Best of Serengeti Safari

Best of Serengeti 5 Days Safari

Serengeti - Ngorongoro- Manyara

Take a whole week exploring the famous and incredible parks in the Northern Tanzania circuit, and this includes Serengeti National park, Lake Manyara National park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National park where you will able to witness an abundance of wildlife and amazing scenery. Tanzania is the best safari destination in Africa but in order for you to have the extraordinary experience then we have selected the best professional and English speaking guides with more than 10 years experience who will teach and explain to you the history, flora and fauna of these parks. If you are looking for the best experience of Tanzania Wildlife then this is it.

Why You Should Choose this Tour

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5 Nights/ 6 Days, 3 Parks

Experienced Local Tour Guides

Instant Online Booking System

Reasonable Prices, No Agent Commission

Responsible Travel

Tour Details

What You Should Know About This Tour

Tour Highlights

Arrival Day

Once arrived in Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO), our driver guide will pick you up from the arrival gate and escorted you to the Hotel in Arusha after arrive your Safari guide will be there to brief you about a safari which will start the next day.

Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel (B, B)

 

Day 1

Arusha to Manyara National Park

Proceed to Lake Manyara National Park situated at the bottom of the Western wall of spectacular Great Rift Valley. Enjoy game drive then in the late afternoon proceed to Karatu area for overnight.

Accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

 

Day 2

Manyara Park to Serengeti National park

After early breakfast, proceed for an en-route game drive to Serengeti National Park, the most famous wildlife sanctuary.

Accommodation: Serengeti Katikati Tented Camp (B, L, D)

 

Day 3

Explore Serengeti

Continue exploring plains of Serengeti National Park with an en-route game drive to the central part of Serengeti known as Seronera with morning, afternoon and evening game drive.

 

Accommodation: Serengeti Katikati Tented Camp (B, L, D)

 

Day 4

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Area

After early breakfast, proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and spend your night in the crater rim waiting for the big day tomorrow.

 

Accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

 

Day 5

Ngorongoro Crater Tour to Arusha

After early breakfast, proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, descend down the crater known as the 8th Natural wonder later drive to Arusha.

 

Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel (B, B)

 

Day 6

Departure Day

After breakfast in the hotel, you will have spare time before your flight back home and you can take an optional Arusha town trip to visit the Maasai curio shops and the Tanzanite Experience. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight.

Detail Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival Day 

Once arrived in Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO), our driver guide will pick you up from the arrival gate and escorted you to the Hotel in Arusha and after arrive your Safari guide will be there to brief you about a safari which will start the next day.

DAY 2

Manyara to Serengeti National Park

Today you will leave Manyara early after the breakfast and proceed to Serengeti National park with an en- route game drive. This park is rich in wildlife and probably the best safari destination in the world. Later you will enjoy your picnic lunch in this UNESCO World Heritage which is famous to see animals like Lion, Leopard, Elephants, Cheetah, Buffalo, Hippo and so many varieties of birds, later you will drive back to your accommodation where you will spend your overnight.

DAY 3

Serengeti National Park

Wake up in the most famous wildlife park in the world with amazing sounds of birds and incredible sunrise ahead of you. After your breakfast, today your guide will take you to the most amazing part of the park where you can spot an abundance of wildlife animals and have the extraordinary experience in this awe-inspiring place. You will be able to view the Acacia trees creating a canopy like a ceiling over the savannah with the sky above, truly a place to visit, breathtaking wildlife like Lion, cheetah, elephant, impala, leopard, buffalo, hippo, mangoes, hyrax, giraffe and lots of birds varieties. You don’t have to miss this park when visiting Tanzania. You will continue for the game drive until noon when you will have your picnic lunch before continue with your late noon game drive.

DAY 4

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Tour

Today as the last day in Serengeti, you will start your game drive early in the morning while your guide keeps explaining important things you will need to know about the flora and fauna of the park. Later you will go back to your accommodation for the brunch and after that, we will start to drive towards Ngorongoro conservation area with an en-route game drive where you will be able to spot varieties of animals as well as seeing Maasai tribes in their daily lifestyle inside the park. And then we will have a picnic lunch on the way and arrive at a time of dinner in your accommodation and for the overnight in the Ngorongoro conservation area. Tomorrow the unique adventure will be waiting for us.

