Duration: 7 Days | 6 Nights
Scheduled dates: March, April, May, November
This 7-day safari, which features both traditional safari lodges and a luxury tented camp experience, Visiting the world heritage site of Ngorongoro Crater and the world-famous Serengeti National Park.
Tanzania manages more than 20 national parks and national game reserves, where visitors can view some of the country's most spectacular wildlife, including the Big Five animals. Tanzania's tropical coastline connects the country to the Indian Ocean and Zanzibar Islands.
Arrival Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha
Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be welcomed by our tour guide, who will be holding a poster with your name who will transfer you to Arusha (45-60 minutes). The guide will transfer you to Arusha Serena Hotel dinner and overnight. This evening depending on your arrival time you will meet with staff for a short chat and briefing about your safari.
The Arusha Town is known as the safari capital of the world but it is often overlooked in favor of its more glamorous, better-known neighbors – Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater. But Arusha has a wealth of experiences to offer from safaris in Arusha National Park to breathtaking hiking on Mount Meru, Cultural tours, Tanzanite, and more.
Day 2: Short Presentation, depart to Manyara National Park
After breakfast, you will meet with our staff for Good morning greetings, a short presentation, and best wishes to carry throughout your safari heading into the Manyara National Park. Enjoy the game drive in Manyara famous for the tree-climbing lions. Afternoon picnic lunch overlooking Lake Manyara before departing to the lodge for overnight. On your way to the lodge, you have the opportunity to stop for a quick lodge inspection. Dinner and overnight Manyara Serena Lodge/Similar
Lake Manyara Park, Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible birdlife, and breathtaking views. In contrast with the intimacy of the forest, is the grassy floodplain, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Masai Steppes. Large buffalo, wildebeest, and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, and so do the giraffes. Squadrons of banded mongoose dart between the acacias, whereas the diminutive Kirk’s dik-dik forages in their shade. Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and any visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day.
Day 3: Manyara- Serengeti National Park via Maasai
Early morning wake-up call and breakfast. Today you will depart for lodge inspections located in Karatu (Small Town near Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater) before departing to Serengeti National Park. On your way visit the Vibrant Masai Village for the cultural encounter as you keep you will depart for the afternoon game drive and picnic lunch in Serengeti. Dinner and overnight Four Seasons/ Serengeti Serena Lodge/ Similar
The Maasai tribe lives in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are known for their welcoming dances where the man sings and jumps as high as possible with straight legs, to show how fit and strong they are. The woman stands at the side, singing with the man and doing a special dance for women only. The Masai believes that all the cows in the world belong to them and were given to them by god. The wealth of a family is majored by the number of cows they own. The Masai tribe lives in villages (Manyata) and each woman builds a small house (Boma) for her family. The bomb’s structure is made of wood and it is covered by a mixer of mud, wood and sticks, grass, cow dung,
human urine, and ash. Traditionally, men are wearing sheets that are wrapped around the body. Usually, the main color is red but you can see some blue colors and a paid pattern. Men and women are wearing ornaments made of colorful bids.
Day 4: Central Serengeti National Park
Early morning wake-up call and breakfast. Today you will depart for 3 hours morning game drive till 11:00 am then visit lodges and Camps in Serengeti for inspection whereas hot lunch will be served at one of the Lodges, this will be done till late afternoon where you will engage in an evening game drive as the sunsets. Dinner and overnight Four Seasons/Serengeti Serena Lodge/ Similar.
Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world and it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. Established in 1952, it is home to the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lions, cheetah, elephants, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. The Park can be divided into 3 sections:
* The southern/central part (Seronera Valley) with its classic savannah
dotted with acacias and filled with wildlife.
* The western corridor is marked by the Grumeti River and has more
forests and dense bush.
* The north meets up with Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, which is the least
It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous - over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. During the months of July-September, the herds will cross the Mara River again and again in search of fresh grass. They will have to face the mighty crocodiles in the river, who are waiting quietly in the water for their opportunity. Serengeti is also known as the “endless plains” in the Masai language.
