6 Days Mid Range Safari Itinerary to Karatu, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park

Discover the Wonders of Tanzania: 6 Days Mid Range Safari Itinerary to Karatu, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park

Greetings, adventure seekers! If the thought of exploring Tanzania’s breathtaking landscapes, witnessing incredible wildlife, and immersing yourself in the local culture excites you, then you’re in the right place. At Lyimo Expeditions, we specialize in creating unforgettable safari experiences, and our 6 Days Mid Range Safari Itinerary to Karatu, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park is an adventure you won’t want to miss.

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha – Gateway to Your Tanzanian Adventure

Your thrilling journey starts in the bustling city of Arusha, often known as the safari capital of Tanzania. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted by our friendly Lyimo Expeditions representatives. From the moment you step off the plane, we ensure your experience is comfortable and seamless. Our team will escort you to your charming mid-range hotel where you can relax and prepare for the days ahead.

Evening: Welcome Dinner and Briefing

In the evening, join us for a delightful welcome dinner where you’ll meet your fellow travelers and our experienced safari guides. We’ll provide you with an overview of the exciting itinerary ahead and answer any questions you may have.

Day 2: Arusha to Karatu – Gateway to Ngorongoro

Morning: Scenic Drive to Karatu

After a hearty breakfast, we depart for the picturesque town of Karatu, located on the edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation area. The drive takes you through lush landscapes, past local villages, and offers a glimpse into the daily lives of the Tanzanian people.

Afternoon: Karatu Exploration

Upon arrival in Karatu, we check into a charming mid-range lodge. Take the afternoon to explore the town and visit a local market. Karatu is known for its vibrant atmosphere and rich cultural heritage. Don’t forget to interact with the friendly locals and maybe purchase some unique souvenirs.

Evening: Traditional Tanzanian Dinner

Enjoy a delicious traditional Tanzanian dinner at your lodge, prepared with fresh local ingredients. After dinner, relax by the campfire as you listen to the enchanting sounds of the African night.

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater – The Garden of Eden

Morning: Descent into Ngorongoro Crater

Rise and shine! Today, we head to the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world’s most remarkable natural wonders. The crater is often referred to as the "Garden of Eden" due to its lush, green landscape teeming with wildlife. The descent into the crater offers breathtaking views of the vast caldera below.

Afternoon: Wildlife Safari in the Crater

Embark on an exhilarating wildlife safari as you explore the crater floor. Ngorongoro Crater is home to an incredible array of animals, including the Big Five: lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos. Keep your camera ready to capture these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Evening: Return to Karatu

After an unforgettable day in the crater, we return to our lodge in Karatu. Share your experiences with fellow travelers over dinner and enjoy the comfort of your cozy lodge.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Into the Heart of the Wild

Morning: Journey to Serengeti National Park

Today, we embark on a journey to the legendary Serengeti National Park. The drive itself is an adventure, with stunning landscapes and wildlife sightings along the way. As we enter the park, you’ll immediately feel the magic of the Serengeti.

Afternoon: Serengeti Safari Adventure

Our experienced guides will take you on a thrilling safari through the Serengeti’s vast plains. This iconic park is famous for its annual Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest and zebras traverse the plains in search of fresh grazing grounds. Witnessing this natural spectacle is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Evening: Overnight at a Mid-Range Lodge

After an exciting day of game drives, we check into a comfortable mid-range lodge in the heart of the Serengeti. Enjoy a delicious dinner under the starry African sky and fall asleep to the sounds of the wild.

Day 5: Serengeti Safari – The Adventure Continues

Morning: Sunrise Safari

Rise early for a sunrise safari in the Serengeti. The early morning light provides the perfect conditions for photography and wildlife spotting. Watch as the animals awaken and begin their day in this untouched wilderness.

Afternoon: Explore Different Ecosystems

The Serengeti is not just about the plains; it also features diverse ecosystems, including riverine forests, woodlands, and kopjes (rocky outcrops). Our guides will take you to explore these different habitats, each offering unique wildlife encounters.

Evening: Sundowner and Bush Dinner

As the sun sets over the Serengeti, enjoy a traditional African sundowner – a refreshing drink and snacks while you take in the breathtaking view. Tonight, we have a special treat: a bush dinner under the open sky. Indulge in a sumptuous meal prepared by our expert chefs, surrounded by the sounds of the African night.

Day 6: Serengeti to Arusha – Farewell Tanzania

Morning: Final Game Drive

On your final day, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out for one last game drive. Take in the sights and sounds of the Serengeti one last time, and perhaps catch a final glimpse of your favorite animals.

Afternoon: Return to Arusha

We’ll then begin our journey back to Arusha, with a stop for a picnic lunch along the way. Reflect on the incredible experiences you’ve had and the memories you’ve made during your Tanzanian safari adventure.

Evening: Departure

Upon arrival in Arusha, we’ll transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight. As you bid farewell to Tanzania, know that you’ve had an adventure of a lifetime, full of unforgettable moments and breathtaking encounters.

Why Book Your Tanzania Safari with Lyimo Expeditions?

  • Expert Guides: Our knowledgeable and passionate guides ensure that you have the best possible safari experience. They are skilled in spotting wildlife and sharing fascinating insights about the animals and their habitats.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: We partner with mid-range lodges and camps that offer comfort, excellent service, and authentic experiences. You’ll enjoy a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation.
  • Customizable Itineraries: At Lyimo Expeditions, we understand that every traveler is unique. Our itineraries are flexible and can be tailored to suit your preferences and interests.
  • Safety and Reliability: Your safety is our top priority. We maintain high safety standards and ensure that all our vehicles and equipment are well-maintained. You can travel with peace of mind.
  • Commitment to Sustainability: We are dedicated to responsible and sustainable tourism practices. By choosing Lyimo Expeditions, you are supporting conservation efforts and local communities.

Book Your Tanzania Safari Today!

Are you ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? Book your 6 Days Mid Range Safari to Karatu, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park with Lyimo Expeditions today!

Contact us at info@lyimoexpeditionskilimanjaro.com or call us at +255718442953 to start planning your dream safari. Our team is here to assist you with any questions or special requests you may have. Don’t wait – the wonders of Tanzania are calling!


Tanzania’s stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich culture make it a premier safari destination. With Lyimo Expeditions, you can experience the best of this incredible country in just six days. Our carefully crafted itinerary ensures that you don’t miss any of the highlights, while providing a comfortable and memorable experience. Book your safari today and let the adventure begin!

Lyimo Expeditions – Your Gateway to Tanzania’s Wonders

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