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Lake Manyara – Serengeti – Ngorongoro safari – 5 day tour

Daily Private Safari Tour

From / To Nairobi

A 5 days, 4 nights tour of Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater.

This is a cross border safari departing from Nairobi Kenya exploring the best of Tanzania national parks.

Safari departs from Nairobi and drives via the border town of Namanga where you complete immigration formalities and switch to your pop up top 4×4 jeep transport.

Tour accommodation is provided in optional economy, standard or luxury safari lodges & tented camps.

We request you to select your accommodation level choice from provided options depending on your safari budget / adventure style.

So that you may know

  • Safari can be extended to include more days if you prefer
  • Tour can terminate at Arusha if you prefer
  • You can fly back to Nairobi instead of driving on day 3 (extra cost)

Tour Highlights:

  • Views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Masai plains and towns of Kenya & Tanzania during drive
  • Lake Manyara national park.
  • Tree climbing lions and flamingoes of Lake Manyara.
  • Serengeti national park unlimited plains with hundreds of wildlife species
  • Ngorongoro crater- close range of game viewing of one of the world’s largest calderas
  • Cross-section of the local people and living styles.
  • The “Olduvai Gorge” and the remains of pre-historic man.

Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro safari

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Collection
  • Lunch
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Drop Off

NAIROBI- ARUSHA – LAKE  MANYARA (370 kms, Appx. 6/7 hrs with stops)

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

0700am Depart from Nairobi and proceed on to  cross the  border and drive into Tanzania.

There shall be a stop for custom formalities at the Namanga border town.

The scenic drive is via Masai country,distinct climatic zones and social regions.

Lunch shall be at the  Arusha town of Tanzania.

Proceed to the Lake Manyara for game viewing in search of the famous tree climbing lions and large flocks of flamingos.

The Lake Manyara is scenic.

Overnight at Lake Manyara safari lodge or tented camp.

LAKE MANYARA – SERENGETI (205 kms, Appx. 5/6 hrs)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early wonderful sunrise views as you enjoy breakfast at your Lake  Manyara accommodation

Later depart for Serengeti via the Olduvai Gorge.

Here,we visit various sites of the Gorge to see where the remains of pre-historic man were discovered.

This is as we proceed to the vastness of the Serengeti plains with an afternoon of game viewing drives.

Overnight at your Serengeti safari lodge or tented camp.


Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day shall be spent at the Serengeti on game viewing drives

The Serengeti game reserve is overwhelmingly large- the variety and concentration of game is awesome

Its regions are climatically varied

This we experience as we traverse the plains in search of the ‘BIG 5’

Overnight at your Serengeti safari lodge or tented camp.

SERENGETI – NGORONGORO: (160km – approx. 3 hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Depart Serengeti with picnic lunches and game viewing drives en-route

Descend (600M) into the floor of the Ngorongoro crater

It shall be almost a full day of awesome game viewing drives with picnic lunch break at Ngoitoktok springs picnic site

Game volume and concentration is left to your imagination

Later ascend to the crater rim for magnificent sunset views

Overnight at your Ngorongoro crater lodge

NGORONGORO- ARUSHA – NAIROBI (460 kms, Appx. 7 hrs with a lunch stop )

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch.

After breakfast –depart for Arusha

Proceed to Nairobi via the Namanga border town

Arrive Nairobi in the early evening

Drop off at your Nairobi hotel or Airport

What you could see Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro safari...

  • Big Five
  • Tree Climbing Lions at Lake Manyara
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Flamingos at Lake Manyara
  • Olduvai Gorge
  • Sunrise and Sunset views from the Ngorongoro Crater


Safari accommodation options for each location
Lake Manyara National Park  
Luxury Level Accommodation Manyara Serena lodge, Kilimamoja Lodge, Escarpment Luxury Lodge
Standard Level Accommodation Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge, Kirurumu Tented Lodge
Economy Level Accommodation Twiga Camp, Nsya Lodge / Camp
Ngorongoro Crater  
Luxury Level Accommodation Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, Acacia Farm Lodge, Ngorongoro serena lodge, Kitela camp
Standard Level Accommodation Hhando Coffee Lodge, Angata Ngorongoro Tented Camp, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro farmhouse
Economy Level Accommodation Country lodge Karatu, Bouganvillea safari lodge
Serengeti Game Reserve  
Luxury Level Accommodation Mbalageti tented Lodge Chalet Rooms, Serengeti serena lodge, Ole Serai Tented, Kubu Kubu Tented Camp/lodge
Standard Level Accommodation Ang'ata Tented Camp, Mbarageti Lodge, Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Economy Level Accommodation Thorn Tree Tented Camp, Serengeti Katikati

Tour Price Includes

Not Included In the Tour Price: All bottled drinks, items and services of a personal nature, tips & gratuities and visas.

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