5 Days Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara N

Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park to Mto wa Mbu

You will depart from Arusha in the morning and drive to the Tarangire National Park where you will discover the true enormity of the deserted termite mounds and ancient baobab trees. The colossal herds of African elephants dominate the golden savannah and screeching flocks of the striking yellow collared lovebird can be heard from miles away. The wildlife that roams the scenic landscape of the Tarangire includes lions, giraffes, warthogs, ostriches, impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes and baboons. You will spend your first night at the Fanaka Camp, comprehensive camping facilities are on offer. There will be a tantalizing dinner served in the evening.

Non game viewing, Travel Time: 2 hours

Distance: 120 km

Day 2: Mto wa Mbu to Serengeti National Park

Non game viewing, Travel Time: 6 hours

Distance: 250 km

We will depart for the Serengeti National park once you have finished your appetising breakfast. If you are lucky you may encounter the odd animal on route because we pass via the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Tanzania's oldest and most frequented national park, that is also a world heritage site and recently branded as one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Serengeti is renowned for the annual migration of the herds and ever growing wildlife population. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the kopjes (rock outcropping). Our game drive will venture further into the park. After the game drive, we will proceed to the Serengeti Camp where you will be provided with comprehensive camping facilities and an appetizing meal.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

Non game viewing, Travel Time: 4 hours

Distance: 145 km

We will begin our day with an early morning game drive in the central Serengeti. The savannah is an active landscape and the air is flooded with the melodies the birds create as the regenerated sunlight starts to illuminate the full landscape. Your guide will study the prints on the ground to pursue predators. We will travel to the Simba campsite, located near the rim of the crater. You will be provided with dinner and satisfactory camping facilities.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara National Park

Non game viewing, Travel Time: 1.5 hours

Distance: 60 km

A scarce amount safari destination produce the same experience as the Ngorongoro Crater – the game viewing is simply effortless. Most animals remain within the crater due to its high walls. This is the perfect location to view every member of ‘The Big 5’ in one day. We will have a wonderful picnic lunch inside the crater. The unfilled caldera is also home to hyenas, hippo, zebra, wildebeest and an impressive variety of water birds. Your guide will enlighten you by sharing facts about the animals, vegetation and locating hidden animals. Fanaka Camp will provide competent camping facilities.

Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha

Non game viewing, Travel Time: 2 ½ hours

Distance: 130 km

Nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park provides picturesque, varying scenery. We will have a picnic lunch in the beautiful park. Assorted habitats including rainforests, the Soda Lake and the savannah support the highly diverse ecosystem. With over four hundred bird species, some of which are migratory, the reserve is a birdwatcher's delight. Lake Manyara houses the legendary tree climbing lions as well as buffalo, elephants, giraffe, impalas and hippos. We will proceed back to Arusha in the late afternoon.

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: English
Recommended gear: Insect Repellent Spray, Oil or water mosquito spray, Malaria pills
Included in price: • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with pop up roof • Camping & park fees • Tent & mattress • Professional English speaking safari guide & cook • 5 breakfasts; 6 lunches; 5 dinners • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals
Not Included in price: • Flights • Travel insurance • Visa and passport fees • Increases in park fees where applicable • Accommodation & meals in Moshi • Personal items • Tips for safari guide & chef • Soda and Alcoholic beverages • Extra activities (Hot Air Ballooning in Serengeti & Maasai Village
Additional Information: Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Arusha we offer for 30$ instead of 50$. About accommodations it depends for quality of the hotel you needs.
Cancellations : 5. Cancellation by the Traveler If you cancel you’re booking cancellation fees will apply. A cancellation is only possible in written way. If you cancel a trip: • At any time after you’re booking as been confirmed Africa Natural Tours retains 30 % (camping trips) or 50 % (lodging trips) non-refundable deposit We advise you to sign cancellation insurance at the time of booking which will cover cancellation fees. If you leave a tour for any reason after it has commenced we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services. • 30 days or less prior to departure, we will retain 100% paid by you in connection with the booking.
Availability : All year