Take a private safari to the best of all the East African national parks. Depending on the time of year, you’ll have the chance to see the great migration in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The tour starts in Arusha and ends in Arusha. Along the way you’ll have countless adventures in your own animal tracking vehicle, traveling the wild African savanna in search of big game. If you’re a nature enthusiast at heart, this trip is definitely one you don’t want to miss!
Day 1: Depart Zanzibar – Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
Tree Climbing Lions & Pink Flamingoes
Morning after breakfast for the Z hotel our office representative will pick you up to Zanzibar International Airport for you domestic flight to Arusha. You will depart Zanzibar airport at 09h30 and arrive in Arusha at 11h25. Meet and great from arrival point in Arusha, you will get safari briefing from our driver guide, with packed lunch boxes, and you will depart for Lake Manyara National park.
Nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You will have full day game drive and you can see many game animals such as buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo and others and a flock of pink flamingoes around the shores of Lake Manyara. Furthermore, you will enjoy to see this beautiful Lake Manyara, which Ernest Hemingway once called the “The loveliest lake in Africa.” The national park is home to the unique tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara, which you’ll have the chance to see lounging in the high tree branches.
Soon after you full day game drive on Lake Manyara National Park, you will drive out of the Park to you lodge for dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.
Accommodation at: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, all meals included
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park
Endless Plains of the Serengeti
After breakfast from Bougainvillea Lodge in Karatu, you will drive to Serengeti National Park, transit Ngorongoro Crater, you proceed on your way to Serengeti National Park (driving time some 4 hours, but with plenty to see on the way)! En route you will see grazing zebras, antelopes and giraffes and sometimes some buffalos hiding in the bush. The South Serengeti ecosystem belongs partly to the Serengeti National park and partly to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. After the game drive, you enter the central Serengeti National park and drive to your tented lodge where you arrive in time for your dinner.
Dinner and overnight accommodation at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp in central Serengeti (all meals included)
Day 3: Full day Game drive in the Serengeti
If you rise early you can take a morning game drive through the park to see the nocturnal predators returning from their nightly hunt and animals waking up in the early morning light. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds, you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species.
There is an optional hot-air balloon safari (not included in the package price), which will take place in the morning, just as the sun rises. You’ll float in whichever direction the morning winds take you. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon; at times he will ascend to 1000′ or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. After the landing you celebrate with champagne and a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in ‘Out of Africa’ style. After breakfast you receive your Serengeti balloon certificate and drive back to your lodge or proceed with your day’s activities and game drives around the Serengeti.
2nd Dinner and overnight accommodation at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp in central Serengeti (all meals included
Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast from Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp in Serengeti, you will drive to Ngorongoro Crater. Upon arrival at the crater, you will descend down to the Ngorongoro Crater floor for a wonderful game drive and picnic lunch. The inside of the crater is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the highest wild animal densities worldwide.
Ngorongoro Crater – Natural Wonders
Among the species are lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. You might expect to see the ‘Big Five’ within half a day game drive!
Dinner and overnight accommodation at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge , All meals included
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha – Zanzibar Island
Morning after breakfast from Ngorongoro Crater, you will drive to Arusha Airport (ARK) for your flight to Zanzibar Island. You will depart Arusha airport at 13:00hrs and arrive on Zanzibar Airport at 14:20hrs
Upon arrival on Zanzibar Island airport, you will be met at the airport by our office representative who will transfer you to hotel.
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS:
Destination Accommodation (Link) Room Type Meal Details
Lake Manyara N. Park Bougainvillea Safari Lodge standard rooms 1 x O/B/L/D
Ngorongoro crater Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge standard room 1 x O/B/L/D
Serengeti National Park Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp standard room 2 x O/B/L/D
O = Overnight, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Service Price per Person
Tanzania Safaris for 2 x Adults / Per Person = 2,360US$
- Airport and hotel transfers in private car
- Domestic flight from Zanzibar Island to Arusha, return
- 05 days private safari
- Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land rover with photographic roof hatch
- Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
- All wildlife reserve entry fees
- All game drives as mentioned
- All accommodation as mentioned in itinerary
- 2 ltr mineral waters per person / day during game drives
- International Flights
- All items of a personal nature
- Gratuities for safari guide
- Travel insurance
- Visa fee
- Drinks and beverages in lodges
- Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti
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