Tanzania Flying Safari
5 day Tanzania flying safari starts and ends in Arusha. This 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. 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. 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’.
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.
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. Here 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.
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.
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.