5 Days Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari

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5 Days Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari

5 Days Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari, Our short action-packed safari itinerary dives into two of Tanzania’s popular safari destinations for their wide array of ecosystems, wildlife, and bird species. Kick-starting in Arusha, the tourism Capital of Tanzania, you will enjoy endless game-viewing experiences in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area and finish in the same city. In these few days, you will get the chance to see lots of big cats especially cheetahs, leopards, lions, the big five game, Masai giraffes, bushbucks, Defassa waterbucks, Oribis, Wildebeests, zebras, Topis, gazelles, mongoose, spotted hyenas, baboons, Hippos and most interesting get the chance to witness the great annual migration. The 5 days Ngorongoro and Serengeti safari is the wilderness lovers.

Highlights

  • Indulge in game drives with views of elephants, wildebeests, leopards, buffaloes, lions, and many others.
  • Visit the Masai community around Serengeti National Park to experience their authentic culture.
  • Enjoy nights in the middle of the wilderness.

Brief Itinerary

Arrive in Arusha.

Arusha to Serengeti National Park

Full-day Serengeti National Park game viewing experience.

Serengeti- Ngorongoro Conservation Area, afternoon game viewing tour.

Day 5: Game viewing and drive to Arusha, departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha

Welcome to the beautiful Arusha Town! On arrival into the safari Capital of Tanzania, drive from the Airport to your pre-booked Hotel here you will rest from the jet lag and get to explore the City’s top historical and cultural sites. Suggested options are the Arusha Cultural heritage center, Engaruka, and the Arusha Declaration Monument among others, and don’t miss sampling some local cuisines served at the popular restaurants.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Four Points by Sheraton Arusha or Gran Melia Arusha
  • Midrange: Green Mountain Hotel or Mirimba Palm Hotel.

Meals: Dinner.

Day 2: Arusha to Serengeti National Park

Today, after breakfast at the Hotel, get  briefed by your Driver and later embark on a morning drive to spectacular Serengeti National Park, for an afternoon game drive. This 5-6 hours’ journey is filled with beautiful views of Tanzania’s countryside. Arrive in time for lunch, but your game drive starts immediately as you head to the Lodge/Camp. Over the next two days, be prepared to immerse yourself deep in the heart of this famous migration corridor.

Serengeti’s sweeping savannah plains, bright blue skies, and wildlife-filled landscape will make you discover why Serengeti typifies the dream of “Old Africa”. Large lion prides will be seen lazing in the tall grasses; while large herds of elephants will be sighted feeding on acacia bark and trumpet to each other across the plains; while wildebeests, gazelles, Masai giraffes, giant elands, bushbucks, warthogs, and impalas will also present themselves in jaw-dropping numbers.

Overnight at;

  • Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or Four Seasons Safari Lodge (luxury).
  • Mbalageti Safari Camp or Serengeti Acacia Camp (midrange).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 3: Full-day Serengeti National Park game viewing experience

This day is known as the unforgettable “Serengeti game viewing day”. Enjoy a hearty breakfast and leave the Safari Lodge/Camp for the action-packed game drive aboard an open-hatched safari vehicle. Tanzania’s great diversity of wildlife will be evident during this game drive whereby herds of buffalos, elephants, and wildebeests, Hippos, Masai giraffes, Defassa waterbucks, Topis, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, leopards, spotted hyenas, Rhinos and lions will be spotted. If your safari is during the magnificent wildebeest migration, your mind will definitely be blown away. In the afternoon continue with the game drive and in the evening head to the Masai community for another mesmerizing experience.

Overnight at;

  • Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or Four Seasons Safari Lodge (luxury).
  • Mbalageti Safari Camp or Serengeti Acacia Camp (midrange).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 4: Serengeti- Ngorongoro Conservation Area, afternoon game viewing tour

This morning you will leave Serengeti National Park for Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a game drive. You will leave with packed lunch, enjoy it on arrival at your second safari destination of this itinerary. Enjoy a game en route to Ngorongoro Crater, where Rhinos, elephants, wildebeests, zebras, lions, spotted hyenas, cheetahs, African buffaloes, Hippos, and many other animals  sighted. The wildlife here is remarkable, but the landscape views are also out-of-this-World.

Overnight at;

  • Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge or andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (luxury).
  • Ngorongoro Wild Camp or Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge (midrange)

Meal Plan: Full board.

Day 5: Game viewing and drive to Arusha, departure

It’s time to say your sad goodbyes to the wilderness but before that, first have breakfast and drive down to the Ngorongoro crater for another game drive with a picnic lunch. This UNESCO World Heritage Site  filled with lots of wildlife which will amaze you on this day.

The Ngorongoro Crater offers wonderful game-viewing experiences all year round and the animals here are pretty much permanent because grazing and water supplies are available throughout the seasons. Drive back to Arusha, arriving in time for your flight back home or to the next adventure.

Meal Plan: Breakfast.

Inclusions;

  • Entry fees for the Protected Areas and historical tourist sites in Arusha Town
  • Services of a full-time professional driver.
  • Game drives.
  • Masai village visit.
  • Meals as indicated in the day-to-day meal plan.
  • All relevant Tanzanian Government taxes and levies.
  • Ground transportation from Arusha to the safari destinations and back.
  • Bottled water.
  • 4 nights’ wilderness accommodation.
  • Airport transfers for the first and last day.

Exclusions;

  • Tanzanian Visa requirements.
  • Other Personal items like laundry fees, medication, telephone calls, shopping, etc.

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