Tanzania Flying Safari
5 day Tanzania flying safari starts and ends in Arusha. This African luxury safari in Tanzania goes to 3 northern Tanzania parks. They are Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara National Parks. The 5 day Tanzania flying safari can also begin at Kilimanjaro Airport. This will depend on your arrival time. If you arrive late in the afternoon then a night in Arusha will be a must.
About the 5 Day Tanzania Flying Safari
On the 5 day Tanzania flying safari, you will have 2 nights in Serengeti. This is the rolling savannah grassland plains dotted with riverine forest. There are also Acacia woodlands in this park. The park lies in the north of Tanzania. This is the home to the great wildebeest migration.
5 Day Tanzania Flying Safari Highlights
The 5 day Tanzania flying safari then drive to the south-east. This will be to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The crater is one of the most amazing sights of the world. You will finish you 5 day Tanzania flying safari by touring Lake Manyara National Park. This is a shallow salt water lake in Tanzania. It is said to be the “loveliest lake in Africa’.
Tanzania Flying Safari Itinerary
Day 1: ARUSHA – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Our Tanzania safari rep will meet you at 0900hrs. You will be briefed on the 5 day Tanzania flying safari. This will be followed by a transfer to Arusha Airport. You will be in time for the 1130hrs flight to Serengeti National Park. You will arrive at the Seronera Airstrip at 1330hrs.
Our driver guide will be at hand to welcome you to Serengeti. Enjoy a short game drive to your Serengeti safari lodge. You will be there in time for lunch. After a short rest, you will embark on an afternoon game drive.
The Seronera region is rich in plains wildlife. Here you have great chances to see the lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopards. Plain grazers like the antelopes, wildebeest and zebras among others can’t be missed. Herds of elephants and buffaloes also dot these plains. Return to Serengeti Serena Lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
About Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti National Park is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions. It was established in 1951 with an estimated area of 14,750 km squared of grassland plains, savanna, riverine forest, and woodlands in the Northern Tanzania bordering Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve.
It is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest 250,000 zebra over 400,000 Thomson gazelles.
The name “Serengeti” is an approximation of the word used by the Maasai to describe the area, siringet, which means “the place where the land runs on forever”.
Day 2: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Your 5 day Tanzania flying safari starts with breakfast. With picnic lunch boxes embark on a full day game drive. You will explore the endless Serengeti plains. The drive takes you to the almost treeless grassland of the south. This is the most emblematic scenery of the park.
In Serengeti National Park you find zebra, gazelle, impala, hartebeest, topi, buffalo and waterbuck. They normally occur in huge numbers during the wet season. You also have Kopjes around this region. They are great observation posts for predators and mostly lions. The rocks are as a refuge for hyrax and pythons. Drive back to Serengeti Serena Lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO CRATER NATIONAL PARK
You will enjoy your breakfast at Serengeti Serena Lodge. This will be followed by departure with game drive from Serengeti. The drive heads south-east to Ngorongoro Crater National Park. You will go via historically rich Ol Duvai Gorge. After a stop at the museum and lunch proceed to Ngorongoro.
The crater is one of the most amazing sights of the world. It is like no other and the only caldera with a multitude of wildlife. The evening will be spent at the crater rim enjoying some nature walk. Your dinner and overnight will be at the Ngorongoro Crater Serena Lodge.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of Tanzania’s most visited destinations, covering 8,292 square kilometers of savanna, highland plains, savanna woodlands and forests. The area is internationally renowned for the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera; the resident pastoralist population; and the native wildlife including Africa’s ‘Big Five’ – the African elephant, Cape buffalo, rhinoceros, African lion and African leopard.
The protected area also harbors a range of endangered species and supports one of the largest animal migrations on earth, making it a global priority for biodiversity conservation.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to tribal communities who preserve their traditional way of life while co-existing with the area wildlife. The protected area also contains a number of key paleontological and archaeological sites where Hominid fossils dating back three million years were discovered. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area was declared a natural property on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979 and a cultural property in 2010.
Day 4: NGORONGORO – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Start your Tanzania flying safari day with an early breakfast. You will check out of the lodge with picnic lunch boxes. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for 3 hours crater tour. Ngorongoro Crater is world heritage site.
Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest caldera. Alongside are cliffs standing some 600 meters high. They present a sheer drop down to a wide open space. This is the floor of the crater, about 246 square km. Here you may see everything from elephant to lion. If you’re lucky you may see the near-extinct black rhino and elusive leopard.
What is not here is the long necked Giraffe. You will enjoy your lunch at the hippo point before exiting. Your drive heads to Lake Manyara National Park. Enjoy a short game drive on arrival. Here you have great chances of seeing the tree climbing lions. Later check in for dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.
About Lake Manyara National Park
Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views. Located on the way to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, The Park is well worth a stop in its own right. Its ground water forests, bush plains, baobob strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs offer incredible ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife and incredible numbers of birds.
The alkaline soda of the Lake is home to an incredible array of bird life that thrives on its brackish waters. Pink flamingo stoop and graze by the thousands, colourful specks against the grey minerals of the lake shore. Yellow-billed storks swoop and corkscrew on thermal winds rising up from the escarpment, and herons flap their wings against the sun-drenched sky. Even reluctant bird-watchers will find something to watch and marvel at within the national park.
Day 5: LAKE MANYARA - ARUSHA
You will wake up to your early breakfast. Check out of the lodge and embark on a game drive. Lake Manyara is a shallow salty water lake in Tanzania. Lake Manyara covers 89 square miles (231 km2) of the park.
This is nearly 70% of Lake Manyara National Park. The lake is famous for a good number of baboons and birdlife. It is also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants and wildebeests. You will also get buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes here.
Giant fig trees and mahogany can be seen in the groundwater forest. This is the area immediately around the park gates. It is here that tree climbing lions can be seen. The trees act as a spotting zone for the lions. They also make for a good shade when it is hot. You will later proceed to Arusha after a picnic lunch. Drop off will be at your luxury hotel in Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport.
End of 5 Day Tanzania Flying Safari
5 Day Tanzania Flying Safari Costs:
What is included in the 5 Day Tanzania Flying Safari cost?
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Flight as per the safari 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
5 Day Tanzania Flying Safari cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 5 Day Tanzania Flying Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes