Affordable Safari Tanzania
Looking for an affordable African safari tour to Tanzania? Look no further for this comprehensive 6 day affordable safari Tanzania will come to your rescue. Enjoy the ‘Garden of Eden’ and track big five in the rolling savannah plains of the Serengeti. With this safari in Tanzania, there is a lot to see including tree climbing lions in Lake Manyara.
About Affordable Safari Tanzania
Affordable safari Tanzania is a 6 day African wildlife safari. The 6 days Affordable safari Tanzania visits and explores 3 Parks. The parks on the affordable safari Tanzania are in the Northern circuit. The parks to be visited include Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
All the Tanzania national parks Affordable safari Tanzania visits are home to small and large animals. Affordable safari Tanzania explores the best wildlife rich area. This East Africa region teams with wildlife. The area is also known for its breathtaking natural beauty. Serengeti, literally meaning, “Endless plains”.
The Ngorongoro Crater is home to over 25,000 animals. They include elephants, buffalos, hyenas, jackals, wildebeests, zebras, rhino and hippos. The main highlight of Affordable safari Tanzania is game drives.
Affordable Safari Tanzania Highlights
- Tree climbing lions
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Big Five
- The seasonal wildebeest migration
- Big cat tracking
- Super-duper sceneries and great landscape
Affordable Safari Tanzania Itinerary
Day 1: ARUSHA – NGORONGORO CRATER NATIONAL PARK
Our Tanzania tour rep will meet you at your Arusha hotel. Affordable safari Tanzania day starts early with a briefing. This will be followed by an early departure to Ngorongoro National Park.
You will drive at leisure enjoying the few stops along the way. You will arrive in Ngorongoro Crater in time for lunch. Enjoy some time in the afternoon at rest. You will have an evening walk at the crater’s rim. Your dinner and overnight will be at Ngorongoro Simba ‘A’ Campsite.
About Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The jewel in ‘Ngorongoro’s’ crown is a deep volcanic crater, the largest unfolded and unbroken caldera in the world. It is about 20km across 60m deep and 300sq km in area, the Ngorongoro crater is a natural breathtaking wonder. The conservation area itself covers 8,292sq km.
NCA is a unique protected area in the whole of Africa where conservation of natural resources is integrated with human development. Other important features are the archaeological and paleontological ones located at Oldupai Gorge and the early human footprints discovered at Laetoli.
NCA has been awarded the status of world’s heritage site and listed as one of the international biosphere reserves by UNESCO. It is regarded as the 8th wonder of the world.
Day 2: NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR
The affordable safari Tanzania day will start very early in the morning. Departure will be after an early breakfast. You will descend 2000 feet down to the Crater floor. This will be with your picnic lunch boxes.
The drive to the floor takes approximately one hour. It is time to explore this ‘Garden of Eden’. Ngorongoro is a huge and deep volcanic Crater. There’s rich pasture, swamps, forest and permanent water. All this is on the Crater floor. This is the reason why wildlife here is so diverse and numerous.
There are up to 25.000 larger animals living here. You got the best opportunity to see Black Rhino here. Other species like the black-manned lion are common. We will have a fantastic day to see wildlife at its best.
After lunch you return back to Ngorongoro Simba ‘A’ Campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: NGORONGORO – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Wake up on the affordable safari Tanzania to an early breakfast. You will depart driving west to Serengeti National Park. This will be a long drive punctuated with several stops.
At Ol Duvai gorge you will visit the museum for an explanation on humanity. This is believed to be the ‘Cradle of mankind’. It is here too that you will have a break for lunch. Proceed to Serengeti where you will arrive later in the evening.
Enjoy a short game drive to introduce you to the parks flora and fauna. You will drive to Serengeti Seronera Campsite in time for dinner and overnight.
About Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti is one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges. The name comes from the Masai ‘Siringet’, meaning ‘endless plains’.
Equal in size to Northern Ireland, the seasonal migration across the park attracts lions, cheetahs, leopards and other predators, which attend to the constantly moving mass. Vegetation in the Serengeti ranges from the short and long grass plains in the south, to the acacia savannah in the center and the wooded grassland concentrated around tributaries of the Grumeti and Mara Rivers in the north.
The Seronera Valley in the central Serengeti is famous for the abundance of lion and leopard that can usually be seen quite easily.
Day 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Start your day with an early morning game drive. This will be followed by breakfast at your lodge. Embark on a full day game drive after a short rest. This will be with picnic lunch boxes. This game drive gives you an opportunity to explore this world famous park.
The Serengeti plains are where endless streams of wildebeest and zebra move. They are either going south towards Ngorongoro or north towards the Masai Mara. This is the best place to watch the ‘big five’ among other savannah wildlife. This 3 day Serengeti budget safari enables you to watch the action filled live animals movie.
You will decide to edit this film on your own as it is uncut. You will drive back to Serengeti Seronera Campsite in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: SERENGETI – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Your affordable safari Tanzania departs Serengeti after breakfast. You will be driving to Lake Manyara National Park. You will enjoy lunch en-route. After setting up camp, enjoy some short rest.
At 1600 hrs, enjoy a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. The park is situated Great Rift Valley Escarpment and Lake Manyara. The most famous spectacle is the tree-climbing lions. They are occasionally seen along branches of Acacia trees.
Your dinner and overnight will be at Lake Manyara Twiga Camp.
About lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara national park is located along the road that leads to Ngorongoro and to Serengeti. It is one of the park with the highest bio-diversity of Tanzania. In 1981 it was declared world's heritage site. It measures 330 square kilometers, of which 200 are occupied by the lake and consists of five different eco-systems:
- the dense groundwater forest
- the xerophilous open woodland with palm trees, acacias and a few baobabs
- the swamps and reed beds nearby the delta
- the savannah and the expanses of long grass
- the volcanic sites and hot springs.
Thanks to such a changing habitat the park is said to claim the highest bio-mass [flora/fauna ratio per square kilometer] of all East Africa.
Suddenly, past the entrance gate, one finds himself into a dense, lush evergreen forest explosively contrasting with the surrounding area which is instead very dry for much of the year. This forest not only hosts throughout the year a good resident game but it also attracts, in dry season, other animals particularly elephants and giraffes.
Among the resident animals the first ones you are most likely to encounter along the dirt road just after the gate are the playful blue monkeys and the large baboons groups. Baboons can be seen almost everywhere but nowhere else, except maybe Arusha national Park, they are so incline to be so closely approached and observed.
Day 6: LAKE MANYARA - ARUSHA
Your affordable safari Tanzania departs Lake Manyara immediately after breakfast. You will enjoy a drive back to Arusha. On arrival, you will be dropped off at your budget hotel in Arusha.
End of 6 Days Affordable Safari Tanzania
6 Days Affordable Safari Tanzania Costs:
What is included in the 6 Days Affordable Safari Tanzania cost?
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on Tanzania Safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
6 Days Affordable Safari Tanzania cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 6 Days Affordable Safari Tanzania
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes