5 Days Camping Safari - Tarangire - Manyara - Ngorongoro & Serengeti

5 Days Camping Safari - Tarangire - Manyara - Ngorongoro & Serengeti

5 Days Camping Safari - Tarangire - Manyara - Ngorongoro & Serengeti

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5 Days Camping Safari - Tarangire - Manyara - Ngorongoro & Serengeti

This is an amazing and affordable 5 Days Camping Safari in Tanzania which is possible to do for both budget camping safari and lodge, the tour is organized to give you a chance to visit Tarangire National Park to witness large groups of elephants, and you will also visit Lake Manyara searching for tree-climbing lions, Serengeti National Park to see the big cats such as leopards, cheetahs, lions, etc. The tour will further bring you to Ngorongoro crater, which you will do a half-day game viewing in search of elusive black rhino. The tour is flexible and it can be customized to suit your preference and needs.

Itinerary » 5 Days Camping Safari - Tarangire - Manyara - Ngorongoro & Serengeti

Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire National Park

You will be picked up at around 0900am and depart to Tarangire National Park for the Game drive. Tarangire is most spectacular during the dry season when thousands of animals migrate into the park from the surrounding dry Maasai steppe, to use the permanent water supply of the Tarangire River. You can see herds of elephants, numbering over a hundred.

Tarangire is also renowned for its tree pythons, which are easily seen. The animal population in the dry season rivals that of the Serengeti with wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, gerenuk, fringe-eared Oryx and flocks of birds of many different species. Prime game viewing is between July through November. The famous and giant baobab trees dot the park, their branches looking just like roots. Some of the baobab trees are over 300 years old. Legend has it that a displeased god turned them upside down at the time of creation.

All meals and overnight at Zion Campsite.

Approx transit time Arusha - Tarangire 1 hour

Meal Plan: {L, D}

Dinner & Overnight at: Zion Campsite

Day 2: Tarangire Park - Lake Manyara National Park

Breakfast at around 0700am. Depart Tarangire at around 0800am for Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree climbing lions and large flocks of flamingoes. The park contains five distinct vegetation zones and is of scenic beauty. Picnic Lunch will be served in the Park/Hot Lunch at the camp. Afternoon Game drive in the Park. Late afternoon to Twiga campsite for dinner and overnight.

Approx transit time Tarangire to Lake Manyara 1hour

Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Dinner & Overnight at: Twiga Campsite / Fanaka Campsite

Day 3: Lake Manyara National - Park Serengeti National Park

Breakfast at around 0630am. Depart for Serengeti with lunch en route. On arrival, proceed for a game drive. The park covers 14,750km2 of open plains making it one of the largest in the world. The rocky outcrops commonly known as Moru kopjes in the eastern part of the park are of scenic beauty and occasionally cats can be seen lazing on them. The park contains vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other antelopes. Dinner and overnight at Seronera Campsite.

Approx transit time Lake Manyara to Serengeti 5 ½ hours.

Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Dinner & Overnight at: Seronera Campsite

Day 4: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater Rim

Very early Game drive in the vast Serengeti plain. Breakfast at 0900am. After breakfast, depart Serengeti and drive to Ngorongoro crater rim with Game drive and Picnic Lunch en route to Ngorongoro Simba campsite where you booked for the night full board.

Approx transit time Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Simba campsite 3½ hours.

Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Dinner & Overnight at: Simba campsite

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Arusha

Breakfast at around 0600am. Take Picnic Lunch with you and drive 15 minutes into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for the Game drive. View the various resident animals on the crater floor. The largest unbroken caldera in the world, Ngorongoro has an area of 260 kilometers and a depth of 610 meters. The crater provides a protected habitat for thousands of mammals and birds. The entire day is spent on the crater floor viewing lion, hyena, wildebeest, zebra, black rhinoceros, and many species of small antelopes.

The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area is located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara. It is home to the famous Ngorongoro Crater which is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The Crater is a spectacular setting in which to experience your African safari.

Some scientists maintain that before it erupted, Ngorongoro Crater the largest intact caldera in the world would have been higher than Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa. Covering a mere 260 square kilometers (100 square miles), the 600 meters (1969 foot) deep Crater is home to a permanent population of more than 30 000 animals. It is one of the few places in Africa where you stand a very good chance of seeing the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant) in the course of a game- drive.

The local Maasai have permission to graze their cattle on the Crater floor, and it is not unusual to see Maasai cattle and buffalo grazing together with lion mere meters away. There are around 1000 lions in the Crater, approximately 20 black rhinos, and the spectacular Lerai Forest is one of the best places in Africa to spot a leopard. This is one of the natural wonders of the world. Picnic Lunch in the Crater. The afternoon before a 0430pm drive to Arusha where you will be dropped at your hotel of your choice.

Approx transit time Ngorongoro to Arusha 3½ hours.

Meal Plan: {B, L}

Dinner & Overnight at: Arusha Tourist Inn

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5 Days Camping Safari - Tarangire - Manyara - Ngorongoro & Serengeti

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Visit: Tanzania

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