5 Days Simba safari
Safari Overview – A five days Tanzania wildlife safari to introduce you to Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater. This is one of the best safaris to explore the North of Tanzania with Serengeti plains with 2 nights in the park combined with a visit to Lake Manyara National Park, home of the flamingos as well as the Ngorongoro crater which is the largest unfilled crater in the world.
Brief Itinerary – 5 Days Simba Safari
- Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park
- Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti National Park
- Day 3: Full day experience at Serengeti National Park
- Day 4: Transfer from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
- Day 5: Return to Arusha
Detailed Itinerary – 5 Days Simba safari
Day 1: Arusha> to Lake Manyara National Park. From Arusha, transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. After breakfast at the hotel, our safari guide will pick you from your hotel. After the briefing, we will then drive to Lake Manyara National Park. On arrival at the park, you will have lunch and then proceed for an afternoon game drive. The park is home to the shallow soda lakes which attract a variety of wildlife species including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants. One of the unique attractions in the park includes the tree climbing lions as well as the large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. After the game drive, you will transfer your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Lake Manyara > Serengeti National Park. Start the day with breakfast then transfer to Serengeti National Park driving through the beautiful high lying farmlands of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Serengeti plains are at times referred to as endless because of the vastness of the park. Arriving at the park during lunchtime, you will proceed to the lodge or campsite with game drive en route. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park. You will have breakfast then go for a full-day game drive at the Serengeti plains. The game drive takes you along the Sogore River circuit which twists into the plains south of the Seronera River. Since this is a water area, wildlife collects in this area to quench its thirst. Some of the wildlife animals to look out for here include lions, thompson gazelle, topi, and cheetahs. After the morning game drive, return to the lodge for lunch or have a picnic lunch. Later in the afternoon take a game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge or campsite according to our agreement.
cheetahs at Serengeti National Park
Day 4: Serengeti > Ngorongoro. After breakfast in the Serengeti, you will be transferred to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. There will be a stopover at the famous Olduvai Gorge which boasts a history dating back to the start of humanity. At the Olduvai Gorge is where anthropologists Dr. Louis and Mary Leakey discovered skulls of the early man. You will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge/ campsite in the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Boasting a high population of wildlife, the Ngorongoro crater offers spectacular wildlife viewing sights. Dinner and overnight follows at the campsite or lodge.
Day 5: Return to Arusha. A full day in the Ngorongoro Crater. There is a very high possibility of spotting the big 5 in one day: lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard. Lunch will take place at the picnic site at the crater floor. In the afternoon, drive back to Arusha.
- Transport by 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional English speaking safari guide
- Park fees & taxes
- Accommodation as per our agreement
- Meals up to incl. lunch last day
- Drinking water
- Personal expenses
- Tip for driver/guide/cook