This luxury Tanzania road safari showcases Lake Manyara National Park, the Serengeti and the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater; allowing two full day's exploration of the Serengeti. All accommodation is provided in 5-star traditional safari lodges of the prestigious Serena Group.
Lake Manyara National Park .5 days 1 night
Serengeti National Park 2.5 days 3 nights
Ngorongoro Crater .5 days 1 night
About our travel tours
This Tanzania road safari tour is one of a series of tours offered within our East African safari tour operators' portfolio; each holiday package incorporating a careful choice of Tanzania hotels, safari lodges or safari camps. As well as our Tanzania safari holidays, we also offer Kenya safaris, Zanzibar travel and Uganda travel holiday packages. Should this Africa safari tour not meet your requirements, we are also happy to tailor an adventure safari to your specific requirements.
Day 1 Arusha to Lake Manyara
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be met by your vehicle and driver. After lunch in Arusha town, drive to the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge , which offers a spectacular vanishing horizon pool with views over the lake. Dinner at the lodge.
Distance/drive time: 130 kms/2 hours
Day 2 Lake Manyara to the Serengeti
After an early morning game-drive around Lake Manyara National Park which is famous for its tree climbing lions, depart with picnic lunch boxes and drive to the Serengeti National Park. Enjoy an afternoon's game drive en-route before checking into the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. Set high on the saddle of tree-clad ridge commanding panoramic views across the endless plains of the Serengeti, the lodge draws its inspiration from the circular ‘Rondavel' dwellings and winding paths of a traditional Maasai village. Below the Lodge is a sky-blue pool and a hilltop vantage point from which to view the world famous annual ‘migration'. Dubbed the ‘Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth', the annual wildebeest migration features a cast of millions, covers an 800-kilometer circuit and weaves birth, life and death into a spectacular tapestry that illustrates the concept of ‘the survival of the fittest' in all of its tragic, comic, violent and awesome splendour. Dinner at the lodge.
Distance/drive time: 250 kms/5 hours
Day 3 and 4 On Safari in the Serengeti
Enjoy two full day's game driving around the vast and sensational Serengeti, which covers 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah plains and is Tanzania's most famous park wherein tens of thousands of hoofed animals roam in a constant and unremitting search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends. The million-plus wildebeest are the predominant herbivore and also the main prey of a huge cast of large carnivores, principally lion and hyena. Whilst the annual migration is the Serengeti's most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its lion, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements may be tracked, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the lodge.
Twice a year, propelled by the rains, 1.3 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle gather in the Serengeti to undertake an 800 km trek to new grazing lands. The precise timing of the migration varies but generally the herbivores congregate and move out at the end of May, sometimes over a period of weeks, sometimes over a period of as little as three or four days. They then head west on the first leg of a roughly triangular 800-km circuit that takes approximately 3-4 months and ends in the Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya. When the grazing here is exhausted the tide of herbivores turns and reverses its progress returning to the short grass plains of Tanzania.
Day 5 The Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, leave the Serengeti and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area via Olduvai Gorge the ‘cradle of mankind', and site of one of the most important and controversial Palaeolithic finds in recent history. After lunch at the site, continue into the crater for an afternoon tour. Often referred to as ‘the eighth wonder of the world' the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's best-known wildlife arenas. A World Heritage Site, it is also one of the largest volcanic craters in the world (almost 20 kilometres wide, 610-760 metres deep and covering a total area of 264 square kilometres). An utterly unique biosphere, the Crater harbours grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife, all enclosed within its towering walls. Due to its high concentration of wildlife, close-range viewing opportunities and striking scenery it is also Tanzania's most visited destination. In the late afternoon, ascend to the rim of the crater, which is the site of the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. Dinner at the lodge.
Day 6 Ngorongoro to Arusha
After breakfast, drive to Arusha arriving in time for lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward flights.
Distance/drive time: 200 kms/3 hours
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