5-Days Tanzania Lion King Encounter Safari

Duration

5 Days

Price From

$1,484

Cities & Parks

Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater

Time of Year

Available whole year

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TOUR OVERVIEW

Explore Tanzania’s spectacular landscapes and wildlife treasures on this unforgettable safari adventure, which perfectly lends to Great Migration experiences. First, witness the legendary elephant herds, tree-climbing lions, and high-lying rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Then, lose your heart among the boundless plains of the Serengeti, one of Africa’s most iconic safari destinations, where horizons know no end and endless chapters of the Great Migration play out.

TOUR SUMMARY

  • This tour starts and ends in Arusha / Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • You'll visit Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Activities: Game Drives
  • Game drives: Pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

TOUR FEATURES

Mid-range tour

This mid-range tour uses lodges and tented camps.

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour.

Private Tour

This tour will be organised exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour.

Minimum age of 1 year

The minimum age for this tour is 1 year.

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, you drive to Lake Manyara National Park, one of the Rift Valley’s most famous lakes and home to impressive concentrations of birds and large mammals. Lake Manyara is a beautiful little park famous for its tree-climbing lions, elephants and large troops of baboons. In addition, the park is home to a fantastic variety of birds and animals, considering its small size. A short visit to this serene park will significantly diversify your safari experience. Later on, drive to Africa Safari Lake Manyara (comfort tent) for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

Today our journey continues as we head from the edge of the Serengeti to its very heart…. But now Serengeti beckons, so we continue to run east Seronera to Moru into what is undoubtedly the world’s most excellent park.

At times this unsurpassable place is home to over 1.6 million herbivores and the thousands of predators who stalk them. Their fascinating habits and habitats will provoke questions, so do ask your driver guide to explain the fantastic creatures you see all around you. Late in the evening, drive back to your accommodation; Africa’s sights, sounds, and smells will continue to enchant you on this wilderness adventure. Dinner and overnight at Embalakai Camp.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

Waking up in the Serengeti is something extraordinary. Africa’s sights, sounds, and smells are all around us and ahead is a full day of adventure in the world’s most famous national park. Pick your packed breakfast and lunch with your morning section of game drive in Serengeti National Park, marvelling at the stunning scenery, ever-changing light, and entertaining wildlife, all explained by your expert driver-guide.

After our picnic lunch, we searched for wildlife in this awe-inspiring park again. 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. But, of course, the animals don’t work to any schedule, so that we may find a lion or a leopard, elephant, zebra, cheetah, or antelope on our drives. Finally, evening returns at Embalakai Camp for dinner ad overnight.

Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

The exciting sounds of Africa will rouse you from your sleep. We make the most of the day with a 08:00 start, heading off on our morning game drive. Later, the adventure will continue when we travel up to Ngorongoro, another African icon safari destination.

After a pleasant picnic lunch, it’s time to drive eastwards to visit another spectacular setting for Tanzania’s wildlife, the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Settle in at Rhino Lodge on arrival while a tasty, hot dinner is prepared for you.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Kilimanjaro Airport

Today there will be plenty of time to enjoy another true spectacle of wildlife and scenic beauty before your flight back home- Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as a wonder of the world.

First, the volcanic caldera (the world’s largest) is full of grassland, 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. Elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, wallowing hippo, waterbuck, baboons… even the rare black rhino finds shelter here.

Sharing this great space with the animals is the Maasai, grazing their cattle in an area that 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, and your driver-guide will be pleased to explain this incredible co-existence to you.

Later on, drive back to Arusha, arriving in time for drop off as the end of your African safari adventure at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

