Get a taste of Tanzania with this whirlwind safari itinerary, visiting two of the country’s best wildlife-watching destinations. See the Great Migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and impala at Serengeti National Park and then head to the incredible natural phenomenon, the UNESCO-protected Ngorongoro Crater. Both the Serengeti and the Crater are home to Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), full of abundant wildlife and unforgettable safari experiences.
DAY 1 .ARUSHA –SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Arriving in Tanzania, you’ll leave the city of Arusha for the Serengeti, home to Tanzania’s most famous national park. Main Destination: Serengeti national park After an early breakfast, depart towards the most famous National park in the World, the Serengeti. The driving itself, although long, is spectacular. This will be an unforgettable moment for anyone seeing it for the first time. As you progress well into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in the local language, “endless plains”. The park has 6,900 sq. miles (18,000 sq. km) and for most of it, the plains will stretch to the horizon defying your senses and perception of distances. It is the home of the Great Migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and all kinds of antelopes. As for Big Cats and large predators, it’s the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas, with many television scenes like the famous river crossings having been filmed in this National park. Dinner and overnight at Tanzania bush camp
DAY 2.SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Full day in the Serengeti National Park. We are completely flexible with your preferences and this day will be organized according to your wishes. On every day of the safari, your guide will discuss with you the best timings for you, including the game drives and the wake-up time. For example, on this day, you could do a morning game drive, return to the camp for lunch and relaxation and finish with an afternoon game drive, or you could do a full-day game drive with a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Tanzania bush camp.
DAY 3 SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO
On this day we suggest a very early wake-up in order to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you’ll ever witness. After the game drive, we return to the camp for a rewarding brunch and then we’ll proceed to Ngorongoro, the 8th wonder of the Natural World. The crater spreads for 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft high walls, making it virtually Noah’s ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the black Rhino. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants which, are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World.
You will reach Ngorongoro in time for a sundowner. Possibility to upgrade your accommodation level. Dinner and overnight at Marere view lodge.
4 . DAY NGORONGORO CRATER-ARUSHA CITY
We will start the day very early and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful Hippo Lake. After lunch, we will have time for a short game drive and then ascend the crater and exit Ngorongoro Conservation Area towards Arusha. We expect to be back in Arusha around 5 pm although we are flexible in case there is a flight to catch or another situation.
Important to Know
Rates are per person and exclude international flights from/to your home country.
This tour accepts children who are 2 years and older. Children under 13 receive a discount and children under 6 are free.
Rates per Person Inclusions
1) Park fees
2) All activities
3) All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
4) A professional driver/guide
5) All transportation (Unless labelled as optional)
6) All Taxes/VAT
7) Roundtrip airport transfer
8) Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
9) Drinks water
1) International flights (From/to home)
2) Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
3) Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
4) Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
5) Government-imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees