You will travel through Tanzania’s scenic highlands to Lake Manyara National Park, where you will camp on the rim of the Great Rift Valley. It offers spectacular views of the plains below. Thereafter, set off into the hilly countryside and arrive at the vast Serengeti National Park, before carrying on into the Ngorongoro Crater where you’ll explore the many habitats of the thousands of animals that make it their home.
Finally, you will head into the game-rich area of Tarangire National Park before making your way back to Arusha.
Day 1: Pass through the Masaai Steppe
Your northern Tanzania safari begins today as you depart Arusha and pass through the Masaai Steppe, a beautiful part of the country filled with many picturesque African villages, and maize, coffee and banana plantations interspersed with baobab and acacia trees.
At the town of Makayuni you turn north-west and continue up a scenic escarpment that brings you to the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, perched on the edge of the Great Rift Valley with spectacular views over the distant lake.
Relax and enjoy a sundowner as you absorb the beauty of the African plains- ‘Boma’ style rondavels on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment, with views of Tanzania’s Lake Manyara.
Dinner and Overnight at Manyara Serena Lodge (FB)
Day 2: Go from Lake Manyara into the Serengeti
Today it’s up early for a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Enjoy a short breakfast beforehand and then spend a few hours marveling at the flora and fauna of Manyara. Return to the lodge for lunch and then set off into the hilly countryside of the highlands; you’re on your way to the Ngorongoro Conservancy.
From here lay the vast Serengeti plains, a wildlife haven where you’ll surely start spotting game well before you arrive at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Rustic safari lodge situated in the Nyarboro Hills of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge (FB)
Day 3: Game Drive in the Serengeti
Experience a true ‘Out of Africa’ feeling as you set off into the wide expanses of the Serengeti National Park on a morning and late afternoon game drive. Travel through miles of tawny grasslands, acacia tree forests and along spectacular ridges in the hope of spotting the Big 5.