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5 Days Beauty and the Beast Safari in Tanzania

  • Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

5 Days Beauty and the Beast Safari in Tanzania

  • Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

African Wildlife Safari Tanzania

Get the opportunity to visit some of Tanzania's famous national parks when you join this safari. Some of the national parks you will get to visit includes Lake Manyara, best known for its rich variety of bird life and tree-climbing lions, Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and undoubtedly Tanzania's most famous park, and Ngorongoro Crater, the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lions, colorful flamingoes, and a variety of water birds.

Highlights

  • Daily guided game drives
  • Professional guide and driver
  • Over 500 different bird species to find
  • Transportation in a safari vehicle
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 delicious daily meals
  • All park fees
  • 5 activity days
  • English
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Flamingo safari lodge

The Flamingo safari lodge and campsite is located at Karatu in Arusha region in Tanzania, a tourist town 20 kilometers from Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Manyara National Park. You will be staying here on the first night of the safari.

Serengeti wild camp

The safe and comfortable mobile tented camp is located in the central part of the Serengeti National Park, the Seronera area. There are 20 spacious private tents which have private showers and toilets. The camp will bring you closer to nature as you hear elephants trumpeting far away at night.

The safe and comfortable mobile tented camp is located in the central part of the Serengeti National Park, the Seronera area. Amenities include an award-winning restaurant, complimentary Wi-Fi, private balcony rooms, and fine art collection. You will be staying here on the second and third night of the safari.

Ngorongoro wildcamp

Ngorongoro wildcamp is located on the sides of Ngorongoro Crater at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is about 140 kilometers from Arusha. The mobile camp is composed of 20 comfortable tents which can accommodate two guests each. The camp has a large dining tent. Amenities include an award-winning restaurant, complimentary Wi-Fi, private balcony rooms, and fine art collection. You will be staying here on the last night of the safari.

Day 1

You will be picked up in Arusha or Karatu and will be driven to Lake Manyara National Park. Enjoy a game drive in the park with a picnic lunch. Lake Manyara is best known for its rich variety of bird life and tree climbing lions. Elephants, monkeys, flamingos, pelicans, cormorants, and storks, to mention a few, are also visible in Manyara.

Later, you will drive to Flamingo Safari Lodge in Karatu or similar for dinner and overnight. Your breakfast, lunch, and dinner for today are included in the price.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will head off to Serengeti National Park. This is undoubtedly Tanzania's most famous park. Great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala, and Grant's gazelle are residents at any time of the year. Lions and leopards are easily seen.You will enjoy a late afternoon game drive in the amazing Serengeti.

Later, you will go to your dinner and have an overnight stay at Serengeti Wild Camp. Your breakfast, lunch, and dinner for today are included in the price.

Day 3

After breakfast, you will venture into Serengeti’s wilderness corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earth’s largest concentration of plain game still roams free. In the evening, you will go to Serengeti Wild Camp for your dinner and have an overnight stay. Your breakfast, lunch, and dinner for today are included in the price.

Day 4

After breakfast, you will head out for your last game drive in the amazing Serengeti. About 70 larger mammal and 500 bird species are found in this park. Blue wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, and buffaloes are some of the commonly found large mammals in the region. Later, you will drive to Ngorongoro Wild Camp for your dinner and overnight stay. Your breakfast, lunch, and dinner for today are included in the price.

Day 5

After breakfast, you will descend down into the crater for a half day game drive inside. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingos and a variety of water birds. Other games that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals.

Later, you will be driven back to Karatu in Arusha and end your journey. Your breakfast and lunch for today are included in the price.

Lake Manyara National Park

The beautiful Lake Manyara National Park is at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and comprises of a diverse range of habitats ranging from the rift wall, ground water forest, acacia woodlands, open grasslands, the shore of the soda lake - Lake Manyara and, finally, the lake itself. Entrance to the park is via the village of Mto wa Mbu, 130 kilometers from Arusha, along the rift wall.

The park often appears to be in a heat haze created by the lake and lake attracts considerable birdlife. Its surrounding terrain contains such a rich mosaic of different habitats that it supports a large number of animals.

Like most rift valley lakes, the water is alkaline. This attracts vast flocks of flamingos, which form pink foam against a silver background of water. There are numerous water birds in the area, including storks and pelicans that waddle around next to short grasses on the shore of the lake. The park is a bird lover's haven with a variety (350 species) of local species inhabiting the forest and bush. The best time to observe these birds is in the late afternoon and early morning.

Lake Manyara National Park provides sanctuary to a variety of animals like the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, and hippo. It is also known for its tree-climbing lions. Lake Manyara and the areas outside the park has become a hub for active adventure guests where many stop over to enjoy activities such as horse riding, abseiling, mountain biking, canoeing, and nature walk safaris.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, is a world heritage site having been recently proclaimed the seventh worldwide wonder. It is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebras and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala, and Grant’s gazelle.

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is a large volcanic caldera which hosts an advanced ecosystem perfect for the inhabitation and preservation of a wide variety of animals, from the king of the jungle, the lion, to the horned beast, the rhino. The crater, which has a land area size of around 8,288 square kilometers, was originally established as a national park in 1959.

