This 5 Days Tented Camp/Mid-Range Safari safari in Tanzania starts and ends in Arusha, it includes two nights in Serengeti National Park which offers great sights of different animal species including the wildebeests, and Zebras, Big Fives and Big Cats. You will get chance to experience great game viewing in one of the most spectacular wildlife reserve in Africa. The same Tanzania safari takes you to Ngorongoro crater which features one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Get chance to visit the crater which is filled with lots of wildlife species including the elephants, lions, warthogs, zebras and many bird species. The same tour will take you to Lake Manyara which has got spectacular views filled with lots of bird species including the antelopes, hippos, birds etc
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Pick up from Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara national park.We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch do we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species.We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.Dinner and overnight at Matawi Tented Camp
Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings.
This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains.
This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink. Overnight at Matawi Tented Camp
We depart early in the morning to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Loisand Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here.Dinner and overnight at Ang’ata Camp
Today your safari will begin with an early breakfast before you travel down the crater rim to view the animals inside the crater up-close. The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest unbroken Caldera where thousands of animals live, where you will see big five animals. That afternoon you will enjoy your picnic lunch at the hippo pool then continue with the afternoons animal sightings as you make your way out of the crater and on your way back to your arranged hotel in Arusha.
- Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier
- Three meals a day on Safari
- Park entrance fees
- Service of an English speaking professional guide/Driver
- Mid-Range Accommodation (Tented Camps)
- Crater fees
- Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day
- Activities as per itinerary above
- Optional activities
- Visa fees
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Travel insurance
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
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