Classic Wildebeest Calvin & Big Cats Adventure.
7 DAYS
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From $ 3,008
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Overview

This 7-days itinerary is suitable for couples and honeymooners as well as first-time safari travelers, the itinerary makes use of the road to give you an overview of the country, people, and culture, it’s our belief safari is not only about wildlife but also the people.

Beginning with an easy night at Kibo palace hotel in the heart of Arusha town, the tour combines Tanzania’s must-see Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, giving you the chance to tick off the Big 5 along with the great sighting of cheetah in the legendary open plains of Serengeti. Your Ngorongoro accommodation lies close to the crater rim itself, allowing for spectacular views, while you’re Serengeti tented camp is situated in the central part of Serengeti recognized as the best place to see the big cats in all of Africa, while if you are here between May-July you might have the front row seat to see the great migration of wildebeest and zebra and predator-interaction.

Tour Highlights

  • Witness the great wildebeest migration through the short grass plains from (December- March)
  • Explore the hidden treasure of Tanzania high big cat zones throughout the year
  • View flamingoes in Lake Ndutu
  • Exclusive accommodation that blends with the ultimate wilderness experience
  • Admire sunset with a glass of gin & tonic in the company of your guide

Included

  • Meet and greet, and airport transfer
  • Safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation on a well maintained 4×4 safari Land cruiser
  • UNLIMITED Game drive millage.
  • Well- trained, English-speaking guide
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Unlimited Mineral water while on safari
  • Tea and coffee stops during safari
  • AMREF flying doctors rescue fee
  • All National Park Fees
  • Sundowner in Ndutu and Serengeti national park

Excluded

  • Balloon safari in Serengeti (Optional)
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance.
Day by Day.
Description

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport.

Welcome to Tanzania

Welcome to Tanzania, meet your guide for the drive to planet lodge. Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. The unique African village-style accommodations will offer you a peaceful sanctuary where you can connect with nature. After settling into your room, take a walk around the garden or relax by the poolside.

Main Destination: Arusha

Accommodation: Planet Lodge Hotel

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Day 2 - 3: Arusha –Ngorongoro conservation area (Ndutu)

Two days exploring short grass plains

You leave Planet lodge after breakfast with a picnic lunch packed safely away. The Rift Valley landscape drifts past as your guide heads for Ngorongoro conservation, the least visited reserve during the months of May-October, but one capable of delivering fantastic game viewing. Home to Tanzania’s biggest calving arena, when the mother wildebeest come to drop their babies in the month of the end of January-February. Home to the great migration from the months of December-March, if you are here during this month’s you are sure to see the migration, but even when the migration is not around it offers one of the best big cats sighting lion, cheetah, and leopard and if lucky the rare wild dogs. Tanzania only places where off-road driving is allowed, other residence sightings include giraffe, hippos, hyena, elephant bat-eared foxes in the Lake.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro conservation

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Ndutu safari lodge

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DAY 4-5: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Two days exploring the Namiri plains

Full days game drive in Serengeti National Park with packed lunch till late evening. Then drive back to your camp for Dinner and overnight. Serengeti does not disappoint when it comes to rich game-viewing. Annually, from May to December, millions of animals embark on a migration that brings them from central Serengeti to Kenya’s Maasai Mara and back again in an incredible spectacle. Even during the ‘down-time’, vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle roam here, along with groups of elephants, giraffes, and buffalo. As the lions, leopards, cheetah, hyenas, and jackals stalk them. Dinner and overnight at Mawe tented camp. Set in the heart of the Seronera valley.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Mawe Tented camp

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Day 6 -7: Serengeti –Ngorongoro conservation Area

One Day exploring the Ngorongoro crater

Leave Serengeti behind after a half-day of game viewing and head to the Ngorongoro conservation area, the next day descend to the crater for a day of game viewing, ranked as one of the most spectacular wildlife destinations on Earth, this long-extinct volcano is the world’s largest intact caldera. Sheltering within its steep-sided walls are diverse habitats, including the alkaline lakes, swamps, marshes, rivers which support astonishing numbers of animals. Ngorongoro has long protected a thriving population of big game species: great-tusked elephants, black rhinos, and famous black-mane lions. With a density of game rarely seen anywhere in Africa, combined with breathtaking scenery, the magic of Ngorongoro is evident long before you reach the crater floor. This is one of the few places in Africa where the Big 5 can be seen in a single game drive, and there is much more to observe. Herds of gazelle, wildebeest, and zebra are resident here while smaller predators like caracal and serval cats are often seen along with lions and their eternal enemies, spotted hyena. The forests and marshes are the domain of elephants but the crater’s wetlands belong to hippos and thousands of flamingos.

After a full day of adventuring and a delicious picnic lunch on the crater plains, leave the crater and drive back to Arusha.

Main destination: Ngorongoro crater

Accommodation: Farm of Dreams Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Ngorongoro Crater (2)

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