5 Days Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro Tarangire
This short safari is an ultimate tour that combines all the best spots on Tanzania's Northern circuit. The Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire forms one of the most visited safari circuits in Tanzania.
Day 1: Arusha / lake Manyara National Park
The tour starts with lunch in Arusha Town at 1230hrs. At 1400hrs, you commence the drive to Lake Manyara. Enjoy an evening game drive in the Lake Manyara National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife. You will have dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 2: Serengeti National Park
After an early breakfast, you will drive to Serengeti National Park. Lunch will be served at the lodge. You will spend the afternoon, game viewing in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
You will depart for an early morning around your lodge return to the lodge for breakfast. In the mid morning, you will depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You have lunch at the lodge. On this afternoon, you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the crater for half-day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. You will have dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 4: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, you will depart for Tarangire National Park, arriving in time for lunch and afternoon game viewing. Lesser kudu, eland, lion and gerenuk can be found in this beautiful park, noted for its multitude of baobab trees and its tree-climbing lions. You will have dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 5: Tarangire National Park / Arusha
Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Tarangire National Park. Breakfast at the lodge, followed by the drive back to Arusha with game viewing en route. You will have lunch in Arusha Town.