6 Days Tanzania Best Parks Safari

Trip description

With four of our best destinations covered in six magnificent days, this trip is packed with action and full of wildlife highlights. From Arusha, we journey westwards to huge, diverse Tarangire National Park, to be followed by a visit to see the beautiful natural wonder of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with its incomparable crater ... From there, we head to the endless plains of the magnificent Serengeti, where we are lucky enough to have extended time, before continuing to beautiful Lake Manyara National Park, returning from there to the airport. We combine outstanding wildlife-spotting, incredible scenery and fascinating encounters.

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Red Soil Safaris

6 days

From : €1,700*

Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire National Park

Day 2: Serengeti National Park

Day 3: Full Day Wildlife viewing in Serengeti

Day 4: Final Action in Serengeti - Ngorongoro

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Day 6: Lake Manyara National Park

Day 1 : Arusha - Tarangire National Park

Éland du Arusha National Park ©MogensTrolle - iStockphoto.com

Your private Safari guide will pick you at your Hotel in Arusha at 7:30 am and you will make your way to Tarangire National Park, famous for its wide number of elephants. The sun makes the earth look a rusty red as it rises over the horizon. The grass is brittle in the dry months; you can hear the crunch as animals stumble over the straw. The river keeps its surroundings lush; however it has withered, as it does when the dry season rolls through, keeping the animals close to the riverbanks and the wildlife active throughout the year. The air is cool, shaded from the afternoon sun. The baboons are not fussed by the vehicle as they continue on their way, active in the sunlight, foraging for food, rambunctious among the troop, eventually settling down and heading for the river in search of water to quench their thirst. In the late afternoon as the baboons make their way to the water, you make your way out of the park and drive to the comfort of your Lodge for dinner and overnight.



Day 2 : Serengeti National Park

Le guépard adulte vit environ 12 ans. ©iStockphoto.com/shalamov

After an early breakfast, we collect our lunch boxes and our journey takes us west and north, our exciting destination being a name familiar to everyone - the Serengeti! Along the way, the sheer scale of the territory and the raw beauty of the landscapes reveal themselves and your driver-guide will help you to spot animals and birds. This is just a preview of things to come, for the Serengeti is home to what is possibly the world's greatest gathering of wildlife. After enjoying a picnic lunch, you'll be eager to pursue some more great wildlife-spotting opportunities in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in the grasslands, savannah, woods and mountain scenery, which creature will show itself next? These 'endless plains' are home to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, hippo and crocodile. The adventure has truly begun. At the end of the afternoon, exhausted and exhilarated, your driver guide will drive you to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.



Day 3 : Full Day Wildlife viewing in Serengeti

Zèbre dans le Parc National du Serengeti ©Stephan SZEREMETA

Waking up in the Serengeti is something really special. Sights, sounds and smells of Africa are all around us, and ahead is a full day of adventure in the world’s most famous national park. After breakfast, we start today with the morning section of our game drive in Serengeti National Park, marveling at the stunning scenery, ever changing light and always entertaining wildlife, all explained to you by your expert driver-guide.                              

After our picnic lunch, we set off again, searching for wildlife in this awe-inspiring park. Serengeti’s wonders evolve subtly as the day progresses. The myriad animals and birds are the ‘stars of the show’ and Nature’s dramas can unfold at any time. Of course, the animals don’t work to any schedule, so we may find lion or leopard, elephant and zebra, cheetah and antelope at any time on our drives. At the end of the afternoon, we return to the comfort of our tented camp for dinner and some much needed rest.                                                             



Day 4 : Final Action in Serengeti - Ngorongoro

Montgolfière au dessus du Serengeti National Park. ©LizaFoto / Shutterstock.com

Today, we will leave the Serengeti plains. But before that, we have another morning game drive in amazing Central Serengeti, marveling at its animal inhabitants. Another day of adventure, another day to enjoy the wildlife. The Seronera River enjoys year-round water flow, so there is always something of interest to observe. Several game drives can be undertaken here and might reveal lions in sizeable prides, hippo or herds of elephants - whose populations in the park have Risen in recent times. Depending on other attractions, we may choose to call in at the Serengeti Visitor Centre, where there is an excellent explanation of the park’s eco-system and a chance to understand the history of conservation in this area. After lunch, we head south-east towards Ngorongoro and later to the comfort of your accommodation for dinner and overnight ready for another true spectacle on the following day.



Day 5 : Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater ©Stephan SZEREMETA

From our safari Lodge, we set off after breakfast, a 7:30 am departure and then descend into the vast crater itself for a 7 hours game drive. At one side there’s the Lerai Forest, classic mountain forest landscape with almost tropical characteristics. This is good elephant country, so keep your eyes peeled. By the side of the nearby swampland is what is sometimes called the ‘elephant graveyard’ as the mighty male tuskers at the end of their lives come to chew on the soft, swampland grasses once their teeth have failed them.
Buffalo, Thomson’s gazelle and eland are also present in numbers. Hippos can be found in pools and swampland and highland birdlife is colorful and plentiful around the waters. Flamingos can often be seen in Lake Magadi, which occupies part of the crater floor. In the late afternoon at around 3pm, ascend the crater and drive back to the comfort of your lodge for dinner and some much needed rest.



Day 6 : Lake Manyara National Park

Girafes du Manyara National Park ©BlueOrange Studio - Fotolia

After breakfast we drive to Lake Manyara National Park with our picnic Lunch boxes for a 6-7 hours game drive and after lunch we depart for Arusha to your Hotel for rest after an incredible Safari or drive to the airport for your flight. (With options to pass by shopping areas to buy gifts for carrying home). 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 park's varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including the Lake Manyara's unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

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