Overview

Recommended for All Ages.

NGORONGORO CRATER:
Located in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife; which makes it one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Visitors can look forward to spotting the world-renowned Big Five and a host of other wildlife species including large herds of zebra and wildebeest. It is famed as one of Tanzania’s best tourist attractions offering visitors an array of wonderful activities including excellent bird watching, trekking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, and visiting a local Maasai village. Don’t miss the opportunity to jump on an excursion to the magnificent Olduvai Gorge.

CENTRAL SERENGETI:
Situated in the heart of Tanzania, the Central Serengeti encompasses the world-famous Seronera Valley which is known for its prime wildlife-viewing opportunities. This picture-perfect landscape is characterized by endless stretches of savannah-covered open plains interspersed with rocky outcrops of granite and scattered with acacia woodlands and covered in a network of rivers and streams. The Central Serengeti forms part of the great wildebeest and zebra migration and provides an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife such as giraffe, impala, waterbuck, hippo, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, serval, and much more. Popular activities include game viewing, cultural tours, horse riding safaris, and hot air ballooning over the spectacularly scenic terrain.

NDUTU:
Set in the Arusha Region, Ndutu is situated in the northern part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area within the magnificent Serengeti. The surrounding landscapes are covered in sweeping grasslands which provide the perfect habitat for the migratory route for hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, antelope, and zebra. Visitors can look forward to exploring the forest around Lake Ndutu, spotting an array of wildlife, and visiting the fascinating archaeological site at the Olduvai Gorge. Don’t miss the opportunity to jump on a game drive to view the spectacular herds of the annual Great Migration, enjoy a scenic hot air balloon ride over the plains and take a guided tour with the local Maasai and learn about culture and traditions. Other commonly spotted species include leopard, lion, cheetah, caracal, serval, African wildcat, and a variety of prolific birdlife. 

LAKE MAGADI:

Not to be confused with the Kenyan lake of the same name set only a hundred kilomtres away, the Tanzanian Lake Magadi is an exquisite soda lake in the Ngororongo crater, named the Swahili word for salt. This is a wonderful destination for nature photographers, a scene that changes exquisitely through the seasons, moving through lush greens into striking oranges and bright pinks. Along with the changes come captivating, changing groups of animals including rhino, eland and lion, as well as golden jackals who come to hunt the flamingos. Spread over 11.2 square kilometres, the lake cultivates a unique ecosystem with its blue-green algae, which nourishes the plants and small creatures here. The surrounding crater is filled with incredible other natural attractions and a much wider variety of wildlife.
 

7 Nights 8 Days 17 Dec Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Ngorongoro Crater
    Arrival at Kilimanjaro at 1430 hrs. Transfer to Lake Manyara Serena (Approx 3 hrs drive) passing through picturesque African villages, the Masai Steppe and farms filled with vegetables as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. Check-in and relax.  Dinner and overnight at LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE / SIMILAR
    (Meals included: Dinner)

    Day 2: Central Serengeti
    Breakfast at the lodge. Drive to Serengeti National Park. Proceed for an exciting afternoon game drive within this area.  Dinner and overnight at SERENGETI SERENA SAFARI LODGE
    (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

    Day 3: Central Serengeti
    Full day spent in the Serengeti with morning and evening game drives. All meals and overnight stay at Serengeti Serena Lodge / similar. 
    (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

    Day 4: Ndutu
    Departure to Ndutu after breakfast with game drive en route. Arrival at the lodge for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Ndutu lodge / similar.
    (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

    Day 5: Ndutu
    Morning and evening game drives in the endless plains of Ndutu. All meals and overnight at Ndutu lodge / similar.  
    (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

    Day 6: Lake Magadi
    Morning game drive. Breakfast at the lodge. Drive from Ndutu to Ngorongoro arriving in time for late lunch at the lodge / packed lunch. Evening at leisure. All meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. 
    (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

    Day 7: Lake Magadi
    Early breakfast at the lodge. Thereafter descend from the crater rim to the crater floor using the steep wall that is 2000 feet from the crater rim to the Crater floor famously known as “The Garden of Eden”. Full-day game drive with picnic lunch in this amazing Crater that accommodates a variety of wildlife. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes, and springs, to open grassland and some sand dunes. A truly unique wildlife experience. All meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. 
    (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

    Day 8: End of Itinerary
    Checkout and drive to Kilimanjaro Airport after breakfast. En route lunch in Arusha. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport. End of Services. 
    (Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch)

    Inclusions/Exclusions

    What is included in the tour

    • AIRPORT TRANSFERS 
    • ALL GAME DRIVES, CRATER TOUR, AND SURFACE TRANSPORT IN NON-AC 4X4 LANDCRUISERS.
    • FUEL
    • PARK FEES AT ALL LOCATIONS.
    • ACCOMMODATION ON A TWIN-SHARING BASIS AS MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY.
    • ALL MEALS AS MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY.
    • FILTERED DRINKING WATER DURING LUNCHES AND DINNERS AND ON SAFARIS. 
    • CRATER SERVICE CHARGE.
    • SERVICES OF AN ENGLISH-SPEAKING DRIVER-GUIDE. 
    • SERVICES OF AN EXPERT NATURALIST FROM TEAM FOLIAGE. 

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • ANY AIRFARE & VISAS. 
    • ANY KIND OF BEVERAGES.
    • STAFF GRATUITIES.
    • INSURANCE OF ANY KIND.
    • PERSONAL EXPENSES.
    • ANY INCREASE IN TAXES, FEES.
    • GOODS & SERVICES TAX.
    • TAX COLLECTED AT SOURCE.
    Camp Category
    Camp With Rahul
    Age Groups
    For All Ages
    Pickup point
    Kilimanjaro Airport, Hai, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania