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Luxury Tarangire, Ngorongoro, & Serengeti Safari

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Extend your vacation and take a 5 day luxury Tanzania safari through Tarangire National Park and Serengeti National Park. From the comforts of a 4x4 jeep search for lions, leopards, elephants, zebra, and more! Depending on the time of year see the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle or witness an abundance of predators. This luxury safari extension will keep you the edge of your seat, as you anticipate what lies ahead! Return after a full day of adventure to two of Tanzania's classic luxury lodges - Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp and Lemala Ngorongoro Camp. 
A herd of zebras quench their thirst at a watering hole.A Maasai warrior walks across the African bushGame Walk with Maasai Warrior at Kambi Ya TemboHundreds of Lesser Flamingos speckle the landscapeThe Crowned Gray Crane. A variety of wildlife in Africa.A young girl carries a bucket on her head, lightening her loadA large group of water buffalo.A beautiful black and white Oryx stands in the dry Africa landscape.
Highlights
  • View herds elephants and ancient baobab trees in Tarangire National Park
  • Drive through the Serengeti, known for its wealth of lions and leopards
  • Visit Oldupai Gorge & view early signs of mankind
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Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Tarangire National Park

The better part of today is spent on a Game drive in the Tarangire National Park. The park is known for its enormous herds of elephants, ancient baobab trees, and having the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. During the dry season (June-Sept), animals flock from hundreds of miles to drink from the Tarangire River. Arrive at Gibb's Farm in time for dinner. (Best option between June and October)

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The better part of the day is spent on a Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. With any luck you will spot one of the famous tree-climbing lions while you traverse this unique habitat. Watch for the nearly 400 different species of birds and enjoy the dramatic landscape of the Rift Valley wall.

Day 2: Serengeti National Park

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast take a game drive en route to Serengeti National Park, a world heritage site, stopping along the way to watch animals you may encounter. Renowned for its wealth of lions and leopards, the Serengeti is the quintessential safari destination. Derived from the Maasai word ‘sirinetu’ meaning ‘endless plains’, the Serengeti plays host to more than a million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra, and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle during the annual migration. Your day ends upon arrival at Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp, where you will settle in for a night under the Serengeti's vast, star-lit sky. 

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today head back out for a full day of game drives, examining one of the oldest ecosystems on earth. Little has changed in the Serengeti over the past million or so years, you will still find the renowned plains intermingled with wooded hills, massive termite mounds, rocky kopjes, and acacia tree lined rivers. Depending on the time of year you will be able to witness the Wildebeest Migration (Dec-July), or an abundance of predators (June-Oct).

Day 4: Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take an early morning game drive and return to camp in time for breakfast. Proceed with another game drive until lunch and then head to the Ngorongoro Crater. You may also opt for a visit en-route to Oldupai Gorge. This site provides evidence of the earliest signs of mankind, showcasing hominid footprints preserved in volcanic rock that date back 3.6 million years. Settle in after another full day of adventure at Lemala Ngorongoro Camp. 

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater | Return home

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Today descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a six hour tour. As the world’s largest caldera (nearly 100 square miles), Ngorongoro boasts over 20,000 large animals, including Tanzania’s remaining black rhino. Living along-side the abundance of wildlife you will find 40,000 Maasai pastoralists with their cattle, goats, and sheep. The conservation gives you a rare look into how people harmoniously lived with nature and wildlife in ancient times. You are dropped off at either Arusha, Moshi, or the airport for your onward journey.

Accommodations

Gibb's Farm

Stroll through the garden at Gibb's Farm
Enjoy a picturesque meal at Gibb's Farm
Dining area at Gibb's Farm

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp

Dining tent at Lemala Ngorongoro
Lounge at Lemala Ngorongoro Lodge
Campfire at Lemala Ngorongoro

Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp

A view of the lodging at Lemala Elewanja Camp
Luxury tents at Lemala Ewanjan in the central Serengeti
A good night's rest comes easy in this double luxury tent

Dates & Prices

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Included
  • 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Serengeti National Park Entrance Fee
  • Ngorongoro Crater Entrance Fee
  • Departure Transfer
  • All National Park and Conservation Area Entrance Fees
  • Bottled Water while on Safari
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Tourist Visa
  • 1) Both US Dollars and Tanzania Schillings are equally accepted. Most tourist stores and restaurants price items 
    in USD. Therefore, it is not necessary to have Schillings, if travelers bring enough USD.

    2) If travelers do bring USD, bring small bills ($20 $10 $5 $1). Old $100 bills are not accepted and vendors are reluctant to accept new ones.

    3) Travelers can get Schillings if needed, but there are very few ATMS
    Travelers will need to plan ahead with the guide to get cash. It is best to withdraw a large amount at once since there are so few opportunities.

    4) Most stores and restaurants will accept major credit cards, however they will 
    charge you a fee (typically 4-5%).
  • International Flights
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Tourist Visa - Contact your Consulate in advance
  • Required Travel Insurance

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Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.

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