The Simba Safari remains Tanzania’s most popular safari. Travelling in 4WD vehicles throughout this safari visiting Tanzania’s most exciting game parks, Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National park, all increasing the opportunity of spotting the Big Five and a huge variety of other species.

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Stay at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge which offers a unique blend of tranquility, wildlife discovery and ornithological richness.

Experience what is commonly referred to as the world's largest wildlife zoo - Ngorongoro Crater. Marvel at the amazing diversity of wildlife.

Visit a Masai Village to gain an insight into the life and culture of the Masai people and discover how they live.

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Simba Safari

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Day 1

Kilimanjaro – Arusha

Upon arrival into Kilimanjaro you will be transferred to the Arusha Coffee Lodge. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2

Arusha - Lake Manyara

This afternoon your safari departs Arusha passing through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni turn north west and continue your journey up through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara. You will overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. (B)(D)

Day 3

Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that returns to the lodge in time for lunch. Leaving Lake Manyara behind, your journey continues north west across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lies the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you’ll hopefully start spotting game well before you get into the park. Your home for the next two nights is Serengeti Sopa Lodge. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Serengeti National Park

Today you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti National Park. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast depart for the Ngorongoro Crater, viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping off en-route for your picnic lunch. You then continue your journey towards Ngorongoro where you will visit a Masai Village before heading to your lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

Ngorongoro Crater

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the world’s largest wildlife zoo. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. Lunch is served near a small lake filled with hippos. You then continue game viewing before returning to the crater’s rim and your lodge. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire National Park

Departing Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, head south east past Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu village. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you’ll view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations before journeying down the spectacular escarpment where you turn south on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road and into the park. From here to the lodge, you’ll enjoy a game drive en-route. After lunch and perhaps a swim at your lodge, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent on a game drive. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8

Tarangire National Park – Arusha

Depart after breakfast and head north east to Arusha. The journey will pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. Arrive back into Arusha around midday to connect with your onward arrangements. (B)

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