Destinantions: Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation, Serengeti National Park

Safari Overview

No matter how often you visit the Serengeti its magic never palls. In this wild and open country you feel you could drive forever and never have enough of it. Out on the plains the light is dazzling. Colossal thunderheads trail shawls of rain across horizons wider than the sea, and wherever you look there are animals.

The key players in this 1,200-mile odyssey are the wildebeest – 1.5 million of them – accompanied by 200,000 zebras. For them, every year is an endless journey, chasing the rains in a race for life. The action takes place across 150,000 square miles of woodlands, hills and open plains, a wilderness that includes not only the Serengeti national park and Kenya’s Maasai Mara game reserve but also the dispersal areas beyond.

The yearly cycle begins in the south of the park, where half a million calves are born between January and March. But when the rains end in May the land dries fast and the grazing animals must move on, heading for their dry season refuge in the Maasai Mara.

With the beginning of the short rains in late October the migration makes its way back into the Serengeti, so this a good time to be anywhere in the north of the park between Klein’s Camp and the Lamai Wedge. By December, having emerged from the northern woodlands, the herds return past Seronera to mass on their calving grounds again and the circle is complete.

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrive Kilimanjaro - Arusha

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by a representative from The Rickshaw Travels who will greet you and assist with the transfer to your chosen hotel in Arusha City. The rest of the day and evening are at Leisure. Overnight at Hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2 - Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, depart around 0700hrs to start your journey towards the lake of Great Rift Valley. You will do full day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park with packed picnic lunches. Dinner and overnight at a Lake Manyara Lodge/ Camp on full board basis

Day 3 - Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast check out from lodge, proceed towards the western corridor of Serengeti National Park. On the way there, enjoy a game drive with a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti at a Lodge/Camp on full board basis.

Day 4 - Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, enjoy another full day on a game drive with a picnic lunch or break the day with lunch at the lodge/camp. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti at a Lodge/Camp on full board basis.  Optional Balloon Safari.

Day 5 -  Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation

Morning after breakfast check out from the lodge/camp with picnic lunch and depart for another explorative tour of the Serengeti National Park. Lunch is taken at a picnic spot before a slow drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight at Ngorongoro Lodge situated on the crater's edge where you can enjoy the wonderful view across the caldera as the sun sets.. Overnight at Lodge on Full Board Basis

Day 6 - Crater Tour

After an early breakfast, descend into the ‘8th Wonder of the World’, a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Game drive in the crater until lunch. In the afternoon proceed towards Arusha to take your evening fiight to your next destination.  Optional - stay overnight in Arusha and the next morning take your flight to your next destination.

The Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated 180 km (112 miles) west of Arush in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania

Enclosed within its towering walls are grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife. Here too are all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) as well as a large cast of plains game and one of Africa’s densest populations of predators. The Ngorongoro Crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are without a doubt some of the most beautiful parts of Tanzania, steeped in history and teeming with wildlife. Besides vehicle safaris to Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, and surrounding attractions, hiking treks through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are becoming increasingly popular options.

The Serengeti National Park is most famous for its annual migration of over one and a half million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. It is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and prey.

Lake Manyara  - a one day tour in a compact park and see a huge variety of animals and birds.  Famous for seeing lions sitting atop trees.

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Activity Level

Light/Moderate

Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, trekking, snorkeling and biking.


Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.


My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.


What's Included

  • Arrival transfer, national park entrance fees, transport between destinations and to/ from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. Optional excursions are at an additional cost.
  • Meet and Greet Services as per itinerary
  • Accommodation and Meals as per Itinerary
  • Park fees (Based on 24 hours basis)
  • Crater fees (Based on 24 hours basis)
  • Private/Exclusive use of 4 x 4 Safari Vehicle
  • English speaking Driver/Guide experienced in birdlife, animals, flora/fauna & culture
  • All transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Private Pick up and drop of as per the itinerary

This Trip Excludes

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips for guides
  • Any personal expenses
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to safari crew
  • Any activities other than those specified
  • Anything else not mentioned above

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.