6 Day Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

cheater serengetiTour overview

This Tanzania tour starts and ends in Arusha. The safari includes 3 main national parks of Tanzania including; Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara and the famous Ngorongoro crater, these three national parks have got variety of game which can be watched on any game drive. Serengeti National Park is also connected with the Masai Mara of Kenya and also stretches to Lake Victoria which is found in the west. Serengeti is also famous for the annual migration of large animals. Lake Manyara national park have variety of water animals like the birds and the hippos. Ngorongoro crater is famous for the large caldera filled with many animal species.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara National park

Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Day 3: Explore Serengeti National Park

Day 4: Transfer to Ngorongoro National Park

Day 5: Explore Ngorongoro Crater

Day 6: Transfer back to Arusha town

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara National park

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and the guide will provide you a short briefing about the whole safari. After, you will start your drive to Lake Manyara National Park, this small park stretches along way via the high rift valley escarpments which is occupied by the alkaline lake. Water birds gather around the lake and they are over 400 bird species found in this park. Its vegetation provides a good habitant too many animals like the monkeys, antelopes, giraffes, grassland elephants, which leave around the acacia trees. You will also get chance to view the Manyara lions around the trees. In the afternoon, leave Lake Manyara and head to booked lodge.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Lake manyara tree hotel

Mid-range: Kirurumu tented lodge

Budget: Olmasera tented camp

Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

You will have a morning game drive and after transfer to Lake Manyara National park that is filled with the unusual trees including the fig plus baobab and the huge mahogany, the park is also known for the tree climbing lions which rest in the tree branches on the trees .After lunch, leave for Serengeti National Park and arrive at the lodge and check in.

With the great vast open spaces and the bright blue skies and wildlife, you will also have a chance to explore the park terrain in the afternoon and discover many animal species including; giraffes, elands, the gazelles, monkeys, and many birds.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 3: Explore Serengeti National Park

This whole day is dedicated to wildlife viewing within the Serengeti. The areas here to be visited will depend where the herds are mostly found. The wildebeests and the zebras in the short rainy season of October and November are found moving from the hills of the north to the main plains of the south. And during the longer rainy seasons of April, May as well as June, they return to North. The guide will know the exact location of the herds and where the best views might be.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 4: Transfer to Ngorongoro National Park

The wonderful drive will lead you to Ngorongoro crater, were you will be rewarded with the beautiful sights of the world’s biggest caldera that is unbroken. This caldera has very old walls of the volcano that collapsed long time ago. This volcano may be the same size with Mt Kilimanjaro. This crater is also 12 miles across the walls of over 2000ft. we shall also get chance to be at an altitude of over 7,500ft above sea- level. The air here is cooler and so refreshing. Later in the afternoon, have a short nature walk to discover the local fauna or you may relax at the lodge.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge

Budget: Plantation Lodge

Day 5: Explore Ngorongoro Crater

Very early in the morning, descend over 2,000 ft to the floor of the crater in order to explore all the natural zoological park and also to observe the variety of wildlife including; Rhinos, lions, hyenas, zebras, wildebeests reedbucks, buffalos, Thomson’s and elephants. There is also the beautiful crested crane that resembles the peacock and can also be seen in large numbers and also the rare bat eared fox can be spotted. The crater is also the best place to view the large predators and a great area for photography. This crater is one of the natural world’s wonders with a breathtaking game hunt including; 30,000 animals that live here including the wildebeests, lions, and many bird species. You will spend the morning within the crater, checking out its range and the depth. You will as well enjoy delicious meals at the lodge and an attractive sun set within the beautiful wild sky that shows the conclusion of another safari day.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge

Budget: Plantation Lodge

Day 6: Transfer back to Arusha town

Have breakfast and after drive to Arusha to either be dropped at the hotel or at the airport to catch your flight.

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