7-Day Big Five Safari Tarangire Serengeti and Ngorongoro

7-Day Big Five Safari

7-Day Big Five Safari Tarangire Serengeti and Ngorongoro

Overview

7-Day Big Five Safari Tarangire Serengeti and Ngorongoro is a classic safari that provides nice luxury safari accommodations. In some lodges, it will be difficult to distinguish between classic and luxury safari accommodations. When staying at classic safari accommodations our guests have large tents or walls with permanent floors. They have mechanical showers with full water containers that our camp crew fills up when guests request a shower.

Day 1. Arrival and hotel transfer

Your 7-Day Big Five Safari Tarangire Serengeti and Ngorongoro starts with arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and transferred to Mt Meru Hotel for your overnight stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

Arusha is a city in East Africa’s Tanzania, located at the base of volcanic Mt. Meru. It’s a gateway to safari destinations and to Africa’s highest peak, 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro, lying some 100 kilometers northeast. To the west lies Serengeti National Park, home to wildlife including lions, rhinoceros, giraffes, and leopards. The annual migrations feature huge herds of wildebeests crossing its plains.

Accommodation: Mt Meru Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

Day 2. Transfer to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel by your safari guide and driven to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy the wildlife!

Your overnight stay will be at Maramboi Tented Camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. You’ll also get 2 small bottles of water (500ml) per person.

Tarangire National Park is almost 3000 sq km in size and is probably best known for its huge numbers of elephants and baobab trees. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River which crosses through the park. Tarangire is especially spectacular during the dry season (June – November) as wildlife concentrations rival that of the Serengeti. This is because enormous populations of elephants and other animals are drawn to the Tarangire River as their only source of water. With its varied habitats and permanent water in the Tarangire River, the park is home to over 2000 elephants and 500 bird species.

Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Camp

Meal Plan: All meals and drinking water

 Day 3. Depart from Tarangire to Serengeti N.P

After breakfast, you will drive to Serengeti National Park where you’ll enjoy game drives. Your overnight stay will be at Kubu Kubu Tented Camp. Breakfast, lunch and will be dinner provided. You’ll also get 2 small bottles of water (500ml) per person.

The endless plains of Serengeti are also the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle, the 1.5 million wildebeest endless migration in search of fresh pastures. Each year this huge herd of wildebeest (along with over 200,000 zebras and gazelles) migrates in a clockwise direction around the Serengeti. They go up to the Masai Mara in Kenya, then back down to the Serengeti to have their young (over 8000 wildebeest are born a day between mid-Feb and mid-March). Each year they trek over 2,500 km and are constantly threatened and followed by some of Africa’s greatest predators. Depending on the time of your visit, your driver-guide will be able to share with you where the herd’s current location is at.

Accommodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 4. Explore Serengeti N.p

You will enjoy a full day in Serengeti. Your overnight stay will be at Kubu Kubu Tented Camp.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. You’ll also get 2 small bottles of water (500ml) per person.

The Serengeti National Park is the world’s last great wildlife refuge as it contains an estimated three million large animals. Most of these animals take part in a seasonal migration that is one of nature’s wonders. The area covers 14,763 sq km and the name Serengeti comes from the Masai ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains.

Accommodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 5. Depart Serengeti to Ngorongoro

After breakfast, you will enjoy a morning game drive. After lunch, you will drive back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Your overnight stay will be at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. You’ll also get 2 small bottles of water (500ml) per person.

The Central Serengeti offers superb game viewing all year round due to its abundance of resident animals. Specifically, the Seronera River Valley in Central Serengeti is a ‘must see’ on every safari regardless of the specific month of travel. Game viewing in Central Serengeti is at its best during the dry season (June – November), as resident animals are more concentrated in the immediate area due to the lack of water on the plains. Resident herbivores include impala, buffalo, hippo, warthog, topi, hartebeest, and giraffe. Resident carnivores include lions and leopards.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 6. Ngorongoro Crater –Arusha 

With picnic lunches descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a crater tour making 7-Day Big Five Safari Tarangire Serengeti and Ngorongoro as the climax. After the tour, you will drive back to Arusha for your overnight stay at Mt Meru Hotel. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. You’ll also get 2 small bottles of water (500ml) per person.

Often called the eighth Natural Wonder of the World, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world. About 2 million years ago, the Ngorongoro volcano erupted and its walls collapsed. The volcano floor sank to create a natural enclosure with its 600 m tall walls. Now, at over 19 km wide, Ngorongoro Crater is filled with great areas of acacia forest, hippo-filled swamps, and open grasslands. These different habitats contain over 30,000 animals, including elephants, warthogs, flamingos, magnificent bird-life, the rare black rhinoceros, and all the predatory cats. The Masai can also be seen grazing their cattle alongside the buffalo and wildebeest.

Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel

Meal Plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 7. Depart Tanzania

Today, you will transfer to the airport for your flight back home hence the end of your 7-Day Big Five Safari Tarangire Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

Breakfast will be provided.

Accommodation: End

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Included

Park fees (For non-residents)

All activities (Unless labeled as optional)

All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)

A professional driver/guide

All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)

All Taxes/VAT

Round-trip airport transfer

Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

International flights (From/to home)

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips (Tipping guideline US$15.00 pp per day)

Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc)

The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees

Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

 

 

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