4 Days - Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Manyara Safari

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This 4 day Africa Vacation offers 5 star safari in Africa's paradise on earth, Tanzania. It is custom made for clients who want guaranteed sightings of lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinos. The cherry on the cake is a visit to Serengeti where you will be blown away by the sound, sight and smell of the great wildebeest migration from Serengeti to Masai Mara.

On the third day, you will visit Ngorongoro, a 3.5 Million year old cradle of mankind. Whether you opt for a game drive or bush walk in Tarangire, you are guaranteed of meeting over 100 elephants by the time of your departure. It is found in an endearing geographical setting, with a river running through it.

 Day

Highlights

Overnight

Day 1

Arusha- Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 2

Half day crater visit and drive to Serengeti

Serengeti National Park

Day 3

Game viewing and drive to Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara National Park

Day 4

Departure

 Arusha

Day 1: Arusha- Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The tour starts with lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs. 1400hrs, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Ngorongoro.  Dinner and overnight at either of the following hotels

Option 1:-Luxury 5Star Hotel: Ngorongoro o’ldeani mountain lodge

Meet a world-class 5 star colonial lodge located atop a historical hill with spectacular views onto  Lake Manyara, Oldeani Mountain, Lake Eyasi and The Ngorongoro Crater Rim. The lodge is absolutely stunning and you can spend hours just watching the wildlife in its extensive gardens. It is accessible through a road made of earth, but windy or hilly.

Option 2:-Mid/Standard 4Star Hotel: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

The five star hotel sits on the rim of Ngorongoro crater--in a beautiful setting with an amazing backdrop of Crater renowned for being the cradle of mankind. It is seamlessly blended with the park, you can’t help but feel as one with the nature and a 3.5 million year old cradle of mankind.

Option 3:-Budget 3Star Hotel: Ngorongoro Lodge and Campsite

Here, you are assured of a warm welcome and a very attentive service. The bush breakfast is great, fresh and chosen from a wide selection on the menu.The chef has over 20 years experience and can prepare anything you can ask for in a getaway like this.He is flexible and accommodative to requests. All the sanitary works and is clean. The shower is warm and by solar cells in the interest of not exhausting natural trees for firewood. 

Meals: Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Half Day crater tour and drive to Serengeti National Park

Today after breakfast you will start by descending 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the crater for a half day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savanna where the lions hunt for food, lunch at the lodge. Afternoon drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge. Dinner and overnight at either of the following hotels

Option 1:-Luxury 5Star Hotel: Ubuntu Camp

The room in which you will stay has a giant window that looks toward the lake a backdrop of plains. In the morning, you will wake up to grand sunrise that seems to set the entire horizon ablaze as it rises. The gracious staff will make you laugh and smile and feel like you are in another planet, a planet where stress is unheard of. They will forever be in your hearts. From the chef to the field guides, everyone will play a part in making your holiday happy.

Option 2:-Mid/Standard 4Star Hotel: Dunia Camp

Nestled in the middle of the wildebeest migration corridor, Dunia Camp is the only lodge at the heart of Serengeti that is run by a team of only women. They don't compromise when it comes to balancing attention to every detail with a graceful simplicity that is in harmony with the serene location.

Option 3:-Budget 3Star Hotel: Ikoma Tented Camp

Despite being located in beautiful surroundings, this lodge doesn't take anything for granted. It's attentive service and cottages will blow your mind. It is tented camp located on the main wildebeest migration route between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara Reserve. It is quite old but still beautiful and looks out over the landscape.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

Day 3: Game viewing and drive to Lake Manyara National Park

Enjoy a morning game viewing in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Return to your lodge for lunch, before departing to Lake Manyara.  Dinner and overnight at either of the following hotels

Option 1:-Luxury 5Star Hotel: Lake Manyara Kilimamoja lodge

An absolute gem in the heart of Ngorongoro. The main building has all the luxuries you can expect of a 5 star resort; a main lounge with a old world charm, a pleasant dining room, grand hallway, rejuvenating spa, classy conference room, inside and outside shower, childrens play room and outside fire place

Option 2:-Mid/Standard 4Star Hotel: Lake Manyara Serena lodge

True to the philosophy of hotels belonging to the family of Serena Hotels, it's cottages are charming, clean and are big as is the bathroom. All the rooms have a safe where you can keep your personal belongings temporarily. Each room has two small windows to keep it cool during the daytime and night if necessary. Even at the peak of rainy seasons, you won't feel the coldness of the park as there are heaters to warm up your room.

Option 3:-Budget 3Star Hotel: Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp

The rooms are spacious, quiet, very comfortable and have showers with good pressure. They are in the middle of nowhere and thus have lots of wild animals in the surrounding; giraffes, zebras, antelopes, buffalos, elephants and hyenas. All of these can be viewed from safe distance and rarely invade the camp.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4: Departure

After an early breakfast, you will depart for a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of bird life. Mid morning, drive back to Arusha.

Lunch at a restaurant in Arusha town

Services included in the cost:

  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Ground transportation in a 8 seater 4x4 safari vehicle with English speaking Driver guide:-
  • Game drives and park entry fees
  • Tourism Development Levy (currently US $ 1.50 per person per night)
  • VAT on Ground Transport & Crater Service Fee, Park Entry Fees

Services excluded in the cost:

  • Visas
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • Domestic & International flights and departure taxes (Quoted separately where applicable)
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Drinks, tips, laundry, bottled drinking water and other personal expenses
  • Medical, Travel and Baggage Insurance
  • Holiday Surcharge