6 Days (Ndutu Migration) - Lake Manyara, Ndutu, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire
Duration - 6 days

In this tour we will cover the 4 most popular destinations in Tanzania - Lake Manyara National Park (1 night), Ndutu (2 nights), Ngorongoro Crater (1 night) and Tarangire National Park (1 night). Tour starts and ends at Arusha. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime!

According to the last few years pattern, the possibility of sighting the migration is in the Ndutu region from last week of December to March. Hence, this tour is recommended for the tour date between last week of December and March only.


Short Itinerary


Day 1 - (Mar 03, 2024) Arusha to Lake Manyara. Game drives at Lake Manyara
Day 2 - (Mar 04, 2024) Transfer to Ndutu, Ngorongoro. Game drives at Ndutu
Day 3 - (Mar 05, 2024) Ndutu - full day game drives
Day 4 - (Mar 06, 2024) Morning game drives in Ndutu and transfer to Ngorongoro/Karatu
Day 5 - (Mar 07, 2024) Ngorongoro Crater Tour (5 hours) and transfer to Karatu/Tarangire
Day 6 - (Mar 08, 2024) Tarangire full day game drives and afternoon transfer to Arusha

Choose Date


Safari tour prices vary depending on the starting date, your group size, and the choice of stay.

Ensuite Accommodation Packages


Below are packages with a few popular ensuite options for your private tour, starting on Mar 03, 2024, in a group of two adults. Ensuite hotels are tented camps/lodges that can be inside/around national parks. You will have a private room with attached bathroom. Meals are provided by hotels.

Click to know more about safari accommodations (ensuite camps/lodges).

Option E1: $2,018 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Omega View Hotel, Karatu from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
- Stay at Tanzania Bush Camps, Ndutu, Ndutu from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024
- Stay at Omega View Hotel, Karatu from Mar 06, 2024 to Mar 08, 2024

Option E2: $2,343 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Eileen's Trees Inn - Standard, Karatu from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
- Stay at Canopy Migration Camp Ndutu, Ndutu from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024
- Stay at Rhino Lodge, Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro from Mar 06, 2024 to Mar 07, 2024
- Stay at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge, Tarangire (Outside the Park) from Mar 07, 2024 to Mar 08, 2024

Option E3: $2,540 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at The Castle Ngorongoro, Karatu from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
- Stay at Nyikani Migration Camp, Ndutu, Ndutu from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024
- Stay at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro from Mar 06, 2024 to Mar 07, 2024
- Stay at Tarangire Tortilis Camp, Tarangire (Within the Park) from Mar 07, 2024 to Mar 08, 2024

Option E4: $3,232 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Acacia Farm Lodge, Karatu from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
- Stay at Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge, Ndutu from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024
- Stay at Lemala Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro from Mar 06, 2024 to Mar 07, 2024
- Stay at Nimali Tarangire Camp, Tarangire (Outside the Park) from Mar 07, 2024 to Mar 08, 2024

Option E5: $4,105 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, Karatu from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
- Stay at Lemala Ndutu, Ndutu from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024
- Stay at Melia Ngorongoro Lodge, Ngorongoro - The Rim Room, Ngorongoro from Mar 06, 2024 to Mar 07, 2024
- Stay at Lemala Mpingo Ridge, Tarangire (Within the Park) from Mar 07, 2024 to Mar 08, 2024

Option E6: $5,914 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at The Manor at Ngorongoro, Karatu from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
- Stay at Olakira Migration Camp, Ndutu, Ndutu from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024
- Stay at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro - Suite, Ngorongoro from Mar 06, 2024 to Mar 07, 2024
- Stay at Sanctuary Swala Camp, Tarangire (Within the Park) from Mar 07, 2024 to Mar 08, 2024

A detailed list of inclusions is shared below. We have many more accommodations and addon tours to offer. Please share with us your requirements by clicking on the "Request Quote" button below, and our reservations team will get in touch with you.


