7 Days: Discovery Tanzania’s Four Parks

Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara & Tarangire

  • Visit Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park.

With the diversity of landscape, the concentration of game, the hospitality of the people and some very special unique touches, one week on safari in Tanzania can seem like a lifetime.

Tour Highlights

  • See a huge variety of wildlife and birdlife
  • Visit the Ngorongoro Crater – the eighth wonder of the world…
  • 7 days to explore Tanzania’s amazing wilderness
  • Visit the fascinating Olduvai Gorge Museum
  • All transfers included
  • Flexible bookings – you choose the dates

 

A Lifetime in One Week

Departing Arusha after breakfast for afternoon arrival in Lake Manyara, you will spend your first magical afternoon on safari spotting buffalo, elephant, giraffe, hippo and, if you are very fortunate, perhaps a tree-climbing Manyara lion!

At the Serengeti, you will spend your days on game drives, looking out for wildebeest, lion, elephant, giraffe, zebra, monkey, baboon, hippo, rhino, antelope and hundreds of bird species.  With any trip to this, the world’s most famous wildlife sanctuary, the emphasis is on game viewing and lots of it!  En route to the Serengeti, budding anthropologists can visit the Olduvai Gorge Museum, dedicated to famous researchers Louis and Mary Leakey, who made many crucial discoveries in this part of Tanzania, unravelling the mysteries of the origins of humankind.

A guided walk on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater is your next safari activity.  Escorted by a ranger or Masai Guide, this is the ultimate way to really take in the sights, sounds and scents of the Tanzanian wilderness, gaining an authentic safari experience and an opportunity to stretch your legs!  You will delight at the birds and monkeys which you spot along your way.  You will also take a wonderful game drive on the crater bottom, slowly descending the crater’s 2000ft high walls, and marvelling at the wildlife which reside there – giraffe, zebra, hippo, flamingo, jackal, antelope and, of course, the “Big Five”.

Itinerary

Day 1: Lake Manyara

Private Afternoon Game Drive

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Lunch and Dinner

  • Depart for Lake Manyara after breakfast
  • Afternoon game drive in this wonderful park, recognised for its incredible beauty
  • Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

 

Day 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti

Private Afternoon Game Drive

Grumenti Luxury Tented Camp

Full Board

  • Depart for the Serengeti after breakfast
  • Make an en route stop at the Olduvai Museum, dedicated to famous anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey, who made many important discoveries on the origins of human kind at the nearby Olduvai Gorge
  • Stop for a picnic lunch, before moving further into the Serengeti for an afternoon game drive
  • Dinner and overnight at Grumenti Luxury Tented Camp

 

Day 3: Serengeti

Private Full Day Game Drive

Grumenti Luxury Tented Camp

Full Board

  • Full day of game drives in the Serengeti, spotting wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species
  • Dinner and overnight at Grumenti Luxury Tented Camp

Day 4: Ngorongoro

Private Morning Game Drive

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge /

Full Board

  • After breakfast proceed to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Take an exciting guided nature walk at the rim of the crater, escorted by your ranger or Masai guide
  • Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

 

Day 5: Ngorongoro

Private Full Day Game Drive

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Full Board

  • Today you will descend into the crater for an amazing game drive and picnic lunch at the crater bottom
  • Among the species are lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species.  With a little luck the “Big Five” may even be spotted on just one game drive
  • Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

 

Day 6: Tarangire

Private Afternoon Game Drive

Kikoti Tented Camp

Full Board

  • Proceed to Tarangire National Park after breakfast
  • Spot some of the national parks huge population of elephants, and marvel at the huge baobab trees which characterise the landscape
  • Dinner and overnight at Kikoti Tented Camp

Day 7: Departure

Private Early Morning Game Drive

Bed and Breakfast

  • Take an early morning game drive if desired, and depart for Arusha in the morning after breakfast in accordance with your onward travel plans