5 Days Tanzania Luxury Safari Tour
Tarangire or Manyara / Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Park
Day 0: Arrival Day.
On your arrival at Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport you will meet the office representative, transfer to your lodge for overnight on this day before safari begin on next day.
Distance from airport: 50 km
Accommodation at: Gran Melia Hotel or similar
Meals Plane: FB.
Day 1: To Tarangire or Manyara.
Depart from Arusha drive to Tarangire National Park or to Lake Manyara National Park. It will take you approximately two hours to reach the park entry gate. Tarangire well known as home of Elephants, the photography safari will start from the main gate, impalas, giraffes, zebras, etc., will be observing at the beginning of entry at the gate. Your guide will lead you to the Tarangire river whereby the abundant of elephants are common seen, proceed with game drive till afternoon, lunch at the picnic site on the top of Tarangire river, afternoon game drive, evening drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight Bougainvillea lodge.
If your safari option is to lake Manyara park, there at the entry gate will start by primates on trees at the green forest near the entry gate, Manyara the small but has its own unique beauty known as tree climbing lion, this photography safari will take you to observe giraffes, elephants, antelopes, and lions on tree if lucky as per park’s slogan, picnic lunch at the designed site at lake shore, Manyara is great place for bird watchers, from small and colorful to big ones, late afternoon drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight.
Distance from Arusha: 120km, 2 hours drive.
Game drive Duration: 6 hours drive.
Distance to the Lodge: half an hour drive.
Meals of the day: Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation Type: Manyara Kilima moja Lodge.
Transport: 4×4 Land cruiser.
Day 2: To Serengeti via Ngorongoro Crater.
Early in the morning have your breakfast, to Ngorongoro crater, check-inn at the gate thereafter descend 600 meters to the crater floor, Ngorongoro crater the self-dependent ecosystem, home of carnivores, antelopes and herbivores. If lucky you may see the big 5 in Ngorongoro, this includes lion, leopard, rhino, elephants and buffaloes. At the Magadi lake, several water birds are found here this includes the beautiful flamingoes, herons, pelicans etc. The Lerai forest, home of baboons and monkeys, elephants, bushbucks, waterbucks, even leopard etc. the size of crater floor 260sq km, The Munge River is the source of fresh water in the area, swamps are found here, the place to see hippopotamus, the open areas where you will the grazing animals. Afternoon you will taken to the picnic site, is the same place to see hippos up close, after lunch have on-route game drive ascend and drive direct to Serengeti.
Distance to Serengeti: 220km, almost 8 hours drive Game drive Duration: 6 hours Meals of the day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation Type: Four Season or Melia Transport: 4×4 Land cruiser
Day 3: Serengeti.
Today you will have a full day game drive in central Serengeti, searching for the rest big 5 and other animals, Serengeti national park is wide park with almost 15000sq km, every side of the park has its seasonal visit depend on period of time of the year (months) due migration animals, we are staying at central Serengeti, this area is annual visited area because has its resident animals here, your full day game drives allows your to have different animal viewing and its habits. I n this day arrange with your driver guide about lunch, you may go with picnic or back to the camp for hot lunch, afternoon and evening game drive, experience your game viewing from sunrise to sundown, late afternoon back to the camp for overnight. Distance to cover in Serengeti: 150km, almost 10 hours drive Game drive Duration: 8 hours Meals of the day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation Type: Four season or Melia lodge Transport: 4×4 Land cruiser
Day 4: Serengeti-Ngorongoro.
Your breakfast will be early in the morning, go for game drive for about 5-6 hours, Serengeti well known as endless plain, the abundant of carnivores such as hyena, lion, leopard, jackals, cheetah etc. Rocks found in the area are home of different animals like hyrax, lion even leopard et. afternoon have your picnic lunch then drive with game drive on-route to Ngorongoro at Karatu town, exit and enter to the same gate drive to Karatu for overnight at Oldean Mountain lodge. Distance to Karatu: 200km, almost 3 hour drive Game drive Duration: 6 hours Meals of the day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation Type: Lodge Transport: 4×4 Land cruiser
Day 5: Karatu-Culture tour activities -Arusha.
After breakfast dive to mto wa mbu village, you will have a culture tour activity in this area, these includes biking, walking banana farm visit to experience life style of people in this area guided by local guide, afternoon will have local lunch which are well cooked and prepared by mamaz cooker, very well testing different type of food. There after you will drive back to Arusha town to transferred to airport for departure. This will be end of your five days mid-range safaris.
Distance to Karatu: 140km, almost 3 hour drive Activities duration: 3 hours Meals of the day: Breakfast, Lunch Transport: 4×4 Land cruiser
- Customized Private Safari jeep 4×4 Toyota land cruiser with full-length photographic open roof and all clients are guaranteed window seats. Or 4×4 Open Land Cruiser or Land Rover if requested.
- All services of a trained and experienced English speaking driver guide.
- Serengeti or Ngorongoro National park entry fees.
- Game drives as per the Itinerary.
- All meals and accommodations during safari. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- Bottle of water per day.
- Transfers to and from the Airport.
- Government taxes.
- International flights from home and back
- Optional Maasai Village visit ($50 per vehicle)
- Optional Serengeti Balloon safari $520pp
- All tipping or gratuities (Highly recommended)
- Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, beverages, etc.