Lake Manyara, Serengeti Plain and Ngorongoro Camping Safaris Itinerary
Tour Code BTA 004 TCS
Day 0: Arrival Day
Distance: 30/50 km
You will be met by our safari manager at Kilimanjaro international airport/Arusha airport and transfer to Planet Lodge in Arusha. After check in you will have detailed safari briefing before leave you to relax and enjoy the nice atmosphere of Arusha city.
Overnight at Planet Lodge in Arusha. Breakfast include.
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara – Lake Eyasi
Distance: 120 km
Non game viewing time: 2 to 3 hours.
After breakfast at your lodge Back to Africa safaris driver guide and chef will meet you at the lobby and you will start your driving via Arusha city to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive. Manyara park is placed at the most dramatically wildlife area in Tanzania & consisting a huge shallow salt Lake covering almost two-third of the park & lies at the base of the Great Rift Valley’s Western escapement.
Rich and varied habitats in this park attracts variety of animal species which include herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, warthog, African elephant, the famous Lake Manyara tree-climbing lions and countless numbers of flamingos attracted by green algae in the Lake. Packed lunch will be served inside the Park. In the afternoon drive across the Great East African Rift Valley where you can stop for some nice picture of Lake Manyara & its forest before start your way to Lake Eyasi.
On arrival at Lake Eyasi you will visit the Datoga tribe who are “blacksmith”, accompanied by local guide you will go around their homes to experience their livelihood & meet members of the family & kids. Later you will visit the blacksmith & after is a sunset walk at the Lake shore before going to your Campsite for dinner & ovenight.
Overnight at Bushman Campsite close to the Lake. All meals included.
Day 2: Lake Eyasi – Serengeti National park
Distance: 175 km
Non game viewing time: 3 to 4 hours
On this day, short Tanzania camping safaris takes you for an early morning hunting with bushman including short tuition on survival skills. The bushman at Lake Eyasi are divided into small groups of Hadzebe, Tindiga and Datoga living in hunting with bow and arrows, feed on roots and wild fruits just as much as humankind lived in the Stone Age.
Afterwards you will come back to the campsite for full breakfast before departing for Serengeti National Park, the driving is along beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu up to Ngorongoro main gate & across Ngorongoro Conservation Area at (2,300 m). You will stop at the Crater view point for some great pictures of Ngorongoro Crater floor from the rim. Then drive down to the heart of “The wild Africa” Serengeti National Park with its endless rolling plains. You can have your packed lunch at Naabi Hill Gate or at the kopjes (rocky outcropping) before starting your en-route game drive toward the central Park area called Soronera. Sunset game drive while searching for Wildebeest Migration (if will be packed in Serengeti). Late afternoon drive to your campsite for dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite Central Serengeti. All meals included.
Day 3: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Distance: 145 km
Non game viewing time: 2 to 4 hours.
The 3rd day of your short Tanzania camping safaris we take you for an early morning game drive inn the serengeti starts at 06:30. You will spend much time in Serengeti before driving to Ngorongoro with en-route game drive. Morning game drive in Serengeti can allow you to spot cat family on the road as they avoid the morning mist. You can as well see other predators coming back from their long night of hunting or a group of lioness organizing morning ambush and other animals waking up ready to start their new day.
If the Wildebeest Migration will be in Serengeti you will go straight to where they are & spend much time with the herds before starting your en-route game drive toward Ngorongoro highlands. (Option) Masai village visit on your way to Ngorongoro Conservation Area (extra cost $30 per car), reach Ngorongoro Conservation Area for sunset watch dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Simba Public Campsite at the Crater rim. All meal included.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
Distance: 215 km
Non game viewing time: 2 to 4 hrs.
As early as 06:30 you will ascending 600 meters into the Crater floor for great game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater is believed to be one of the nature wonders of the world. Supported by yearly around water supply and fodder the Crater supports variety of wildlife which include herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, eland, warthog, hippos, African elephant & the rare black Rhino. This is among few places in the world where you can find black rhino in their natural habitats.
Another draw card in this picturesque Crater is the dense population of predators which include lion, cheetah, Jackals, hyenas & the mysterious leopard that needs a binoculars eye to spot. You will also visit Lake Magadi larger but shallow salt Lake at the the southwest corner of the crater floor frequently visited by hippos, flocks of flamingos & other aquatic birds. After picnic lunch more game drive before starting your way back to Arusha for overnight or drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport for late flight. (Accommodation on this day can be included upon request at extra cost).
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Arrival & departure transfers
4 Days private Tanzania camping safari for 2 to 4 person
1 Night accommodation in Arusha at Planet lodge or similar on B/B
Transport in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof thatch, window seats for everybody
Service of a profession, well experienced local English speaking safari driver guide & a chef
All meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
1.5 litters of mineral water per person during game drives
Tents, Mattress, pillows, chairs & table please bring your own sleeping bag
3 Night overnight stay in good Canvas Tents
All game drive & activities as per itinerary
All park fees including VAT
Sleeping bags but can be rent in Arusha at reasonable prices upon arrival
Beverage & soft drinks
Gratitude for safari driver & cook (please tip them separately)
All items of a person nature