The Serengeti trail and lake manyara 6 Days Budget Safari

Overview

Embark on an incredible 6-day budget safari, showcasing the best of Tanzania’s natural wonders. This adventure takes you through the renowned Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, concluding at the captivating Lake Manyara. Starting and concluding in Arusha, this private tour offers exclusivity and flexibility for your group.

Discover the endless plains of the Serengeti, famous for its diverse wildlife, and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Witness Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions and engage with the Maasai tribe for a deeper cultural understanding.

With accommodation in budget-friendly lodges and tented camps, you’ll find comfort without compromising on the experience. Customize your journey to suit your preferences. This safari guarantees an authentic Tanzanian adventure, creating lasting memories on a budget.

6 Days Budget Tanzania Safari Itinerary Highlights

  • Witness the elephants and ancient baobab tress in Tarangire
  • Search for the Big 5 in the Ngorongoro Crater
  • See the tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara
  • Meet the Maasai and learn about this nomadic tribe’s culture, beliefs and traditions
  • Enjoy the comforts and hospitality of a safari lodge in the heart of the Tanzanian bush
  • This tour is a private safari and run exclusively for you and can depart any day

Choose your Accommodation

High-end Accommodation

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha

Welcome to Tanzania. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a Benson Safaris Tanzania Transfer Driver and driven to your lodge where the remainder of the day is at leisure – rest in your room, enjoy a swim in the pool or explore Arusha and the surrounding areas on one of our day tours – the choice is yours.

After breakfast you will drive to the Serengeti National Park which is one of Africa’s premier game parks. Driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area towards the Serengeti you will begin to experience the vastness of this territory and marvel at the multitude of animal and bird life while cruising through this acacia spotted savannah.

You will visit a Maasai Village in the Ngorongoro Highlands (optional) where you will meet the Elders, Warriors, women and children and learn about the culture, beliefs and traditions of Tanzania’s last nomadic tribe

Today you will venture deeper into the world-famous Serengeti on a full day game drive.

Today you will be rewarded with a full day game drive in the stunning Ngorongoro Crater which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979 and is one of the only places on earth where mankind and wild animals co-exist is harmony. The Ngorongoro Crater is famous for Africa’s best game viewing as there is an ever present abundance of wildlife due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

Upon arrival at the Crater’s rim you will descend 610 metres into the Crater where your safari truly begins. Spot the endangered black rhino as well as wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, eland, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle and of course, giant tusked elephants. The Crater also has the largest known population of lions and you will also find leopards and cheetahs as well as scavengers such as spotted hyenas, jackals and rare wild dogs. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and these include white pelicans and flamingos.

Today you will visit Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Stretching along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees and grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking with its open plains, huge escarpment, Soda Lake, dense woodlands, and distant volcanic peaks coming together in an area best described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.

Animals such as large buffalo, wildebeest, giraffes, mongoose, dik dik and zebra herds congregate on the grassy plains while the narrow belt of acacia woodland is home to the legendary tree-climbing lions and tusked elephants.

Lake Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s bird life with more than 400 species being recorded. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.

In the late afternoon you will return to Arusha for your final evening.

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Pricing:

This is a private safari, run exclusively for you and each vehicle holds a maximum of 7 clients. If an accommodation is fully booked we’ll suggest a comparable alternative where possible. All prices quoted are per person in USD (US Dollars) and are subject to availability and expire on the 31st December 2019. Please contact us for a quote for travel in 2020 and beyond.

1 Traveller (1 Room) 2 Travellers (1 Room) 3 Travellers (2 Rooms) 4 Travellers (2 Rooms) 5 Travellers (3 Rooms) 6 Travellers (3 Rooms) 7 Travellers (4 Rooms)
$13,200 $12,000 $11,800 $11,550 $11,500 $11,450 $11,350

Luxury Tented Camp & Lodge

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha

Welcome to Tanzania. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a Benson Safaris Tanzania Transfer Driver and driven to your lodge where the remainder of the day is at leisure – rest in your room, enjoy a swim in the pool or explore Arusha and the surrounding areas on one of our day tours – the choice is yours.

After breakfast you will drive to the Serengeti National Park which is one of Africa’s premier game parks. Driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area towards the Serengeti you will begin to experience the vastness of this territory and marvel at the multitude of animal and bird life while cruising through this acacia spotted savannah.

You will visit a Maasai Village in the Ngorongoro Highlands (optional) where you will meet the Elders, Warriors, women and children and learn about the culture, beliefs and traditions of Tanzania’s last nomadic tribe

Today you will venture deeper into the world-famous Serengeti on a full day game drive.

