This 6 day Tanzania safari with emphasis on the Big 5, will help you explore the four major Northern Tanzania National Parks along with the Ngorongoro crater which is the 8th wonder of the world. We shall also provide our clients with a chance to witness all the big five animals of Africa. You will visit the Ngorongoro crater as well as tarangire as well as Lake Manyara National Park. This safari will lead you to a varied and certainly unforgettable holiday. The best time to travel is July to October
Day 1: Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Early in the morning, we will collect you from your hotel and after drive to Tarangire National Park. The park is made up of the bush savanna seasonal marshes as well as the formidable baobab trees. Tarangire park is one of the best places in East Africa were you can watch and come close to elephants. This park is also a habitant to Masai giraffes, various gazelles, antelopes, buffalos, lions, baboons, leopards as well as birds. You will definitely have plenty of wildlife to watch in the afternoon. You will then arrive at the camp for dinner.
Dinner and overnight at Maramboi Tented Camp – FB
Day 2: Drive to Serengeti National Park
Have breakfast and after the safari will take you to the lush crater uplands. The soils here have fertile soils that allow the crops like wheat, coffee, and corn to be grown. You will see the plains of the Serengeti and in the lunch break, you will go to Oldupai Gorge. The area is very dry and its well-known for the work of the famous archaeological couple Leakey. In the sixties, this couple discovered the oldest prehistoric human remains and a small museum documents their own work. This visit is optional.
The word Serengeti comes from the word Maasai word called siringeti meaning endless plains. Here the savannah in the south stretches to the horizon and is only interrupted by the Kopjes. There are also the rock formations that are formed by the weathering of the granite out crops. These plains are a good hunting ground for the leopards as well as the big cats. You will also get chance to view the magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Your open roofed vehicles also allow uninterrupted views and day passes which will make you reach your goal for the day at Seronera Valley with central Serengeti Area.
Dinner and overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp-FB
Day 3: Game viewing in Serengeti National Park
You will have a whole day dedicated to wildlife viewing in the Serengeti National Park. This area that you will visit depend upon where the migration herds are to be found. During the time of October and November’s short rainy period, the zebras and the wildebeests move from the hills in the north, to the plains in the south. And during the rainy seasons of April, May and June, they return. Your guide will know the location of the herds and where to get the best views of watching them.
You will after return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight at Kati Kati tented camp
Day 4: Game drive and transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation area
Enjoy breakfast and after enjoy a game drive with in Serengeti National Park. Within the seronera Valley, you will find wildebeest, zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs as well as birds. Have lunch and after drive in the direction to ngorongoro crater, as you reach the edge of the crater, the caldera opens up before you and is a beholding site. You will spend your night at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge at the crater edge where you can enjoy fantastic views as the sun goes down.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – FB
Day 5: Game drive and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park
Have breakfast and after drive into the crater which is the world’s biggest caldera that is filled with diverse fauna and flora. In its grass steppes and acacia forest, you will get chance to find any type of animal with in the east African Savannah except the Masai giraffe and the impalas. You can also spot the big five animals including the lions, elephants, Rhinos, buffaloes, leopards. After game watching and a picnic lunch, you will travel to the escarpment lodge for the evening meal and an overnight.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – FB
Day 6: Transfer to Arusha
This day, you will visit the last national park in the northern circuit, which is Lake Manyara that is famous for the tree climbing lions that are characterized with climbing of the trees. The large area of the park covers the alkaline Manyara Lake with seasonally is visited by the large colonies of the flamingos and many other water birds.
Along the lake shores, you will see elephants, hippos, giraffes, buffalos, antelopes, banded Mongoose, and birds. After bird watching, you will be driven back to Arusha for your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport or for a combined safari to Zanzibar.
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Private safari: Tanzania explorer
Safari starts from Arusha and ends in Arusha
Min number of people: N/A
Max Number of participants: Private safari
Departure day: any day of your choice
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