This short safari from Arusha offers the highlights of the Serengeti National park famous for the Great migration accompanied by big cats; and Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera known for its large number of lions and rarely seen black rhinos. The trip has been carefully crafted for travelers with limited time in Tanzania but still dying to see the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
On your way to the Serengeti, you have options of visiting renowned Olduvai Gorge where the Leakey family uncovered the fossil Homo habilis (the handy man), the first tool user, living over 1.75 million years ago or socializing with the Masai people at one of their village.
Arusha city | Serengeti National Park
At 7.45 head for the iconic Serengeti, where acacia trees and rocky granite kopjes dot the endless seas of waving grass. One day of wildlife viewing gives you a chance to spot dozens of birds and animal species, including the big cats the Serengeti is known for. Remotely located camp/ lodge offers the best opportunities to witness dramatic moments in the Great Migration of wildebeest.
Join an optional hot-air balloon excursion to take in sweeping views of the Serengeti from above. (Advanced reservations and additional fees apply).
Overnight stay at:-
Meals included: Packed Lunch | Dinner.
Ngorongoro Crater | Game viewing
Soon after breakfast drive to Ngorongoro Crater; spend the rest of the day on the Crater floor, where volcanic slopes shelter almost 30,000 animals. We may see elephants, rhinos, buffalo, cheetahs, lions, hyenas, hippos, wildebeests, and much more of East Africa's spectacular wildlife.
Overnight stay at:-
Meals included: Breakfast | Packed lunch | Dinner.
Drive back to Arusha city.
One last look at Ngorongoro and we drive to Arusha city through the Great Rift Valley escarpment and the Masai Steppe. Spend the rest of the day revisiting a favorite site, shopping or simply relaxing in our hotel room in Arusha.
(Drop off point in Arusha to be advised).
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch