5 Days / 4 Nights Safari

5 Days
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Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manyara

Pick up from Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara national park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch do we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge or hotel

Day 2 – Lake Manyara – Serengeti Plains

After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge or hotel

Day 3 – Serengeti Plains

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.

We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore serengeti national park

River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!

Dinner and overnight at the lodge or hotel

Day 4 – Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro crater

After breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge or hotel

Day 5 – Ngorongoro crater – Arusha

Enjoy breakfast, after which we will transfer back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha we will have lunch and then we will end our safari

Useful informations

Details

Minimun of 6 participants is required
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Moderate: Partial refund if cancellation is within 5 days of booking

Included

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INCLUDED

All airport transfers
• 06 days private safari
• Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch
• Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
• All wildlife reserve entry fees (24 hours at Ngorongoro Conservation Area)
• Game drives at Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Serengeti
• 2 l mineral water per person per safari day
• Coffee/Tea with picnic lunches
• Domestic flight Serengeti-Zanzibar
• 01 x HB at Blues & Chutney B&B prior your safari
• 05 x overnights at public campsites
• 3 meals per day prepared by an experienced safari chef
• Camping equipment (tents, mattresses, chairs, tables, cooking utensils (please bring your own sleeping bag)
• 05 x BB at the beach hotel in Zanzibar
• 02 x BB at a boutique hotel in Stonetown
• Private tours on Zanzibar as per itinerary
• Flying doctor insurance (first aid on the spot and rescue flights )
• Tourist Development Levy
• Wildlife Management Area Fees
• 18 % VAT

     NOT INCLUDED

International Flights
• All items of a personal nature
• Gratuities for safari guide
• Travel insurance
• Visa fee (50 USD /100 USD for American & Irish Passport Holders- to be paid upon arrival)
• Visit of a Masai Village (extra cost of 30 USD per vehicle)
• Game drive at the Ngorongoro Crater Floor (295 USD Ngorongoro Crater Fee per vehicle)
• Ranger guided Nature Walk along the Crater Rim (25 USD per person)

Meeting Point

Arusha from the lodge or Hotel

Your host

Lappet Faced Safaris is a tour operator company specializing in quality tours in Tanzania. Our services include Tanzania Safaris, Mountain Trekking and Holidays/Beach.

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$5,000.00 / pp
Up to 8 peoples
Durée : 5 Days