5 Days Tanzania Wildlife Exploration Safari and Tours
more in a single day. We depart Arusha for Lake Manyara National Park, which is known for its abundant bird life, stunning rift valley scenery, and rare tree-climbing lions. Then there’s the Serengeti, where you can see BIG Cats and other resident animals, as well as the Ngorongoro Crater, a massive crater teeming with wildlife. The safari is five days long, with an arrival night in Arusha and stays in Classic-level accommodations.
DAY 1: Kilimanjaro airport – Arusha city
Driving Distance: 55kms/1hr
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and be greeted by an Epic Africa Adventure driver. Your driver will keep your bags in the vehicle’s luggage compartment and then transport you to your hotel in Arusha city for leisure and overnight.
Accommodation: Arusha Serena Lodge on Bed and Breakfast
DAY 2: Arusha City – Lake Manyara National Park
After a leisurely breakfast, our driver-guide will pick you up and drive you to Mto wa Mbu village for a cultural experience, followed by a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park.
Activity 1: Village walks in Mto wa Mbu; Mto wa Mbu is a well-known village in Africa’s Manyara region, home to over 120 ethnic groups. A local guide leads the tour, which includes a 1-hour 30-minute walk to various cultural sites in the village. Among the many things to observe and learn during the walk are local farms (banana, coffee, and rice farms), local houses, socio-cultural and economic practices of locals, local markets, local products, local schools, and daily movement of locals within the village. Following the tour, we will enjoy a traditional village lunch prepared by village mamas. After that, we’ll drive about 5 kilometers to Lake Manyara National Park.
Activity 2: Game drive; – Lake Manyara National Park is a stunning park located in the Great Rift Valley, with a wide variety of wildlife and landscapes to admire. name a few, there are many monkeys, Zebras, Wildebeests, Hippos, Giraffes, Waterbucks, Dik-diks, Impalas, and Tree climbing Lions. It is best known for its more than 5,000 recorded species of birds, including migrant flamingos and numerous water birds drawn to the park’s alkaline lake, which covers a large portion of its area. Flamingos typically feed along the lakeshore, though during the dry season, flamingos and other water birds can be found in small numbers. After the game drive, proceed to our reserved lodge for relaxation.
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge on Full Board Basis
DAY 3: Manyara – Serengeti National Park
Driving distance 205kms/ 4hrs and 50minutes
We leave our lodge after a delicious breakfast with our packed lunch, passing through the vast Ngorongoro Conservation Area on our way to our main destination, the Serengeti. Our journey to Ngorongoro Conservation may reveal us to beautiful highlands and valleys, Maasai tribe men directing their cattle for pasture or spying on migrant wild animals living outside the crater such as Zebras, Giraffes, Buffalos, and many more.
We arrive in the afternoon at the incredible Serengeti for an afternoon game viewing. The game viewing here combines the known with the unknown. There is a new experience around every corner.
Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge Full Board Basis
DAY 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation
Driving distance: 145kms/3hrs 30minutes
Breakfast is followed by a final morning game viewing to take in Serengeti’s natural beauty. Central Serengeti is also known as Seronera because of the Seronera River, which flows all year and provides a permanent water source for many resident animals that roam the region. As a top-ranked park in Africa, the Serengeti has a diverse range of wild animals to see, including Big CATS and numerous bird species. Wildebeest migration can be seen in the area depending on the month of travel (April-May and December-January). In the afternoon, we have our picnic lunch at the picnic site and then continue with our game on our way to our chosen accommodation for leisure and overnight.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge on Full Board
DAY 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro airport
Driving distance: 248km/5hrs
Early breakfast at the lodge, followed by a game drive in the crater. The jewel in Ngorongoro’s crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the world’s largest unflooded and unbroken caldera, measuring about 20 kilometers across, 600 meters deep, and 300 square kilometers in area. The Ngorongoro Crater is a stunning natural wonder. The crater is home to a variety of animals, including buffalo, zebras, giraffes, lions, antelopes, gazelles, elands, elephants, hippos, and monkeys. Numerous bird species can be seen in a single visit, including ostriches, Crown Cranes, and flamingos. Following the game drive, ascend and drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departure.