5-Day Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro & Serengeti Luxury Tour
5-Day Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro & Serengeti Luxury Tour
5-Day Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro & Serengeti Luxury Tour
5 Days in South Africa
From $2962 pp (USD)
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Get a taste of Tanzania with this whirlwind safari itinerary, visiting three of the country's best wildlife-watching destinations. Observe tree-climbing lions at Lake Manyara National Park, witness the Great Migration across the Serengeti and explore the incredible natural phenomenon, the UNESCO-protected Ngorongoro Crater. Tick off Africa's Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), then spot more big game on game drives, walking safaris and even canoe safaris.
Tour Summary
Ethiopia Congo (DRC) Madagascar Seychelles Mauritius Reunion Swaziland Botswana Kenya Malawi Mozambique Namibia Rwanda South Africa Lesotho Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
You'll go to Tanzania
You'll visit Arusha, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti NP
This tour starts and ends in Arusha - Getting there
Tour Features
Luxury tour
This luxury tour uses lodges.
Private tour
This tour will be organized exclusively for you. However, wildlife viewing activities are run by the lodges/camps and will be shared with others.
Can start any day
If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
Can be customized
You can request changes to this tour.
Suitable for solo travelers
Solo travelers can book this private tour.
12
Minimum age of 12 years
The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: game drives & nature hikes/walks
Getting around: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle
This operator can book your international flights help
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Accommodation & Meals
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
Day Accommodation Meals
1 Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge just outside Lake Manyara NP
Lunch & Dinner Included
2 Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
All Meals Included
3-4 Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge inside Serengeti NP
All Meals Included
5 End of tour
(No accommodation)
Breakfast Included
Next:Day by Day

Arrival

(See Getting there for more details)
  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Arrive at Lake Manyara National Park

Day 1 Arrive at Lake Manyara National Park

Upon arrival in Tanzania, leave the city of Arusha and drive to Lake Manyara National Park, located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley. The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara, which covers 230 square kilometres, attracts pink flamingos and other birdlife. You’ll also see resident hippo pods splashing in the lake. The park is known for its tree-climbing lions, large herds of elephant, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, warthog and impala, plus you may be lucky enough to spot leopards and hyenas. There’s also a huge primate population, including common monkey, vervet monkey and baboons. You can spot the wildlife as part of a canoe safari on the lake.
Main Destination: Lake Manyara National Park
Best Time to Visit
June to September (easier to spot animals)
High Season
July to March (Northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (few showers of rain)

Wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park

Elephant Elephant Abundant
Giraffe Giraffe Common
Buffalo Buffalo Common
Zebra Zebra Common
Wildebeest Wildebeest Common
Hippo Hippo Common
Lion Lion Occasional
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Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Ngorongoro Crater

Day 2 Ngorongoro Crater

Journey on to the Ngorongoro Crater, a unique natural phenomenon and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Crater is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking wildlife safari sites in the world, with the 600-metre high crater wall offering incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. You can expect to see a diverse range of wildlife, including buffalo, warthog, wildebeest, zebra, hippo and elephant. There’s also a huge population of predators: lion, hyena, jackal, cheetah and leopard. The resident population of black rhino is a real treat, as they’re very difficult to spot elsewhere in Tanzania. You spend tonight in your luxury lodge overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater itself!
Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time to Visit
June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
High Season
Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather
June to October (Rainfall is little to none)

Wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater

Black Rhino Black Rhino Common
Lion Lion Common
Cheetah Cheetah Common
Zebra Zebra Abundant
Wildebeest Wildebeest Abundant
Hyena Hyena Abundant
Elephant Elephant Common
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Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Serengeti National Park

Day 3 Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you’ll leave Ngorongoro and drive to the Serengeti, Tanzania’s most famous national park. The Serengeti offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa and is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on Earth, the Great Migration. Every year, over two million wildebeest and zebra migrate north from Serengeti National Park to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. The herds must brave the perilous Mara River, which runs through the Masai Mara Game Reserve on the Kenyan side and Serengeti National Park on the Tanzanian side. They face treacherous water currents and dangerous predators as they cross the river in search of greener pastures. With crocodiles lurking in the muddy waters and lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas patrolling the river banks, this is a particularly dangerous time to be a wildebeest or a zebra. You can also enjoy bush walks in the Serengeti, often led by local Maasai warriors, which provides an authentic walking safari experience.
Main Destination: Serengeti National Park
Best Time to Visit
June to February (Areas are best at different times)
High Season
July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Serengeti National Park

Elephant Elephant Common
Giraffe Giraffe Common
Lion Lion Common
Cheetah Cheetah Common
Zebra Zebra Abundant
Wildebeest Wildebeest Abundant
Buffalo Buffalo Common
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Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Serengeti Safari Continues

Day 4 Serengeti Safari Continues

You have a full day to enjoy your safari in the Serengeti as your adventure continues. If you're visiting the Serengeti at the right time, you’ll see herds of wildebeest and zebra stretching to the horizon and you may be lucky enough to see the dramatic river crossings.
Main Destination: Serengeti National Park
Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Departure

Day 5 Departure

Today you will say goodbye to the Serengeti as you are driven to the nearby airstrip for your onward light aircraft flight back to Arusha. Note that it is also possible to continue your journey by flying to Zanzibar from the Serengeti or even to some of Tanzania's more remote parks, such as Ruaha National Park in the remote south of the country.
Main Destination: No major destination visited
Accommodation: No accommodation
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

(See Getting there for more details)
  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Next: Rates

Important to Know

  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour must be paid in British Pounds (GBP). The ZAR rates shown are converted for information purposes only. Disclaimer
  • This tour accepts children who are 12 years and older.

Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo 1 room
2 people 1 room
3 people 2 rooms
4 people 2 rooms
5 people 3 rooms
6 people 3 rooms
7+ people 
Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
$4022
$3110
$3021
$3021
$2962
$2962
Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
$4259
$3228
$3139
$3139
$3080
$3080
N/A* = Not Available. This is Unavailable For Single Travelers.
Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
N/A* = Not Available. This is Unavailable For Single Travelers.
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Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)
Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
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Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)
Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Getting There
This tour starts and ends in Arusha
This operator can book your international flights help
Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO - Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK - Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
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