13 Oct 2016

3 Days Serengeti Park Safari

The Serengeti is Tanzania’s most popular and oldest national park located in northern Tanzania stretching all the way through to south western Kenya where its part is called the Masai Mara.  Serengeti is listed among the “Ten Natural Travel Wonders of the World” and “Seven Natural Wonders Of Africa” famous for its annual great migration where  thousands of wildebeests , zebras, gazelles and other plain game head north in search of fresh grass. Other tourist attractions in the plains include Ngorongoro crater, Ol Donyo Lengai an active volcano, Lake Natron and the Masai people . 

Day 1: Arusha to Serengeti
After breakfast you will drive to Serengati National Park. Its 335km drive from Arusha town.  It’s a world heritage site, the 7th worldwide wonder and the oldest national park. Its well known for its annual wildebeests of more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle that migrate in the months of May, June, July,  October, November and December. After arrival you will go for a walking safari. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 2: Full day game viewing Serengeti
Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal animals returning from hunting and lions awaking in the dawn During the game drive you might spot buffaloes, elephant, giraffe, eland, topi, kongoni, impala, Zebras, lion, Solitary leopards near Seronera River, cheetahs, hyena, aardwolf , serval cat, Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes, Black Rhinoceros , water buck, baboon, African wild dog and kongonis. Apart from the animals you might spot various birds which include the ostrich, bizarre secretary, black eagles, and acacia woodland secretary bird, Kori bastard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, and lovebirds. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the evening you can relax at the lodge.

Day 3: Serengeti to Arusha - Departure
You will have breakfast and then drive to Arusha, have lunch on arrival and later drive to the airport for your departure flight.


4 Day Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Lake Manyara Safari

This 4 day / 3 night Tanzanian safari explores the world renowned north east corner of Tanzania. This area boasts the Serengeti Game Reserve, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara. Although a short safari itinerary, it does cover some good distance offers very contrasting areas. The safari departs from and returns to Arusha.

Day 1 - Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater

The tour starts with lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs. 1400hrs, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Day 2 - Ngorongoro to Serengeti

Today you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the crater for a half day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge. Dinner and overnight at the Serengeti Serena Lodge, for a well deserved rest after and intense day on this African tour.

Day 3 - On safari in the Serengeti

Enjoy a morning game viewing in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Return to your lodge for lunch, before departing to Lake Manyara.  Dinner and overnight at the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.

Day 4 - Serengeti to Lake Manyara and onto Arusha

After an early breakfast, you will depart for a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of bird life. Mid morning, drive back to Arusha. Lunch at a restaurant in Arusha town.
* Prices are quoted ‘per person sharing’, based on the number of guests in your group.
Jan - Feb / 26 May - 31 Oct / 22 - 31 Dec 2017
1 PAX     3035
2 PAX     2235
3 PAX     1968
4 PAX     1835
5 PAX     1755
6 PAX     1701
Single Room Supplement 202
Mar / 1 Nov - 21 Dec 2017
1 PAX     2655
2 PAX     1855
3 PAX     1588
4 PAX     1455
5 PAX     1375
6 PAX     1321
Single Room Supplement 151
01 Apr - 25 May 2017
1 PAX     2468
2 PAX     1668
3 PAX     1401
4 PAX     1268
5 PAX     1188
6 PAX     1135
Single Room Supplement 0
Price Includes
En suite Accommodation for 3 nights
All meals from dinner on day 1 until lunch on day 4
Ground transportation in a 8 seater or 6 seater 4x4 safari vehicle with English speaking Driver guide:-
8 Seater Safari Vehicles have 6 window seats (in the passenger cabin) and 1 window seat next to the driver (in front)
6 Seater Safari Vehicles have 4 window seats (in the passenger cabin) and 1 window seat next to the driver (in front)
Game drives and park entry fees
Services of Leopard Tours staff
Tourism development levy of US$ 1.50 pp per night
Price Excludes
Visas if required
Inoculations and personal insurance
Domestic & International flights and departure taxes (if required)
Optional activities and excursions
Drinks, tips, laundry, bottled drinking water and other personal expenses
Medical, Travel and Baggage Insurance
Public Holiday Surcharges if applicable


