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, however, from Serengeti you have the opportunity to view Serengeti and Ngorongoro from above.
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.
- Admire the wildlife-rich plains of Ngorongoro crater
- Exclusive accommodation that blends with an ultimate wilderness experience
- Discover the Namiri plains in Serengeti for the great sightings of lion and cheetah
- Experience the thrill of photographing the big five on safari in Tanzania
- Expert guides with knowledge of the area
- Enjoy the sunset in Serengeti with a glass of gin & tonic with your guide in the bush
- Meet and greet, and airport transfer
- Safari according to the itinerary
- Transportation on a well maintained 4×4 safari Land cruiser
- UNLIMITED Game drives
- 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 Serengeti national park
- Local flight from Seronera to Arusha.
- Optional Oldupai gorge excursion
- International flights
- Airport taxes
- All meals and drinks not specified
- Tips and gratuities
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance
Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport.
Welcome to Tanzania, meet your guide for the drive to Kibo palace hotel. Tucked away in Arusha, Kibo Palace Hotel is straddled between the gateway to some of the most enchanting safari destinations and Mount Kilimanjaro, whose highest point it is named after. This little paradise comes with all the amenities and access you would expect in a modern city right in the wild. After settling into your room, take a walk around the town of Arusha and experience life in real Africa style or relax on the poolside.
Main Destination: Arusha
Accommodation: Kibo Palace Hotel
Day 2-3: Arusha—Ngorongoro conservation area.
You leave River trees after breakfast and proceed to the Ngorongoro conservation area. The Rift Valley landscape drifts past as your guide passes through Lake Manyara national park, and your first stop is the Gibbs farm for a delicious lunch at the farmhouse overlooking the coffee plantation, after lunch you are going to walk around the farm and visit the coffee plantation and vegetable garden. Leaving Gibbs farm behind, you gain altitude as you are driven into the Ngorongoro conservation area, and before long you check into Ngorongoro tortillis camp, a special oasis nestled under a forest canopy at the end of a valley, a magical place dappled light, surrounded by lushest green vegetation, and buzzing with an energy of this high altitude wonderland. The next day spends your day exploring all the dramatic scenery and wildlife of the Ngorongoro Crater. The largest intact volcanic caldera in the world, its magnificent topography, and fertile soils attract a wide range of plains game and predators in what makes for a thrilling amphitheater of wildlife viewing. The Big Five are all present here including Black Rhino and you can spot flamingos on the central soda lake, zebras grazing on the plains, lions lazing in the tall grass, leopards lying in the trees, as well as big “tuskers” in the forests.
Main Destination: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp
Day 4-6: Ngorongoro conservation—Serengeti national park
Days exploring the Central Serengeti
After a relaxed breakfast leave the camp with a nice picnic lunch to sustain you on your way, and our last stop is the visit to the world-famous archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge, also known as the Cradle of Mankind. The earliest remains of Homo sapiens were discovered here by Mary Leaky and anyone with an interest in mankind’s ancestors will be fascinated by this extraordinary place. Explore the quaint little museum and marvel at the rugged landscape. This pale anthropological site in the western of Ngorongoro crater is a steep-sided ravine composed of two branches that have a combined length of about 50 km and are 90 meters deep. Deposits exposed in the sides of the gorge cover have yielded a treasure trove of fossil remains.
After a great experience at the gorge, we proceed to the home, to the world’s last remaining large mammal migration, and spend your days exploring the central and eastern reaches of the Serengeti on safari, tracking the great array of game and wildlife that this vast area offers. If you’re here at the right time for the great migration May-June, this is the region where the herds are at their most concentrated as the annual rut of the Serengeti wildebeest occurs at this time of the year, at which mature bulls challenge for possession of temporary territories, with the mating rights to females on heat. It’s also an area of untamed natural beauty, of rolling hills, rivers, woodlands, and open plains. These are the home for iconic Africa’s big cats but even when the migration is not around game viewing is good throughout the year and is home to giraffe, buffalo, hippos, elephant, hyena, jackals, and a host of antelopes and birds species.
Main Destination: Serengeti National Park
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Ole serai luxury camp
Day 7: Serengeti national park –Arusha
After breakfast at Ole serai Serengeti, you are transferred to the local airstrip for the flight back to Arusha and proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport where this safari ends and your onward connections commence.
Main destination: Kilimanjaro International Airport
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch
What's Your Dream Safari?
We design private journeys for people who wish to go beyond the typical and experiencing something truly special. Our amazing team of travel designers, concierges and local guides work together to create unique journeys that get deep under the skin of where you’re visiting.
Get inspired by our recommended African safari tours, romantic honeymoon packages and family-friendly vacations – all completely flexible around your travel wishes.