BTC 1 – 6 Days Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire

  • Tree-climbing lions and spectacular scenery in Lake Manyara
  • Extensive game viewing in the vast Serengeti looking out for the Big 5 and following the wildebeest migration from December to July
  • Crater tour into the Ngorongoro crater which offers captivating scenery and is a sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals.
  • Visit the historical Olduvai Gorge also know as the “cradle of mankind” with its ancient instruments used by early man
  • In Tarangire Park, view large herds of elephant and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland

The game parks of Tanzania are amongst the best in the world and offer some unique game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater is said to have the world’s densest population of lion and is geologically magnificent. In Lake Manyara lions have developed a liking for residing in the branches of trees, where they can both sleep and watch for prey whilst the Serengeti is notable for its large migratory herds of wildebeest and zebras with strings of predators in trail. The world-renowned Olduvai Gorge offers insights into the origins of humans and Tarangire offers one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the dry season.

Scheduled to depart any day with a minimum of 2 persons!

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Day 1 – Arusha to Lake Manyara

Early morning pick up from you hotel/ campsite after breakfast and departure to Lake Manyara National park where we have our picnic lunch at the campsite and then proceed on an afternoon game drive. Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic.  This shallow lake offers dramatic views and is home to rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos which you can see at a closer range than many other places

Day 2 & 3 – Serengeti

After breaking up camp we drive to the great Serengeti National Park viewing game enroute. We spend the next two days relaxing at the campsite and enjoying morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight at Seronera campsite.

Serengeti is rewarding all year round but there is less game in the park during the dry season – July /October, where they migrate to the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Day 4 – Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge

After an early breakfast, we drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro crater via Olduvai Gorge (to view the humanoid bones and fossil footprints) whilst game watching only with packed lunches.  We arrive and set up camp at the Simba (Lion) Campsite (very cold night; but you will enjoy breathtaking views of the crater below).

Day 5 – Tarangire

Morning descent into the crater for a crater tour. After lunch we proceed to the less congested wildlife paradise, Tarangire National Park.  The park becomes most active during the dry season between July and November, when large herds of game attracted to the everlasting waters of the Tarangire River make this reserve every bit as appealing as the Serengeti. Dinner and overnight stay at the campsite.

Day 6 – Arusha town

After breakfast we enjoy an early morning game drive in Tarangire followed by lunch at the campsite.  Although the park is more densely vegetated than the Serengeti, (covered primarily in acacia and mixed woodland including baobab trees) it supports similar large mammals to the Serengeti and is home to a variety of bird species. We then proceed to Arusha town. Drop off at your hotel or airport depending on arrangements made. End of services.