Join the Citrus Tours Team and enjoy game drives in Tarangire, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area while staying at campsites which makes your connection with nature more profound. Observe the abundant wildlife in its natural habitat and feel the real African nature. This short yet adventurous safari will definitely give you memories that last a lifetime!

Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals as per the itinerary
  • Services of our Professional Guide/Driver
  • All park entrance fees
  • All game drives
  • Transport in 4×4 Custom Safari Jeep with hatch roof.
  • Crater service fees
  • All statutory taxes

Not included:

  • Personal Insurance
  • Items of personal nature
  • Alcoholic & Soft drinks
  • Tips to your safari crew
  • Sleeping bags
  • Visas
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Day 1: Arusha

After arrival in Arusha you will be accommodated in Ambassadors Hotel in Arusha for refreshment, dinner and overnight.
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Day 2: Arusha to Manyara

You will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha by your driver guide and depart to Lake Manyara. Arriving at lunch time, you will then go on a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park and enjoy lunch in the village before exploring the stunning landscape of the park, looking for wildlife on the plains in the acacia woodlands and by the shores of the shallow alkaline lake. You will stay overnight at Panorama Campsite.

Lake Manyara is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions, but they are far from the only highlight. By the end of an exhilarating afternoon, you could easily have spotted elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, plus many other species. Pink-hued flamingos, one of 400 bird species recorded here provide a splash of color.

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Day 3: Manyara to Serengeti

Early in the morning after breakfast, your driver guide will drive you from Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park. You will set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of the Serengeti National Park. Moreover, you will have a scenic 4-hour drive and full day game drives together with late evening game drive. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Seronera Campsite.
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Day 4: Full day in Central Serengeti

On this day, you will enjoy a full day game drive in Serengeti National Park. After breakfast early in the morning, you will depart for a game drive along the Sogore River circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River. This is an adventure view for spotting lion, gazelle, Topi, ostrich, and cheetah. There is a tourists’ center, close to public campsites, which is a well worth breathtaking after morning game drive

The center offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop where you can purchase information leaflets and maps of the area. The Kopjes circuit going counterclockwise around the Maasai Kopjes is there for your afternoon game drive after lunch. On this tour, you will have the chance to view more lion and some formidably large cobra. You will stay overnight at Seronera Campsite.

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Day 5: Full day in Northern Serengeti

After breakfast, you will leave from Seronera Campsite to far northern Serengeti to witness the wildebeests’ migrations crossing the Mara River and see the Nile crocodiles’ adventures or your driver can opt to take you to western corridor of Grumet River, depending where to find wildebeests migration. You will have dinner and stay overnight at Lobo Campsite, depending on the season. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, drinking water and dinner.
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Day 6: Northern Serengeti to Ngorongoro via Central Serengeti

You will depart with picnic breakfast for early morning game drive. After lunch, you will make your way to Ngorongoro Crater rim en-route game drive in Serengeti National Park. Early in the morning, exciting sounds of Africa will raise you from your sleep. You will make the most of the day with an 8 a.m., start, heading off on your morning game drive. Later, the adventure will continue when you travel up to Ngorongoro, another African icon.

It is almost impossible to spend too much time in Serengeti and with more than 1.5 million herbivores with thousands of predators, there’s always something new and interesting to see. The changing seasons and natural light simply add to the diversity. This morning, your driver-guide will help you spot some more of the many species at Serengeti, teaching you about their fascinating habits and habitats.

After a pleasant picnic lunch, it is time to drive eastwards to visit another spectacular setting for Tanzania’s wildlife, the famous Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival, you will settle in at the campsite while a tasty, hot dinner is prepared for you. Tomorrow, the wonders of the crater await you. You will stay overnight at Simba Campsite.

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Day 7: Ngorongoro to Arusha

After breakfast, you will descend to the Ngorongoro Crater floor for a game drive, followed by an afternoon ascend to the crater rim for Arusha. The volcanic caldera (the world’s largest) is full of grassland, a forest, and swamp, a setting of jaw-dropping beauty. Secondly, the permanent water of the crater floor supports a resident population of more than 25,000 large mammals.

There, you will find many of the reasons you chose to come on safari: elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, wallowing hippo, waterbuck, baboons, and even the rare black rhino finds shelter here. Sharing this awesome space with the animals are the Maasai, grazing their cattle in an area which has been a separate conservation area since 1956 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. This harmonious cohabitation of man and beast makes Ngorongoro unique in Tanzania.

Your driver guide will be pleased to explain this incredible co-existence to you. After your morning game drive, you will have a picnic lunch in the crater and drive with en-route game drive via Maasai Boma where you can be immerse in the Maasai culture. In late afternoon, you will drive to Arusha dinner and stay overnight Green Mountain Hotel in Arusha. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, drinking water and dinner.

 

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Day 8: Arusha (departure day)

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the place of your departure. Citrus Tour Team wishes you a safe journey home or to other destinations.

 

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