The Serengeti Safari is the best chance for all tourist where they will visit all the Tanzania National Parks. The Serengeti extending over 14,763km² of undulating plains and isolated koppies (rocky hills), the Serengeti is not only Tanzania’s oldest, largest and most famous national park, but also a strong contender for the accolade of Africa’s finest safari destination. The Serengeti is renowned for hosting an annual migration comprising at least two million wildebeest, plains zebra and gazelle – the greatest spectacle of its type in Africa – but the immense plains are also home to unusually dense populations of lion, leopard, cheetah and other predators, while being possessed of a liberating sense of space best experienced on an early-morning balloon safari. A Serengeti safari trip will be a highlight of a visit to Tanzania.
6 Day The Standard Tanzania Wildlife Safari
Visit some of the most exciting and iconic game parks in Tanzania. Visit Lake Manyara National Park. Here you can expect to see anything from thousands of flamingos, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, monkeys. Then onto Serengeti National Park, a vast wilderness that offers unparalleled safari opportunities and of course the great wildebeest migration. Your final stop will be Ngorongoro Crater, a breathtaking natural wonder, featuring one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa
After the Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you’ll be collected and transfer to the hotel/.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Our driver guide will pick you from your hotel in Arusha Town then departure for a full day game drive at 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 parks’ varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions (rare), as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Picnic lunch will be served the park, followed by an afternoon game drive then late afternoon departure for Karatu Village for diner and overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.
After breakfast, head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Leaving the highlands behind, descend into the heart of wild Africa the Serengeti National Park and 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. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.
This day will offer an ideal opportunity to do an optional but unforgettable hot air balloon flight, followed by a delightful champagne breakfast (available at a supplementary cost, and can be booked in advance). After breakfast, enjoy a full game drive in the Serengeti National Park. It is possible to arrange a full day game drive with a picnic lunch (must be arranged with the lodge in advance) or a morning and afternoon game drive, with lunch served at the lodge or camp. The Seronera area is also centrally located making it possible for game drives to the Lobo area, Western Corridor and southern Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Tortilis Tented Camp.
After breakfast at the lodge, depart to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. On the way, stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for an afternoon game drive. The crater supports a vast variety of animals including herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its dense population of predators, which includes lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen at Lake Magadi,
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Tloma Lodge. Or Similar
Enjoy breakfast, after which you will transfer back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha, enjoy lunch at a restaurant. You will be dropped off at Kilimanjaro airport, which ends our safari services
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
- Private safari guide
- Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
- Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
- Park fees
- Crater fees
- All meals whist on safari
- On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks.
- Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
- International flights
- Tanzanian Visa
- All things of personal nature
- Tips for guides and cooks
- Items not specified in terms and conditions
- Extended tours not specified in the main package
Kindly take note of the following:
Rates are quoted based on two guests sharing and single supplement rates apply on single room occupancy
The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this itinerary
On occasion the itinerary may be in a different order or using alternative lodges according to road conditions and availability.
Other Safari Important Notes
All lodges and camps will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times.
The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.
- INTERNAL FLIGHTS/BAGGAGE
Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. extra luggage can be left in storage in Arusha (by arrangement prior to travel
- YELLOW FEVER
It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.
Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used.
- COMBO TRIP
Please note that this tour combines with other Mkama Tours to Tanzania. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with Mkama Tours to Tanzania, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another Mkama Tours to Tanzania, after your trip concludes.