5 Day Tanzania Safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti Plains & Ngorogoro Crater
On this 5-day safaris adventure in Tanzania, you will have an opportunity to spend two nights in the Serengeti where you will see a variety of animals including the wildebeest migration plus a number of other Africa wild animals specifies. You will also visit the Ngorongoro crater as well as Lake Manyara National park.
Day 1 Transfer to Lake Manyara NP
Our professional guide from baboon adventures will meet you in Arusha today and brief you about this safari before beginning on the journey to Lake Manyara National Park. On arrival in the park you will check into your accommodation and have lunch before setting off to explore this beautiful park on an afternoon game Drive. The park comprises of a variety of habitats (It’s dominated by a large shallow soda lake – Lake Manyara which covers two thirds of the park’s surface area) that supports its large number of wildlife among which are the unique tree-climbing lions, one of the largest elephant population on the African continent as well as a very large flock of the pink flamingoes.
You will dine and spend the night at either: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, Kirurumu Tented Lodge, or Migunga Forest Camp
Day 2 Transfer to the Serengeti Plains
You will have breakfast at your lodge and then begin on the drive to the famed Serengeti plains driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area as well as the Karatu farmland. Once in the Serengeti, you will be stunned by the vastness of these plains as they beautifully undulate to as far as your eye’s reach. You will transfer into central Serengeti known as Seronera which prides in a very high number of different wild animals living within its varied habitats such as River Seronera that not only serves as a very valuable source of water to the animals but also attracts numerous animals offering very rewarding game viewing opportunities.
On arrival you will check into your accommodation where you will have lunch before starting on the afternoon game drive.
You will dine and spend the night at Serengeti Serena Lodge, Serengeti Sopa Lodge, or Serengeti Kati Kati Camp
Day 3: Explore the Serengeti – Hot Air Balloon Adventure
Today very early morning you will have an opportunity to be among the very few people to take part in a Hot Air Balloon Safari during which you will glide over the Serengeti as you enjoy aerial views of the plains below. You will see thousands of different animals grazing in the pastures below, the calmly flowing rivers, some nearby village settlements and the varied wildlife habitats as you see the world awakening to the rising sun.
You will have breakfast and thereafter set out on a game drive following the River Sogore Circuit that loops through the plains down to the southern part of River Seronera. Among the animals you will see here include: lions, cheetahs, Thomson gazelles, ostriches as well as topi.
Later you can visit the nearby visitors’ center which also offers very rewarding game views, and also has a gift shop dealing in various souvenir items, snacks, drinks as well as resourceful information like booklets and maps of that area.
You will have lunch and after head long the Kopjes Circuit that will take you around the beautiful Maasai Kopjes that normally attract several lions and large cobras. These Kopjes which are weathered granite-outcrops are scattered around these plains, offer good shade as well as drinking water pools which are normally congested with animals particularly in dry season!
At the end of the day you will head to your accommodation where you will dine and spend the night. Options include, Serengeti Serena Lodge, Serengeti Sopa Lodge, or Serengeti Kati Kati Camp
Day 4: Transfer to Ngorongoro crater
Right after breakfast, transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation area making a stopover at the Olduvai Gorge were a number of fossils were discovered that are a great link to the evection of man.
After lunch, proceed into the Ngorongoro Crater were you will descend down the 600 meters deep walls to the floor of the crater where you will enjoy a game drive and explore the various features found in this crater. It is estimated that there are over 30,000 animals living here among which are , warthogs, wildebeests, jackals, elands, cheetahs, hippos, lions, buffaloes, hyenas, African elephants, the elusive leopards and large herds of Zebras. You will also have a chance to visit a large shallow alkaline lake – Lake Magadi found in the crater where you will see several flamingoes and hippos.
You will dine and spend the night at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, or Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, or Ngorongoro Farmhouse
Day 5 – Ngorongoro crater – Arusha
After an early breakfast, depending on the time of your departure, you will have a final game drive in the crater before returning to A where you might enjoy an optional city tour at an additional price. This will be the d of our 5 Day Tanzania Safari Adventure