Lake Manyara – Serengeti – Ngorongoro
We visit Tanzania’s most famous northern parks in a fast and furious 5 day tour. This is all about the wildlife and is often called the big five in five tour. Expect a good look around three very different and exceptionally beautiful parks.
The magic of Lake Manyara, unbelievable wildlife populations of Ngorongoro and the vast plains of the Serengeti make this a safari to remember.
Day 1: Lake Manyara
We begin with an early drive from Arusha to the majestic beauty of Lake Manyara. Tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees surround the lake and are a haven for elephant, giraffe, zebra, baboons and birds.
Our first game drive around the lake should provide us with a variety of antelope, the above mentioned species and a fair few of the park’s significant hippo population.
Day 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti
We rise early and transfer to Tanzania’s oldest and most famous national park, the Serengeti. Passing through the Ngorongoro highlands en route, there are chances to see large game and superb scenery.
Arriving at the Serengeti, we head straight onto an afternoon game drive, with unlimited wildlife spotting opportunities. In addition to hosting the big five, the Serengeti is home to almost every species of large mammal found throughout Tanzania and its fame is well deserved.
Should your visit coincide with the migrations (around October and April), you may see one of the greatest sights on earth; 1.2 million wildebeest, 300,000 antelope and 200,000 zebras crossing the plains.
Day 3: Serengeti
A full day in the Serengeti.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater
A morning transfer to Ngorongoro Crater takes us through splendid highland scenery and as soon as we arrive, it’s down to the crater floor.
A game drive across the crater is a real eye opener. Despite its small size, there are an incredible 20,000 resident animals in this World Heritage Site. This is perhaps the easiest place in the world to see the endangered black rhino in the wild. Big game is everywhere and includes elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and cheetah.
Day 5: Ngorongoro – Arusha
Return to Arusha, where the tour ends.