6 Nights 7 Days Ngorongoro Serengeti Deluxe Safari
The 6 Nights 7 Days Ngorongoro Serengeti Deluxe Safari covers 1 night in Arusha City, 2 nights at The Ngorongoro Conservation Area and 3 Nights at the world-renowned Serengeti staying at some of the finest, high end lodges. Transport is both by road and domestic flights ensuring that you explore this stunning region in style and comfort. Book Now
Day 1 – Arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport / Arusha City Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport aboard afternoon flight. Our representative who will be holding a paging board bearing your family name will meet you outside the international arrivals area and assist you to your private vehicle followed by transfer to your hotel which is located in the calm outskirts of Arusha city. You will be assisted with check in formalities followed by pre-safari briefing. Rest of the day will be at leisure, Overnight stay at The Arusha Coffee (Plantation Room)/ similar (Bed and Breakfast Basis) http://www.elewanacollection.com/arusha-coffee-lodge/arusha-coffee-lodge-at-a-glance
Day 2 – Arusha / Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Approx 3 hrs driving time) Breakfast will be served at your hotel. Our safari guide will meet you at the lobby by 0800 hrs, assist you to board our customized 4x4WD safari converted jeep. You will bedeparting for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on a scenic drive that takes about 3 hours via MtowaMbu, Makuyuni and Karatu Villages. Check in followed by lunch at your lodge. You will spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying scenery and fresh, cool air on the Ngorongoro Highlands. Your luxury lodge has optional activities like Horse Riding that you can also book and pay for directly. Overnight stay at The Manor at Ngorongoro – Manor Luxury Cottage (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 – Ngorongoro Crater Tour Breakfast will be served at your lodge. Board your safari jeep, and with picnic lunch boxes descend down the steep walls of the caldera for game drives along the Ngorongoro Crater Floor.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area, is recognized as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing, it includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera.
The property has global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and other animals into the northern plains. Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years. Several animal and bird species are found here. Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Black Rhinos, Cheetahs, spotted hyenas, Impalas, Gazelles and others may be spotted here. Ascend back to your lodge in the late afternoon with the rest of the day spent relaxing on the Ngorongoro Highlands from the comfort of your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at The Manor at Ngorongoro – Manor Luxury Cottage (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 4 – Ngorongoro Crater Tour / Serengeti National Park Early Breakfast will be served at your lodge. Check out and transfer by road to Manyara airstrip for your scheduled flight to Serengeti departing at 0840 hrs. Arrival at the local airstrip in Serengeti will be at around 1030 hrs where you will be met and transferred to your lodge. Check in followed by lunch. This afternoon, you will enjoy your first game drive in Serengeti National Park, as you begin the Serengeti BIG 5 safari experience trying your luck in spotting and identifying as many animals and birds with the help of your expert guide. Return your lodge in the late evening. Dinner and Overnight stay at Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge (Savannah View Rooms). (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) http://www.fourseasons.com/serengeti/
Day 5and Day 6 – Serengeti National Park Full days spent in Serengeti either relaxing at your lodge or enjoying game viewing activities in the seemingly endless Serengeti Plains as per your arrangement with your guide. You may agree on game drives at 0630 and 1600 hrs respectively with the rest of the time spent at your luxury lodge, or a near full day of game viewing in the park with packed lunch.
(This day, you can also enjoy an early morning Hot Air Balloon Safari over the seemingly endless Serengeti plains, offering you a rare opportunity to view the Serengeti beautiful landscape and wildlife from an eagle’s perspective. This is payable as an extra and must be done in ADVANCE due to limited space).
Serengeti derived from the name “Siringet” which means endless plains in Masai Language hosts the Great Plains where the endless streams of wildebeest and zebra pour south towards Ngorongoro or north towards the Masai Mara during their annual migration. The park is home to the BIG 5 and other species including Hyenas, Cheetahs, Caracals, Serval Cats and several bovine species. It is also home to hundreds of bird species including vultures, Eagles and Marabou Storks. Dinner and overnight stay at Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge (Savannah View Rooms). (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 7- Serengeti – Arusha / Kilimanjaro Airport / Departure Breakfast will be served at your lodge. Check out and enjoy en route game viewing as you are transferred to Seronera airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Arusha departing at 1100 hrs. Arrival at Arusha airport at around 1215 hrs where we will meet and transfer you to a hotel for lunch, followed by transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for your evening or night departure flight to your next destination.
End of the 6 Nights 7 Days Ngorongoro Serengeti Deluxe Safari.
Inclusions in the above 6 Nights 7 Days Ngorongoro Serengeti Deluxe Safari package:
- Full board accommodation (B, L, D) while on safari or as indicated in the itinerary
- Private transport and game drives in a customized 4 x 4 safari land cruiser with a pop-up roof and sliding windows for enhanced game viewing and photography.
- Services of a professional, experienced English-speaking driver guide
- Park entrance and conservation fees to the parks and national reserves as per itinerary
- Park entrance & concession fees as charged by the Tanzanian government effective 1st July 2016.
- Concession fees both at Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater as introduced by the government of Tanzania in July and December 2017 respectively.
- AMREF FLYING DOCTOR emergency medical evacuation cover (provided guests have valid travel insurance)
- Activities and meals as listed in the itineraries
- Applicable Government taxes
- 01 Litre of bottled mineral water per person per day on safari only.
Exclusions in the 6 Nights 7 Days Ngorongoro Serengeti Deluxe Safari package:
*Additional sightseeing or deviation from the itinerary
*Airport and border transfers (Quoted separately above)