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Elephant Special Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater 5 Days / 4 Nights
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Elephant Special Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater 5 Days / 4 Nights

By Zara Tours
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About
Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Olduvai Gorge and Ngorongoro Crater are the most popular National Parks in Northern Tanzania. In this 5 days safari, you will get to know them all, With the Best of Tanzania Safari travel in custom designed 4x4 safari vehicles with open roofs for game viewing. This is a small group seat-in-vehicle safari with a maximum of 6 travelers per vehicle, all with window seats. Take this opportunity to witness the amazing event that wildlife enthusiasts and photographers around the world dream about. Join this safari to photograph the millions of wildebeests and zebras that make up the annual ‘Great Migration’ that creates an extraordinary spectacle of life, birth and death as nature plays out this series of awe inspiring events. One of the best times to view this incredible spectacle is during February and March each year when the calving season reaches its peak.
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Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 16-80, max of 12 per group
Duration: 5 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation.
  • All game drives viewing in a custom built 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser
  • All park and entrance fees
  • Transportation with 4x4 vehicles with viewing roofs
  • Professional English speaking driver/guide during the safari.
  • Bottled water in safari vehicles
  • Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee
  • Current Government taxes and levies
  • 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Moshi.
  • Entry/Admission - Olduvai Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Ngorongoro Crater
What's not included
  • Internal or International flights
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Balloon excursion (US$600 pp)
  • Entry visa to Tanzania.
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff, and porters
  • Meals, drinks, and excursions not described in the itinerary
  • Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
      • Arusha Airport, Arusha Tanzania
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34008P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34008P3

