Distance: 30/50 km
On arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport our safari manager will meet you and drive to hotel we book for you in Arusha or Similar. Then will go through your safari program before leaving you to relax and enjoy the lodge’s facilities.
Overnight at Planet lodge in Arusha. Breakfast included.
Day 01: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Distance: About 120 km
Non – game viewing time: 2:30 to 3 hrs.
After breakfast at your lodge, meet your safari driver guide & chef then start the tour. The first stop will be in Arusha town for any last minute purchases before driving to Tarangire National park for game drive. Packed lunch will be served at one of the picnic site inside the park. Tarangire is famous for its huge elephant population and giant baobab trees, you may expect to spot herds of elephant, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, hippos, baboons and many antelopes. Birds are abundant & you may see the three rare species of Ash staling, Great Kudu & Fringe Eared Oryx. Predators like lion, leopard, cheetah, jackals & hyena can also be seen. The park forms the central annual migratory cycle within Tarangire Lake Manyara ecosystem that includes up to 3000 elephant, 25,000 wildebeest and about 30,000 zebras. Late Afternoon you will drive towards the base of the Great Rift Valley for overnight.
Overnight at Lilac campsite close to Lake Manyara or similar. All meals include.
Day 2: Tarangire – Ngorongoro crater
Distance: 30 km
Non – game viewing time: 1 to 2 hors
Your 5 days Serengeti Ngorongoro, Tarangire & Lake Natron tour continues after breakfast, you will drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area & descend 600 meters into the crater floor for game drive. Ngorongoro Crater is a rich area with enough water & fodder supports a vast variety of animals which includes wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippos, and giant African elephants. The Crater is home to some rare species of black rhino living in their natural habitat perhaps this is among few areas where you can see rhino in the natural wilderness.
Another interesting part of this picturesque Caldera, is its denser population of predators, which includes lions, cheetahs, hyena, Jackal and the ever mysterious leopard, which sometimes needs a binoculars eye to spot. You will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner which supports a large number of flamingos and other water birds.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite. All meals included.
Day 3: Ngorongoro – Serengeti National park
Distance: 145 km
Non – game viewing time: 3 to 4 hrs.
After breakfast drive around the Crater rim and down to “The wild Africa” Serengeti National park with its endless rolling plains. Then move to the central park area, called Seronera, named after the river which is a valuable source of water in the area therefore attracts a larger number of wildlife species in the Serengeti Masai Mara ecosystem. This is among the richest habitats in Serengeti with a lot of animal actions. Packed lunch to be served on the way before embark for sunset game drive in the Serengeti national park.
Overnight at Seronera Campsite Central Serengeti.All meals included.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Lake Natron
Distance: about 300 km
Non game-viewing travel time: 4-5 hours
Today the 5 days Serengeti Ngorongoro safari we take you for an early morning game drive which can allow you to see some nocturnal animal coming back from their long night of hunting, or a group of lioness organizing a morning ambush. If the Wildebeest Migration will be packed in Serengeti then you will go straight to where they are & spend much time with them before starting your en route game drive towards the Northern Serengeti. Check out at Klein’s gate & drive to Lake Natron arriving late afternoon and go for a walk along the Lake shore during the sunset if time permits. You will have early dinner and sleep a bit before you driver wake you up to be read for night summit at Odoinyo Lengai Mountain.
Overnight at Lake Natron Campsite. All meals included.
Day 5: Lake Natron – Arusha
Distance: 250 km
Night ascent & dawn summit bid, Ol doinyo Lengai Mountain (seismic conditions permitting). Optional waterfall hike and swim (Depending on your flight time). After drive to Arusha for airport drop off or overnight. (Extra cost for the overnight accommodation)
Tanzania Safari 5 days Serengeti Ngorongoro including Tarangire & Lake Natron is the best tour that combines wildlife safari, hiking trip & sightseeing.