Welcome to Serengeti National Park

At 14,763 sq km, the Serengeti is an epic place, and it's renowned for its predators, especially lions, leopards and cheetahs, with plenty of elephants in residence, too. A few black rhinos around Moru Kopjes offer a chance to glimpse all of the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo), although the rhinos are very rarely seen. It’s also an incredible birdwatching destination, with over 500 species to spot.

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$1575 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Tanzania Camping Safari: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Cater and Tarangire National Park from Arusha

Day 1: You'll be picked up from your hotel in Arusha at 09:00 and depart for Tarangire National Park for a picnic lunch and game drive. Overnight at Zion Campsite or similar. (L, D)Day 2: After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park, with an en-route game drive. Have a picnic lunch and a short afternoon game drive in Serengeti Park. Overnight at Seronera Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 3: After breakfast full you'll have a full day in Serengeti National Park, with early morning, mid-day and afternoon game drives. Overnight at Seronera Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 4: Take an early morning game drive in Serengeti National Park, have brunch and depart for Ngorongoro Crater Rim. There will be an en-route game drive. Overnight at Simba Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 5: Have an early breakfast, then descend onto the crater floor for game drive. Have lunch at hippo pool picnic site, then ascend to the rim and depart for Lake Manyara. Overnight at Jambo Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 6: After breakfast, there will be a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Have a picnic lunch, then depart mid-afternoon for Arusha and a drop-off at your hotel. (B, L)

$1900 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater 4 days safari from Arusha town

Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manya ra Pick up from Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara national park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch do we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Dinner and overnight at LAKE MANYARA SAFARI LODGE Day 2 – Lake Manyara – Serengeti P lains . After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via 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, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Dinner and overnight at WILDLIFE LODGE SERONERA Day 3 – Serengeti Plains . This is your full day in the park with packed lunch. The big five are spotted this day and thousands of wildbeasts and zebras. Return for dinner and overnight. Day 4 – Ngorongoro crater to Arusha After breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will  proceed to the crater for wildlife view. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. You will later proceed to arusha town arriving late in the afternoon. This marks the end of your trip.

$3125 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Arusha 5-Day Private Safari Including Wildebeest Migration

Day 1: arrive in Arusha Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and get your private transfer to Arusha at Zawadi house Lodge. The rest of the day is at leisure. Stay at Zawadi house is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. You will have a pre-safari briefing and an equipment check at the hotel. Day 2: A full day game drive in Serengeti National Park. Depending on the time of the year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffe, zebras, Monkey, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes as well as a multitude of birds. Dinner and overnight at Accacia tented Lodge/Tortillis tented lodge. Full board. Day 3: Another full day game drive in Serengeti National Park. After breakfast you will take the packed lunch and proceed with the game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The migration can be seen on a long chain approximately 40 km heading to the south western direction. At around 12:30 and 13:00 break for your lunch. After having your lunch you will proceed with your game viewing following the move of the migrants on the southwest of the park. Approximately 1.3 million wildebeest, 250,000 gazelles and 200,000 Zebras have been recorded sharing the short grass. Dinner and overnight at Accacia tented Lodge/Tortillis tented lodge. Full board. Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater An early morning game drive in the Serengeti followed by picnic lunch on the way to Ngorongoro crater. We will stop at Olduvai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of man’s earliest known ancestral remains. Dinner and overnight at Crater Rim lodge/ Rhino lodge: Full board. Day 5: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater Today you 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. You will also visit the open Savannah where the lions hunt. Picnic lunch will be served in the crater. Dinner and overnight at your lodge/Hotel in Arusha town.****End of safari****Please note: The hotels detailed above are as a reference only and are subject to change based on availability and other conditions beyond our control. An alternative hotel with similar standards, quality and comfortability will be offered as a substitute"

$2936 Private & Custom Tours

6-Day Serengeti Plains Safari Experience

• After arrival you will be picked up from the airport/ hotel to Arusha city. Accomodation before and after arrival will be arranged at an extra cost. Day 1 Visiting Tarangire National ParkAccommodation:Tarangire Sopa Lodge • Luxury lodge located inside Tarangire NP Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water (Other drinks not included) Day 2 Visiting Serengeti National ParkAccommodation:Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp • Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water (Other drinks not included) Day 3 Visiting Serengeti National ParkAccommodation:Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp • Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water (Other drinks not included) Day 4 Visiting Ngorongoro CraterAccommodation:Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge • Mid-range lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water (Other drinks not included) Day 5 Visiting Ngorongoro CraterAccommodation:Karatu Simba Lodge • Mid-range lodge located just outside Ngorongoro Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water (Other drinks not included) Day 6 DepartureAccommodation:No accommodation (End of tour)Meals & Drinks: • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

