5 Days Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Safari take you to the most famous National Parks in Tanzania: The Tarangire River has shriveled into a shadow of its wet season self. But it is choked with wildlife. Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th worldwide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration. The jewel in Ngorongoro’s crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world.
We promise you a safari including a great guide, amazing sights of wildlife, mesmerizing views of Mother Nature, and above all, a fantastic experience!
Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Pick up from hotel in Arusha or airport and drive to Tarangire National Park for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the center of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest, and 30,000 zebras. The Tarangire River which is the lifeblood of this national park ensures a year-round supply of water and the river beds take center stage when animals gather to get this rare commodity resulting in magnificent wildlife actions when the predators try to grab a meal taking advantage of the moment. Later in the afternoon, you will drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Tarangire – Serengeti National Park
Drive to the Serengeti National Park in the morning after breakfast at your lodge. We will be crossing the Ngorongoro Conservation. Then proceed with game drives slowly through stunning wide-open spaces that make Serengeti unforgettable as we head to the lodge for tonight’s overnight.
Attention: Please note, that should you travel between the beginning of January and mid-March, you will stay at the Kati Kati Ndutu Tented Camp. This camp is also situated in the Serengeti National Park but closer to the border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the Ndutu Area.
Staying at a camp in the Ndutu Area during this time increases your chances of seeing the famous migration as the herds can either be on the Serengeti or Ngorongoro side.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
Today we have a full day of exploring wildlife around Serengeti which is the ideal location for marveling at the annual migration of large herds of animals at this time of the year. The Serengeti’s endless plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing; it truly is the ultimate safari country. Often spotted in the Serengeti are elephants, hippos, lions, zebras, wildebeests, cheetahs, leopards, and more.
Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, we drive towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. We then go down the crater floor where we spend some hours exploring the floor of the crater. Lunch will be taken at a designated picnic site near a hippo pool afterward, and continue with game drives. You can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds, and other species. With a bit of luck, the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
After breakfast, we explore the colorful town of Mto-wa-Mbu for some last-minute pictures and curio shopping. Afterward, we head to Arusha where the tour will end at the airport for your flight back home.
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (on all days)
- All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
- Accommodation on the last day in Arusha
- International flights (from/to home)
- Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)