Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Olduvai Gorge and Ngorongoro Crater are the most popular National Parks in Northern Tanzania. In this 5 day safari, you will get to know them all, With the Best of Tanzania Safari travel in custom designed 4×4 safari vehicles with open roofs for game viewing.  This is a small group seat-in-vehicle safari with a maximum of 6 travelers per vehicle, all with window seats.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Arusha / Moshi
WEAR Comfortable safari clothing and sunscreen.

Day1

The drive from Arusha/Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park takes about 4 hours. After having a Picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive, which is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. Overnight at the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or Similar.

Day 2

The drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge takes 3 to 4 hours. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains, in which early human fossils were first discovered. It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Then, in the late evening drive to and overnight at the Serengeti Serena Lodge or similar.

Day 3

After breakfast, venture into the Serengeti’s wilderness corners for a full-day of game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earth’s largest  concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to the Serengeti Serena Lodge or similar.

Day 4

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingos and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Day 5

The drive from the Ngorongoro to Tarangire National Park takes two hours. This park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, elands, and Oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rain when they migrate again to good grazing areas. In the late afternoon, drive back to Kibo Palace Hotel in Arusha.

For the pricing of this itinerary please talk to us

Included in the price:

  • Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation.
  • All game drives viewing in a custom built 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser
  • All park and entrance fees
  • Transportation with 4×4 vehicles with viewing roofs
  • Professional English speaking driver/guide during the safari.
  • Bottled water in safari vehicles
  • Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee
  • Current Government taxes and levies
  • 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Moshi.

Excluded from the price:

  • Internal or International flights
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Balloon excursion (US$600 pp)
  • Entry visa to Tanzania.
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff, and porters
  • Meals, drinks, and excursions not described in the itinerary
  • Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage
  • Item of personal Nature