Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater 5 Day Safari is the best short itinerary for you to explore the beauty of Serengeti, Ngorongoro the World heritage Sites.
You will meet and greet with one of our office representatives at Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport or from the shuttle bus shuttle terminal and he will drive to the Lodge/Hotel where your safari start and stays with bed & breakfast.
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara N. Park:
You will be picked up from your Lodge/Hotel at 9:00am. After your breakfast, and then we drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive National Park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s Western escarpment. The Park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of Elephants; Manyara is famous for a Tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Tented Camp/Hotel/Luxury/Basic Campsite.
Day 2: Serengeti National Park:
After the breakfast we depart from the Camp and driver to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area and later arrive on the great Serengeti plains for a different but just as spectacular wildlife viewing experience. You will pass one of the world’s greatest prehistoric archaeological sites, called Olduvai Gorge, and then continue your way over the scrub lands. The wooded knolls around Naabi Hill Gate mark the Serengeti’s official entrance, which then drops into the Park’s signature wide-open plains. Like no other, this stretch embodies the meaning of the word “Serengeti,” which derives from the Masai “Siringet” and has been artistically translated as “the land that flows on forever”. Serengeti National Park covers 6,000 square miles of pristine land and offers not only expansive vistas, but the largest migration of mammals on earth, including 1.5 million wildebeest. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Luxury/Tented Camp/Basic Campsite.
Day 3: Full day – Serengeti N. Park:
After the breakfast you will have a full day game viewing at Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti, Tanzania’s second largest National Park, covers nearly 6,000 square miles of grassland plains, Savannah, kopjes, hills, woodlands, and River line forests. The Grumeti, Mbalageti, and Mara river systems serve as critical water sources and are often excellent sites for wildlife viewing. Beyond the heralded migration of wildebeest and zebra, the Serengeti is best known for its big predators, including cheetah and Leopard, as well as large prides of Lions and clans of Hyenas. Other commonly seen animals include gazelle, Buffalo, giraffe, Topi, Hartebeest, Ostrich, and Jackal, but it is the full diversity of wildlife and habitats that you will truly find amazing. The greater Serengeti ecosystem actually covers the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Masai Mara in Kenya, and numerous surrounding wildlife-protected lands that combine for a total of almost 17,000 square miles, which is larger than the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island all together. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Luxury/Tented Camp/Basic Campsite.
Day 4: Serengeti N. Park – Ngorongoro:
Our day starts with a morning game drive central of the Serengeti. For animals, that’s an active time of the day – not hot yet, so there is a lot to see out there until by 11:30am then we return back to the Lodge/Camp for Brunch. On our way back we will stop at Olduvai Gorge. It’s a fascinating archaeological site we will visit if you are interested in history and the Masai tribes. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Tented Camp/Hotel/Campsite set on the Crater rim, the Lodge/Luxury/Tented Camp/Basic Campsite offers stunning views of Ngorongoro and the surrounding highlands.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha:
Our last day we starts very early in the morning equipped with a picnic lunch we descend 2000 ft. down to the Crater floor by our 4×4 wheel drive vehicle for game viewing. Let’s explore this Garden of Eden. Ngorongoro is a huge and deep volcanic Crater. There’s rich pasture, swamps, forest and permanent water on the Crater floor that’s why wildlife here is so diverse and numerous. There are up to 25.000 larger animals living here. It’d the best opportunity to see black Rhino and many other rare species like the black-manned lion. We will have a fantastic day and you will see wildlife at its best. Late afternoon we drive back to Arusha and you will be dropped at your Lodge/Hotel at your own cost. End of tour.
Safari using affordable Hotel, Lodges or Camps, comparable a 1-2 star Hotel. Accommodation is usually located outside the National Park.
Safari using medium to large – scale Lodges, tented camps or Cottage Camps, comparable to a 3 star Hotel
Luxury – Accommodation
Safari using deluxe tented camps or Lodge usually located inside the National Park and comparable to a 4 star hotel. Accommodation is usually located inside the Park.
Luxury+ – Accommodation
Safari using extremely luxurious tented camps or Lodge, usually located in a private wildlife – Viewing area and comparable to a 5 star Hotel. Expect great food, excellent service, top – quality guiding and gorgeous tents or rooms. Most luxury + properties charge around USD$ 850 to 1850 per person per day!
All Park entry fees – All Park Camping fees
Pick up from the Airport
Transport 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser with pop up roof with driver cum guide
Overnight at the Hotels/Lodge/Tented Camps/Campsites according to the program
Chef/Meals as per the above itinerary
Complimentary bottled of drinking water 1.5 litter per person per day during on safari
1 night free Hotel accommodation on your arrival in Arusha with bed & breakfast
Tents/Sleeping mats/Sleeping bags/Chairs/Table/Pillow.
Price not includes:
International flights & Domestic flight
Fees for passport, visas, immunizations and insurance
Tips for staff such as driver cum guides/chef/porter
Expenses of personal nature (like souvenirs)
“Please note that all these are sample itineraries. We will tailor made your safari according to your wish”