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Small Group: Highlights of Tanzania Safari
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Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater Experience Tanzania`s highlights on this 5-day safari. Travel to Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park, three of Africa’s premier wildlife areas. Depart Arusha for Lake Manyara National Park and go in search of tree-climbing lions, herds of elephants and large families of comical baboons, before heading to the world famous Serengeti National Park. Explore the park`s endless plains and take amazing photos of the ‘Big 5’ within exceptional landscape. Then transfer to the largest intact caldera in the world - the Ngorongoro Crater - and admire its high altitude rainforest around the crater rim as well as its abundant wildlife on the crater floor.

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 201137
  • Starts: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Finishes: Arusha, Tanzania
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Itinerary

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Day 1

Day 1 - Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park (L/D)
This morning you`ll head to Lake Manyara, an ancient soda lake in the Great Rift Valley, for some game viewing. The game in this beautiful national park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the famous tree-climbing lions. Manyara’s great colonies of pink flamingoes will also delight.
If you have chosen the lodge package, you will be introduced to Northern Tanzania culture on a visit to a fascinating Mto wa mbu village for an opportunity to find out about their daily lives, visiting their farms, huts, artisan shops and their local market. This Mto wa Mbu village is actually home to over eighteen thousands inhabitants from 120 different tribes.
Overnight at Mtu Wa Mbu Camp, Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or Similar

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Day 2

Day 2 - Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park (B/L/D)
Today we set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of Serengeti National Park - a famous migration corridor and UNESCO World heritage site. En route, we stop at Olduvai Gorge, the “cradle of mankind”, where the Leakey family uncovered the fossil of Homo habilis who lived 1.75 million years ago. We also make a stop at a Masai Village and pass through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which was created to accommodate the needs of the Maasai people and which tests the idea that humans leading a pastoral lifestyle can coexist with wildlife. Finally, enter the park and head to your lodge/camp in the heart of the Serengeti for dinner.
Overnight at Seronera Camp, Serengeti Serena Lodge or Similar

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Day 3

Day 3 - Full Day Serengeti National Park (B/L/D)
Today will be the "Serengeti game viewing day". After breakfast venture into the endless open plains of Serengeti National Park wilderness for a full day game drive with picnic lunches brought along with you. You will discover why the fabled Serengeti typifies the dream of “Old Africa”. Large prides of lions laze in the tall grasses; families of elephants feed on acacia bark and trumpet to each other across the plains; while giraffes, gazelles, monkeys, eland and the whole range of African wildlife present themselves in awe-inspiring numbers. If you are there during the spectacular wildebeest migration, you will be more than astonished!
Overnight at Seronera Camp, Serengeti Serena Lodge or Similar

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Day 4

Day 4 - Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater Rim (B/L/D)
Wake up at 6am for early morning game drives in Serengeti before breakfast. Then after breakfast check out and take your picnic lunch box. Enjoy some last game viewing in Serengeti National Park en route to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater rim. Upon arrival, settle down at your stunning lodge/camp, situated on the rim of the crater. Be prepared for some remarkable views down onto the world’s largest, unflooded and unbroken caldera! Have dinner and overnight.
The caldera of Ngorongoro marks the ancient walls of a collapsed volcano, which was probably once the size of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Nowadays the completely enclosed circular crater is some twelve miles across, with steep walls of over 2,000 feet. We are at an altitude of approximately 7,500 feet above sea level, the highest point on our trip. After our time on the lower plains, the cooler air here is refreshing.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Camp, Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Similar
Note: A warm jacket or sweater is highly recommended as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.

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Day 5

Day 5 - Ngorongoro Crater Floor - Return to Arusha (B/L)
Today we descend 2,000 feet into the giant caldera of this extinct volcano, considered as ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’. This magnificent natural amphitheater contains the largest concentration of animals in all of Africa. The rich pasture and permanent water on the Crater floor supports a population of some 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals. Prides of lion, black rhino and elephant share this land with the legendary Maasai tribesmen. Because the grasses are short, game is easily spotted and can be approached quite closely. You`ll have a fabulous time on the floor of the crater observing wildlife in this ageless World Heritage Site. Uniquely beautiful, you will never see anything like it again.
Take a break for lunch at Ngoitoktok spring before proceeding with some more game viewing and then ascending the crater to drive back to Arusha. We will drop you off at your hotel in Arusha.
An insider`s tip: bring plenty of film-you may never take better wildlife photos anywhere else.

Inclusions:
    • Camping or Lodge Accommodation (1N Lake Manyara, 2N Serengeti, 1N Ngorongoro)
    • Meals: Full Board & Unlimited mineral water
    • Transport on 4x4 Safari Vehicle with Pop-up Roof for Photography
    • Park Entrance Fees
    • Game viewing activities as stated in the safari description
    • Services of a Safari Driver/ Guide
    • Private Chef (for camping)
    Accommodation

      4 Nights Camping or Lodge-Style accommodation (1N Lake Manyara, 2N Serengeti, 1N Ngorongoro)

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