$1745 Cultural & Theme Tours

5-Day Great Mara Migration Safari

Day 1: TransferMasai Mara Migration Safari begins upon arrival at the airport you will be met by our representative and be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay. Overnight: Boma Inn Hotel Meal Plan: BreakfastDay 2: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National ParkOur Masai Mara Migration safari enters into the second day as we depart to Lake Nakuru National Park after breakfast, passing through the Great Rift Valley later on arriving in time for lunch. Enjoy your lunch and in the evening embark on the game drive within Lake Nakuru National Park. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Overnight: Flamingo Hill Camp Meal Plan: Full Board Day 3: Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara National ReserveAfter breakfast, depart to Masai Mara using Mai Mahiu Narok road. Proceed further to arrive in Mara in good time for lunch. In the evening enjoy your game drive within Masai Mara National Reserve. The reserve is one of the 8th World wonder due to its annual migration of wildebeest and also where the name of our Masai Mara Migration safari emanates from. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay. Overnight: Ilkeliani Camp Meal Plan: Full Board Day 4: Masai Mara National ReserveMasai Mara Migration safari reaches at the peak as you embark on morning game drive after breakfast. Search more any kill or wildlife that was not spotted in the previous game drive. Masai Mara National Reserve is famous for its annual migration of wildebeest, that cross crocodile infested Mara from Serengeti National Park. The migration entails over a million of wildebeests, thousands of zebras and hundreds of assorted antelopes and not forgetting the predators. Return to the camp for lunch and afternoon leisure. Proceed for evening game drive within the reserve, returning to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.You also have an option of full day game drive, where you depart in the morning after breakfast with picnic lunch. This option gives you more time for game drive and you enjoy the beautiful scenery and other wildlife in the wild. In the evening you will return to the lodge / camp for dinner and overnight stay. Overnight: Ilkeliani Camp Meal Plan: Full Board Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi – TransferEnjoy your breakfast at the lodge, thereafter depart to Nairobi to arrive in the afternoon for lunch. After lunch have the rest of the day at leisure later on be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

$3230 Private & Custom Tours

Taste of Tanzania Safari - 8 Days

Day 1: ArushaOn arrival at Kilimanjaro Int. Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Arusha for dinner and overnight.Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara National ParkAfter breakfast, depart for Lake Manyara National Park with lunch box en-route. You can see many game animals such as buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo and others. Enjoy an afternoon of game viewing in search of the famous but rare tree climbing lion. Dinner and overnight in lodge or tented camp.Day 3: Lake Manyara Area – Ngorongoro Conservation AreaThrough the Crater Forest and over the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, descent onto the crater floor to emerge into this fishbowl of wildlife. On the grass steppe and in the acacia tree woods, you will find almost all species that are found in the East African savannah, with of course the “Big Five”. Return to the crater rim or highlands for dinner and overnight in a lodge or tented camp.Day 4: Ngorongoro – Serengeti National ParkThe vast extensions of the Serengeti plains before you will impress you and wanting you to explore this area in deep. You will find wildebeest and zebras and often lions and other big cats such as leopards and cheetahs. The Migration, consisting of around 2 million animals, is on the move all year round. Depending on the season you may see this impressive phenomenon you may be able to see a band of lionesses gather for a hunt. Dinner and overnight in a tented lodge, luxury tents in the middle of the bush.Day 5: Serengeti National ParkYou enjoy further exploration of the endless plains. The habitats are natural and we can game drive with a picnic lunch to explore further afield. Dinner and overnight in the same accommodation.Day 6: Serengeti National ParkA welcome change in your schedule is to take part in an early morning game drive before returning for lunch and resting. In the afternoon, you set off to see the nocturnal animals beginning their night’s work. Dinner, campfire and overnight for your last night in the Serengeti…Day 7: Serengeti National Park – Olduvai Gorge – Tarangire AreaA leisurely game drive out of the Serengeti takes you to the Olduvai Gorge. Enjoy a picnic lunch and a view of the archaeological sites where early human tools and fossils have been found. We set off into the direction of Tarangire National Park and arrive at our lodge or tented camp for sunset. Dinner and overnight.Day 8: Tarangire National Park – ArushaLast but not least, a visit to the impressive Tarangire National Park. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Full game drive with lunch box, then continuation to Arusha for your flight home or further destination. 

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