In 1979, the park received the title of a World Heritage Site, ensuring that the uniqueness of the Ngorongoro remains protected and preserved. The Ngorongoro Crater is an amazing place to visit and enjoy a vast landscape from heights that stretch widely. The bottom of the crater or the crater floor is actually the remains of a collapsed volcanic caldera.

The walls surrounding the crater floor are around 2,000 feet high and serve as the perfect way to preserve the wildlife inside. Some of the wildlife you can expect to see at the Ngorongoro Crater include the Big five, consisting of rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion, and leopard. You can also see hyenas as they hang around the large watering hole, planning an attack on an unsuspecting flamingo.

The crater also serves as a great location for bird spotters with many different types inhabiting the park, namely the kori bustard and the black kite which exist in larger populations than at other parks within the North of Tanzania. Not only the wildlife and scenery attract the many tourists to the crater each year, as equally interesting are the fossils that have been found in Olduvai Gorge which remains one of the most vital prehistoric landmarks, with archaeologists estimating some fossilized remains of hominid species to be over three million years old.

If you are planning a Tanzania safari of the Northern circuit, then this park is a must-add to your itinerary. The Ngorongoro Crater is preferable to the most famous park in the world, the Serengeti.

You will be provided with three daily meals throughout the safari as well as bottled water during game drives.

  • Enjoy the game drives
  • Explore the grounds
  • Meet and interact with the locals
  • See the stunning views
  • Take photographs of the wildlife
  • 3 delicious daily meals
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All park fees
  • Bottled water during game drives
  • Daily guided game drives to see the Big five
  • Professional guide and driver
  • Taxes and VAT
  • Transportation in a 4 x 4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer
  • Drinks
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Other personal items
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa fees

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler from Slovakia
    9 out of 10

    "Karatu is beautiful place to visit! We only visited for a very short time (just two days), but our hosts organized a biking trip around the lake Manyara for us. Everything went smooth and the guide was full of information and happy to answer our questions. We managed to see pelicans, flamingos, storks, and also impalas, zebra, and buffaloes. Agama Tours and Safaris were very helpful and flexible - ready to adjust to our preference. Very good experience! "

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  • Review by a traveler from Michigan, USA
    10 out of 10

    "This past summer, we had the pleasure of taking a camera safari in Tanzania with Agama Tours and Safaris. To say it was perfect would be an understatement. The care with which Agama handled our trip was spot on. The food was great and the hotels as well. Our driver and guide, Peter, was super knowledgeable about the country, parks, native people, and wildlife. Also, he knew exactly where to find many of the animals. Peter took a personal interest in making sure that everyone was comfortable. When we will ever go on another safari or similar trip, it will be with non other than Agama. Thanks so very much!"

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  • Review by Jovan

    "We did a five days four nights safari with Agama Tours and it was great! We went to Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro crater. Our driver, Peter, was great and incredibly knowledgeable. We also had a chef who prepared amazing food every day. They brought big tents and assembled them for us! definitely great value for money!"

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  • Review by Nadine

    "Just came back from an amazing trip in Serengeti and Ngorongoro with Agama Tours. Me and three other friends went for a four day, three-night safari in the wilderness of Tanzania. Went with them after a recommendation from a friend. So happy we did. Although we tried different companies quotes, Agama's was the most attractive and professional. Had an absolutely wonderful time with our fabulous guide Felisi picked us up on time at our hotel and off we went Loved every minute of the trip. Felicia great humor, knowledge about all nature and wildlife and professionalism made us very comfortable. The tented Wild Camps in Serengeti and Ngorongoro were very nice and luxurious to be at! Great food and cool views. Big thanks to Lara and Kabalo for organizing this wonderful trip for us."

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  • Review by Louise

    "After searching on the internet and comparing 'almost a million' tour operators in Tanzania, we decided to book our safari with Agama Tours because it was a bit cheaper than the others. This was a really good choice! We booked the 10-day budget safari and culture tour and had a very good time. Our guide, Emmanuel was great! He has so much experience, knows where to find the animals, nice sense of humor. The cook, Isa, who came with us was a real professional. The food was very fresh and very good. "

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  • Review by Elle

    "My husband and I were traveling to Tanzania and wanted to do a safari. There were dozens of choices online and I struggled to choose one. I made a choice to go with Agama Tours and Safaris and I am so glad we did. Our driver and guide, Emmanuel was wonderful. He picked us up on time at our hotel (he was even early) and took care of us extremely well for the six days. We had booked a budget safari and were expecting to camp for all five nights - we were pleasantly surprised that we had a night in a hotel in Karatu. Emmanuel is a very experienced guide and knew all the places to go in the Serengeti to find the animals. We saw rhinos, lions, and elephants from very close up. Our cook , Costa, prepared excellent and filling meals for us. We felt like we had a very authentic experience - no pressure, no tourist traps. I did a different safari in 2007 and had a much different experience (much less positive) some do have a point of reference."

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  • Review by Rhea

    "I went with my girlfriend and two of our friends on a budget safari for five days. Very reasonable pricing for the four of us. Excellent tour in every way, they have a real personal feeling to their service. Our guide, Samuel was very professional. We highly recommend this company!"

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