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        Itinerary
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        6 stops
        Day 1
        Drive from Moshi to Tarangire...
        Day 2
        Drive to Serengeti National Park
        Day 3
        Venture into the Serengeti's...
        Day 4
        Drive to Ngorongoro Crater
        Day 5
        Drive to Lake Manyara National...
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        • Zara Tours
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        • Charmaine O
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          Climbed Mt Kilimanjaro the Machame route with two friends
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          Travelling solo to the top of Kilimanjaro
          The eight Lemsho route was a great adventure and was organised through Zara Tours. I chose this route as it gave the best chance for me to acclimatise to the altitude. It was also a fantastic hike showing the different habitats across this famous National Park. Everything was logistically well organised, my guide muhsin and support crew attended to everything I needed. I couldn’t have wished for a better team to support me and getting to the top.
          Written July 11, 2024
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          Great!
          We got there with no expectations and where positively overwhelmed with the whole experience. Everything was organized perfectly. The guides were very experienced and listend to our wishes and planed the hike accordingly. All of the staff including the portes were very nice and always up for a laugh. Only thanks to them we made it to the top. I truly can't say anything bad about our experince and would recommed it for sure!
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        • LukasM1493
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          Wonderful Kilimanjaro experience with Zara Tours
          We had a wonderful and great experience on Kilimanjaro with Zara Tours. The route was scenic and wonderful. Our tourguide Basil and guide assistant Stevie acted throughout the tour professionally. We enjoyed fresh and tasty food prepared and served by our own chef and waiter. We liked the hospitality and professionalism of the entire team and clearly recommend booking Zara Tours. Thank you to our entire team, guide, assistant guide, chef and porters for the wonderful experience and Zaratours!
          Written July 10, 2024
        • 822husseins
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          Great company, great experience - Highly recommend!
          Our trip to climb Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho 8 day route with Zara Tours was absolutely incredible. From planning the trip, right up until we left the Springlands hotel, the process was seamless. Our guides, William and Fred, along with the rest of the porter team were friendly, knowledgable, and definitely made the difference for us to succeed in reaching Uhuru peak. Food was delicious, and fresh, as there were multiple resupplies during the 8 days. Every evening, we were briefed on what to expect the next day, and we had a health check to make sure we were staying healthy. The summit night was tough, and cold particularly due to higher than expected winds, but our guides were patient, motivating, and helpful - Asante sana William & Fred! We learned that Zara tours really cares for their employees which was nice to know. It showed through the service we received - we were very impressed. All in all, we would highly recommend Zara tours if you're planning a trip to Kilimanjaro.
          Written July 8, 2024
        • Vacation29198560076
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          First class expedition to Mt Kilimanjaro
          Excellent organization by Zara Tours for Machame Route. With my two trekking companions, I had first class guides; in particular, I valued the extra acclimization hikes once at certain camps and the nightly oxygen saturation testing. Excellent food was prepared for each meal!
          Written July 1, 2024
        • 479juuliak
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          Once in a lifetime experience
          We had excellent climb to Kilimanjaro with Zara tours and our guide Living. We were a group of four, with varying fitness levels, and we all made it to the top. The crew was very flexible, being able to make it happen despite delayed flights, broken shoes and missing equipment. We were enjoying our experience to the full. The only thing not excellent was the stay at the hotel after the climb, where we had to be extra attentive not to be charged for services we didn’t use.
          Written June 29, 2024
        • emma42195
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Thank you
          Did machame route everything was amazing food views guides hotel great experience I recommend! Thank you so much/ Emma
          Written June 25, 2024
        • Nolan H
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          KILIMANJARO MACHAME
          I did the Kilimanjaro with Zara Tours and it was an incredible experience I had the best guide ever ( Djouma ). He was amazing and thanks to him and his incredible assistant we did reach the top. The food was delicious and I also want to say thank you to porters cookers and everyone who was under our ascension.
          Written June 25, 2024
        • robertmanning
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A fantastic Safari in Tanzania
          We have just returned from our 11 day Cultural Safari of Tanzania, which we went through Zara Tours. I am writing this because the whole experience was fantastic and a holiday we will not forget. Zara were easy to deal with throughout the planning of the tour, and while we were in Tanzania everyone involved was helpful, friendly and professional. A special mention needs to go our guide Wilfred (Willy) who we spent 9 days with. He was absolutely excellent and his knowledge and personality were so important on making this such a memorable experience.
          Written June 22, 2024
        • KBBaynes
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          Twice in a Lifetime Experience!
          This is our second trip to the Serengeti with Zara Tours and with our guide Omari Chambo. Extraordinary experience with an exceptional guide both times! His expertise and knowledge helped us see and understand so much of the migration and we saw just about every animal! The accommodations and food were also top-notch!! Highly recommend this company and our guide!
          Written June 18, 2024
        • 829devb
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          Just amazing no words... 5 star ratings and zara tours well done!!!
          Just unbelievable experience in tanzania... Tanzania's people are very polite and always helpfull even the local are always willing to help and very happy people... Tanzania's beauty is very unbelievable and the steps their government takes to preserve the nature is amazing...the beauty is surreal... and the way zara tours have treated us is very unbelievable we never expected them to go out of their way to help us...they helped us in every way possible and after knowing that we are pure veg and don't consume even egg the efforts they took to match the food to our taste is just amazing not just in moshi also in arusha and in Serengeti and honorable mention to our 2 safari guides arnold and issa they both did a phenomenal job and helped in every way possible took extra efforts to show all the animals specially the big cats and overall all the experience was a 5 star no words to describe... I will suggest that whoever is going to tanzania please go through zara tours just expectional services ... And overall a 5 star experience and willing to again soon with zara tours again.. Thank you, Dev from India
