Overview of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari

The Great Rift Valley is one of the great geographical features that have ever happened in the physical world.  East African region was greatly affected by these earth processes leading to formation of amazing features and landscapes that have after millions of years become wonders for adventure enthusiasts. The Tanzania Safari through the Rift Valley is a remarkable journey through the Eastern arm of the Great Rift Valley. The main destinations include; Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This 8 days Tanzania Safari starts and ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

  • 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari  Highlights
  • 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari Details
  • 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari Inclusion & Exclusion

Safari Highlight of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari

Day 1 of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari: Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

Day 2 of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari:  Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

Day 3 of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari:   Karatu – Serengeti National Park

Day 4 of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari:     Central Serengeti – unlimited game drive

Day 5 of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari:    Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater Rim

Day 6 of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari:   Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari

Day 1 of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari: Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay. Your professional safari guide will brief you during dinner on various aspects of your itinerary.

Accommodation

Midrange: African Tulip Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 2 of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari:  Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

After breakfast, we will depart to Manyara for biking adventure to Lake Manyara. On our way to the soda lake, we can encounter common wildlife like zebras, gazelles and wildebeests. Lake Manyara is also famous for flamingos and different species of water birds.

Later we enjoy our bike ride through Mto Wa Mbu village located 5minutes away from Lake Manyara NP entry gate. Our bike ride will take us to the unique venue where we will enjoy variety of hot local lunch dishes.

After lunch we will proceed to Lake Manyara NP for game viewing. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead. It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that flamingos’ feed upon. Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, and tree climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, elephants, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles. Leopards, cheetahs, rock/tree hyrax, kudus, elands, bushbucks, waterbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park.

Accommodation

Midrange: Tloma Lodge (Full Board)

 Day 3 of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari:   Karatu – Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we proceed to the Serengeti endless plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands.

The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringitu, means “endless plains”. You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see. However certain parts also are covered in the Acacia savanna, dense wooded hills or rocky outcrops known as kopjes, as well as pans and lakes. The abundance of African wildlife is of course what makes it such a sought after safari destination, and includes healthy populations of lion, buffalo, impala, hippo, waterbuck, elephant, cheetah, leopard and a host of other game species – not mention the more than 400 species of birds.

We will arrive in Serengeti for afternoon game drive searching for wildlife. Later in the evening we will drive further to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

Accommodation

Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board)

Day 4 of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari: Central Serengeti – unlimited game drive

The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti. Predators include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs are seeing in this great park. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up central heading west. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year.

After a full day wandering through the Serengeti central plains, you will head back to you camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

Accommodation

Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board)

Day 5 of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari:    Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater Rim

After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold.

We will be getting out of the safari jeep to enjoy the view while having a walking safari along the crater rim for an hour. Afterwards, you will proceed to Karatu for dinner.

Accommodation

Midrange: Ngorongoro Farm House (Full Board)

Day 6 of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari:   Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a half-day of game viewing.

Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed three million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites.

The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.

Depending on your flight departure time, you will ascend and proceed to JRO for your flight back home.

End of the 6 Days Tanzania Rift Valley Safari

Inclusions

  • Accommodations and meals as specified for each day of the itinerary
  • Transportation by private FWD vehicle, equipped with roof hatches, VHF radio, and GSM contact with our base in Arusha
  • The services of a professional safari guide
  • Park and Crater entry fees
  • Crater Rim Walk
  • Airport transfers
  • Lake Manyara Biking Adventure and hot local lunch
  • Unlimited Water supply throughout the safari

Exclusions

  • International airfare and other travel costs such as visas and vaccination fees, and additional travel insurance.
  • Optional Serengeti balloon safari (USD $539 per person)
  • Any increase in government taxes prior to the start of your trip
  • All items of a personal nature (e.g. beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Gratitude for the safari guides (at your discretion)