Overview

During this 4-day safari you will visit three of the most well-known reserves on Tanzania’s “northern circuit” – the lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. With all the diverse landscapes and a crater full of animals, this safari has something for everyone and is ideal for those with limited time.

Showcasing Tanzania’s famous northern reserves, this 4-day safari delivers both wildlife and scenery in equal portions.

You are in the professional hands of a registered guide who takes care of the driving and shares their knowledge of environment with you. Travelling between accommodations gives you time to absorb the Tanzanian landscape: Maasai villages and red-robed herdsmen mingle with views of Rift Valley and giant long-dead volcanic craters. Your accommodation – a mix of tented camps and a farmhouse-style lodge – is all en suite and very welcome after a long day on safari. You sit down to candle-lit suppers with cold drinks in a cheery, communal atmosphere, and will have to time to recharge your camera batteries and electrical gadgets.

Ideal for first-time travelers to Africa, this tour delivers a comprehensive and very diverse safari. Given its relatively short duration, it is perfect for those constrained by time or for travelers who want to add on a beach holiday in Zanzibar after their safari.


Package Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

Safari 5 Days

The group arrives at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). Participants are met by a representative of Back To Eden Adventures and transferred to a hotel in Arusha or Karatu

Accomodation: Marera Valley Lodge/ Kudu lodge or similar

  • Mid-range lodge located outside Ngorongoro Crater
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    Meals & Drinks:

    All meals included

    Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

    Day 2Lake Manyara National Park

    Safari 5 Days

    : Lake Manyara National Park (Moshi -to-Lake Manyara National Park-to-Mto wa Mbu) Our professional tour guides will meet you at the hotel and briefing you about the tour. You will travel up to Lake Manyara where you will be able to see tree climbing lions which are the park main attraction. Why these lions habitually climb trees is still up for debate but viewing a pride relaxing in an acacia tree is an incredible site. The park is also famous for its elephant, huge number of baboons and due to its varied landscape has an impressive range of other game including wildebeest, buffalo, hippo, flamingo, zebra, warthog, waterbuck, dik-dik and impala. This small park is also home to over 400 species of birds, including flamingos, pelicans, storks and cormorants.
    You will be able to view the surroundings as the safari vehicle roof can open up to allow you the best angle for photography. After an extensive game drive in the park you will leave the park in the afternoon. On this day you will spend the night under the stars as you will overnight in Kudu lodge in the small town of Karatu.

    Accomodation: Marera Valley Lodge/ Kudu lodge or similar

  • Mid-range lodge located in the small town of Karatu
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    Meals & Drinks:

    All meals included

    Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

    Day 3 Karatu – Ngorongoro crater

    Safari 5 Days

    After the breakfast, the guide will drive you to the main natural wonder known as the Ngorongoro crater. It has walls of about 2,000 ft high and its crater floor spreads for about 102 sq miles. The crater is inhabited by many animal species including; the rare black Rhinos, elephants, as well as the birds. It also contains a river, swamps, a soda lake on top which is also filled with flamingos plus a forest with open plains. You will then descend down to the crater floor to view more wildlife like the hippos and birds.
    Most animals remain within the crater due to its high walls. This is the perfect location to view every member of ‘The Big 5’ in one day. We will have a wonderful picnic lunch inside the crater. The unfilled caldera is also home to hyenas, hippo, zebra, wildebeest and an impressive variety of water birds. Your guide will enlighten you by sharing facts about the animals, vegetation and locating hidden animals.

    Day 4Ngorongoro Crater

    5 Days Safari

    On this day it is best to leave the hotel as early as possible so you can see the variety of animals that are only active during the morning hours; breakfast will be packed in lunchboxes specifically for this purpose. At 6:30 AM you will set off for Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and after about an hour you will already be inside the crater.

    Ngorongoro is one of the most famous and interesting of Tanzania's national parks because here you can find the greatest number of different animal species per square kilometer. You will have the chance to see buffalo, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, hippopotamus and feline species such as caracals and servals. The luckiest travelers might even see a rhinoceros, an animal whose numbers are rapidly declining.

    By lunch time you will arrive at the lake side, where you will be offered lunchboxes, after which the safari will continue, ending in a few hours with a transfer to Serengeti National Park.

    On your travels you will also visit a memorial dedicated to two West German researchers, Bernhard and Michael Grzimek. It is them we have to thank for Northern Tanzania National Parks having survived till our times in its current natural state.

    Accomodation: Marera Valley Lodge/ Kudu lodge or similar

  • Mid-range lodge located outside Ngorongoro Crater
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    Meals & Drinks:

    All meals included

    Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

    Day 5Departure Day

    Safari 5 Days

    As is an end to your tour, depending on your schedule early morning you will be transported to Serengeti airstrip for your flight to Arusha or you will have a rest at your hotel till your flight departure time

    End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport or at your hotel in Arusha
  • Inclusions

    Park fees, conservation fees & Tanapa fees
    All activities( unless labeled as optional)
    All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
    A professional driver/guide
    All transportation( unless labeled as optional)
    All Meals ( Breakfast Lunch Dinner , Soft drink Beer and Local wine )
    One way Domestic flight from/ to Arusha or Kilimanjaro

    Exclusions

    International Flight(from /to home)
    Additional Domestic flight ( apart from what has been mention on inclusive)
    Additional Accommodation before and at the end of the tour
    Tips
    Personal Items( souvenirs, travel insurances Visa fees,etc)
    Service not mention in the program
    Travel Insurance and medical repatriation

    Tour Prices

    Price Per Person

    2,725 per person minimum 2 pax