          Written June 17, 2024
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          Amazing Experience!
          Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on Rongai with Zara Tours was the ultimate adventure. Chief guide Chombo accompanied us every step of the way with knowledge, encouragement and support. His leadership kept us safe and provided us with opportunities to learn about the mountains and culture we walked through. Zara Tours organized everything so well, we didn’t have to worry about anything. We just took in the majesty of the Kilimanjaro. I will always remember this life changing experience we had climbing with Zara Tours and chief guide Chombo
          Written June 9, 2024
        • 289rodneyj
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          The Kilimanjaro trek was fantastic😍😍
          We climbed Kilimanjaro and went on a safari with Zara Tours, and both experiences were exceptional. The Kilimanjaro trek was fantastic. Our guide took excellent care of us, and the equipment exceeded our expectations. The chef impressed us greatly, preparing delicious meals despite the challenging conditions. His homemade pancakes were a particular highlight, and he consistently served varied and high-quality dishes. Reaching the summit just before sunrise, as we had hoped, was an unforgettable achievement. We have nothing but praise for the Kilimanjaro climb. Our safari was equally remarkable. The wildlife sightings were extraordinary, and our knowledgeable guide ensured we had a front-row seat to nature's wonders. The accommodations were luxurious, and the service was impeccable. Every aspect of the safari was meticulously planned and executed, providing us with an unforgettable adventure. We wholeheartedly recommend Zara Tours for both their Kilimanjaro climbs and safaris.
          Written June 8, 2024
        • 241savannahl
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          Zara is the only way to go if you are in TZ!
          I spent about a month with Zara tours all across TZ and I can honestly say that this is the best tour group in the entire country! From the beautiful hotels, fair prices, friendly staff and amazing food, Zara has it all. During the trip I was also fortunate to book a Kilimanjaro climb with the group and there is no way I would have gotten up the mountain if it wasn't for the most amazing staff, guides, porters and cooks that were all from Zara. If you are planning to travel to TZ and not book through Zara Tours, you NEED to reconsider! The best and most professional group I have ever traveled with!
          Written June 8, 2024
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        DADAMS
        10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2023 • Solo
        Zara Safaris was incredible
        Peter our eagle-eyed guide was knowledgable, humerous and professional. He went above and beyond to make sure we saw all the animals Serengeti had to offer, but also made the effort to ensure we got the best angles for our photo's too. We had so much fun laughing and learning and experienced nature at its finest. The staff in all three hotels were kind and helpful, and the food was great. We had comfortable beds and good showers. We can't thank Mama Zara, Benito our activity coordinator and Peter our guide enough for a trip of a lifetime. Highly recommend to go with Zara if you want to get the best possible experience for your safari.
        Written October 26, 2023
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        Dear Guest, Once again, thank you for choosing us and for the incredible 5-star rating. Your feedback motivates us to keep raising the bar and sets the standard for excellence in everything we do. We’ll continue working hard to make every interaction, exceptional and memorable.”
        Written October 27, 2023
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        Tomaz Vargaz
        Rudersdorf, Germany3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        Our positive impression with Zara Tours from our first contact with Mike our contact at the office, he was responsive to all our communications helping us create a wonderful private safari according to our wishes. We were not disappointed as our 5 day family safari was even better than we expected. Accommodations at Zara properties were amazing. Our guide Goodluck took excellent and handled the whole trip flawlessly.
        I have no reservations in recommending Zara Tours to anyone looking for excellence.
        Written June 11, 2020
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        Dear guest, We highly appreciate your great recommendation of our company from the trip you had with us. It was a great pleasure to host you during your trip and we are glad that you had an awesome experience. Thank you for choosing us and welcome back!
        Written September 23, 2020
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        Jeanette B
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Friends
        Just returned after 12 days of vacation, in paradise. Would never have been without this amazing holiday. Our guide and skilled driver, VINCENT who had a huge knowledge of all the animals and did everything to make sure we got to see so much. Thank you from the heart. Jeanette
        Written February 29, 2024
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        Dear Guest Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Jeanette! We're thrilled to hear that you had an incredible 12-day vacation in paradise. It's fantastic to know that Vincent, our knowledgeable guide and skilled driver, played such a significant role in ensuring you had an unforgettable experience. Your heartfelt gratitude means a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back for more adventures in the future! Thank you.
        Written March 1, 2024
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        Reese Harvey
        Seattle, WA2 contributions
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        Jul 2023 • Family
        What's not to love about the recent trip with Zara Tours. Our guide Mansoul made the trip incredibly awesome with his top guiding skills and likeable nature. We got to see all the animals in our wishlist including our first experience of the wildebbeest migration in Serengeti.
        The accommodations were really good. We loved the service, food and comfortable rooms.
        It was sad for my boys to say goodbye to Mansoul after the awesome adventure.
        Written July 29, 2023
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        Dear Guest, It was an absolute pleasure to host you during your trip here in Tanzania. I am happy you had a great experience and thank you once again.
        Written July 31, 2023
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        Shel17
        London, UK11 contributions
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        Jul 2024 • Family
        Absolutely amazing safari trip! Everything went smoothly ! We arrived in Kilimanjaro later than expected due to a connecting flight delay, however Zara Tours were there waiting for us, for a swift transfer to River Trees Inn.

