Tour overview

Enjoy your safari to Serengeti national parks and Ngorongoro Crater the homes for the big five.

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

In Tanzania Northern Circuit, is known for its massive annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Seeking new pasture, the herds move north from their breeding grounds in the grassy southern plains. Many cross the marshy western corridor’s crocodile-infested Grumeti River. Others veer northeast to the Lobo Hills, home to black eagles. Black rhinos inhabit the granite outcrops of the Moru Kopjes.

NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Ngorongoro Crater is found in northern Tanzania. It’s home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and “big 5” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Huge herds of wildebeests and zebras traverse its plains during their annual migration. Livestock belonging to the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe graze alongside wild animals. Hominin fossils found in the Olduvai Gorge date back millions of years

Included

  • Transport in 4×4 Safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide (driver)
  • Mineral water (3 liters per day/person)
  • Overnight stays in safari tents
  • All national park fees
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
  • Professional safari cook

Not Included

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival and $100 for U.S. nationals
  • Tips
  • Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Sleeping bag
  • International Flights
  • Optional activities

Day 1: Arusha to Serengeti National Park

Pick up from Arusha at 8:00am and drive to Serengeti National Park (14,763 sq km or 5,700 sq mile’s) with your Picnic Lunch. Game drive enroute to the campsite.

Serengeti National Park is a home to lion, leopard, Elephant, Cheetah, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Eland, Wild dog, Gazelles, Crocs and more. Lot of birds includes the Eurasia migrants.

Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti Seronera Camp Site.

Day 2: Full Day Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, continues with both morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti national Park.

Remember this is the migration safari, so as Serengeti is very large as your game drives will depend on the move of the migrants, your guide knows very well how to locate the herds.

The Serengeti means endless plains in Maasai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah.

This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra that occurs between the Kenyan Mara and the Serengeti.

Varied bird species can be seen here including eagles, ducks, geese, egrets, vultures, secretary birds, ibis, stork, herons, kites, pelicans, cranes and guinea fowl.

You will have all meals and Overnight at Serengeti Seronera Camp Site.

Meals Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Diner}

Day 3: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Wake up at 6:00am for early morning game drives in Serengeti at 9:00 am back to the Campsite for breakfast.

Then check out and drive with lunch and game viewing enroute to Ngorongoro Crater.

Ngorongoro Crater- The largest unbroken caldera in the world, Ngorongoro has an area of 260 kilometers and a depth of 600 meters.

The crater provides a protected habitat for thousands of mammals and birds. The entire day is spent on the crater floor viewing lion, hyena, wildebeest, zebra, black rhinoceros, and many species of small antelopes.

The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area is located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara. It is home to the famous Ngorongoro Crater which is the largest unbroken caldera in the world.

The Crater is a spectacular setting in which to experience your African safari. Some scientists maintain that before it erupted, Ngorongoro Crater- the largest intact caldera in the world would have been higher than Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa.

It is one of the few places in Africa where you stand a very good chance of seeing the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant) in the course of a game- drive.

The local Maasai have permission to graze their cattle on the Crater floor, and it is not unusual to see Maasai cattle and buffalo grazing together with lion mere meters away.

There are around 1000 lions in the Crater, approximately 20 black rhino, and the spectacular Lerai Forest is one of the best places in Africa to spot leopard.

OPTION: Visit the Olduvai Gorge at extra fee for the museum.

Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

Wake up early morning for breakfast then at 7:30am drive to Ngorongoro Crater where you will descend into the Crater floor for game drives.

All the Big five Rhino Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant live in this wonderful caldera, others are Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Hyena and more…

Birds includes flamingos on the Soda lake, Geese, Storks, Vultures and more.. Break for lunch at Ngoitoktok spring Picnic sites it will be an unforgettable experience.

After lunch proceed with fame viewing while ascending the Crater and Arusha for drop off in Arusha Town or Arusha Airport for your flight.