Tanzania is blessed with an abundance of wildlife, from the North to the South.We have beautiful national parks which host the biggest annual migration of wildebeest in the world, and many of Europe’s birds during their annual migration during which time they come to Tanzania to breed.See one of the wonders of the world; the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, a herd of African elephants walking with their young, and a pride of lions stalking their next meal to witness the Big Five in their natural environment is truly unforgettable.
When should I book my safari adventure in Tanzania?
Safaris in Tanzania can be made all year around, with different months of the year boasting different wonders.
December – March-Migration begins from Kenya to the Serengeti Plains
April – June-Animals begin calving in the Serengeti Plains during their migration.
Wet season-Fewer jeeps in the National Parks
July – November-Migration moves North East as the animals begin to head towards Kenya, crossing the Mara River.
October – December-The short rainy season, during which time the parks fauna burst into life and the plains become green again
Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara national park.
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara national park enjoys game drive and game viewing with picnic lunch. Until later in the afternoon drive to the hotel at the Outskirt of the park.
Lake Manyara national park is within the Great Rift Valley which stretches from Turkey to the Zambezi, and follows the Red sea, along the line of the Ethiopian Highlands through Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. Following the rift valley to Kenya, the fault divides into eastern and western arms.
Manyara is within the eastern arm whose escarpment rises to approximately 1,200 to 1,300m above the sea level. Nevertheless the altitude in the park is about 945m above the sea level.
The name Manyara is delivered from the Maasai word- emanyara-a plant used for making living stockades around their kraals. It is a popular plant among Maasai community as a hedge for protecting their livestock against predators and cattle rustlers. On other hand, other Maasai elders argue that it comes from the word “OlManyara” which settlement.
Area: 330 sq Km (220 sq Km in the lake)
Principle features: Rift wall of the Great Rift Valley, the lake, Groundwater forest.
Altitude: 945m above the sea level.
Major attractions: Rift wall, Tree climbing lions, Ground water forest, Lake, Birds, Hot water sulphur springs.
Day 2: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, drive to one of the most famous game parks in Africa, the Serengeti! Known to host the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the great migration of wildebeest and zebra – the Serengeti’s vast plains are also home to a haven of other wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, leopards and many other predators. Enjoy an evening game drive with dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Campsite in the heart of the Serengeti.
Highlights of the Serengeti:
• From the wildlife point of view, the Serengeti is one of the most unique areas in the world covering 14,763 sq km.
• A million wildebeest…each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life
• A frenzied three weeks of territorial conquests and mating
• Survival of the fittest as 40 km long columns plunge through crocodile infested waters on the annual exodus north
• Replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1000 km pilgrimage begins again.
• Grassland Savannah plains which boast a haven of African wildlife and predators including lions, leopards and cheetahs.
• Many bird species including a big ostrich population.
Best time to visit: December to July, to follow the wildebeest migration, June to October to see predators.
Note: The route and timing of the wildebeest migration is unpredictable. Allow at least three days to be assured of seeing them on your visit – longer if you want see the predators as well.
Day 3: Full day at Serengeti National park.
Exploring the central of Serengeti, which is the residence of all big cats; lions, leopards, cheetah and many more, follow the wildebeest great migration. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti in a Lodge or Campsite.
Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Highlands
Get up at the crack of dawn for an early morning game drive and to enjoy the sunrise at Serengeti National Park. After brunch, you’ll then leave the lodge and go for the final game drive on the way out the park to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa’s seven natural wonders! Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Campsite with awesome views of the crater.
Highlights of Ngorongoro Crater
• A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is one of the most beautiful and unique places in Africa
• Widely considered “A Garden of Eden”, it boasts a spectacular setting of phenomenal splendor
• The world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera, formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago
• 610 metres (2,000 feet) deep with a floor covering 260 square kilometres (100 square miles).
• Home to one of the country’s most successful Rhino conservation projects
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater tour
After breakfast in the morning, we’ll then descend the 600m high crater walls to the floor of the crater and get up close with one of Africa’s seven natural wonders! Enjoy a game drive and celebrate your tour with a final picnic lunch by the hippo pool at Ngoitoktok until the afternoon. Drive to Karatu town for overnight stay in Lodge or Hotel.
Day 6: Ngorongoro to Tarangire
In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Tarangire National Park, which is known for its huge baobab trees and large herds of elephants. Its sparse vegetation makes it a beautiful and special location, where up to 300 elephants can be found, looking for underground streams in the dry riverbeds. Migratory wildebeest, zebra and buffalo can also be seen crowding the shrinking lagoons. Here you will enjoy an afternoon game drive with a picnic lunch. Then drive back to Arusha.
Best time to visit: During the dry season from July to October.
Tour price:Please contact us for a quote.
Tour price includes:
All park fees (entry fees, transit, and crater fees)
Three meals a day while on safaris
Jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
Mineral water on board safari vehicle
Unlimited mileage in a 4×4 vehicle + driver safari guide
Accommodation on full board
Birds and animal field guide book
A pair of binoculars
Professional tour guide
Price does not include:
Personal items e.g. cameras, visa, insurance etc.
Tips for your guide.