DATE: 25th – 29th December
TIME: 8:00 – 16:00
VENUE: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Arusha
HOSTED BY: Africa Remote Safaris
5Days Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Arusha
Day 1 – Arusha to Lake Manyara
Early morning pick up from you hotel/ campsite after breakfast and departure to Lake Manyara National park where we have our picnic lunch at the campsite and then proceed on an afternoon game drive.
Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. This shallow lake offers dramatic views and is home to rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos which you can see at a closer range than many other places, alternatively on this day you can decide to participate in the cultural excursions including cycling to the local villages.
Day 2 & 3 – SerengetiAfter breaking up camp we drive to the great Serengeti National Park viewing game enroute. We spend the next two days relaxing at the campsite and enjoying morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight at Seronera campsite. Serengeti is rewarding all year round.
Day 4 – Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge
After an early breakfast, we drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro crater via Olduvai Gorge (to view the humanoid bones and fossil footprints) whilst game watching only with packed lunches. We arrive and set up camp at the Simba (Lion) Campsite (very cold night; but you will enjoy breathtaking views of the crater below).
Day 5 – Ngorongoro Crater-Arusha
Morning descent into the crater for a crater tour. Dinner and overnight stay at the campsite.
Price USD 800/ Adult and kids would pay 50% inclusive of, all airport transfers, three daily meals, transport in 4×4,(Shared) all camping gear and all park entry fees. East Africans pay USD 600.
The below Packing List is supplied as a general guide on what to take on your safari.
Where possible luggage should be kept to a minimum due to the weight / space restrictions , but we are able to store excess baggage at our head office in Arusha
Soft bags (that are lockable) are preferable to large rectangular suitcases. On light aircraft flights the weight of luggage that can be checked in is limited to 15kgs.
Trainers / Walking shoes
Jacket / Windbreaker
Sweater / Sweatshirt / Fleece jacket
2 pairs safari trousers / chinos
2 pairs safari shorts
4 pairs sport socks
3 short sleeve shirts
1 long sleeve shirt
Nightwear1 pair casual trousers (men) evening outfit (women) – for evening
Toiletries & Medicine
Prescription drugs (also bring the generic names for these drugs, good idea to pack 2 separate lots)
Motion sickness pills
Insect repellent (containing DEET for mosquitoes)
Sun Screen (SPF 15 or higher)
Shampoo / Conditioner (if you have a preferred brand otherwise shampoo provided by most hotels, camps)
Toothpaste / Toothbrush
Hair Brush / Comb
Electric / Hand Razor
Emery Boards / Tweezers
Fem. Hygiene Supplies
Wear sunscreens and cover up during the hottest time of day – between 11am and 3pm.
Sunglasses / Case
Prescription glasses (and a spare pair)
Flashlight (small with extra batteries)
Batteries (for electronic equipment)
Converter plug set if needed (the electricity supply is 240 Volt, 50 Hz). Sockets are usually 3 pin and are of the square variety.
Pocket Knife (not in hand luggage)
Binoculars (very important, one per person)
Favourite road snacks
Books / Magazines / Journal
Small Sewing Kit
Small Scissors (not in hand luggage)
Pen / paper
Tube of Travel Wash (for small items of laundry)