5 Days Tanzania Family Safari

One day longer on trek, climbing a natural, rather than manmade path, the Machame Route is a more demanding but much quieter and scenic route up the mountain. Overnights are spent camping in tents which are carried and pitched by the accompanying porters. Highlights of this route are the Shira Plateau, Barranco wall and the Karanga Valley reaching the summit via Stella Point. Because this route is more taxing it is recommended that trekkers should be physically fit and with the additional day on trek to assist with acclimatisation there is a good chance of reaching the summit.

Day 1: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodation: Lake Manyara

After breakfast you will head east to the Great Rift Valley and the Lake Manyara National Park. We will drive through the agricultural and fresh produce market town of Mto Wa Mbu, situated next to the Lake Manyara national park entrance. Arrive in time for lunch and afternoon game drive. Overnight at the Lake Manyara (L, D, B)

Day 2: Lake Manyara - Serengeti Game Reserve

Accommodation: Serengeti national park

After an early breakfast you head towards the Serengeti National Park via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Stopover at the Olduvai Gorge, an archeological site with history dating back to the dawn of mankind and evolution. After lunch, you will have an afternoon game viewing drive. Overnight at the Serengeti national park (L, D, and B)

Day 3: Serengeti Game Reserve - Ngorongoro

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Rim area

After breakfast, you will have a game drive en route as you leave Serengeti heading for the Ngorongoro crater. After an early lunch we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for an afternoon game drive. The crater is one of the most densely crowded game areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania's last remaining black rhino. Overnight on the Ngorongoro Crater Rim area. (L, D, B)

DAY 4: Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire.

Accommodation: Tarangire

After breakfast you depart for the Tarangire National Park. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This national park is also home to three rare species of animals - the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. After lunch you will have an afternoon game drive. Overnight at Tarangire (L, D, B)

DAY 5: Tarangire National Park - Arusha

Accommodation: N/A

After breakfast, you will proceed for a morning game drive. After lunch, you depart for Arusha where you will end the safari