Itinerary


Day 1 - Arusha to Lake Manyara

Pick up at 8:00 AM from your hotel in Arusha and depart for Lake Manyara National Park with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive. As you enter the national park, lush forests of Acacia and Mahogany trees begin to set the mood for what is waiting ahead. The game drive will go on till evening with a small break for picnic lunch. During the game drive watch out for buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, baboons and the blue monkeys. Another spectacle of Lake Manyara National park is the tree climbing lions, however spotting them is a game of luck. In the right season, you can see the shoreline turning pink with millions of flamingos flocking there. Post the game drive, you will head back to your camp/lodge where a delicious dinner awaits you.

Day 2 - Transfer to Ndutu

We start around 7:00 AM and head towards the Ndutu region. The drive to Ndutu is about 4 hours from Tarangire or about 2.5 hours from Karatu. Once you reach Ndutu you will begin game drives with a convenient stop for your picnic lunch. Sweeping grasslands cover the region which gradually fade into the Serengeti. Ndutu forms a part of the route for the annual migration of more than 2 million wildebeests and thousands of zebra, antelope and gazelle through the Serengeti eco system. During game drives between December and April, you will be able to see the great migration in this region. Between Mid Jan and Feb, calving happens here and it attracts hordes of predators prying on vulnerable young wildebeest. Crested with Lake Ndutu and Lake Masek, these waterholes offer plenty of wildlife game during the dry season. The Ndutu is also the home ground for 6 species of big cats – leopard, lion, cheetah, caracal, serval and wildcat. The action-packed game drive will end late in the evening by around 6PM. You will now head towards your choice of accommodation, where a freshly prepared dinner awaits you. Ensure you get some good rest and recharge yourself for another eventful day.

Day 3 - Full Day game drives at Ndutu

Today, we have full day to explore Ndutu. You can either have a relaxed breakfast and depart with packed lunch boxes for a full day game drive around 8:00 AM and return to the lodge late afternoon around 5:30 PM. Or you can depart after breakfast at 6:20 AM on an early morning game drive. Later return to accommodation around 10:30 AM to relax for a bit and after a hot lunch at the accommodation, depart at 3:00 PM for afternoon game drives and return by 6:00 PM. Ensure you get some good rest and recharge yourself for another eventful day.

Day 4 - Ndutu to Ngorongoro/Karatu

Today you get another chance to view the beautiful wildlife spectacle at Ndutu. We start early in the day and after breakfast, depart for game drives around 6:20 AM with packed lunch. We continue with game drives till around 3:00 PM in the afternoon and then proceed towards our selected accommodation in Ngorongoro or Karatu for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 - Ngorongoro Crater Tour (5 Hours) to Karatu/Tarangire

On the last day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will head to Ngorongoro crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq kms with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 5-hour game drive on the crater floor will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, Hippos, Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. This is the last leg of your safari, with a 4hr drive left to Arusha. You will be dropped off to your preferred location in Arusha by 5:00 PM in the evening. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you bid goodbye to your team.

Day 6 - Transfer to Tarangire for game drives till afternoon. Transfer to Arusha in late afternoon and end of tour

We start at around 7:00 AM from the hotel and drive to Tarangire National park with packed lunch boxes. Once we reach the park, we start game drives here. Tarangire National park is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. We will have a lunch break at a picnic scenic picnic spot. Post lunch, we will continue with game drives till afternoon or so and after the game drive, we will drive to Arusha to reach by around 6:00 PM. This is also the last day of our tour! Bid goodbye to your guide with lots of good memories. Hotel in Arusha can be arranged at extra cost.

Stay Locations


Day 1 - Karatu

Day 2 - Ndutu

Day 3 - Ndutu

Day 4 - Karatu or Ngorongoro

Day 5 - Karatu or Tarangire (Within the Park) or Tarangire (Outside the Park)

Maps


Pre & Post Tour Hotels


Arusha is the base for safari tours in North Tanzania. If you need accommodation in Arusha before/after your safari tour you can check some popular hotel prices on bed and breakfast basis below (Prices are per person).