DAY 5

Ngorongoro Crater Tour to Arusha

If there is an Eden left on this planet, this must be it. Today you have an amazing experience where you will descend to the Ngorongoro crater which is the biggest and unfolding caldera with about 600km2 is the place with plenty of animals with best game drive ever and which has been a separate conservation area since 1956 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. During a couple of hours you can see hundreds of gnus, buffalos, zebras and gazelles and its predators, like lions, leopards and hyenas in their natural lifestyle and if lucky you can meet rhino too. Later you will have your picnic lunch down the crater and after your guide will be ready to drive you back to the Airport. Going on the journey down into this crater is well worth it and a lifetime experience tour. Never miss it.

DAY 6

Departure Day

After breakfast in the hotel, you will have spare time before your flight back home and you can take an optional Arusha town trip to visit the Maasai curio shops and the Tanzanite Experience. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight.

Tour Includes

  • 4 Nights Accommodation on Safari
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Arusha
  • National park entrance fee, conservation fees
  • 4×4 land cruiser vehicle with a pop-up roof for the best game viewing
  • Professional English speaking driver guide
  • Drinking water on safari
  • 2x transfer from Arusha to JRO
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary [B, L, D – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Tour Excludes

 

  • Tips for the crew
  • Accommodation in Arusha
  • Any items of personal nature (e.g. Visa fees, souvenirs)
  • Drinks and beverages

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SAFARI FAQ

FOOD ON SAFARI

We know that food is paramount during your safari in Tanzania and add good experience.

During your safari, you should expect breakfasts usually with buffet “British” breakfasts, which most of the time served with a different type of an omelette, potatoes, bacon or sausage toast and cereals.

For Lunch, you will have a hot meal or if you are still on a game drive and it is not relevant to go back to the lodge then you will have your lunch box meal which usually contains cold chicken, yoghurt, juice, hard-boiled eggs, raw veggies and baked cake.

During dinner, you can have different taste of cuisine with meat, potatoes or pasta, sometimes you can also have a local Swahili dishes which can be a good experience for you to have a local meal.

Since all Chefs and lodges are taking consideration of all intolerances, allergies and if you follow a special diet then you can communicate this with us before starting your safari trip.

WHAT TO BRING ON SAFARI

Remember to collect your sunglasses,  hat and lip balm since most of the time you will spend outside and also it is sunny most of the time especially during the dry season from June to October.

Make sure you bring your camera and phone for taking pictures since there will be a socket inside your safari fleet which you can use to charge your gadget all the time of the safari but most important remember to bring your binoculars since sometimes animals might be very far from the road and especially in Serengeti since it is a vast plain and it is always advised to have binoculars for the best game viewing.

You should also bring less in terms of clothes and toiletries especially when it is not camping safari which toiletries are must to bring. Prefer to bring more of no bright coloured clothes since they can attract tsetse fly. Bring casual but comfortable clothes like t-shirt or blouse with long sleeves and collars help to keep you away from mosquitos or tsetse fly as well as a pair of safari trouser and comfortable walking shoes or open sandals.

ACCOMMODATION ON SAFARI

At Shizi Safaris we have three types of Accommodation.

Lodge Accommodation:

All our Lodges are selected by focusing on best, clean, modern with friendly staffs and great locations. Lodges can be located either inside the National Parks or Outside the park.

Lodge accommodation is best for couples, honeymooners and family who are wishing for the best safari experience with stress-free.

 

Tented Camp Accommodation:

This is the middle standard accommodation perfect for visitors who do not wish for the luxury accommodation but yet wish for best adventure and value for money. Most of these type of camps are located inside the National parks since are they friendly to the environment and provide amazing bush experiences. The rooms are with electricity and flush toilets.

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Public Campsite:

This is the large open field which is reserved by the park authority for visitors to camp. You will sleep in a two-man tent which your guide will place it for you on the right spot. During dinner, your Chef will be already prepared something for you, you will have a chair and table for your meals. There are two large sheds, which one is used as the kitchen while another one is the dining place. There’s no electricity at the campsite which people substitute it with a fireplace.

