild dogs. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Later evening you’ll start heading back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Ngare Lodge
Day 7: Lake Manyara Tree Top Walkway – Arusha
Today you will visit Lake Manyara National Park for a day game drive plus Tree
top Walkway. Manyara Treetop Walkway takes you on a sky-high adventure through the beautiful forest of Lake Manyara. Walk among the treetops and experience untouched nature and wildlife from a unique perspective.
Stretching along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment it is home to giant big trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees & grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking with its open plains, huge escarpment, Soda Lake, dense woodlands & distant volcanic peaks coming together in an area best described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.Animals such as buffalo, wildebeest, giraffes, mongoose, dik dik, zebra herds congregate on the grassy plains while the acacia woodland is home to the legendary tree-climbing lions & tusked elephants, pink-hued flamingos etc In the afternoon you will return to Arusha for your final evening
Price for 2 adults private is $3674 covers:
- Private safari
- Hot air balloon
- Park fees
- English speaking professional guide
- Mid range safari lodges and tented camps
- Game drive activities
- Sun dowers
- Airport transfers
- Government taxes
- Hotel/airport pickups and drop off during safari
- 3 meals per day
- 4×4 pop roof land cruiser vehicle for game drive
● All services not indicated in the itinerary
● Drinks: sodas, wines, whiskies, brandies, beers, etc.
● Medical and travel insurance
● Tips, telephone expenses, etc.