5 DAYS SAFARI – TARANGIRE NP / SERENGETI NP / NGORONGORO CRATER

DAY 0: ARRIVE KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT / ARUSHA – 55 KM / 01 HOUR

Arrive into Kilimanjaro international airport ex your flight. Clear customs and immigration formalities, met by our driver who will have your name on a paging board at the arrival lounge. Transfer to Kibo Palace hotel in Arusha for overnight.

DAY 1: ARUSHA / TARANGIRE NP – 120 KM / 02 HOURS

Pick up from your hotel in Arusha and drive towards Tarangire National park for a full day of game drive. Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania, it is located in Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The park is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. Visitors to the park in the June to November dry season can expect to see large herds of thousands of zebrawildebeest and cape buffalo. Other common resident animals include waterbuckgiraffedik dikimpalaelandGrant’s gazellevervet monkeybanded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators in Tarangire include lionleopardcheetahcaracalhoney badger, and African wild dog. Later drive to Sangaiwe Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight.

DAY 2: TARANGIRE NP / SERENGETI NP: 290 KM / 05 HOURS

After breakfast, we drive towards Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro Conservation Authority Area. There will be a stop at the Crater viewpoint before we proceed to Serengeti. There is an option of passing through the Olduvai Gorge Museum where the famous archeologists Dr. Leaky and his Wife discovered the early fossils of mankind.

After breakfast, we drive towards Central Serengeti National Park. This part of Serengeti National Park, in northern Tanzania, is known for its massive annual resident game.  There is simply no better place in Africa to observe large carnivores in action! Excellent encounters are available year-round and it is not unusual to encounter all four large predators (lion, hyena, leopard, and cheetah) during the course of a day along with a multitude of smaller predators (mongoose, serval, fox and jackal). Seronera is actually derived from the Maasai word ‘siron’ meaning the place of the bat-eared fox. We drive to our tented camp for dinner and overnight at Tanzania Bush Camp.

DAY 3: SERENGETI NP – FULL DAY OF GAME DRIVE

Today we spend the entire day exploring the Serengeti National park. Serengeti never disappoints as it is has all year round game. “Serengeti shall not die” is the title of Bernhard and Michael Grzimek’s academy award-winning 1959 documentary. The Serengeti ecosystem is a world-renowned natural landscape. The Great Migration of the wildebeest, zebras and Thomson’s gazelles is the largest ungulate migration on earth. With resilient populations of predators and iconic wildlife such as elephants, giraffes and rhinos, the Serengeti National Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meals and overnight at Tanzania Bush Camp.

DAY 4: SERENGETI NP / NGORONGORO CRATER – 145 KM / 04 HOURS

Another morning game drive in Serengeti National Park as we drive towards Ngorongoro Crater for diner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

DAY 5: NGORONGORO CRATER / ARUSHA – 60KM / 01 HOUR (TO THE CRATER) 190 KM / 4 HOURS (TO ARUSHA)

After breakfast, descend into the crater floor for a half day of game drive. Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, is 610 meters (2,000 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometers (100 square miles) Besides the stunning scenery, one of the main attractions of this area is the variety of flora and fauna found in a remarkably compact area all year round. The mineral-rich floor of this spectacular bowl is largely flat, open and covered in nutritious grasses – much to the liking of large herds of zebra and wildebeest, which graze here. These extensive open plains are also home to herds of buffalo, Thomson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle and tsessebe (often called topi). Later drive to Arusha for drop off at Kilimanjaro International airport for your flight out.

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Rate includes

  • All meals and overnight as per the above program
  • Park entrance and Crater service fees
  • Transport in safari 4×4 Land cruiser jeep with professional English-speaking driver guide
  • Concession fees
  • Government taxes
  • All airport transfers
  • Unlimited bottled drinking water during safari
  • Free WiFi on jeep

Rate excludes

  • International and local flights
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry and other beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • All things of a personal nature
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