This 5 Days Mid-Range Safari is one of our most popular mid-range tours as it allows you to spend a very reasonable amount of time in the Serengeti (2 nights) and still have the chance of exploring Ngorongoro and Manyara or Tarangire National Parks. You can either do the tour by land (circle itinerary) or fly back from the Serengeti to remove the backtracking.
Day 1: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast the tour departs, heading towards the Tarangire National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch at the park. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebras. Late Afternoon drive to Ngorongoro highlands overnight.
Day 2: Ngorongoro crater
After breakfast transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, You will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this quaint national park is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals and cheetahs, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can be spotted here.
Day 03: Serengeti
After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa, the Serengeti National Park with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. Then heard of the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Lake Natron
After an early breakfast, Do a morning game drive then after do a game en route towards north Serengeti. Check out of the park at Klein’s gate then transfer to Lake Natron for an early dinner and overnight. Go for an evening lake Natron walk for sunset if time permits.
Day 5: Lake Natron (Departure)
Night ascent & dawn summit bid, Oldoinyo Lengai seismic conditions permitting. Optional waterfall hike and swim, Depending on what time your flight is leaving. After transfer to Arusha for airport drop off