Tanzania Prominent Tour – Ngorongoro and Serengeti – 5 Days

Ngorongoro is one of the largest unbroken calderas in the world that isn’t a lake. At 19km wide and with a surface of 264 sq km, Its steep walls soar 400m to 610m and provide the setting for an astonishing natural drama, as prey and predators graze and stalk their way around the open grasslands, swamps and acacia woodland on the crater floor. Its an extraordinary sight that you will wonder whether you’ve descended into a wildlife paradise.

The Serengeti is a vast ecosystem in East-Central Africa. It spans 12,000 square miles (30,000 square kilometers) and its name is derived from the Maasai language which means “endless plains.”

In the vast plains of Serengeti National Park, comprising 1.5 million hectares of savannah, the annual migration of two million wildebeests plus hundreds of thousands of gazelles and zebras – followed by their predators in their annual migration in search of pasture and water – this is one of the most impressive nature.

Program Summary

Duration:  5 Days
Destinations:  Ngorongoro and Serengeti
Major Attractions: 

  • Be able to see huge group of flamingoes in Ngorongoro
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Big five in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Spots of Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti

Tour Guides Language:

  • English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • For other languages please send a special request prior to your safari -additional fee may apply.

Start in: Moshi
End in: Arusha
Recommended Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with UV radiation filtering etc.

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport and then transfer to Arusha

  • You will be picked up from the airport in Moshi (Kilimanjaro International Airport) and be transferred to the booked hotel in Arusha
  • Get the safari general briefing from the Tour Manager.
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the booked hotel in Arusha

Day 2: Drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro for a game drive

  • In the morning after breakfast in a hotel in Arusha you will drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive
  • After arrival you will descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the Wonders of the World
  • It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations.
  • It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting
  • As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species
  • If lucky enough the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at your booked hotel in Ngorongoro

Day 3: Drive from Ngorongoro to Serengeti for a game drive

  • After breakfast you will head to Serengeti National Park for a game drive.
  • Enter Serengeti from Ngorongoro via Nabii Hill Gate.
  • On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge Museum with artifacts from Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa.
  • Break for a while in the afternoon to have picnic lunch
  • Afterward Continue further into the park and go on with a game drive
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at your booked hotel in Serengeti

Day 4: Full day game drive in Serengeti

  • Early in the morning have a game drive to see all nocturnal animals returning from hunting and lions awaking in the dawn
  • Have a full day game drive around Serengeti
  • Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species
  • Break for a while in the afternoon to have picnic lunch
  • After lunch continue with an afternoon game drive until evening
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at your booked hotel in Serengeti

Day 5: Drive from Serengeti to Arusha

  • After breakfast at a hotel in Serengeti you will proceed to Naabi Hill Gate with game viewing en route and return to Arusha
  • Break for a while in the afternoon to have picnic lunch enroute
  • Reach to Arusha in late afternoon where we shall leave you to relax at your booked hotel for a while
  • In the evening you may have an optional Arusha town city tour if you wish to
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at your booked hotel in Arusha

Package Inclusion:

  • Airport transfers
  • Transport in four-wheel drive vehicle with open roof to spot animals easier
  • Three meals a day on safari (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park entrance fees
  • Concession fees
  • English speaking professional guide/ Drivers
  • Crater fees
  • Water 1.5Lt p/person per day
  • All activities mentioned in the package

Package Exclusion

  • International flights and Visas
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Items of personal use
  • Olduvai gorge fees
  • Serengeti Balloon
  • Fly Doctors Insurance (can be arranged upon request)
  • All not mentioned in package above

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