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.
Day 1: drive to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro at 6:00AM
You will met by a French guide representative and proceed on game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at tented furnished camp.
Day 2: Breakfast at around 0700am.
Proceed with morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti with a lunch and leisure break at the lodge in the mid afternoon.
The term Serengeti means endless plains in Maasai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra that occurs between the Kenyan Mara and the Serengeti. Varied bird species can be seen here including eagles, ducks, geese, egrets, vultures, secretary birds, ibis, stork, herons, kites, pelicans, cranes and guinea fowl. The Serengeti National park is a arguably the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world with over 3 million large mammals. About 35 species of plains animals can be seen there including the “big 5” – Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo.
Other common species found here includes hippo, giraffe, eland, impala and other antelope types, baboons, monkey and a profusion of over 500 species of birds. In May or early June, huge herds of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra begin their annual spectacular migration northwards. In their wake follow predators, lion, cheetah and wild dogs with vultures circling overhead! Come back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 3: Wake up and have just a cup of hot coffee
Then proceed for the early morning game drive, this morning game drive is very important as you will be able to witness the early morning kills from the big five. After the game drive drive back to the Lodge for the main breakfast, there after conducting for game drive late afternoon drive to Ngorongoro then back to Arusha