6 Days Tanzania Safari operates on a set departure basis, departing every Wednesday. This means anyone can join this safari, and as long as there is a minimum of 2 passengers the safari will run.
The itinerary takes in the most famous of Tanzania’s safari destinations including the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti National Park, and the Lake Manyara National Park. Ideal for visitors to Africa that have limited time and are looking for an affordable Tanzania safari that offers quality accommodation and safari vehicles.
Day 1: Arusha – Ngorongoro
On arrival in Arusha, you will be met by your guide. After an introductory lunch, we start our Tanzania safari by driving to the Ngorongoro Highlands to the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (or similar) where you check-in for the night.
The Ngorongoro Crater is recognized as a UNESCO-protected World Heritage Site and forms part of an international biosphere reserve. The crater measures approximately 300 sq km and measures about 19 km across. The floor of the crater is 600 meters below the rim, (which is over 2200 m.a.s.l), and is home to an abundance of wildlife including black rhino, lion, cheetah, buffalo, elephants, and a plethora of antelope species.
Day 2: Ngorongoro Safari (Tanzania)
Today we will descend to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for a full-day explorative game drive tour. We take a picnic lunch and this will be served in the crater. Late in the afternoon, we ascend back to the rim and our lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Ngorongoro – Serengeti (Tanzania)
After breakfast, we head to the Olduvai Gorge – a renowned archeological site famous for some of the man’s earliest remains. From here we continue our Tanzania Safari to the world-famous Serengeti National Park, arriving at our lodge, the Serengeti Serena or similar, in time for lunch. This afternoon we take our first game drive safari into this wildlife haven. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
The Serengeti National Park has also been declared a World Heritage Site and covers over 14700 sq km of the prime African wilderness. It actually forms one ecosystem with Kenya’s neighboring Masai Mara Game Reserve, and plays an integral part in the annual wildebeest migration that moves in a circular fashion between itself and the Masai Mara (in Kenya).
The terrain is most famously characterized by the endless grassy plains dotted, at times, by millions of head of game – the classical ‘Out of Africa” feel. However certain parts also are covered in the Acacia savanna, densely wooded hills or rocky outcrops are known as koppies, as well as pans and lakes.
The abundance of African wildlife is of course what makes it such a sought-after safari destination, and includes healthy populations of lion, buffalo, impala, hippo, waterbuck, elephant, cheetah, leopard, and a host of other game species – not to mention the more than 400 species of birds.
Day 4: Serengeti Safari (Tanzania)
Today we use the full day for a game drive safari in the Serengeti – a highlight of a Tanzania safari to many. To maximize our time in this African wonderland we again take picnic lunches with us that we will stop and enjoy at lunchtime. Dinner and overnight at a lodge in Serengeti.
Day 5: Serengeti – Lake Manyara (Tanzania)
After breakfast, we drive to Lake Manyara which is essentially a soda lake that forms part of the Great Rift Valley. We check-in at the Lake Manyara Serena or similar in time for lunch, and after lunch head out for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Famous for its tree-climbing lions, 77 % of this national park is taken up by the soda lake. The lake is a huge attraction to migratory birds and as such is an ornithologist’s dream. The variety of habitats including swamp, savanna, and dense jungle give rise to an equally wide variety of African wildlife, including buffalo, elephant, leopard, baboon, impala, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich, and hippo. The national park is just 125 km from Arusha and is, therefore, our last stop in this Tanzania safari.
Day 6: Lake Manyara – Arusha
After breakfast, we drive back to Arusha in time for lunch at a restaurant, which marks the end of our Tanzania safari.
• All activities as noted
• All ground transportation in 4×4 vehicles with viewing roof
• Services of professional English-speaking driver/guide and lodge/camp staff
• All meals
• All National Park fees
• Government taxes
• 1 liter of bottled water/daily/person in the vehicle
• Tips for guides and lodge or camp staff
• Optional Maasai Village visit
• Airport transfers
• Holiday supplement of $40/person/night for mid-range and $65/person/night for luxury accommodations December 20 – January 5
• 10% discount for kids under 15 years old
• Personal expenses (drinks, Internet, visa, etc.)