6 days Serengeti and Ngorongoro flying safari

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6 days Serengeti and Ngorongoro flying safari

6 days Serengeti and Ngorongoro flying safari, This extraordinary flying safari takes travelers to the Northern circuit of Tanzania, to explore two of its most renowned safari destinations. Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area are two of the unmissable places in Tanzania offering outstanding game drives with the hope of seeing the big five game and experiencing the Great migration.

Highlights

  • A chance to sight exotic wildlife species while on game drives.
  • Witness the great annual migration in Serengeti.
  • Big cats like cheetahs, lions, and leopards in Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

Brief Itinerary

Arusha Airport- Seronera airstrip flight, Central Serengeti National Park

Drive from Central to Northern Serengeti, game viewing.

Northern Serengeti game viewing experience.

Drive back to Central Serengeti National Park.

Drive from Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Morning game drive and flight to Arusha, then fly out.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha Airport- Seronera airstrip flight, Central Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, your driver will meet you at the Hotel lobby to transfer to Arusha Airport, for the flight to Seronera airstrip in Central Serengeti. The flight, operated by Regional Air departs at 7:00 and 10:00 am and lasts about one and a half hours.

The word “Serengeti” literally means endless plains in the Masai dialect and this will be visible during the flight as you will watch the grassland stretch out as far as the eye can see and eventually merge the sky at the horizon hence creating a breathtaking view. Extending for over 5700 square miles, Serengeti is one of the largest National Parks in Africa and also shelters the Big 5 (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffaloes).

The central part of Serengeti,  known as Seronera area is one of the Park’s most endowed wildlife habitats and shelters the Seronera River that provides an essential source of water  to the area hence attracting wildlife that represent majority of the Serengeti’s species. Here, travelers are treated to views of lion prides, the Serengeti “Kopjes” which are massive boulders of granite standing in a sea of grass and these are known for being hot spots for cheetahs. On landing, you will meet your driver who will take you for the game drive and later enjoy a picnic lunch at the end of the drive.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Seronera Wildlife Lodge or Angaata Seronera Camp
  • Midrange: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or Thorn Tree Tented Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 2: Drive from Central to Northern Serengeti, game viewing.

After breakfast, we pack our bags and undertake a game drive through Central Serengeti where lots of lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, buffaloes, bushbucks, Topis, impalas, yellow baboons, wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, elands, Defassa waterbucks, and many other wildlife species will be encounters.  Then we drive towards Northern Serengeti whereby the en route game drive towards the Kogatende region will provide views of resident wildlife species.

While approaching Northern Serengeti, you will notice a drastic terrain change from savannah plain grassland to more hilly and broken terrain. This area is known for its wonderful game that includes lions, cheetahs, zebras, gazelles, buffaloes, Topis, and leopards. You will enjoy a picnic lunch during the day-long drive.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Singita Sasakwa Lodge or Mbalageti Serengeti Tented Camp.
  • Midrange: Tanzania under Canvas or Migration Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Northern Serengeti game viewing experience

We have two options on this day- to either enjoy a relaxed breakfast and leave for a full-day game drive (about 9:00 am)  with packed lunch and get back to the lodge in the evening, or depart at 6:00 am for the early morning game drive and return for breakfast at the Lodge. Rest for a bit then continue for the afternoon game drive with packed lunch.

If your trip is in the months of June to September, it will coincide with the great annual migration which you can experience in Northern Serengeti. During these months, you will be treated to unmatched views of millions of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles moving to Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve including the dramatic river crossing of the great migration.

This great migration sometimes moves towards the Lobo valley, scattered with savannah plains, woodlands, hills, and Kopjes and known for its big cats such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs. During dry months, the Valley becomes one of the few permanent water sources hence attracting resident and migratory animals, thus providing excellent game viewing.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Singita Sasakwa Lodge or Mbalageti Serengeti Tented Camp.
  • Midrange: Tanzania under Canvas or Migration Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 4: Drive back to Central Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we head south towards central Serengeti and this four-hour drive is marked by game viewing along the way. Expect more or lions, leopards, zebras, wildebeests, cheetahs and others. After this eventful day, enjoy dinner and a good night’s rest at your Lodge/Safari Camp.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Singita Sasakwa Lodge or Mbalageti Serengeti Tented Camp.
  • Midrange: Tanzania under Canvas or Migration Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 5: Drive from Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, you will leave Serengeti National Park behind and head on a 3-hour drive towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Your next destination is known for sheltering the Ngorongoro Crater, which is the largest intact volcanic caldera in the entire world and boasts over 14 kilometers of isolated natural beauty. This Crater is fringed by a ring of extinct volcanoes and the floor is dotted with a watering hole that draws over 25,000 animals. The eventful day comes to an end with a nice meal and a good night’s rest in your reserved Safari Lodge or Camp.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
  • Midrange: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge or Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board.

Day 6: Morning game drive and flight to Arusha, then fly out

Enjoy breakfast and head back to the Crater’s base for a 3-hour game drive around Ngorongoro. Expect to sight Rhinos, zebras, gazelles, buffaloes, wildebeests, spotted hyenas, lions, cheetahs, Hippos, impalas, Masai giraffes, leopards, jackals, bushbucks, duikers and warthogs through this adventure. Take a flight back to Arusha. You will continue with your other planned adventures or take a flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast.

This 6-day package includes;

  • Relevant Government taxes and levies.
  • Bottled water.
  • Entry fees into Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
  • Services of professional drivers.
  • 5 nights’ accommodation plus meals.
  • Airport transfer for the last day of the trip.
  • A safari land cruiser for ground transportation.
  • Domestic flights as mentioned in the itinerary.

The package excludes;

  • Tanzanian visa.
  • International flights.
  • Medical and travel insurance.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Laundry fees.
  • Telephone calls.

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