5 Day Luxury Small Group Join Tanzania Safaris Jan – Dec 2022
The finest small-group travel experience, with a maximum group size 18 guest and the minimum group size to run the tour is 2 guests. We’ll take you through the unique terrain, forests and soda lakes of Lake Manyara National Park, one of the few places in the world where you can spot rhino, flamingo, elephants and tree-climbing lions. From there we head into the vast grasslands of the Serengeti National Park, where you’ll have the chance to witness the sheer scale of the famed Great Migration for yourself, where herds of wildebeest roam. Expect to see plenty of zebra and gazelle following in their wake.
But that’s not all. No trip to Northern Tanzania is complete until you’ve spent a day exploring Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you’ll find the world’s largest inactive volcano, now home to leopards, lions and buffalo. Anthropology enthusiasts will know this region as one of the earliest known hominin settlements, with recovered fossils dating back two to three million years.
Day 01: Lake Manyara National Park – Game drive – Mto wa mbu village visit – Evening High tea.
Depart 08h30 from Arusha with 4x4x and drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing to this unique park with an alkaline lake and breathtaking views. Here you will view a wide variety of wildlife and the acacia woodlands offer the best overall wildlife viewing in the park. Enjoy your picnic lunches under the Acacia trees. This habitat is favored by the park’s famous tree-climbing lions, leopards and giraffes and can claim the greatest elephant concentration in East Africa.
Algae thrive in the high saline content of the lake. Huge and colorful flocks of birds gather in the water to feed, including many different varieties of birds that coexist together. In fact, well over 300 different species of birds have been recorded here. 15: 30 PM join some locals in the village of mto Wa Mbu on foot escorted with a local guide for an in-depth look at their daily lives and later drive to the Lush retreat of Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 02: Maasai Village Visit – Serengeti National Park – Afternoon game drive – Evenigh High Tea.
Breakfast, with picnic lunch’s drive to Serengeti National Park. Stop at Land of the Maasai—the iconic pastoralists of the East African savanna, known for their scarlet robes, their beadwork, and their legendary ceremonies. Pay a visit to a Maasai Manyatta, or village, where we’ll be greeted with a foot-stomping, high-jumping welcome dance. Immerse yourself in their world, learning about their customs. Meet the village elders, visit homes, and take part in a memorable cultural exchange.
Proceed to Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Tortilis Camp.
Day 03: Central Serengeti to see Mammals & Big cats – Romantic Sundowner during Sunsets.
Early Breakfast, Full day game drives in Serengeti National Park gets its name from the Maasai word Siringitu meaning endless Plain. Be amazed by the vast plains and the enormous amount of wildlife that can be seen here, and start counting the Big Five. Serengeti Seronera is well known as being home to a large number of big cats- lions, leopards and cheetahs. This does not deter the elephant, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, buffalo and impala who are also popular inhabitants of Seronera. Around midday you will stop for a break to enjoy a packed lunch and stretch your legs before jumping back in your jeep ready for another few hours of spotting the animals in the afternoon. At the end of the day you will return for dinner and overnight at Serengeti Tortilis Camp.
Day 04: Ngorongoro Crater Africa’s “Garden of Eden “to see Big 5 Animals + Game drives.
Early breakfast and today you will explore the famous Ngorongoro Crater during a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck, the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only. Later drive back for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp.
Day 05: Cycling Guided Bike Tour for 2 -3 Hours – Private Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport- Departure.
Breakfast and drive the short distance to Mto wa Mbu village ready for to meet your local guide you will cycle through the green surrounding of Mto wa Mbu during this 2-3-hour excursion. You drive through the village, banana plantations, rice fields and also stop at the shore of Lake Manyara National Park. This is where flamingoes and wildebeest often mingle on the shore. Drive back to Arusha for a fare well deserved Lunch at Butter & Scotch Sable Squire. Here you will have a variety of English – African taste meals with soft drinks & juices. Leisure time to walk through garden and time to stretch your legs and private transfer back to Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for check in for departure flight.
2021 & 2022 Custom Price and Departures:
2 Guest: $ 2,085 USD Per Person
4 Guest: $ 1,846 USD Per Person
6 Guest: $ 1,724 USD Per Person
Single Supplements: $ 250 USD