6-Day Drive & Fly Back Safari Serengeti


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6-Day Drive & Fly Back Safari Serengeti

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After an overnight in Arusha, you set off by car to explore Lake Natron for a flamingo lake walk. Drive onwards to Lake Manyara National Park and Serengeti National Park for game drives, and fly back to Arusha. Experience the best of the open road on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure into the Tanzanian wilderness.


You’ll be collected from the airport.

Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1: Arusha Town

Arusha is the safari capital of the country and a bustling ‘tourism-driven’ city. You will be met by your driver-guide at Arusha or Kilimanjaro airport and be brought to Africa Safari Arusha for your first night. Africa Safari Arusha is quietly located, offering comfortable accommodation in the secluded area of Sakina. This property occupies a hill, the Ngateu, which offers views of Arusha town and the environment. It’s an excellent location to recover from your flight and prepare for the upcoming journey.

Main Destination: Arusha (City)

Accommodation: Africa Safari Arusha (Luxury Room)

Mid-range hotel located in or near Arusha

Meals & Drinks: Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)

Drinks not included

Day 2: Road Trip to Lake Natron

This day brings you a road trip through northern Tanzania with the destination Lake Natron. You’ll depart from Africa Safari Arusha after breakfast. The drive can take up to 6 hours and it’s the perfect way to see different sides of Tanzania’s ever-changing landscapes. As you pass the Rift Valley and drive further towards Lake Natron, you will notice the lush green vegetation slowly exchanging for dry, arid, and dusty landscapes. The occasional Maasai villages passed en-route become dots in the distant scenery. The further north you reach, the more remains of old volcanoes rise around you. Among them is Ol Doinyo Lengai, meaning ‘Mountain of God’ in the Maasai dialect. This volcano is one of the few that are still active. When you eventually reach Lake Natron, you might perhaps catch its smoke disappearing in the sky. The night is spent in a comfortable bed at Africa Safari Lake Natron.

Main Destination: Lake Natron

Accommodation: Africa Safari Lake Natron (Safari Luxury Glamping)

Mid-range tented camp located in or near Lake Natron

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Flamingo Walk at Lake Natron

This morning, put your walking shoes on as a Maasai tribesman guides you on a walk around the shores of Lake Natron on the lookout for the lesser flamingo. Lake Natron is the most important and regular breeding site for lesser flamingos in East Africa and during the breeding season, Lake Natron hosts up to 2.5 million flamingos. The majority of egg-laying and hatching takes place from September to January although the peak occurs between October & (early) December. Besides the waterfowl, there are other limited bird species due to the lake’s steeply alkaline waters. Around midday, you will depart Natron for Lake Manyara. The drive can take up to 4 hours and it’s the perfect way to see different shades of Tanzania’s ever-changing landscapes. The arid and dry scenery will slowly be exchanged for the lusher and greener surroundings of the Rift Valley. At the end of the afternoon, you will arrive at Africa Safari Lake Manyara for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Main Destination: Lake Natron

Accommodation: Africa Safari Lake Manyara (Safari Comfort)

Mid-range tented camp located in or near Mto wa Mbu

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Safari transfer to South Serengeti

Today you have a long and rewarding drive ahead of you, as you make your way from Lake Manyara region, through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Ndutu – South Serengeti. The road will take you through the Maasai homeland, the only tribespeople permitted to live in the Conservation area. Traditionally nomadic, the Maasai people are rich in culture and can often be seen herding their cattle in brightly coloured traditional Maasai robes. They live in complete harmony with the earth, using their long-ingrained family knowledge of plant life as a means for survival. Along the drive, you will be able to spot giraffes, zebras, and other animals. Prepare to be amazed when you catch your first glimpse of the endless plains of the Serengeti. When you arrive in our Africa Safari South Serengeti lodge, you will have already had your first taste of game driving. This afternoon you will enjoy the afternoon game drive in Ndutu Area.

Main Destination: Ndutu (Southern Serengeti)

Accommodation: Africa Safari South Serengeti (Safari Comfort)

Mid-range tented camp located inside Ndutu

Safari Comfort – outside

Safari Comfort – inside 3

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Nothing beats waking up from a restful sleep to the sounds of the Serengeti. Once you have enjoyed your breakfast, the acacia-studded savannah welcomes you to start exploring its wildlife. Another day filled with safari adventuring on African soil and by the end of this day you probably understand the meaning of the name ‘Serengeti’ to be ‘Endless plains’. Late afternoon you go to Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma (Safari Comfort)

Mid-range tented camp located inside Western Serengeti

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6: Serengeti to Arusha by plane

After a good night’s sleep, this morning is departure time. After the last game drive, your vehicle will be taking you to the Seronera Airstrip for your flight back to Arusha Airport. After boarding the aircraft, your trip nears the end, but you can still peer out over the wings of the plane and enjoy the magnificent views while flying over Serengeti National Park and admire the changing scenery of the Great Rift Valley. You will land at Arusha Airport with a camera full of pictures to share with friends and family and look back on the amazing memories created on your African endeavour!

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

You’ll be dropped off at the airport.






  • 4x4 Safari vehicle
  • Professional guide fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Accommodation and meals during the safari
  • Activities during the safari
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Anything else not mentioned in the itinerary

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Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

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