This 4 Days Tarangire Serengeti – Ngorongoro safari takes you to the ultimate best of Northern Tanzania, featuring the best of Tanzania’s and most probably Africa’s best wildlife viewing options. Among the destinations to visit is the world-famous home of the great wildebeest migration, the Serengeti national park, and Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site. Here you have the sole chance to spot your favourite “big five” animals with this 4 days Tanzania safari.
Day 1:Arrival to Jomo Kenyatta International airport
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport you will be met by our company representative for a safari briefing and transferred to your hotel for overnight and briefing regarding your safari. Dinner and overnight Nairobi Hotel
Day 2:From Hotel to Masai Mara Game Reserve
During the day, you will depart from the hotel and head to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, a jewel of Kenya’s game parks. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains and is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration. It is also a true home of the big five, lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and Cape buffaloes.
Upon arrival, you will have lunch and then explore the reserve on a late evening game drive. Later, you may relax around the camp or lodge fire before an excellent dinner. You will overnight at AA Mara Lodge.
Day 3:From Masai Mara to Serengeti National Park
You will begin the day with a complete breakfast at your camp,as followed by a game drive en-route to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Dinner and overnight at Tanzania Bush Camps/ Katikati Tented Camps/ Mbugani Tented Camps or Similar full board
Day 4:Full Game drive in Serengeti National Park
We head towards the Serengeti National Park. We will 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. Dinner and overnight at Tanzania Bush Camps/ Katikati Tented Camps/ Full board.
Day 5: Full 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 journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelte r 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 in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and it you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. Dinner and Overnight at Tanzania Bush Camps/ Katikati Tented Camps/ or Similar
Day 6:From Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
Today we will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for your crater tour. Here you 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 in the crater We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive in Ngorongoro we c have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, 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. Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge/ Octagon Lodge/ Eileen Lodge
Day 7:Drive From ngorongoro 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 tree-climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at Octagon Lodge/ Eileen Lodge
Day 8: Game Drive to Tarangire National Park
After the breakfast, 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.
Dinner and overnight at Crown Hotel
|• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
• Hotel before and after the climb,
• All Park gate fees, camping fees.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
• Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
• Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters, and cook
• Salaries for the mountain crew.
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
• Water for washing up daily
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs)
• Chemical Portable toilet
• Flying Doctor Service
|• Flights and airport taxes
• Items of a personal nature
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters, and cook
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Snacks, personal medicine.