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Seasons Price per person sharing
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
April 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022 $ 2,945 $ 1,993 $ 1,803 $ 1,611 $ 1,572 $ 1,484
June 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 $ 2,985 $ 2,025 $ 1,835 $ 1,650 $ 1,609 $ 1,517
July 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022 $ 3,007 $ 2,050 $ 1,863 $ 1,670 $ 1,632 $ 1,543
October 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022 $ 2,985 $ 2,025 $ 1,835 $ 1,650 $ 1,609 $ 1,517
November 1, 2022 to December 15, 2022 $ 2,945 $ 1,993 $ 1,803 $ 1,611 $ 1,572 $ 1,484
December 16, 2022 to February 28, 2023 $ 3,007 $ 2,034 $ 1,852 $ 1,653 $ 1,618 $ 1,527
March 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023 $ 2,985 $ 2,012 $ 1,830 $ 1,625 $ 1,596 $ 1,481
April 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023 $ 2,945 $ 1,993 $ 1,803 $ 1,611 $ 1,572 $ 1,484
June 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023 $ 2,985 $ 2,025 $ 1,835 $ 1,650 $ 1,609 $ 1,517
July 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023 $ 3,007 $ 2,050 $ 1,863 $ 1,670 $ 1,632 $ 1,543
October 1, 2023 to October 31, 2023 $ 2,985 $ 2,025 $ 1,835 $ 1,650 $ 1,609 $ 1,517
November 1, 2023 to December 15, 2023 $ 2,945 $ 1,993 $ 1,803 $ 1,611 $ 1,572 $ 1,484
December 16, 2023 to February 29, 2024 $ 3,007 $ 2,034 $ 1,852 $ 1,653 $ 1,618 $ 1,527

Package Includes:

  • Pick up and drop off Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Park fees
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • All accommodation - (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation - (Unless labelled as optional)
  • 4x4 Customized safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • Water in car
  • Taxes

Package Excludes:

  • International flights - (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips - (Tipping guideline US$10+ pp. per day)
  • Personal items - (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees
  • Meals not specified
  • Hot air balloon safari US$ 599 per person
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Laundry services
  • Africa Safari Lake Manyara

    Africa Safari Lake Manyara is located between the foothills of Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara; however, far more distinguished is its position. It could easily be mistaken for being right in the middle of the National Park.

    The accommodation site is a safari in and of itself, with various room types scattered throughout the diverse grounds. You will enjoy a spacious complex with different accommodation types, like Premium Bungalows, Luxury Glamping Safari Accommodations, Safari Comfort Accommodations with en suite bathroom and 1 to 14-person Safari Tents.

    A location ideal for exploring Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks and Ngorongoro crater. Also perfect as a stopover on your way to Serengeti National Park

    The camp offers a swimming pool with sun terrace, Lounge bar, Restaurant, Fitness & Massage Centre, Free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception and a Guest Relation Desk for all your questions, excursions or last-minute Safari trips.

  • Embalakai Camp

    Embalakai Camp is located in a stunning location that runs alongside the Nyabogati River, allowing our guests to be fully immersed in nature with various Serengeti birds and wildlife. The area is splashed with acacia trees and provides the perfect opportunity to see the sunset behind the distant hills.

    The camp has 13 boutique en-suite tents, which can be set up for single, double, triple or family occupancy. In addition, we can host groups of up to 30 persons and have netted bedding available for babies (on request). The tents are set up to provide the ultimate comfort for our clients.

    A stay at Embalakai Camps offers the opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the magical Serengeti from the comfort of your luxury tented accommodation.

  • Rhino Lodge

    Rhino Lodge was formerly the home of Ngorongoro’s first conservator, Henry Fosbrooke, Assistant District Officer of the Loliondo district of the Maasai homeland.

    Rhino Lodge has kept its rustic, old-fashioned charm and now offers affordable lodging for guests wanting to experience the Ngorongoro Crater and surrounding area.

    Situated only a few hundred metres from the crater’s rim, Rhino Lodge offers easy access to the main gate and road descending into the crater. 24 semi-detached rooms set around a central courtyard stretched out in two L-shaped rows from the main area. An extended wooden deck overlooks a stretch of high montane forest outside each room. Bright Maasai blankets add a splash of colour to the whitewashed walls.

    To freshen up after a long day in the crater, each room has a compact en-suite bathroom with a hot water shower.  As it can get quite cold in the area as the lodge is situated at an altitude of 2,200 metres above sea level, each room has its own wood-burning stove, which staff will light for you on cold evenings. You will also be supplied with hot water bottles that can be filled to keep the cold at bay.

    Unpretentiously rustic, the lodge does not overlook the crater itself but enjoys glorious vistas of misty montane forest and distant Mount Oldeani. The well-kept grounds are regularly visited by local wildlife. Elephants, buffalo, waterbuck, zebra, hyena and Marabou storks sometimes wander across the lawns by day.

    In the bar/dining room, there are two large fires which are a natural focus where our guests like to meet and exchange stories of the day. Here you can enjoy our delicious African-inspired meals with your group. After dinner, our Maasai staff may entertain you with some traditional dancing. The restaurant’s deck looks across the grassland towards the forest, making it a superb spot for morning coffee.