Today you will be rewarded with a full day game drive in the stunning Ngorongoro Crater which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979 and is one of the only places on earth where mankind and wild animals co-exist is harmony. The Ngorongoro Crater is famous for Africa’s best game viewing as there is an ever present abundance of wildlife due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

Upon arrival at the Crater’s rim you will descend 610 metres into the Crater where your safari truly begins. Spot the endangered black rhino as well as wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, eland, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle and of course, giant tusked elephants. The Crater also has the largest known population of lions and you will also find leopards and cheetahs as well as scavengers such as spotted hyenas, jackals and rare wild dogs. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and these include white pelicans and flamingos.

Today you will visit Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Stretching along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees and grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking with its open plains, huge escarpment, Soda Lake, dense woodlands, and distant volcanic peaks coming together in an area best described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.

Animals such as large buffalo, wildebeest, giraffes, mongoose, dik dik and zebra herds congregate on the grassy plains while the narrow belt of acacia woodland is home to the legendary tree-climbing lions and tusked elephants.

Lake Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s bird life with more than 400 species being recorded. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.

In the late afternoon you will return to Arusha for your final evening.

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Pricing:

This is a private safari, run exclusively for you and each vehicle holds a maximum of 7 clients. If an accommodation is fully booked we’ll suggest a comparable alternative where possible. All prices quoted are per person in USD (US Dollars) and are subject to availability and expire on the 31st December 2019. Please contact us for a quote for travel in 2020 and beyond.

1 Traveller (1 Room) 2 Travellers (1 Room) 3 Travellers (2 Rooms) 4 Travellers (2 Rooms) 5 Travellers (3 Rooms) 6 Travellers (3 Rooms) 7 Travellers (4 Rooms)
$9,600 $8,400 $8,200 $7,950 $7,900 $7,850 $7,750

Travelling in Green Season

You Safari Includes:

  • Arrival transfer from Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport to hotel
  • English speaking Driver Guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Custom built, extended, open-roof 4WD safari Land Cruiser with fridge and inverter
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified (B-breakfast, L-lunch and D-dinner)
  • Drinks during game drives (bottled water and soda)
  • Unlimited game drives including park and vehicle entry fees
  • Maasai Village visit
  • Departure transfer from hotel to Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport
  • All current Government fees and taxes

UPGRADE YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Tarangire Sopa Lodge on Day 2 – from $110 per person:

Upgrade to the Tarangire Safari Lodge located in the heart of the Tarangire National Park for $110 per person (for a double/twin room) or $147 (for a single room).

Enhance Your Safari Experience:

A Tanzanian holiday is a dream come true and a once in a lifetime experience for most of our clients. We understand that every traveller is different and we are proud to offer a range of optional activities to enhance your safari experience. Please note, all activities are subject to availability and prices are subject to change. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Night Game Drive in Tarangire on Day 2 – $182 per person:

Night in Tarangire is another world altogether. Witness the landscape waxed in a silver moonlight as giant elephants make their way into and out of the shadows and be sure to keep an eye out for eyes shining back at you from the spotlight. For logistical reasons we must book alternative accommodation at the Tarangire Safari Lodge located inside the Tarangire National Park and additional accommodation charges may apply. Please note, this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

Olduvai Gorge on Day 4 – $36 per person:

Visit Olduvai Gorge which is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world for early human evolution. The site is significant in showing the increasing developmental and social complexities in the earliest humans. Here you will enjoy free time to discover the museum before continuing to the Serengeti.

Hot Air Balloon Flight in the Serengeti on Day 3 & 4 – $547 per person:

Launch at dawn, rising as the sun rises above the breathtaking Serengeti you will gently float over the plains for around 1 hour. Upon your graceful return to the ground you will feast on a champagne breakfast under an acacia tree before beginning your full day game drive. Please note, this activity is not suitable for children under the age of 7.

Add a Beverage Package – $50 per person

Add beer and wine to your safari. Please note, this package is not available to clients under the age of 18.

Arusha Day Tours –

We offer Arusha City Tours (half or full day tours), Coffee Farm Tours, Night Tours with Dinner or visit the Lengo Football Academy with Village Walk. Please ask us for detailed tour descriptions and prices.

Your Safari Includes:

  • Arrival transfer from Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport to hotel
  • English speaking Driver Guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Custom built, extended, open-roof 4WD safari Land Cruiser with fridge and inverter
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Drinks during game drives (1 bottle of water and 2 sodas per person, per safari day. Drinks can be substituted to suit your preferences)
  • Unlimited game drives including park and vehicle entry fees
  • Maasai Village visit
  • Departure transfer from hotel to Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport
  • All current Government fees and taxes 

Your Safari Excludes:

  • Drinks at hotels, lodges and tented camps unless otherwise stated
  • Tips (tipping is an expected, though not compulsory, component of any African safari. We are often asked for tipping guidelines and we recommend $10-15 USD for your Guide per person per day.)

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