On day one of the Tanzania Deluxe Safari, you will be met at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your 5 Star overnight lodge in Arusha, Tanzania.
Over the next few days, we will explore the world-class game reserves of Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit.Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
In the morning we drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara, taking a picnic lunch for along the way.
We arrive at Lake Manyara in the afternoon and take our first game drive in the Lake Manyara National Park. Scenic Lake Manyara is best known for its rich birdlife hosting an array of waterbirds and migrant species, including massive flamingo flocks at times. Wildlife sightings include black and white rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and baboon, as well as leopard.
Our overnight stay is at a 5 Star safari lodge or tented lodge in the Lake Manyara area.Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner
Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, we depart Lake Manyara and head to the Serengeti National Park via the famous Olduvai Gorge. We stop to visit the Olduvai Museum and Gorge, the archaeological site where fossils of our earliest human ancestors and their tools have been unearthed.
Then we enjoy an en-route game drive to our 5 Star safari lodge or tented lodge at the legendary Serengeti Park.Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner
Serengeti National Park
We spend a full day game viewing in the famous Serengeti National Park taking a break for your choice of a hot lunch at the safari lodge or a picnic lunch in the bush.
The largest national park in Tanzania, Serengeti covers about 14 760 km² of open plains and wilderness. This unique wildlife reserve hosts an awe-inspiring abundance of large mammals including masses of herbivores such as wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, topi, buffalo, and hartebeest among others. The Serengeti Park is also famous for predator populations, especially big cats – lion, cheetah and leopard.
After a rewarding day of game viewing, we return to the 5 Star safari lodge or tented lodge for our overnight stay.Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
On day five we take a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park, stopping for a picnic lunch at Nabi Hill gate.
We then head for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area enjoying a game drive en-route. Our journey takes us via the Malanja Depression through various Masai villages where these distinctive East Africans can be seen going about their daily lives.
We arrive at the 5 Star lodge in the Ngorongoro Crater area in time for dinner.Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast, we set off for the game-rich Ngorongoro Crater and embark on a six-hour game drive followed by a cultural excursion to a local Masai village.
The Ngorongoro Crater is home to one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa, with almost every large mammal represented across the range of natural habitats here. Exploring the floor of the world’s largest unflooded volcanic crater offers superb wildlife sightings!
We then return to Lake Manyara for dinner and an overnight stay at a Lake Manyara 4 or 5 Star lodge or tented camp, recounting our wildlife adventures on the Northern Safari Circuit of Tanzania.Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast on the final day of the Tanzania Deluxe Safari, we travel by road from Lake Manyara to Arusha via the Great Rift Valley and the ethnically diverse, rural village of Mto wa Mbu.
We arrive in Arusha at about midday bringing this Big Five Tanzania Safari to a close.Meal Plan: Breakfast