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SAFARI FLEET

Our Safari Fleet are modified Landcruiser 4WD and well designed to give the best safari experience. The fleet (safari jeep) have the pop-up roof, big windows, a cooler box for keeping your cold drinks and 220 Volt electric sockets for battery chargers that will ensure your phones and camera are in full charge during all the safari trip and hence never miss a moment. All our fleet vehicles are always going a routine service after every safari which makes them durable and safe. Safety and comfort are of the utmost importance for us.

VISA REQUIREMENT

Visitors entering Tanzania will require to have a Visa either for single-entry which cost $ 50 and valid for three months or multiple entries for $100 which also last for three months. The following citizens have no visa requirement to enter Tanzania: Botswana

Gambia Ghana Hong Kong Kenya Leshoto Malawi Malaysia Mozambique Namibia Swaziland Uganda Zambia and Zimbabwe. As long as you have the cash you can always purchase a Visa at a mentioned price above when entering Tanzania. A visitor will suppose to declare any international currency value more than $ 10000 when entering or exit from Tanzania.

YELLOW FEVER REQUIREMENT

You should consult your doctor for a few months in advance as you may need a series of vaccinations. For complete advice on vaccines and medications, do not forget to tell your doctor that you are travelling to Tanzania and participating in an Adventure trip (wether Safaris or Kilimanjaro Climb). Tanzania only calls yellow fever vaccine for travellers from countries that are infected with yellow fever, such as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia. It may be necessary for you to present a yellow fever vaccination certificate, which must be kept at all times.

However, if there is a health officer present at the passport control for Tanzania (sometimes they are not present), they will ask for your vaccination record and if you do not have it, they will administer it locally. If you come from Dubai, Nairobi and Ethiopia, definitely there will be a health representative there. Therefore, it is important that you have a yellow fever vaccine.

No further vaccinations are required to enter Tanzania at present. Malaria is endemic in many parts of Tanzania. While high altitude malaria is not common, malaria medication is strongly recommended for all visitors to East Africa. You should discuss this with your doctor before travelling.

TIPPING CULTURE

Regardless of whether you go on a camping safari or a lodge safari, the driver/guide and the cook (where provided) will expect a reasonable tip at the end of the journey. Be generous, you may think you have paid a lot of money for your safari but most of it will have gone to national parks, transport and accommodation. The wages of the driver and cooks will have been minimal hence most of them will highly depend on gratuities. Most of the guides will receive USD $ 15  and cooks USD $ 10 per day per group during a safari and it is always appreciated to give more to anyone who made your safari trip more exceptional and with the best experience.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON TYPICAL DAY SAFARI

Every day before going to bed you will have a discussion with our guide on how the day went and how to go about the next day. You can always decide what you wished to experience or see and our guide will give you the best advice on that. At Shizi Safaris we do not restrict our customers b mileage or distance to be covered, you will have the freedom to choose according to your itinerary.

You can start a day early in the morning for the early game drive and your guide will be pointing animals while teaching and explain to you about their behaviour and nature around them. At 10 am you can go back to the camp or lodge for the brunch and after that, you can opt to take a rest in the lodge or continue for a game drive until noon where you will have your lunch box if you are far from the lodge/camp and continue with a game drive until evening where you will get back to your accommodation ready for the dinner and around 9:30 pm is the perfect time for getting to bed which is after a briefing for the next day by your guide.

SAFARI COSTS

The cost of a safari depends on two main factors: whether you camp for the night or stay in a lodge or permanent tented camp, and how many people are on safari.

The two factors are closely linked, but a camping safari is obviously cheaper than on which uses lodges for overnight accommodation. The exact cost depends partly on how long you want to go. In general, it is true to say that the longer you go for and more people, there are in your group, the less, proportionally, it will cost you per day. At Shizi Safaris all of our prices are all inclusive and we have selected the best accommodation options that will result in the best safari experience. Our prices are affordable and reflects betters services and facilities.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Tanzania with no doubt a safe country to visit and even more safe when you travel with reputable and registered Tour company. Millions of travellers visit Tanzania each year and there are very rare incidents. At Shizi Safaris all our clients travelling are covered by AMREF Flying Doctors which makes them safe and secure during all the time of safari.

When you are alone and wish to walk around, make sure you do not go to isolated areas or beaches also we are strongly encouraged to use registered taxis with a label or hired drivers from the hotel or other reputable sources for town transportation.

Customize Your Own Tour

You can decide how and when to travel, the level of service and the hotel standard.

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