        The next day Godlove was there to meet us and take us on to Arusha airport for our flight to the Serengeti, where we were met by Isaac, who was to be our driver for the next 5 days! Isaac was amazing ! He was so friendly and knowledgable about The Serengeti, within the first hour on our way to camp, we saw so many animals and even a leopard which is very hard to find! Isaac made us feel comfortable and had great conversation, his English was fab!

        Isaac could spot animals from very far away and kept up to date by using his radio CB in the jeep, so he got us where we needed to be to see all the amazing animals.

        Day 2 we drove North to view the migration which was a very long day driving there and back but well worth it.

        Day 3 we drove south in search for the Rhino but unsuccessful! We had a lovely lunch sitting by a lake and Isaac again was amazing, driving for long hours on bumpy tracks searching for animals! We saw elephants, including a mum, dad and baby which was just stunning , hyenas, monkeys, lions, giraffes and lots of different birds.

        Day 4 we left The Serengeti and headed for the crater which took about 5 hours. Isaac was very informative about the local tribes en route and when we got to the crater we managed to see about 6 rhinos! We had seen the big five!!

        Day 5 Isaac drove us to the village of Mto Wa Mbu where we had a tour and lunch which was so interesting! Their food was amazing and how they made their banana beer was clever! We learnt a lot about their culture!

        Isaac even stopped off for us to buy a red banana to sample!

        We came to the end of our five days with Isaac who dropped us to Arusha for our flight to Zanzibar!

        Isaac you were an absolute delight to spend 5 days with! We wish you all the best and truly thank you for making our experience truly wonderful, we cannot thank you enough.
        Written July 12, 2024
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        Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are thrilled that you had an amazing safari trip with Zara Tours and that everything went smoothly despite your delayed arrival. Godlove and Isaac will be delighted to hear your kind words. We take great pride in our team, and it's wonderful to know that Isaac's knowledge, friendly demeanor, and keen animal-spotting skills enhanced your experience in the Serengeti. It sounds like you enjoyed exploring the Serengeti, witnessing the migration, and enjoying the incredible wildlife, including the elusive leopard and the big five! We are also pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Mto Wa Mbu and found the cultural experience enriching. We are grateful for your appreciation and will pass on your compliments to Isaac. He truly is an asset to our team, and we are happy that he made your journey comfortable and memorable. Thank you once again for choosing Zara Tours. We look forward to welcoming you back for more adventures in the future!
        Written July 14, 2024
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        JCA B
        10 contributions
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        May 2024 • Friends
        AWESOME EXPERIENCE. SARAH TOURS WAS PHENOMENAL! OUR GUIDES WERE HIGHLY KNOWLEDGEABLE SUPER FRIENDLY AND THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT!
        Written May 31, 2024
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        Dear Guest Thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you had an awesome experience with Zara Tours. It's wonderful to know that our guides and food quality met your expectations. Your feedback motivates us to continue providing exceptional service. We look forward to welcoming you on another adventure soon! Thank you!
        Written June 2, 2024
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        Aberico G
        Milan, Italy1 contribution
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        May 2023 • Friends
        Highly enjoyable trip perfectly organized by Zara Tours. Brighton the guide was incredible finding animals where we would not have, had we been on our own. He was always punctual with spacious 4x4 jeep cleaned and a fully stocked fridge. It was fun moving from one wildlife scene to the next with him sharing his vast knowledge from past experiences.
        We were happy with the tented camps in the parks. They were excellent.
        Kudos everyone
        Written May 17, 2023
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        Dear guest, We are very thankful for your constructive appreciation of our team, facilities, service, and everything else you have enjoyed during your trip to Tanzania. Again, thank you so much for booking with us and we hope to see you again in Tanzania and we will be happy to organize an unforgettable Trip for you.
        Written May 18, 2023
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        Devin B
        Toronto, Canada3 contributions
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        Jan 2023 • Friends
        This trip was phenomenal. Our guide Agostino worked tirelessly to make sure that we saw all the animals that were on our wish-list. All the facets of the trip were perfectly sequenced so that we had a very fulfilling trip. The hot air balloon ride was a great inclusion because Serengeti is so beautiful from above.
        I have to mention that accommodations were perfect.
        A big thank you to the whole team at Zara involved in making the trip tremendously successful.
        Written April 28, 2023
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        Dear Guest, We are very thankful for your constructive appreciation of our team, facilities, service, and everything else you have enjoyed during your trip to Tanzania. Again, thank you so much for booking with us and we hope to see you again in Tanzania and we will be happy to organize an unforgettable Trip for you.
        Written May 2, 2023
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        pascale r
        Arles, France8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Solo
        The magnificent landscape we saw the big fives and the chance to see the cheetah and its cubs it was incredible everything was perfect from the meal for the day until the transfer for departure from Arusha to Zanzibar
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        Written January 16, 2024
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        Dear Guest Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the magnificent landscape, encountered the Big Five, and had the incredible opportunity to witness the cheetah and its adorable cubs. It's fantastic to know that everything, from the meals to the overall experience, met your expectations. We truly appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back for more unforgettable adventures in the future. Safe travels from Arusha to Zanzibar!
        Written January 18, 2024
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