This 7 Days Big Five safari, takes you to Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The parks have breathtaking scenic allure and landscapes.

There is a variety of wildlife to view while on safari.

 

  • Game Drives in Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro
  • Olduvai Gorge

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park and Game Drive

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Day 4: Game Drives in Serengeti National Park

Day 5: Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 6: Games Drives in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 7: Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by our representative and thereafter be transferred to Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa. You will check in and relax.

Accommodation: Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa

Meal Plan: Dinner 

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast,  you will be transferred to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge which is 130 km from Arusha and is standing high on the edge of the Rift Valley Escarpment with excellent views over the gleaming alkaline waters of Lake Manyara. After checking in, you will be served your lunch in their central dining room.

After lunch you will head to the Lake Manyara National Park for the afternoon game drive.

Lake Manyara National Park consists of more than 400 species of birds including the flamingos depending on their migration as well as other large water birds such as pelicans and storks. The entrance to the park is through an expanse of an abundant forest where you will view the baboons and monkeys in large numbers. With very good spotting, you will also see the elegant bush bucks hidden in the forests. As you drive ahead, you will come to the Acacia woodland where the legendary tree climbing lions are spotted, there are also the elephants, mongoose and the dik-dik. Further ahead you will come across the grassy floodplain where the large buffalo, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest’s herds wander. Across the grassy plain is the magnificent alkaline lake, the home to the thousands migratory flamingos.

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 3: Game Drive and Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Early in the morning, you will go for a game drive in the Lake Manyara National Park.  Thereafter you will return to the lodge for breakfast and after checking out drive to central Serengeti in the Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro. On arrival you will check in at Serengeti Serena Lodge, enjoy your lunch at their main restaurant. In the afternoon you will enjoy the game drive in the Serengeti National Park.

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 4: Game Drives in Serengeti National Park

Enjoy full day of game drives in the Serengeti National Park.

Serengeti National Park is the largest National Park in Tanzania. The park is located some 320 km to the northwest of Arusha, lying in a high plateau between the Ngorongoro highlands and the Kenya/Tanzania border, and extending almost to Lake Victoria to the west. Aptly named ‘’endless plains’’ by the Maasai people, you immediately experience this vastness as you enter the southeastern plains of the park from Ngorongoro. Declared a protected area in 1921 and gazetted as a National park in 1951, Serengeti is the oldest National Park in Tanzania and undoubtedly one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The principal features of the Serengeti are the short and long grass plains in the south and east, the acacia Savannah in the central areas, the hilly and densely wooded areas in the north and the extensive woodland in the west Serengeti provides sanctuary to the highest concentration of plains animals in the world. Survey estimates indicate an animal population of about 4 million. The “Big 5”, lions, buffaloes, leopards, elephants and the rhinos, are rarely to be missed in this park. Serengeti also boasts to hold the largest population of lions in Africa. The park also supports many further species, including Cheetah, Thomson's and Grant's, Gazelle, Topi and Eland, Waterbuck, Hyena, Baboon, Impala, African Wild Dog, Giraffe. The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including Ostrich, Secretary Bird, Kori Bustard, Crowned Crane and Marabou Stork.

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 5: Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Ngorongoro via the Olduvai Gorge. The Olduvai Gorge, popularly referred to as ‘’The Cradle of Humankind’’, is the site where in 1959 Dr Louis Leakey discovered the skull of Zinjanthropus or “Nutcracker Man” believed to have lived 1.75 million years ago.

After checking in at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, you enjoy your lunch at their dining hall. You will spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure especially at the rock-enclosed balcony of your room and enjoy the un-interrupted views over the crater’s unmatched splendor.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 6: Game Drives in Ngorongoro

After your breakfast, you will descend into the crater with lunch boxes for full day crater tour.

Ngorongoro Crater floor, a sheer drop of 610 metres below the crater rim, has an area of 265 sq km, with a diameter of 19 km. The sight of the Ngorongoro Crater is simply stunning. “There is nothing with which to compare. It is one of the wonders of the world…” once wrote Professor Bernard Grzimek. The crater floor is covered with plains animals, including wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, elands, rhino, and a large predator population of lions, hyena and jackal which can all be viewed at close quarters. Cheetah and leopard can also be seen here. The rain season is between November and May. The altitude at the crater rim is about 2286 metres above sea level, and temperatures can get quite chilly in the evening.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast you will check-out and drive to Arusha.

No of Persons Rate Per Person
2 $ 3,720
4 $ 3,290
6 $ 3,140

Tour Includes

  • Accommodation in a Standard Rooms at a safari lodges/camps and hotel facilities as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • On the ground transport
  • Game drives, excursions and sight-seeing activities (if any) as described above
  • Activities as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/tour guide

Tour Excludes

  • Personal expenses such as air travel and medical insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including water, soft drinks, luxury champagne, spirits or meals not included in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Cost of obtaining Visas ($50)
  • Any optional tours and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Airfare

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation.
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as a confirmed
  • Quotes may change without prior notice when there is any fluctuation in prices.
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.
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