9 Apr 2016


 day tour overview

Our 2-day Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater safari packages were designed to offer visitors, with a time constraint, a short but a very intense Tanzanian Northern Circuit wildlife safari experience. You will experience the excitement of an African wildlife safari, or even a photographic safari in two of the most spectacular national game parks in Tanzania.
This unforgettable African safari tour will take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world, teeming with animals. Your tour will also take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The size of both the selected Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater national parks, make them a perfect choice for our shorter safaris, or a photographic safari.
This is a suggested or sample Tanzanian safari itinerary – it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences, to any seasonal changes or to migratory animal movements. As with all our African safaris, we have offered you a wide variety of accommodation options – directly impacting on the total safari costs – in order to offer you the widest possible tour budget options. Please note that there is no accommodation available inside the Ngorongoro Crater National Park.
Please do not hesitate to contact one of our tours consultants directly, should you require any further assistance or more detailed information, regarding any of our safaris, tours, travel and other trekking packages.

Safari at a glance

2 Days: Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro Crater

Day 1Day 2
National ParkLake ManyaraNgorongoro Crater
Game viewing drivesHalf day – afternoonHalf day- erly
Other activities (additional cost)
Non game-viewing travel time2 ½ hours2 & 4 hours
Accommodation options
Luxury lodgesLake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Semi Luxury lodgesKirurumu Tented Lodge
Tented Camps & LodgesMigunga Forest Camp
BL = Breakfast & Lunch, BLDB = Breakfast Lunch Dinner & Bed, LDB = Lunch Dinner Bed
Am = Morning game viewing drive / Pm = Afternoon game viewing drive
* optional extras subject to availability at additional cost

Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manyara

Meet our professional tours guide/driver in Arusha town, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which, we travel to the Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch we head into the Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 2 – Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

After breakfast we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a morning, half-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater, after which we travel back to Arusha where we will end our African safari adventure. The group should tip the tour guide around $20 a day for all our safaris. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari packages services.
The departure dates for all our African safaris and tours, packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed info on safaris, tours and travel packages into Tanzania.

480 USD Per person.

18 Feb 2016


Wildlife Safaris in Tanzania - If you only have a week to spare then these options are the best for you. We have a sample of safaris that families, couples or groups can escape for a week and still make a fabulous safari in Africa. Tanzanian northern parks are reputed for being close to one another and the furthest one can drive is at most 3.5 hours. The rest are an hour and a half apart and if planned well; a week is enough to get the best of an African safari in Tanzania.
You can choose to visit the Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park In addition to the usual hotspots of Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. If you need recommendations please ask our safari consultants and we shall advise you; which option is best at which period of the year and depending on when you are planning to travel to Tanzania.
Please sample our itineraries here below and let us know which one interests you the most. If you arrive via a different airport other than Kilimanjaro, we can always arrange your private transfer by vehicle, shuttle bus or connection flights. Please see Flights to Tanzania for more on getting to Tanzania.
7 Days Lodge Safari: Manyara/Serengeti /Ngorongoro                                                                                                  
Day 01:                               Arrival                                                                                                                                                                   When you arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport our representative will be waiting for you and after meet and greet , he will take you to a lodge in Arusha where you will take dinner and stay for your first night in Tanzania. Overnight is at Mountain Village Lodge or a similar hotel in town or around Arusha.
Day 02:                         Lake Manyara National Park                                                                                                                                Wake up early for breakfast and at around 08.00 AM you are off for your firs safari day. You will drive to The Lush Lake Manyara National Park  where you will do full day game drives until in the late afternoon time to drive to your lodge for overnight. If you are lucky you might see the legendary tree climbing lions, otherwise many another animals including impalas, zebras, giraffes, dikdiks, water bucks, baboons, and elephants can be spotted easily in this park. You can overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or the nice Kirurumu Tented Camp. If you are on honeymoon please request for the Honeymoon Tent at Kirurumu. It comes with a supplement but it is the fantastic!
Day 03:                    Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park                                                                                                             Drive to the Serengeti National Park in the morning after breakfast at your lodge. You will be crossing the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and it is worthy making a brief stop at Olduvai Gorge the perceived Cradle of Mankind where important discoveries of hominid fossils was done by Dr Leakey and Mary his wife. You will then proceed with game drives slowly in the Serengeti plains as you head to your lodge or tented camp for tonight’s overnight. You can choose between staying at  Serengeti Sopa Lodge  or at a luxury Safari Tented Camp; Mapito Tented Camp. The camp is located out of the park so you can even take walking safaris and night game drives from the camp. This can be arranged spontaneously or as we plan your safari. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox?compose=new
Day 04 - 05:                   Two days Serengeti National Park                              On these two days that you will spend in the Serengeti National Park you will have all the flexibility to choose between going for an early morning game drive then back to the lodge/camp for breakfast, or go for a full day out in the plains after breakfast. You will expect to spot so many animals in the Serengeti; lions , cheetahs, hyenas, baboons, name it….  Depending on which time of the year you are traveling to Tanzania; you will get the chance to witness the largest movement of animals on earth;The Great Wildebeest Migration. More than a million and a half herds of wildebeests also referred as the gnus on the move accompanied by hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles. Two full board overnights at either the Mapito Tented Camp or Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
Day 06:                      Ngorongoro Crater.                                                                                                                                                        In the morning we take breakfast and leave the lodge/camp with a lunch box headed to the Ngorongoro Conservation Crater. On arrival we go through the registration process and descend to the floor of the world’s largest unbroken caldera for the most wonderful day of game viewing. We will have lunch at the designated picnic site at the side of the hippo pool and go ahead with gamed rives in the evening until later in the afternoon when we drive up the Crater Rim. No lodges are inside the Crater so overnight is at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
Day 07:                    Ngorongoro –Arusha                                                                                                                                                   Last day of the safari and it is time to visit the Masai people in their village around the Ngorongoro. These people have managed to live for hundreds of years very harmoniously with nature and still keep their culture and traditional which are also key conservational practices. If you do not wish to visit them you can also choose to go for a ranger guided nature walk in the Ngorongoro Forests. You will there after drive to Arusha town and there after transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departure.
See our 7 days safari in Tanzania to Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater instead.
This same package can be customized with some nice Mid range options to keep the price low if you so wish.
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3 Nov 2015

