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Classic Tanzania Safari - 6 Days

Classic Tanzania Safari

Tanzania · Private Tour · 6 Days
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Private Tour
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The best reserves of Tanzania in one safari. Discover the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest in the world, together with the vast Serengeti plains and the wildlife oasis of Lake Manyara. 

Highlights

  • Discover Tanzania's top three national parks in just one week
  • See lions, elephants, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, hippos and many other African species
  • Get close to the largest lion population in the world in Serengeti National Park
  • Marvel at the stunning landscapes and rich wildlife of the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Learn about the tree-climbing lions and other species of Lake Manyara National Park

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arusha → Ngorongoro
Day 2 - Ngorongoro
Day 3 - Ngorongoro → Serengeti
Day 4 - Serengeti
Day 5 - Serengeti → Lake Manyara
Day 6 - Lake Manyara → Arusha

What is included

  • 5 nights accommodation at comfort camps and lodges
  • Ground transportation in 6-seater 4x4 safari vehicle with English-speaking driver-guide
  • All the meals except for the last day
  • Game drives as per the program
  • Park entry fees
  • Flying doctors coverage within East Africa for a period of 30 days. In the eventuality of a medical emergency, they will be airlifted to Nairobi where they will be taken to a good hospital.

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Meals not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Optional activities and excursions: Serengeti Balloon Safari (Approx. USD 450 per person), Maasai village visit (Approx. USD 55 per vehicle), Guided walk on the crater rim (Approx. USD 25 per person)
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day
1
Arusha → Ngorongoro

Meet in Arusha. After lunch, drive through the Ngorongoro Highlands to your lodge situated right on the rim of the crater.

One of the most idyllic locations for wildlife photography in all Africa, the Ngorongoro Crater is a massive caldera originated from a volcanic eruption millions of years ago. Its unique geography has resulted in a compact eco-system of its own with dense populations and species of animals. The crater is home of the rare black rhino, prides of lions, elephants, cheetah, great herds of buffalo, antelopes, wildebeest and a staggering 500 bird species.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

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Arusha → Ngorongoro 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Ngorongoro Serena

Ngorongoro

day
2
Ngorongoro

After breakfast we will start with our full-day game drive of Ngorongoro Crater

Our safari 4x4 will descend 600m down to the crater floor and drive us across the vast plains of the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world. We will drive by the lake area which is home to flamingos and other large mammals that are drawn by its water and also visit the forested patches of the reserve, inhabited by baboons and elephant herds. But perhaps the best viewing opportunity in Ngorongoro are Big Cats: the enclosed geography of the crater has always conditioned predators to hunt in the open and many times very near your safari vehicle, which they sometimes use to hide and stalk their prey.  

We will stop at a scenic spot and have lunch in the open as we watch this amazing spectacle of nature from the first row. 

Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Ngorongoro Serena

Ngorongoro

day
3
Ngorongoro → Serengeti

After breakfast drive to Oldupai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned anthropological discoveries that proved this region to be the "cradle of mankind". Continue to Serengeti National Park in time for lunch. 

Located within the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem that extends over northern Tanzania and a slice of southwest Kenya, Serengeti National Park epitomizes the classic images of the African savannah: predators watching their pray on top of rocky kopjes, elephant herds marching across immense grasslands or giraffes chewing on the branches of acacia trees against an orange sunset backdrop; all the scenes in the Serengeti seem taken out of a timeless children's book. 

In the afternoon, we will make our first afternoon game drive in this world heritage site where you will get close to the largest lion population in Africa

Overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge.

Q
Ngorongoro Crater → Serengeti 5h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Serengeti Serena

Serengeti

day
4
Serengeti

After breakfast, you spend a full-day game drive in Serengeti National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.  

We will explore the main game drive areas in the Serengeti like Seronera Valley, the Western Corridor and northern Serengeti. Apart from the park's famous predators, we will also have sightings of buffalos, impalas, hippos, waterbucks, elephants and a good taste of its plethora of bird species. To maximize game viewing we will provide a picnic lunch so we can spend the full day in the park.

Overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Serengeti Serena

Serengeti

day
5
Serengeti → Lake Manyara

After breakfast we will drive to Lake Manyara National Park, one of the oldest and most popular sanctuaries in East Africa. 

A shallow soda lake lying in the spectacular Great Rift Valley with over 300 migratory bird species, Lake Manyara National Park is also home to buffalos, elephants, leopards, impala, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, ostrich and hippos, but it is most famous for its tree-climbing lions and legions of baboons

After lunch at the lodge, we will go on an afternoon game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. 

Overnight at Manyara Serena Lodge.

Q
Serengeti → Lake Manyara 5h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Manyara Serena

Manyara

day
6
Lake Manyara → Arusha

After breakfast we will leave Lake Manyara behind and head back to Arusha. We will have lunch in a restaurant before your transfer to the airport for your connecting flight. 

Q
Manyara → Arusha 2hr 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Manyara
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Manyara Serena

Ngorongoro
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Ngorongoro Serena

Serengeti
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Serengeti Serena

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2-6 pax
Double Sharing
1 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019$3043
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019$2429
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019$2172
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019$2840
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Oct 2019$3043
1 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019$2429
21 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019$3043

Photos

Leopard, Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Crater
Elephants, Lake Manyara National Park
Giraffes, Serengeti National Park
Lake Manyara
Buffalo Herd, Ngorongoro Crater
Zebras and Wildebeest, Serengeti National Park
Cheetah mother and cubs, Serengeti National Park

Map

What travelers say

  • Bonnie F. from France
    Jun 2014
    Very informative & friendly, good driver
  • David B. from Australia
    Aug 2014
    Worth more money
  • Wiegratz B. from Switzerland
    Jun 2014
    Very good and flexible, good knowledge about land, animals roads…
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