7-Day Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Lake Manyara

Arusha, Tanzania

Enjoy and experience major parks in the Northern circuit in Tanzania: tree cheetahs in Tarangire, the wilderness of Lake Manyara and Serengeti, cultural learning and crater activities in Ngorongoro. This is the real safari within a short time of period if you don’t have much time for the longer safari. This tour gives you highlights of the Big 5 and more while visiting three parks. Every park is very unique and gives you a wide experience of Wildlife, nature and the environment.

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Dressed in an East Africa safari uniform, the driver/guide will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and take you to the Green Mountain Hotel, which will take about three quarters of an hour. As requested, this day will be dedicated to arrival and acclimatization as you prepare to experience magnificent Tanzania.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

You will be picked up at your hotel in Arusha at 8:00 am and drive directly to Tarangire National Park, enjoy game drive all day inside the park, expect to see a lot of animals inside the park. Famous for its large elephant population, it is also home to zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, waterbuck, baboons, and dwarf mongoose, impala, buffalo, antelope & fringe-eared Oryx. Predators include lion, cheetah & leopard. The swamps are shared by flocks of birds; green wood hoopoes, lovebirds, tallish herons, white bellied go-away birds & giant kingfishers. On drier ground you will find the kori bustard & the heaviest of the flying birds; the ostrich.
After a full day game drive you will drive for about 45 minutes to get to your accommodation.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

Today you will drive to the Serengeti National Park, which is one of Africa’s premier game parks. Driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area toward the Serengeti National Park you will begin to experience the vastness of this territory and marvel at the multitude of animal and bird life while cruising through this acacia spotted savannah.

Expect to see a lot of animals including Lions, wildebeest, hyenas, Elephants, Rhinoceros, Buffalos, Leopards, Giraffes, Impalas, Zebras and various species of birds and many more

The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Serengeti is a year-round destination and each season has its own special highlight with the most famous being the annual wildebeest migration – a once in a lifetime experience

Enjoy game drive and sundowners in the best National Park in Africa. Later start driving back to your camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Today you will venture deeper into the world-famous Serengeti on a full day game drive. Serengeti is the home of the Great Migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and all kinds of antelopes including the abundant impalas and Thomson’s gazelles. As for Big Cats and large predators, it’s the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, with many television scenes like the famous river crossings having been filmed in this park. Smaller animals like foxes, mongoose, honey badgers, jackals, monkeys, baboons, rock hyrax and African hares, together with more than 500 species of birds, also inhabit this park.
We are completely flexible with your preferences and this day will be organized according to your wishes. On every day of the safari, your guide will discuss with you the best timings for you, including the game drives and the wake-up time

Enjoy game drive in the best National Park in Africa.

Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Morning game drive inside Serengeti National Park and after early hot lunch, start driving towards Ngorongoro conservation area. Arrive Ngorongoro conservation area around 5pm at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge for dinner and overnight. The lodge located in the crater rim of Ngorongoro.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater tour

Today you will be rewarded with a full day game drive in the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

You will visit a Maasai Village in the Ngorongoro Highlands (optional at extra cost) where you will meet the Elders, Warriors, women & children & learn about the culture, beliefs & traditions of Tanzania’s last nomadic tribe.

The Crater is famous for Africa’s best game viewing as there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. You will descend 610 metres into the Crater where your safari truly begins. Spot the endangered black rhino, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, eland, Grant’s & Thomson’s gazelle & giant tusked elephants plus lions & leopards, cheetahs as well as scavengers such as spotted hyenas, jackals & wild dogs. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area later evening you’ll start heading back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Lake Manyara National Park

Today you will visit Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Stretching along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment it is home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees & grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking with its open plains, huge escarpment, Soda Lake, dense woodlands & distant volcanic peaks coming together in an area best described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.

Animals such as buffalo, wildebeest, giraffes, mongoose, dik dik & zebra herds congregate on the grassy plains while the acacia woodland is home to the legendary tree-climbing lions & tusked elephants.

Lake Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s bird life with more than 400 species being recorded. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans & storks.

In the late afternoon you will return to Arusha.




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