5 Days Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari

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Overview

This 5 Day Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari offers the best of Tanzania Northern circuit Safari. The tour starts from Arusha with pickup at transfer to Tarangire National Park. Further exploration will take you to Tanzania’s leading Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area for unmatched game viewing opportunities. This 5 Day tour ends with a day visit to Lake Manyara before transfer back to Arusha to mark the end of the safari.

Safari Summary

  • Arusha to Tarangire National Park
  • Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park
  • Full Day Serengeti National park
  • Ngorongoro crater
  • Ngorongoro crater to Lake Manyara - Arusha

Itinerary

Day 1
Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Early morning after your breakfast you will be collected from your lodging in Arusha by our professional safari guide/ driver. We set out for Tarangire National Park on a 2 hr drive along a good tarmac road across gently rolling Maasai plains with scattered acacia trees. As we zip along we pass many Maasai in their colorful dress walking on the roadside, riding bicycles, herding cattle and driving donkey’s carts. Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, is also host to a multitude of other creatures. From the open roof of our state of the art safari jeep, we experience the seasonal swamps, savanna and life-giving Tarangire River, endeavoring to encounter a multitude of creatures, from zebra to wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe, to name a few. It is possible we will glimpse lion stalking prey or leopards watching, relaxing in the trees above.
After collecting full day memories in Tarangire we drive to one of our carefully selected accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Our Accommodation options for this safari depend on your package type preference, We are happy to recommend top notch lodge/ Camp options upon inquiry

Day 2
Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park

Early in the morning we will depart Tanrangire National Paark for Southern Serengeti National Park. Enjoy a scenic route to the Southern Serengeti passing along the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural wonders of Africa; it also features spectacular Wildebeest Migration and is home to all the big predators. You will have the opportunity for afternoon game drive in Ndutu area while enjoying an appetizing picnic lunch on umbrella acacia trees (small shade in a generally flat area). We will resume our journey and progress further into the Center Serengeti for a game drive. When the game drive is completed you will proceed to the Center Serengeti Serona area for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3
Full Day Serengeti National park

Today you will have a full day game drive in Serengeti with chances to see predators chasing their pray and enjoy their kill. Serengeti is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value. You will have game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti with a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade.

Day 4
Ngorongoro crater

Enjoy early breakfast and meet your guide to have a last morning en route game drive in Serengeti National Park as we transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation area.
The crater is not only the largest unbroken caldera in the world but it is also one of the new 7 natural wonders of Africa. The crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo and giant African elephants. The Crater has a dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here. We descend into the crater, enjoy 4 hours game drive in the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino.

Day 5
Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara National Park - Arusha

Pickup from your accommodation in the early morning for a full day game drive in Lake Manyara. Although small in dimension (205 sq. miles), the park has breathtaking scenery and well famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs and mahogany trees, as well as to a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent residents of this park also include giraffes, elephants, impalas and a huge amount of buffaloes. The lake is also home to a large number of hippos. Some unique facts about this park include the tree climbing lions and the flamingos in the lake shore. The landscapes of Lake Manyara are something that can not be described with words, and the game drives along the lake provide stunning photo opportunities of giraffes and buffaloes in the foreground and the lake in the background. Some extra tours are possible, including a bike tour or a boat excursion. After collecting full day safari memories, we transfer back to Arusha to mark the end of our safari