5 Day-Serengeti, Ngorogoro Crater and Lake Manyara

Serengeti + Ngorongoro + Lake Manyara

Visit some of the most exciting and iconic game parks in Tanzania on this 5-day wildlife safari. Visit Lake Manyara National Park, a small park with a variety of animals and diverse habitat. Here you can expect to see anything from thousands of flamingos, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, blue and vervet monkeys in these forest and plains area. Then onto the Serengeti National Park, a vast wilderness that offers unparalleled safari opportunities and of course the great wildebeest migration. Your final stop will be the Ngorongoro Crater, a breathtaking natural wonder, featuring one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa.


Package dates

  • Throughout 2020

Package includes

  • Return international flights ex JHB-Kilimanjaro-JHB
  • Airport taxes
  • Return Kilimanjaro airport transfers
  • 4-night accommodation in lodges as specified
  • All meals on the safari
  • Private 4-wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
  • Professional safari and tour guide / driver
  • All Lake Manyara / Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater park fees
  • All game viewing activities specified
  • Tanzania VAT on park fees and tourism activities
  • Ngorongoro vehicle permit increase

Package excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Hot air balloon flight
  • Travel documentation and entry visas (no visas required for South African passport holders)
  • Any hotel accommodation before and after the safari
  • All gratuities and items of a personal nature including laundry
  • Drinks and mineral water at the lodges / camps and in the safari vehicle

Type of package

  • Wildlife safari


  • Magnificent scenery
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Game drives

Tanzania Wildlife Safari itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg-Kilimanjaro-Arusha-Lake Manyara National Park
Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch,head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive, but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The parks’ varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions (rare), as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Manyara Lodge / Migunga Tented Camp

Day 2: Lake Manyara-Serengeti Plains
After breakfast, head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Leaving the highlands behind, descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park and head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge / Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Day 3: Serengeti Plains
This day will offer an ideal opportunity to do an optional but unforgettable hot air balloon flight, followed by a delightful champagne breakfast (available at a supplementary cost, and can be booked in advance). After breakfast, enjoy a full game drive in the Serengeti National Park. It is possible to arrange a full day game drive with a picnic lunch (must be arranged with the lodge in advance) or a morning and afternoon game drive, with lunch served at the lodge or camp. The Seronera area is also centrally located making it possible for game drives to the Lobo area, Western Corridor and southern Serengeti National Park.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge / Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Day 4: Serengeti Plains-Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast at the lodge, depart to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. On the way, stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge  and descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for an afternoon game drive. The crater supports a vast variety of animals including herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its dense population of predators, which includes lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen at Lake Magadi,
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater-Arusha-Kilimanjaro
Enjoy breakfast, after which you will transfer back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha, enjoy lunch at a restaurant. You will be dropped off at Kilimanjaro airport, which ends our safari services. Join Kenya Airways at 18:20pm from Kilimanjaro airport and fly to Johannesburg arriving at 00:05am (via Nairobi) (It will only be an international transit stopover in Nairobi to change planes – no luggage collection / no visas required)

Term and conditions

  • Rates may be subject to change due to foreign exchange rate fluctuations
  • Flights are subject to change and availability
  • Flight taxes quoted are current and subject to change
  • Exchange rate used (bank selling rate)
  • Please note this itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice according to local conditions / park rules
  • The order of places visited could also be changed according to the guide’s decision
  • The hot air balloon ride is subject to change and availability.