5 Day Cross-Border Self-Drive Trip to Tanzania

It was approaching December which is a low season in our tourism business, last year we choose to use the low season and take a self-drive tour to Tanzania. Then we started to prepare and pack for the 5-day road trip to Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park. On 10th / 12 /2018 we gathered at the offices of 4×4 Self Drive Kenya Ltd in Nairobi and we jumped into our safari land cruiser and we set off to Arusha which is about 280km away from Nairobi through Namanga boarder.

We spent the night at Mount Meru Hotel where we set off the next and drove 130 km (2hours) to Lake Manyara National Park for lunch and afternoon game drive. The park is a birdwatcher’s paradise and a home to a variety of species including, teal, spoonbill, pelican, hornbill, kingfisher and cormorant.

Elephants stand in the shade of the baobab, in the trees monkeys jump from branch to branch on the slope of the Great Rift escarpment, and lions can be seen in the acacia trees. After the game drive, we returned to Lake Manyara Serena dinner and night.

Our next day in Tanzania we were in Lake Manyara National Park, had breakfast and even enjoyed a morning game drive in the park and then transfer to the famous Serengeti National park it’s about 270km from Lake Manyara with an en-route stop at Olduvai Gorge, the Archaeological site made popular by Mary Leakey and Louis.

Reaching the park for lunchtime and have lunch and take an afternoon game drive in the park and enjoy the famous of all the sanctuaries and one of the last great strongholds of wildlife in the world. After the drive, we returned to the lodge for dinner and over at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.

The fourth day in Tanzania we spent it in beautiful Serengeti National Park, the day started with an early morning breakfast followed by a game drive in the park watching several animals this morning game drive we returned to the lodge for lunch and 1hour relaxation before we went back afternoon game drive.

The park has a huge concentration of plain game. A magnificent experience awaits as you travel to the most famous wildlife park in Africa the legendary Serengeti. We were not lucky enough because we travelled during the low season, but those are lucky enough to get a chance to witness the magnificent wildebeest migration, where millions of wildebeests and zebras migrate from the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya every year.

That is how our day 4 in Tanzania ended and we had to return to the lodge for dinner and overnight and wait for the next day to enjoy hot air balloon before and long drive which is about 380kms from Seronera Wildlife Lodge in Serengeti National Park to Nairobi.