5 Days Tanzania Ultimate Parks

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: Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodation: Kirurumu Tented Lodge/Lake Manyara Serena Hotel

The tour starts with lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs. 1400hrs, drive to Lake Manyara. Enjoy an evening game drive in the Lake National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife. Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Tented Lodge/Lake Manyara Serena Hotel. Approx Transit time: 2 hrs | Meal plan: {L,D}

Day 2: Serengeti Game Reserve

Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge

After an early breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park. Lunch at the lodge. Spend the afternoon game viewing in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Return for dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge. Approx Transit time: 4 hrs | Meal plan: {B,L,D}

Day 3: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge/Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Depart for an early morning around your lodge, return to the lodge for breakfast. Mid morning, depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lunch at the lodge. This afternoon, you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 metres) to the floor of the crater for a half day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge/Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. Approx Transit time: 3 hrs | Meal plan: {B,L,D}

DAY 4: Tarangire National Park.

Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge/Similar

After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon of game viewing. Lesser kudu, eland, lion and gerenuk can be found in this beautiful park, noted for its multitude of baobab trees and its tree-climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge/Similar. Approx Transit time: 3 hrs | Meal plan: {B,L,D}

DAY 6: Arusha

Accommodation: lodge/ Arusha town

Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Tarangire National Park. Breakfast at the lodge, followed by the drive back to Arusha with game viewing en route. Lunch in Arusha town. Approx Transit time: 2 hrs | Meal plan: {B,L}