8-Day Classic Guided Tour to Serengeti national park

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This journey will take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, which features one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals. The tour will further take you to the Serengeti National Park, into the heart of wild Africa, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. You will visit Lake Eyasi, one of Tanzania’s most dramatic areas.

HIGHLIGHTS

1 Mount Meru Hotel
Luxury hotel in or near Arusha
Breakfast & Dinner Included
2 Tloma Lodge
Mid-range lodge in or near Karatu District
All Meals Included
3 Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
Mid-range tented camp inside Serengeti NP
All Meals Included
4-5 Mara Kati Kati Tented Lodge
Mid-range tented camp inside Northern Serengeti
All Meals Included
6 Mara Kati Kati Tented Lodge
Mid-range tented camp inside Serengeti NP
All Meals Included
7 Tloma Lodge
Mid-range lodge outside Ngorongoro Crater
All Meals Included
8 End of tour
(No accommodation)
Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 1 Arrival to Kilimanjaro – Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro (JRO), you will meet your driver-guide for your transfer to the hotel which will take less than one hour. Stay at leisure at Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha, then rest up for the next day’s adventure. After your arrival at the hotel, our representative person will assist you, you will have a short briefing about your safari for the next day and will get to know your safari guide.

Main Destination: Arusha (City)
Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel
Luxury hotel located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 2 Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Pick up at 7:30 am then drive to Tarangire National Park, with picnic lunch provided. Have a game drive the rest of the day. The sixth largest national park in Tanzania, The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season, thousands of animals concentrate in the park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas. The park is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. Visitors to the park from June to November (dry season) can expect to see large herds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest, and cape buffalo. Other common resident animals include waterbuck, giraffe, dik-dik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon.

Main Destination: Tarangire National Park
Accommodation: Tloma Lodge
Mid-range lodge located in or near Karatu District
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3 Karatu – Serengeti National Park

Breakfast depart with packed lunch and drive to Serengeti for a game drive through the agricultural and the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, which is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park and features the Seronera River. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti NP. Continue towards the Serengeti, enjoying a lovely scenic drive with views of the Ngorongoro conservation area along the way you’ll pass through a traditional Maasai village where you’ll have the opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle of its nomadic people. You’ll be welcomed by the Maasai.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park
Accommodation: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4 Central Serengeti to Northern Serengeti

You have a full day of excursions in the Serengeti today enjoying morning and afternoon game drives from the camp. The northern of the Serengeti, called Seronera, is a network of rivers that ensure dependable water supplies attracting wildlife throughout the year. It is here that you’ll have your best opportunity to spot the “Big Five”: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, and the leopard.

There will be no shortage of animal sightings as the presence of permanent mud pools and shade attract giraffes, impalas, warthogs, and hippos. You might also catch a glimpse of cheetahs, hyenas, and jackals.

Main Destination: Northern Serengeti National Park
Accommodation: Mara Kati Kati Tented Lodge
Mid-range tented camp located inside Northern Serengeti
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 5 Northern Serengeti

You have a full day of excursions in the Serengeti today enjoying morning and afternoon game drives from the camp. The north of the Serengeti Mara River today we will have a day game drive along this river of dearth for the migrant animals that come and tray or cross these rivers that ensure dependable water supplies attracting wildlife throughout the year. It is here that you’ll have your best opportunity to spot the “Big Five”: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, and the leopard.
There will be no shortage of animal sightings as the presence of permanent mud pools and shade attract giraffes, impalas, warthogs, and hippos. You might also catch a glimpse of cheetahs, hyenas, and jackals.

Main Destination: Northern Serengeti National Park
Accommodation: Mara Kati Kati Tented Lodge
Mid-range tented camp located inside Northern Serengeti
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 6 Serengeti Park

The Serengeti is famous for its annual migration when some six million hooves pound the open plains. More than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Even when the migration is quiet, Serengeti National park offers arguably the most scintillating game viewing in Africa. The park lies in northwestern Tanzania, bordered to the north by the Kenyan border, where it is continuous with the Maasai Mara National Reserve. To the southeast of the park is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, to the southwest lies Maswa Game Reserve, to the west are the Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserves, and to the northeast and east lies the Loliondo Game Control Area. Together, these areas form the larger Serengeti ecosystem

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park
Accommodation: Mara Kati Kati Tented Lodge
Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 7 Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater tour

Today you’ll get up close and personal with one of Unesco’s World Heritage Sites – the Ngorongoro conservation area. This unique multi-use site is one of the only in the world where man, livestock, and wildlife live together in harmony.
Your journey will continue with a visit to the Olduvai Gorge, known as the cradle of mankind. Considered to be one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world, the gorge is where Dr. Leakey discovered the world’s first humans in 1950.
The Crater is famous for Africa’s best game viewing as there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. You will descend 610 meters into the Crater where your safari truly begins. Spot the endangered black rhino, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, eland, Grant’s & Thomson’s gazelle & giant tusked elephants plus.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater
Accommodation: Tloma Lodge
Mid-range lodge located outside Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 8 Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport

 

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. After breakfast and lunch, you may have time to do some shopping for a souvenir before you take your outbound flight.

TOUR INCLUDE

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals and Drinks

TOUR EXCLUDE

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees