Eric Onsafari Photography and Safaris

About This Tour

One of the best safari to indulge in, traversing Tanzania’s best-protected areas for Big five viewing, from big herds of Elephants in Tarangire, big cats, and spectacular wildebeest migration in Serengeti, to the rare rhinos in Ngorongoro.
On the last day before departure, you enjoy the unique adventurous activity on a quad bike at a village near Ngorongoro. If you're a wildlife and nature enthusiast at heart, this trip is definitely one you don't want to miss!

Highlights

  • Big five viewing
  • Big herds of Elephants in Tarangire
  • Unique adventurous activity on a quad bike at a village near Ngorongoro

What’s Included

  • Full Board Accommodation whilst on safari.
  • Transport whilst on safari in a 4×4 safari Land cruiser with a pop-up roof for game viewing.
  • Service of an English-speaking professional driver/guide.
  • All park entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • All games drive for details in the itinerary.
  • Applicable taxes.
  • Complimentary drinking water whilst on safari
  • All transfers upon arrival and departure as in the itinerary.
  • International Flights/Local flights.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. toiletries, torch, laundry
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Change in the itinerary
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

Day 1 Karibu Tanzania.

On arrival at the Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by one of our staff members. After greet and meet services he will escort you to your accommodation in Arusha (approximately 60 Km) ready for the safari tomorrow.

  • Main destination: Arusha
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included) Drinks not included

Day 2 Lake Manyara Park.

After breakfast, you depart for Lake Manyara National Park (approx 90 Km) with en-route views. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, A beautiful park, Lake Manyara contains a diverse range of habitats and topographical features ranging from the rift wall, groundwater forest, acacia woodlands, and open grasslands to the shores of Lake Manyara and the lake itself. Have afternoon game viewing in the park searching for the diverse flora and fauna of the park.

There are some 350 different bird species in the park. The park provides sanctuary to a variety of animals such as the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo and the famous tree-climbing lions that are unique to the Lake. The park is generally recognized for its incredible beauty.

  • Main destination: Lake Manyara Park
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

Day 3 Drive to Serengeti National Park.

Early in the morning you drive to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Picnic lunch packets will be served on the way. We arrive in Serengeti in time for an exciting game viewing drive in one of the best game parks in Tanzania. Covering an area of 14,763 square kilometers, the world famous Serengeti National Park is Tanzania's oldest park and one of the world's last great wildlife refuges. It stretches as far as Lake Victoria to the West. Its name comes from the Masai word Siringet, meaning 'endless plains'.

  • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4 Full day in the endless Serengeti plains.

If you rise early you can take a morning game drive through the park to see the nocturnal predators returning from their nightly hunt and very active animals waking up in the early morning light. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds, you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, birds and other species.

We enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives on the vast Serengeti plains. In the early morning and evening light, the Serengeti landscape is stunningly beautiful. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than three million large mammals. The park is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve.
Depending with wildlife movement, we can have hot lunch at the camp or enjoy picnic lunch packets.

  • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5 Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater.

After breakfast we break the camp and drive south towards Ngorongoro. The drive is scenic and on arrival we descend some 610 meters into the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise, for a full day of game viewing drive with picnic lunch at a private scenic site (hippos pool).

Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world teams with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Prides of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, impala, Thompson gazelles, rhino, golden and black backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena freely roam on the crater floor plains.

Unmatched for its natural variety and breath taking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the crater is also home to hundreds of bird species, refreshing in the small lakes in the crater floor.

Spend the night few minutes drive from Ngorongoro.

  • Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

Day 6 Biking/Walking Village Tour - Departure.

Today with a guide you enjoy a half day Biking/walking tour around the village of Mt wa Mbu. With a guide you will start to walk around the mountainous rugged village overlooking Lake Manyara; the topography is spectacular.

At some point you may encounter some wild animals like antelopes. There are a lot of bird species and a camera should not be forgotten. A picnic lunch packet will be served.
Drive to the airport in the afternoon for your flight back home.

  • Main destination: Village tour/Arusha
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) Drinking water (Other drinks not included).

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