Tanzania’s Taste of Tented Safari

Summary
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8

Starts: Arusha
Ends: Arusha
Duration: 8 Days
Destinations: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Arusha
From: $ USD 3830 per person sharing (may change based on lodge and month of travel)

Arusha – Lake Manyara

You will depart Arusha in the afternoon and pass through the Maasai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni you turn North West and continue the journey up through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara.

Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Lake Manyara

Depart the lodge after breakfast for a full day game drive with picnic lunch. Return to the lodge late afternoon.

Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Lake Manyara – Serengeti

Leaving Lake Manyara behind, the journey continues North West across the stunning hilly countryside of Karatu and the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you will hopefully start spotting game well before you enter into the park. Following a late lunch, the remainder of the day will be on a game drive. When you return to camp as the sun sets, the fire will be lit and you will be able to enjoy a nice warm shower before settling down to a relaxing evening taking in the night sounds of the bush.

Overnight at Serengeti Explorer Camp

Serengeti

Either morning or afternoon game drives with lunch at the camp or a full day game drive with picnic lunch.  Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Overnight at Serengeti Explorer Camp 

Serengeti

Either morning or afternoon game drives with lunch at the camp or a full day game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Overnight at Serengeti Explorer Camp

Serengeti – Ngorongoro

After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro Crater, viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains and stop off at Olduvai Gorge en route. Following a picnic lunch, you continue the journey to your lodge situated on the crater rim (Options A& B) or in Karatu (Option C) for the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Ngorongoro

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart by 4×4 to explore what is commonly referred to as the world’s largest natural wildlife zoo. After breakfast, you will descend through the early morning’s mist and 2,000 feet into the crater with a picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and is also one of the world’s seven natural wonders. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct habitats, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It is an awesome wildlife experience. In the afternoon return to the lodge in time for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Ngorongoro – Arusha

After a relaxing breakfast, head south east towards the highlands and Karatu, the scenery gradually changes into wheat plains and coffee plantations, before heading down through the scenic Rift Valley escarpment with great views of Lake Manyara beyond. Once on the main Arusha – Dodoma road, the journey will pass through the Maasai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. Upon arrival into Arusha you are dropped off in the Town Centre for your onward arrangements.