Wildlife Explorer

Wildlife Explorer: 5 days, 4 nights
Locations:Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park
Highlights:Big five, “8th natural wonder”, Great Rift Valley, Night game drive
Best times:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

         Best time                   Good time                   Mixed

 

Quick Itinerary


Day 1:Moshi / Arusha ➜ Tarangire National Park ➜ Karatu / Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA)
Day 2:Ngorongoro Crater ➜ Serengeti National Park
Day 3:Serengeti National Park
Day 4:Serengeti National Park ➜ Lake Manyara National Park
Day 5:Lake Manyara ➜ Moshi / Arusha


 

Detailed itinerary:

 

1

Your safari driver-guide will take you in your 4×4 Land Cruiser, open-roof vehicle from Moshi or Arusha to Tarangire National Park (TNP) for a game drive, famous for its herds of elephants and Bao-bab trees. Later drive to Karatu or Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) for dinner and your overnight stay.
Driving times: Moshi / Arusha – TNP: 3-4 hours
TNP – Karatu / NCA: 1.5-2 hours
Optional activity:
Meal plan: packed lunch box, dinner
Accommodation: Simba Campsite ($) | Olea Africana Lodge ($$) | Bougainvillea Safari Lodge ($$) | Karatu Simba Lodge ($$) | Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge ($$) | Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge ($$$) | Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge ($$$) | Ang’ata Crater Rim Camp ($$$$) | Ngorongoro Serena Lodge ($$$$)

2

After breakfast, descend down into Ngorongoro Crater, what’s commonly referred to as the “8th Natural Wonder”of the world. Spot wildlife in the world’s largest caldera, including prides of lions lazing around in the morning sun. Early afternoon, proceed to Serengeti National Park (SNP) for your overnight stay.
Driving times: Ngorongoro Crater – SNP: 2-3 hours
Optional activity: Olduvai Gorge
Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch box, dinner
Accommodation: Seronera Campsite ($) | Serengeti Simba Lodge ($$$) | Kati Kati Camp ($$$) | Serengeti Sopa Lodge ($$$) | Serengeti Serena Lodge ($$$$) | Serengeti Ang’ata Camp ($$$$) | Pioneer Camp ($$$$$)

3

Spend the whole day exploring the vast plains of Serengeti, one of world’s largest wildlife sanctuaries.
Driving times:
Optional activity: Hot air balloon safari (subject to terms and availability)
Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch box, dinner
Accommodation: Seronera Campsite ($) | Serengeti Simba Lodge ($$$) | Kati Kati Camp ($$$) | Serengeti Sopa Lodge ($$$) | Serengeti Serena Lodge ($$$$) | Serengeti Ang’ata Camp ($$$$) | Pioneer Camp ($$$$$)

4

Today you have an opportunity for an early morning game drive in Serengeti before breakfast (or optionally after breakfast for those non early risers). Around mid-morning you will start your long journey towards Lake Manyara National Park (Mto wa Mbu).
Driving times: SNP – Mto wa Mbu (LMNP): 4 – 5 hours
Optional activity: Hot air balloon safari (subject to terms and availability)
Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch box, dinner
Accommodation: Seronera Campsite ($) | Serengeti Simba Lodge ($$$) | Kati Kati Camp ($$$) | Serengeti Sopa Lodge ($$$) | Serengeti Serena Lodge ($$$$) | Serengeti Ang’ata Camp ($$$$) | Pioneer Camp ($$$$$)

5

After breakfast, enter Lake Manyara for your final game drive of the itinerary. Although the chances of spotting the big 5 are less here, the sheer variety of habitats make this park interesting and unpredictable. After your game drive you will head back to Moshi / Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) / Arusha / Arusha Airport (ARK). End of our services | Kilimanjaro tour | Zanzibar extension | airport.
Driving times: LMNP – Moshi / Arusha: 3-4 hours
Optional activity: Lake Manyara National Park game drive
Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch box
Accommodation: