4 Days – Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti Plains, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha

Immerse yourself in the splendors of the Serengeti, stand on the edge of the panoramic Ngorongoro Crater and encounter abundant wildlife on this private Safari Adventure. Furthermore, you will enjoy the wildlife and nature of Lake Manyara National Park famous for tree climbing lions.

DaySafari Highlights
OneLake Manyara National Park
TwoSerengeti Plains
ThreeNgorongoro Crater
FourArusha

Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manyara – 130 km

Pick up from Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch, we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. 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 as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 2 – Lake Manyara – Serengeti Plains – 205 km

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 in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 3 – Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro crater- 145 km

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.

After breakfast at the lodge, we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch, we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. 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 drawcard to this picturesque national park is its 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 be seen here.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

During the annual migration periods, the Mara is home to almost 2.5 million herbivores together with smaller species – 1.4 million wildebeest, 550,000 gazelles, 200,000 zebras, 62,000 buffalo, 64,000 impalas, 60,000 topi, 7,500 hartebeest, 7,100 giraffes, 3,000 elands and 4,000 elephants. There is also plenty of hippos, rhinos, and warthogs. In addition, there are the predators – lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, wild dog and jackal – and many small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. It is truly the greatest collection of animals in the world. You have two days to explore this fabulous reserve starting with an en-route game drive to the camp.

Day 4 – Ngorongoro crater – Arusha – 190 km

Enjoy breakfast, after which we will transfer back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha will we have lunch and then we will end our African safari adventure. You will be taken to your hotel, border or Airport which ends our safari services.