The tour starts with lunch in Arusha town at 12:30 pm. After lunch at around 2:00 pm, your driver-guide will deliver a short safari briefing, after which, you will start travelling to Lake Manyara National Park.
After breakfast, we will drive through the agricultural and fresh produce market town of Mto Wa Mbu, which is situated next to the entrance of the Lake Manyara National Park. The town is a souvenir hunter’s paradise, harbouring thousands of souvenir salespeople. You will enjoy lunch before we head towards the Serengeti National Park for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, game viewing drives in the central Serengeti with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge.
After breakfast, you will depart for morning game viewing in Western Serengeti; this area offers quality game viewing opportunities as one of the most remote and secluded parts of the Serengeti. Return for hot lunch and a short break, later in the afternoon, there will be an optional evening game drive, or you can relax and enjoy at the camp or lodge.
Your last day in the Serengeti National Park you will once again visit some kopjes on our way out of the park and will do a morning game drive in the Simba Kopjes area. The kopjes named after the lions, which frequently use these kopjes to lie and bath in the sun. Heading to Ndutu area for an afternoon game drive, the area is usually densely populated with elephant and birds.
After breakfast depart for a morning game drive in the Naabi Hill area before heading towards the Ngorongoro Crater via the famed Olduvai Gorge. Arrive in time for lunch and spend the afternoon at the Camp or Lodge.
After breakfast, you will descend over 600 meters into the crater for a full day crater tour with picnic lunch. The crater supports a wide variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants, lions, hyenas, jackals, and leopard.
After enjoying your breakfast in the morning, check-out then begin the drive back to Arusha for lunch, then transferred to the hotel or airport for your scheduled departure.
Return flight from Dar or Zanzibar
All specified accommodation
All activities as specified in the itinerary
Evacuation insurance (AMREF – Flying Doctors)
Water in car
English speaking driver/guide
24/7 phone support
Thermos with hot tea/coffee
Camping gears and chef for a camping safari, Mto wa Mbu Cultural Tour with hot local lunch, Olduvai Gorge visit
Personal travel insurance
Visa for entry (bought upon arrival, 50-100 USD pp.)
Departure tax from Zanzibar Airport (if any)
Meals not specified
Hot air balloon safari US$ 599 per person
Additional half day crater tour
Sleeping bag for a camping safari