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5-Day Lake Manyara-Serengeti-Ngorongoro Crater (Midrange)

Enjoy a 5-day 4-night luxury tented camp wildlife viewing safari with a professional English-speaking driver-guide. Have a full day in Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro crater, and Serengeti National Park. Experience Maasai culture and daily life. (Halal food for Muslims is available) You will also have access to unlimited kilometers, flying doctors, and professional English-speaking driver guides. You have to request other languages speaking guides if you need them.

Day 1:Transfer Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha Mc Ellys Hotel

Meet your professional driver guide at Kilimanjaro Airport and drive to Arusha Mc Ellys Hotel, which is only one hour driving from Kilimanjaro Airport. On the way, you will be able to have a view of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru, and we’ll also be able to see a banana farm and a coffee plantation.

Pass to the bureau to exchange money to the local Tanzania shillings, then drive to Mc Ellys Hotel for overnight, on a bed and breakfast basis.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Mc-Elly’s Hotel
  • Budget hotel located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park - Game Viewing

You will be picked up from Mc Ellys Hotel at 9:00 am. Meet your professional driver tour guide, who will drive you with a picnic lunch to Lake Manyara National Park, which is about a 135 km drive, for a full day of game viewing.

Lake Manyara is home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees, and grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking, with the open plains, huge escarpment, soda lake, dense woodlands, and distant volcanic peaks. Animals such as lions, elephants, hippos, impalas, giraffes, warthog, wildebeest, blue monkeys, buffaloes, dik-dik, etc. can be seen. This park is also home to the famous tree-climbing lions and leopards. Lake Manyara National Park provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife with over 400 species having been recorded within the park’s boundaries. Highlights include pink-hued flamingos, herons, storks, and pelicans.

Dinner and overnight will be at Eileen’s Trees Inn.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
Eileen’s Trees Inn
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Karatu
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3: Serengeti National Park - Game Viewing

Early morning at 06:00 am, have a cup of coffee and drive to Maasai Boma where you will experience the rhythm of this nomadic tribe’s daily life. Subject to the season, witness the livestock movement in the early morning before meeting the Elders, Moran warriors, and women and children with full explanations’ into the status and ranking within the families as well as their traditions and beliefs.

Afterward, drive back to the lodge for a full breakfast.

After breakfast, have a game drive en-route to Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch box, and drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation area.

The vast Serengeti Plains is home to a huge variety of animals and birds. Search among the trees and Kopjes for the elusive leopards and cheetah. It is also home to the Wildebeest Migration. Dinner and overnight will be at Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Early in the morning at 05:45 am, take your breakfast box and proceed to go on a sunrise game drive until 09:00 am. Drive back to the camp to take your luggage and picnic lunch box.

Afterward, proceed for a full-day game drive en-route with a picnic lunch to Rhino Lodge at the Ngorongoro Crater rim. We will visit the small but very interesting Dr. Leakey Museum at Olduvai Gorge. Dinner and overnight will be at Rhino Lodge (on the crater rim).

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Rhino Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater - game viewing inside the crater

We wake up early in the morning at 06:00 am, have breakfast, and drive into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for a 6-hour game drive.

The crater is 20km in diameter, 600m high, and is the largest intact crater in the world. An estimated 30,000 large mammals live in the crater, which features a salt lake at its center. This is one of the most densely populated wildlife areas in the world! The Maasai people live together in harmony with the animals that also call this place home.

From the edge, you will look out over the impressive crater and all of its wonderful inhabitants. In the late afternoon, we will drive back to Arusha.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • A transfer back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.


    Price includes:

    • 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
    • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
    • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)

    Not Includes:

    • International flights(From/to home)
    • Roundtrip airport transfer
    • 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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