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7 Day Safari In Serengeti And Ngorongoro Crater

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highlights
  • Spotting the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino)
  • A chance to witness the Great Migration of more than 3 million animals
  • Game drives to the most beautiful safari destinations of Tanzania
This 7 days safari trip is one of the ultimate safari experiences you will ever have. Here included we have a visit to Serengeti National Park, the mother of all parks. The wildlife spectacle here is second to none, the range of camps and lodges superb and the much-vaunted crowds are easily avoided.

Along with Serengeti National Park, you will also be visiting the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National park. Together, these areas must have one of the most diverse and largest concentration of wildlife on the planet.

You have a very good chance of spotting the Big Five (African Lion, African Elephant, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, White/Black Rhinoceros) along with hundreds of other animals and bird species.

Please refer to the itinerary section for information about day-by-day activities in this trip.
Day1: Arrive in Arusha

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a private transfer waiting at the airport to pickup you to Arusha Safari Lodge.

We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a briefing.

We will also confirm whether you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge.

Day 2: Game drive in Tarangire National Park

Today we drive to Tarangire National Park, for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park which offers some excellent sights. Generally in the dry seasons Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water.

We spend the night in our lodge beautifully set inside the park with stunning views and a unique atmosphere. In the late afternoon we make a short journey from the park to our special lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Kirurumo Lodge.

Day 3: Game drive in Serengeti National Park

We head towards the Serengeti National Park. En route there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here in a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years.

After lunch we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje.

In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard.

We return to our special tented camp for the night.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp.

Day 4: Game drive in Serengeti National Park

We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest.

We make our way from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti.

This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate experience in game viewing. We will hopefully see all of the plain games: elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and if you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as various interesting bird species, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich.

We return to our special tented camp for the night.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a conservation area, not a national park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Maasai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife.

During the drive in Ngorongoro we have a chance to glimpse the Maasai way of life. At the entrance gate, we can learn more about the fascinating volcanic landscape of the Ngorongoro Crater.

We will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater.

In the late afternoon we travel back to our special tented camp.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wild Tented Lodge.

Day 6: A full day game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater

Today we will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for your crater tour. Here we will explore the forest areas inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where we may see flamingos.

We will also visit the open savannah where the lions hunt. Picnic lunch will be served at the crater.

Dinner and overnight at Kirurumo Lodge.

Day 7: Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park

We depart from your lodge in Karatu and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the ground water forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake.

We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions.

After lunch, we will drop you off at the Kilimanjaro International Airport for the evening flight.
what’s included
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • All meals whist on safari
  • Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
what’s excluded
  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Private Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Arusha, Tanzania/Arusha, Tanzania
Good to know Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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Tanzania On Foot / Product Category: Safari
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