TOUR HIGHLIGHT

This 5-day  safari offers you the chance to see a wide variety of wildlife amongst some of the most diversified landscapes. Not only will you visit the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park but also the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see huge herds of elephants, in-season flocks of flamingos and troops of baboons.

Tour Through:

  • Tarangire National Park – Game drive
  • African Rift Valley – Viewpoint
  • Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive
  • Lake Manyara National Park – Game drive

SUMMARY

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Destination: Tanzania
  • Tour Start in: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Tour End in: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Tour Type: Game Drive Safari
  • Accommodation Type: Mid-range or Luxury

YOU WILL VISIT

  • Tarangire National Park – Game drive
  • African Rift Valley – Viewpoint
  • Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive
  • Lake Manyara National Park – Game drive

EXPERIENCES

  • 4×4 Game Drives
  • Bird Watching
  • A visit to Maasai village
  • Local Visits

ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrival Day and Welcome to Tanzania

Whatever your arrival time at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your Eyes On Serengeti  driver-guide will be waiting for you with a warm welcoming smile. Kick back and relax in your comfortable vehicle as he takes you to your hotel in Arusha, Tanzania’s self-styled ‘safari capital.’ On your journey to the hotel, you will get a brief impression of this large, bustling, commercial city. Depending on your arrival time, you may have your pre-safari briefing today; if not, it will take place early tomorrow morning.

Accommodation

You can leave all the hustle and bustle of Arusha city behind you to find this relaxing hotel in the city. The accommodation units here are spacious, self-contained and well-appointed, ensuring that you have a peaceful visit.

An excellent restaurant and welcoming bar provide refreshments during your stay and a dedicated hotel team will tend to your every need.

Meal Plan Dinner at your hotel.

Day 2 Arusha – Serengeti

Tour Briefing

Unless your arrival time yesterday allowed time for your safari briefing, then this will take place after breakfast. We will provide you with all the essential information, before we set off to our stunning first safari destination, the incredible Serengeti National Park, where we will enjoy lunch, take an afternoon game drive and spend the first of two nights.

Journey: Arusha to Serengeti National Park

Our seven-hour journey takes us westwards from Arusha, heading for Serengeti. Along the route, your eyes will be opened to all the colours and character of Tanzania: perhaps some Maasai herdsmen driving their flocks of goats to new pastures. You’ll get to know your driver-guide, amazed at his depth of knowledge as he effortlessly answers all your questions. After our long journey, we will enjoy our lunch, before embarking on our afternoon game drive.

Day’s Highlight

Here’s a National Park which will offer you a whole variety of wildlife surprises over the next few days, but perhaps today’s highlight – certainly for first-time visitors – will simply be the Serengeti terrain itself. The sheer vastness, as the plains roll away in front of you into eternity, will leave you with a sense of awe.

Safari (Game Drive) in Serengeti National Park

At last! Serengeti, the incomparable wonder of Tanzania, will be the stage for the natural animal theatrics which will be performed over the next few days. Your afternoon game drive here combines the known with the unknown, the certainty that you will be amazed with the uncertainty of exactly what you will see and when. Changing light, a changing cast of animal actors, ensuring that at every turn there is a new experience. Snap off some memorable photos, but don’t forget to simply take a deep breath and enjoy nature in its real-time, raw beauty.

Day 3 Game drive in Serengeti National Park

Day’s Highlight

Today, we set off from our accommodation in the Central Serengeti. Wildlife is abundant: sometimes you may think it has come to find you, rather than the other way round. Today’s highlight is unknown, as the animals don’t publish their schedule (!) What we see also depends on the season, but this area is where bushland meets grassland, a favorite spot for big cats looking for prey. Cheetah, leopard and lions are all possibilities today.

Safari in Serengeti National Park

Today is a full day of discovery, a chance to enjoy the varied landscapes of the Central Serengeti. The Seronera River weaves its way through this area, providing waters for all species of wildlife. You will also see the distinctive rocky outcrops, the famous kopjes which characterize the Serengeti landscape. Lunch will be an unforgettable experience, enjoyed in the middle of the bush. Everything here varies with the seasons, but in May, November and December migrating herds join the already rich population of resident animals which live here year-round. (In the rainy season, the landscape turns black with hundreds of thousands of wildebeest – a simply incredible sight.)

Day 4 Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Journey: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After a morning game drive and lunch, this afternoon we will head south-east towards Ngorongoro, a distance of 145km which will take us around 3 ½-hours.

Day’s Highlight

Today, we will get our first sight of the spectacular, incomparable Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and the heart of the Conservation Area of the same name. But before that, we have another morning game drive in amazing Serengeti, marvelling at its animal inhabitants. Another day of adventure, another day to enjoy the wildlife.

Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro International Airport

Journey: Ngorongoro – Kilimanjaro International Airport

After our morning visit to the incomparable crater – see below – and then lunch, we will have a 4-hour journey, covering the 250km back to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Day’s Highlight

Like nothing else on Earth, the stunning crater of Ngorongoro is a unique home for many, many species of Tanzania’s wildlife. With some luck, you may even see a black rhino here.

PRICE INCLUDE

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Round-trip airport transfer

  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

  • Drinking water on all days

  • Free snacks and water in Safari

PRICE EXCLUDE

  • International flights (from/to home)

  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)

  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees

  • Alcohol drinks