Selous Game Reserve and Zanzibar Tanzania and Zanzibar

The perfect romantic safari and beach combination... begin your trip with three nights embarking on an ultimate safari in the remote, rugged and wildlife rich Selous Game Reserve, followed by seven nights on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar.

A fantastic option for a romantic safari and beach honeymoon. Safari in style while staying in luxury Azura Selous renowned for its wow factor with plunge pools in every villas and a butler service. The Selous is one of Africa’s greatest game reserves, and with so much wildlife on offer, you are bound to see some great sights on your game drives. Next you will head to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar, a firm Imagine Africa favourite, for idyllic beach relaxation, amazing food and exquisite service.

Day 1 - 2 : London to Dar Es Salaam

This evening you will catch your Kenya Airways flight to Dar es Salaam, via Nairobi.

Days 2 - 5 : Selous and Mikumi, Tanzania

Stay at Azura Selous
On arrival into Dar es Salaam, you will have a private transfer to the domestic terminal for your next flight to the Selous which only takes around 45 minutes. The Selous is one of Africa’s greatest game reserves. The park supports a wide variety of wildlife including elephant, lion, leopard, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, crocodile and many antelope and bird species. The Rufiji River flows through the park and the terrain varies from riverine forest and alluvial flood plains with oxbow lagoons, to low mopane forest. On arrival into the Selous, you will be met and transferred to Azura Selous Camp, where you will stay for three nights in a luxury tent, with all meals and game viewing activities included. This camp is really special with a plunge pool in every villa where you can relax under the Africa sun while taking note of the antics of resident hippos in the nearby river. It also boasts fantastic spa treatments and the d├ęcor of the camp reflects the colours and moods of the Selous, and as a consequence the lodge really does feel in harmony with its untamed environment. The general day at Azura begins with a morning game activity followed by breakfast, some time to relax at camp, enjoying a delicious lunch and reading or cooling off in the main pool or private plunge pool, before you embark on an afternoon activity of your choice (another game drive or river safari, walking safari or fishing). Dinner is served in a variety of locations and often in a new place every evening.

Days 5 - 12 : North East Coast, Zanzibar, Tanzania

This morning you will be transferred back to the Mtemere airstrip for the scheduled flight to Zanzibar which will take about an hour. On arrival onto Zanzibar, you will be transferred privately by road to Essque Zalu where you will spend the next seven nights in a Garden Suite with breakfast and dinner included. Essque Zalu is a five star stylish, dreamy paradise with turquoise waters to one side and lush green forest to the other. It boasts stunning pools, an impressive jetty featuring a bar and restaurant and cooling sea breezes. You can choose how you want to spend your days – there is something for everyone whether you are wanting to put your feet up and relax or head out and explore. From the exclusive spa which is open around the clock to all the various water activities they have on offer, from kite surfing and scuba-diving to snorkelling. If you’re looking for something cultural, why not head out and explore Stone Town or go trek through the forest in search of the red colobus monkey and the fabled Zanzibar leopard.

