8 Days Serena Safari Package with Cultural Hike

Tanzania is one of the best countries in Africa to witness the wildebeest migration. This tour combines Serengeti wildebeest migration with a cultural hike as well as game drive viewing in Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara National Park. Accommodation will be at Serena Lodges, known for their cozy ambience and facility. Indeed, a safari package with all the things you need for that well-deserved safari holiday.


PLACES TO VISIT: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire

Day 1  Arrival and pick-up in Arusha

You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your hotel at Serena Mountain Village in Arusha for dinner and overnight. Nestled at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, this unique hotel stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. It stands at the gateway to the famous Tanzanian ‘Northern Safari Circuit’ and offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive landscaped grounds.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Serena Mountain Village

Day 2  Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara provides a perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favoured haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Overnight will be at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 3-4  Serengeti National Park

Serengeti, a UNESCO world heritage site, is home to around 200,000 zebras, and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle, which join in the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Our experienced driver tour guide will provide you with interesting facts about this highly renowned event, which makes Tanzania the top safari destination in Africa. Overnight will be at Serengeti Serena Lodge, which is centrally located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the living landscape and commands a panoramic view across Serengeti.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 5  Optional balloon Safari in Serengeti National Park

You have the option to do an early morning balloon safari at Serengeti and this will be followed followed by another game drive at Serengeti National Park. Overnight will be at Serengeti Serena Lodge

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 6  Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Game drive at Ngorongoro Crater, passing through Olduvai Gorge to the site of the Leakey family where 50 km fossils long were discovered from almost two million years ago. Overnight will be at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. This lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest volcanic crater on earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. This is designed to blend completely with the landscape and is entirely invisible from the floor of the crater 600 metres below.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 7  Ngorongoro Crater

Early morning game drive at Ngorongoro Crater, the eighth wonder of the world and one of Africa’s best wildlife arenas. This place offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Thousands of large mammals can be found in the creater including elephants, rhinos and lions. Overnight will be at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 8  Tarangire National Park – Back to Arusha

An early game drive at Tarangire national Park in Northern Tanzania famous for its elephant migration, and birding safari. As this park is slightly off the main safari route, majority of travellers leave this out in favor of the nearer ones, which leaves major parts of Tarangire untouched.

We will head back to Arusha in the afternoon where you will be dropped off at your hotel or at the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Can be arranged at an extra cost



  1. Kilimanjaro International Airport - Arusha
  2. Lake Manyara National Park
  3.  Serengeti National Park
  4.  Serengeti National Park
  5. Serengeti National Park
  6. Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  7. Ngorongoro Crater
  8. Tarangire National Park - Arusha


  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days
  • Camping Equipment
  • Porterage


  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Rescue Fee
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag