This 6 day Tanzania adventure safari takes you to 4 of the major Tanzanian destinations each with beautiful sceneries and a variety of wildlife, they are Lake Manyara, Serengeti national park, the Ngorongoro crater and Tarangire national park. This safari has been tailored by our expert staff from Focus East Africa Tours based on travelers experiences over time, making it the ideal traditional African wildlife safari for any visitor seeking adventure and of course lots of wildlife!
Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manyara
Our guide from Focus East Africa Tours will pick you up from Arusha airport or from your hotel, brief you about your upcoming safari and then transfer to Lake Manyara national park.
We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After you have enjoyed your lunch we shall proceed into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. The location of the park along the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley with a massive and shallow soda lakes attracts a variety of wildlife species including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, the Lake Manyara unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 2 – Transfer from Lake Manyara to the Serengeti Plains
After breakfast you will transfer to the Serengeti National Park, through the beautiful high lying farmlands of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As we leave the highlands behind, and descend into the Serengeti National Park also known as the heart of wild Africa. The Serengeti has endless plains, which roll into the distance as far as the eye can see. You will then proceed 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 attracting a variety of wildlife which best represents most of the Serengeti’s species.
We reach the park in time for lunch and after which you go for an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Dinner and overnight in a standard lodge at the Seronera area.
Day 3 – Full day at the Serengeti Plains
After your early breakfast, we shall go for a morning game drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which twists into the plains south of the Seronera River, some of the wildlife to look out for in this section include the Lions, Thomson gazelles, Topi, ostriches and cheetahs.
After your game drive, you will proceed to the Visitor Centre which is close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites. The Centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The shop also as refreshment, and we shall therefore have our lunch from there.
Later In the afternoon we will drive through the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, this circuit is known for having a number of lions and some very 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. The Kopjes are good hunting grounds for lions especially in dry seasons when most wildlife come to drink up.
Dinner and overnight in a lodge at the Seronera area
Day 4 – Transfer from the Serengeti Plains to the Ngorongoro crater
After an early breakfast at the lodge we shall transfer to the 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. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, known as the early men.
We shall arrive at the lodge in time for lunch after which we will descend over 550 meters into the Ngorongoro crater to view wildlife for the rest of the day. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, eland, warthog, zebra, buffalo, hippo, and giant African elephants, lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and leopard. We shall then 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 are usually found here.
Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 5 – Transfer from the Ngorongoro Crater to the Tarangire National Park
After your breakfast we shall transfer to the Tarangire National Park. The park stretches along the banks of River Tarangire, mostly composed of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. The parks natural vegetation is majorly composed of Acacia woodlands and giant Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the southern sections. Both the river and the swamps attract wildlife especially during Tanzania’s dry season. The park is undisputedly known to have some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa there are also several rare wildlife species at the Tarangire including the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. After your morning game drive, you will have a picnic lunch before embarking on an afternoon game drive. You will later retire to your lodge for relaxation and rest.
Dinner and overnight in the Tarangire National Park area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 6 – Tarangire National Park – Arusha
You will wake early for a morning game drive in Tarangire National Park. You will then return to the lodge for your breakfast, packing up and check-out. We will then transfer back to Arusha.
End of tour