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Giraffe in the Serengeti

Tarangire, Ngorongoro, & Serengeti Safari

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A herd of zebras quench their thirst at a watering hole.
Highlights
  • View herds of 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: National Park Game Drive

Depending on the season your game drive will be in either Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park. Below are your options for the day, depending on the season:

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 the Tarangire Safari Lodge in time for dinner. (Best option between June and November)

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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. (Best option between December and March) 

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.

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). Settle in for an evening under the vast Serengeti sky at Serengeti Halisi Camp. 

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.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater | Departure

  • 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.

Photo Gallery

A herd of zebras quench their thirst at a watering hole. A Maasai warrior walks across the African bush A beautiful black and white Oryx stands in the dry Africa landscape. Game Walk with Maasai Warrior at Kambi Ya Tembo Hundreds of Lesser Flamingos speckle the landscape The Crowned Gray Crane. A variety of wildlife in Africa. A young girl carries a bucket on her head, lightening her load

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Accommodations

Pakulala Safari Camp

Pakulala Safari Camp
Pakulala Safari Camp
Pakulala Safari Camp

Serengeti Halisi Camp

Serengeti Halisi Camp
Serengeti Halisi Camp
Serengeti Halisi Camp

Rhotia Tented Camp

Rhotia Valley Tented Camp
Rhotia Valley Tented Camp
Rhotia Valley Tented Camp

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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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.

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