Day 12 : Zanzibar to London

Early this morning you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for the scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam. On arrival into Dar es Salaam, you will transfer to the international terminal for the Kenya Airways flight to London, via Nairobi.

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17 Oct 2015

Why Safari in Tanzania?

Tanzania has more land devoted to national parks and game reserves than any other wildlife destination in the world. Everything from pristine coral reefs to the Crater Highlands, remote game reserves and the famous national parks are protected by government law and placed in trust for future generations to marvel at in wonder and awe. In addition to a listing of the main attractions of Tanzania, we have included many safari parks that are largely neglected in favour of the big names like Serengeti and Ngorongoro. It is our hope that in writing up these lesser-known locations, visitors may be tempted to include them on their itineraries and encourage tourism to other equally beautiful, parts of the country.
Lying just south of the equator, Tanzania is East Africa’s largest country, and an immensely rewarding place to visit. Tanzania has the world-famous attractions; the plains of the SerengetiNgorongoro Crater, snow­capped Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa’s highest mountain) and Zanzibar, with its idyllic palm-fringed beaches and historicStone Town. Yet there’s a whole lot more to Tanzania than these obvious highlights.
Almost everywhere you go on safari you’ll find interesting wildlife and inspiring landscapes (over forty percent of the country is protected in some form or other) ranging from forest-covered volcanic peaks to dusty savanna populated by elephants, antelopes, lions, leopards and cheetahs. Tanzania is one of the four most naturally diverse nations on earth: it contains Africa’s second-largest number of bird species (around 1500), the continent’s biggest mammal population and three-quarters of East Africa’s plant species (over ten thousand). Add to this the country’s rich ethnic diversity, some superb hiking and other activities like snorkelling and diving, and you have the makings of a holiday of a lifetime.
At any given time we have literally hundreds of special offers available across virtually every camp or lodge in Tanzania, far more than we can post here!
Many are off line Pure Safari exclusives which can’t be found elsewhere. Naturally we will endeavor include as many as we can in your itinerary!

12 Oct 2015

Ngorongoro and Serengeti Summary


Safari to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti will start with drive to Arusha National Park for a full day game viewing and it will end with transfer to Zanzibar Airport for the ZanAir flight to Dar es Salaam, to connect your International flight back home.

Ngorongoro and Serengeti Details

Day 1.Arrival at Kilimanjaro

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, follow the Customs and Immigration formalities. Meet and transfer to Arusha. Dinner and overnight at Naura Springs Hotel.

Day 2. Arusha National Park

Collect packed lunch from Naura Springs Hotel. Drive to Arusha National Park for a full day game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Naura Springs Hotel.

Day 3. Tarangire National Park

Breakfast and drive to Tarangire. Lunch at Roika tented Lodge. Afternoon game viewing in Tarangire National Park. Dinner and overnight at Roika Tented Lodge.

Day 4.Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Collect packed lunch from Roika Tented Lodge. Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Descend into the Crater for game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.

Day 5. Tour to Serengeti National Park

Drive to Serengeti National Park. Lunch at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at the Sopa Lodge.

Day 6. Full Day in Serengeti

Breakfast and enjoy the morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Day 7. Tour to Lake Manyara

Drive to Manyara across the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Arrive at Kirurumu Tented Lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Tented Lodge.

Day 8.Transfer to Arusha Airport

Drive to Arusha for lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Transfer to Arusha Airport for the ZanAir flight to Zanzibar. On arrival at Zanzibar Airport, meet and transfer to Stone town. Overnight at Tembo HouseFOR 2 NIGHTS on BB basis. Days spent at leisure, i.e. day 8 and day 9.

Day 10. Transfer to South East Coast of Zanzibar

Check out from the Hotel room. Transfer to South East Coast. Accommodation at Ras Michamvi Beach ResortFOR 3 NIGHTS on HB basis. Days spent at leisure, i.e. day 10, day 11, and day 12

Day 13.Transfer to Zanzibar Airport

Check out from the Hotel room. Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for the ZanAir flig