SAVE $700 per person when travelling in GREEN SEASON Escape to some of the last few expanses of true wilderness and arguably some of the best game viewing areas on the continent, as we visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. SAVE with this excellent value package that includes 2 FREE nights at our Serengeti Wilderness Camp.

SAVE $700 per person when travelling in GREEN SEASON Escape to some of the last few expanses of true wilderness and arguably some of the best game viewing areas on the continent, as we visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. SAVE with this excellent value package that includes 2 FREE nights at our Serengeti Wilderness Camp.



SAFARI ITINERARY- OVERVIEW

Day 1 From Arusha, drive to the highlands of Karatu, stopping to view Manyara and the escarpment below from above. Overnight Bouganvillea Lodge. (Lunch and Dinner)

Day 2 Today you will enjoy a day in the Ngorongoro Crater, often seeing four of the big five with ease! From here we continue down to the Serengeti plains via Olduvai Gorge. Overnight at Serengeti Wilderness Camp for the next 7 nights on Full Board.

Days 3-8 Spend the next 6 days exploring the Serengeti. Overnights at Serengeti Wilderness Camp. Balloon safari optional – inquire at the time of booking. (Full board)

Day 9 From Serengeti central drive back to Arusha OR Optional extra to fly Seronera – Arusha BL



DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY
Day 1: You will be received at Arusha airport (if flight arrives before 12noon- otherwise an overnight may be required near Arusha airport)

Head up through the beautiful highlands to the rich farming area of Karatu on the outer slopes of Ngorongoro crater, where we overnight at Bougainvillea Lodge.

Day 2: Visit Ngorongoro crater and Olduvai Crater

Breathtaking, incredible, unforgettable – today is surely one you’ve been itching to tick off your Wildlife Bucket List. One of the natural wonders of the world, the volcanic caldera of Ngorongoro offers spectacular game viewing in the crater – we can almost guarantee you four of the Big Five will show up, as well as a rich variety of birds, all viewed against the backdrop of the thickly forested crater walls. Our picnic lunch in the crater will forever remain a unique memory - good luck beating this view on your next picnic! Varied terrains consisting of forest, grasslands and both freshwater and soda lakes make this a true marvel of creation.

Our route onto the Serengeti takes us via fascinating Olduvai Gorge and the ‘cradle of humankind’. It’s here where, in 1959, the ground-breaking discovery of a hominid (human-like) skull dating back 1.8 million years preceeded other more recent hominid remains discoveries - dating as far back as 3.7 million years.

We continue onto Serengeti Wilderness Camp to settle in for the evening.


Days 3-8: Serengeti Relax with six full days in the Serengeti.

Serengeti - unequaled for its beauty and home to more than three million large mammals spread over the vast endless plains. It is here, at certain times of the year, that we may encounter the breathtaking spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration, where one and a quarter million wildebeest trek in columns of up to forty kilometres long in search of grazing, drawing with them their predators and numerous other species of game.

From January to March the herds can largely be found in the southern area, proceeding north through the centre and Western Corridor during June and July before splitting to the west and north, continuing their way toward the Mara River. They return south in November to repeat this amazing instinctive procession all over again. It really is a rare privilege to immerse yourself in the unique natural phenomena of this Great Migration. Huge herds of wildebeest and zebra can be found here along with smaller concentrations of Thomson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, kongoni, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer and small numbers of roan, oryx, oribi, eland and waterbuck.

There are also significant numbers of buffalo, giraffe and warthog. Elephants are relatively scarce on the open plains, and more common in the northern areas and the western corridor. The few remaining black rhinos are restricted to a small part of the park and are not often spotted. But the most popular animals to be found here in greater abundance than elsewhere on the northern circuit are the cats. Lions, cheetahs and leopard may all be seen here along with other predators, such as the spotted hyena, golden and black-backed jackals, wild cats and servals.

Overnights at Serengeti Wilderness Camp.


Day 9- Serengeti - Arusha

Treat yourself to an adventure words fail to capture, as you soar effortlessly above the vast plains in a hot air balloon – an added optional extra well worth spoiling yourself with. This is one story you will brag about for years to come! Day 9: Arusha Transfer to the Seronera airstrip for your (optional extra) flight to Arusha – mid morning. It is an exceptionally scenic flight (weather dependent) over the highlands of Ngorongoro, across the vast expanse of the Rift Valley escarpments.

Or return by road to Arusha. (a long and bumpy ride!) If you are not flying out tonight, but overnighting in Arusha, we highly recommend heading out to Mosque Street. Here, you will find probably the best chicken in Africa (we will phone in your order the day before - to be sure...) Relax, eat, meet the locals ... real people.


Tour prices vary with number of people traveling together, dates you are traveling and upon pre and post extensions.

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