11 December 2016
There are some very special places in Africa to go on safari and Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorogoro are three of them. On this adventurous six day trip you will have a great chance of seeing the Big Five - leopard, lion, buffalo, rhino and elephant - as well as a wealth of other animal and bird life. All meals are included while you are on this six day safari and transport is in air conditioned vehicles. The adventure begins in Arusha, the safari capital of East Africa and the gateway to some of the great game parks.
Your tour starts with lunch in Arusha town, which nestles at the foot of Mount Meru in Tanzania. Here Masai warriors in full regalia stroll around mixing with tourists and there are many fascinating souvenirs to buy in the shops. Later drive to Lake Manyara where you have dinner at your hotel or game lodge.
Enjoy a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, one of Africa's often overlooked gems, whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of bird life. Lunch at the lodge then drive on to Serengeti National Park for dinner and overnight at Serena game lodge.
Today, in one of Africa's most famous national parks, you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the endless plains of the Serengeti. A chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Meals and overnight at the lodge in Serengeti.
You are taken on another early morning game drive in the Serengeti National Park and after lunch at the lodge you drive to Olduvai Gorge, site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of man’s earliest known ancestral remains. Continue to Ngorogoro Conservation Area for dinner and overnight.
Today you will descend 2000 feet (more than 600 metres) to the floor of the Ngorogoro crater for a day tour with picnic lunches. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Ngorogoro.
After breakfast you will be driven back to Arusha where the tour ends. After lunch in Arusha town you can do some last minute shopping before taking an onward flight or beginning your journey home. Or you may want to extend your holiday with a four day trek to the top of Mount Meru for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Standard Rate fr £1796pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated