This is a 5 days safari, full of real adventure and opportunity to view 1000’s of wildlife and birds species in Tanzania; taking you through Ngorogoro Crater the home to the best natural geographical views and the famous Serengeti national reserve, the world’s best known home to the Big five and wildebeest migration.
This is a short five days pure wildlife watching safari, taking you through major wildlife areas and attractions in Ngorongoro and Serengeti national reserve. The trip begins and ends in Arusha, passing you through Olduvai Gorge to Ngorongoro, then to Serengeti and back to Arusha; it’s a typical wildlife watching itinerary, where you will have the opportunity to watch all the big five, hundreds of bird species, beautiful landscapes and thousands of other wild animals.
Kindly note that accommodation is quoted as per person sharing and can be changed or adjusted to suite your requirements.
On this early morning, you will be picked from the airport or on an agreed venue in Arusha, briefed about the safari itinerary. Then drive to Serengeti national reserve, passing through Olduvai Gorge (the place of Leakey’s family discovery to fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to approximately two million years ago).
On arrival have a late lunch at Serengeti Sopa Lodge and a small rest before having our first evening game drive where you will have the opportunity to view the Big five wild animals. Then return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
On this day, you will have a whole day tour; experiencing the true of Africa adventure, driving miles through the beautiful open grassland, the acacia forests, along the cliffs and ridges watching wildlife that include all the Big 5’s, hundreds of bird species, wildebeest among many others. Then return to the Lodge for a relaxed dinner around the fire and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
Serengeti National park is without a doubt one of the top wildlife national parks in Africa, it's home to thousands of wildlife that include all the ‘Big Five’, the famous wildebeest migration, hundreds of bird species and beautiful landscapes.
Note: - This day’s event can be adjusted or completely changed to suit your personal requirements, it can be adjusted by adding a midday cultural visit or a nature walk, a morning hot air balloon flight and if it’s on the great migration period; you can change the whole day event to just track the great migration.
After breakfast on this day, you will leave the hotel with a packed picnic lunch, drive southwest to Ngorongoro national reserve, on arrival; you will have a game drive through the park watching more wildlife and the beautiful landscapes at Ngorongoro, then have a bush picnic lunch and a brief rest. Then continue with the drive through the park to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge; where you will spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying various spa treats and hotel amenities on offer.
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is a beautiful large lodge located on the rim of the Crater and has stunning view of the Crater.
On this day after breakfast, you will start with a nature walk descending into the renowned Ngorongoro Crater, passing through the forest, swamps, open grassland, the sandy dunes, down to the Crater Lake full of birds and surrounded by wildlife. On the way back, you will extend the walk to the famous Masai Villages; this are the homes for the famous Masai people, they are well known for their fascinating culture and traditions, you can easily spot them grazing their cattle at the crater unshaken by the presence of the wild animals.
Ngorogoro Crater is an impressive geological feature created by a collapsed volcano, leaving a huge bowl-like landscape; it has one of the best world geographical scenery, thousands of animals and birds species.
On this day, you will have a small morning game drive and then drive back to Arusha, where you will have lunch and a brief rest at Arusha Hotel, before being driven to the Airport for your return flight.
NB: This safari holiday itinerary can be re-arranged or extended to better your requirements, let us know if you need any changes.