Single room:

Double sharing room:

Triple sharing room:

All of the above prices are on per person per night on bed and breakfast basis. More hotel options can be shared upon request

Transfers


This tour starts from Arusha. Kilimanjaro airport is the nearest international airport and Arusha airport is the nearest domestic airport. Please check our page on how to get to Arusha

Airport Pickup/Drop
Pickup or drop off at Arusha airport on the day of safari: No extra charge
Pickup or drop off at Kilimanjaro airport on the day of safari: USD 30 per vehicle

Airport to Hotel transfers
Transfer from Arusha airport to Arusha hotel or vice versa: USD 25 per vehicle
Transfer from Kilimanjaro airport to Arusha hotel or vice versa: USD 50 per vehicle

InterCity transfers
Transfer from Moshi to Arusha or vice versa: USD 100 per vehicle
Transfer from Nairobi to Arusha or vice versa: USD 275 per vehicle

Flights


We do not book International Flights.
We can book local flights based on availability. Below are indicative additional costs for local flights.

Intercity Flights
From Zanzibar to Arusha: From USD 100 per person (Morning flight)
From Dar es salaam to Arusha: From USD 90 per person (Morning flight)
From Arusha to Zanzibar: From USD 170 per person (Late Afternoon flight)
From Arusha to Dar es salaam: From USD 110 per person (Late Afternoon flight)

Note: Rates mentioned above are indicative and subject to change based on airlines and party(group) size

Meals


Day 1 - Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 - Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Times


Day 1 - Arusha to Lake Manyara takes about 2.5 to 3 hours (114 km)
Day 2 - Lake Manyara to Ndutu takes about 3 to 4 hours (155 km)
Day 4 - Ndutu to NCA takes about 2.5 to 3 hours
Day 5 - NCA to Tarangire takes about 1.5 to 2 hours (108 km)
Day 6 - Tarangire to Arusha takes about 2.5 to 3 hours (106 km)

Note: These are estimated drive times. Because of the traffic, location of the accommodations, and several other factors, actual drive times may vary. Driving distances are approximate and do not account for exact places.

Inclusions


  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).

  • Concession/ Camping Fees.

  • Daily game drives while on Safari.

  • A professional driver/ guide.

  • 4x4 Land Cruiser.

  • All Taxes and VAT.

  • Meals as per itinerary.

  • Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).

Exclusions


  • International flights.

  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Tips (Tipping guidelines).

  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).

  • Government imposed increase of Taxes and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Addons


Add-on tours in Ndutu
Hot Air Balloon Ride: USD 540 per person
Short Walking Tour (upto 4 hours): USD 45 per person
Long Walking Tour (upto 6 hours): USD 60 per person

Add-on tours in Ngorongoro
Masai Village Tour: USD 25 per person
Olduvai Gorge museum visit: USD 35 per person
Ngorongoro Crater Rim Hike: USD 35 per person
Information on Ngorongoro Add-on tours

Add-on tours in Lake Manyara
Canoeing in Lake Manyara: USD 74 per person
Night Game drives in Lake Manyara NP: USD 114 per person
Treetop Walkway: USD 54 per person
Information on Lake Manyara Add-on tours

Add-on tours in Tarangire
Hot Air Balloon Ride: USD 540 per person
Short Walking Tour (upto 4 hours): USD 45 per person
Long Walking Tour (upto 6 hours): USD 60 per person
Night Game Drives (for clients staying inside): USD 100-200 per person depending on lodge

Add-on tours in Karatu
Coffee Plantation Tour: USD 20 per person
Iraqw Village Tour: USD 25 per person
Endoro Falls & Elephant Caves visit: USD 35 per person
Information on Karatu Add-on tours

6 Days (Ndutu Migration) - Lake Manyara, Ndutu, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire
Duration - 6 days

In this tour we will cover the 4 most popular destinations in Tanzania - Lake Manyara National Park (1 night), Ndutu (2 nights), Ngorongoro Crater (1 night) and Tarangire National Park (1 night). Tour starts and ends at Arusha. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime!

According to the last few years pattern, the possibility of sighting the migration is in the Ndutu region from last week of December to March. Hence, this tour is recommended for the tour date between last week of December and March only.


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