Day 5: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti Plains
Toda begins with a leisure breakfast before you will venture the corners of the mighty Serengeti plains for an unlimited game drive with high chances of following the great migration and spotting pride of lions, cheaters, leopards, and many more. After picnic lunch, continue with an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight Four Seasons/Serengeti Serena Lodge/ Similar.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater
Early breakfast in Serengeti then departs to enter the conservation area of Ngorongoro and descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a morning, half-day game drive. The Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino.
Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater, after which you will climb up of the crater for a short afternoon lodge inspection at the
Carter rim before. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Similar.
The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken ancient volcanic caldera in the world. In 1979 this nearly three-million-year-old area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The former volcano crater is also considered being “Africa’s Garden of Eden”, as it is a haven for thousands of wild games, including lions, elephants, wildebeests, zebras, rhinos, Thomson’s gazelles, and buffaloes. The crater is among the 8 Natural Wonders of the World.
Day 7: Ngorongoro – Arusha, Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport.
Following breakfast, you will be heading to Arusha City. Upon arrival in Arusha, you will have a short chat with Excellent Guides Personnel and a short debriefing before heading to the Kilimanjaro International Airport to catch your flight home. It is with great regret to inform you that your safari has come to an end. While the memories will last forever, we do hope you will return one day to retrace the steps of the adventure you just completed. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip to your next destination.
• Price shown is for a person based on twin share accommodation. Children 16 and over pay adult price.
• All prices displayed are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice.
• Prices are guaranteed once booking is confirmed by us and paid in full by the due date.
• Depending on your needs and group size (individual, couple, family, group, etc.) we will provide the final pricing for your tour.
• Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the itinerary.
• Transportation in a shared chauffeur driven safari vehicle with
• pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
• Services of an English-speaking driver-guide, game viewing
• drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
• All Government taxes and levies.
• All meet and greet services.
• 24 hours stand-by contact number.
• 5 or 7 pax guaranteed window seat in each safari vehicle.
• Two-way long-range high frequency radio communication in
• each vehicle.
• All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills/laundry etc., and any other items not specified in our itinerary.
• Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driverguide(s). (Budget approx. US$ 2.00 - US$ 4.00 per person per day for lodge and hotel staff, U$ 1.00 per bag for porters and US$ 10.00 - U$ 12.00 per person per day for driver-guides).
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
• Any local or international flight(s) and departure/other taxes.
• Concession fees (ONLY In the case of any new fees introduced by parks without our knowledge).
• Visa fees currently US$ 50.00 per passport holder and subject to change. Visas are available on arrival at international airports or recognized border entry points.
• Flying doctors coverage: Optional @ US$ 20 dollars per person (coverage within East Africa for 14 days inclusive of airlift to a hospital in Nairobi where all costs will be payable by the patient).
• Personal insurance - which we recommend highly.
Minimum number of participants: none, we offer you a guaranteed execution of all trips! To our group tours: During our safaris our groups can consist of two to six people per vehicle. The groups on the trekking tours consist of 2 – 15 persons. Please understand that we cannot give any guarantee for the described animal observations on our trips. These are wild animals in the wild whose behavior can never be guaranteed. For this reason, no travel price refund is possible if some animals are not seen. However, our experienced safari guides will use all their experience and knowledge to provide you with as much adventure and wildlife observation as possible. The opening hours of the national parks are daily from 06:00 - 18:00. Please understand that the maximum length of stay (until 18:00 hrs.) cannot always be exhausted, as many sections of the route in Tanzania should not be travelled in the dark. Your stay in the national parks therefore depends on your further route. Wishes or comments can be discussed with your local tour guide.
If you are interested to extend your trip, Pack Ya Bags can assist with your optional pre or post stays if requested far enough in advance so that we may assist with the best accommodations to meet your individual interests, as well.
Please refer to our Standard Booking Conditions for booking terms and conditions.