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Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Arusha: Serengeti and Ngorongoro Multi-Day Camping Safari

1. Arusha: Serengeti and Ngorongoro Multi-Day Camping Safari

Day 1: Arusha - Serengeti National Park Start your safari and camping adventure with hotel pickup from Arusha at 8:00 AM. Drive to Serengeti National Park with your complimentary packed lunch. Take a game drive en route to the campsite. Serengeti National Park is home to lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, buffalos, zebras, wildebeest, eland, wild dogs, gazelles, crocodiles and many birds, including Eurasia migrant birds. Have dinner and stay overnight in a tent at Serengeti Seronera Campsite. Day 2: Full Day at Serengeti After breakfast, you will go on wide-ranging morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. Your guide will locate the flocks of migrant birds and the herds. Spot carnivores like big cats and hyenas. See the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra in action. Learn about the park as you drive and see why the Maasai gave the park the name Serengeti, which means “endless plains”. Break for lunch and dinner at the campsite and spend one more night at Serengeti Seronera Campsite. Day 3: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater Wake up at 6:00 AM for early-morning game drives in Serengeti. Return at 9:00 AM to the campsite for breakfast.  Then, check out and set off for Ngorongoro Crater. Eat lunch and view game en route to the largest unbroken caldera in the world, which serves as a protected habitat for thousands of mammals and birds. Spend a full day on the crater floor spotting lions, hyenas, wildebeest, zebras, black rhinoceros, and many species of small antelopes. Use this unique setting at one of the few places in Africa to stand a good chance of seeing the Big Five in the course of a game drive. Your guide will explain the formation of the crater and the immense eruption that caused it. You will also see Maasai cattle and buffalo grazing together with lions mere meters away. Have dinner and spend the night at Ngorongoro Simba “A” Campsite.  Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Floor – Arusha Have breakfast and then drive off at 7:30 AM to Ngorongoro Crater, where you will descend to the crater floor for game drives. See flamingos on Soda Lake and geese, storks, and vultures in the surrounding area. Then, break for lunch at the scenic Ngoitoktok Springs picnic site. After lunch, get in some final game viewing while ascending the crater. Finish your safari adventure with drop-off at your hotel in Arusha.

Arusha: 2-Day Luxury Serengeti Safari

2. Arusha: 2-Day Luxury Serengeti Safari

Day 1: Your day will begin as you are picked up early in the morning from your Arusha-based hotel. Following a brief introduction, your guide will direct you to your awaiting jeep in which you will begin your memorable African safari. You will drive for 4 hours, passing through the Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Park and getting a glimpse of its famous crater. You will then proceed to Serengeti National Park, enjoying your packed lunch in the park itself. Following lunch, you shall proceed with more game drives until late the afternoon, at which point you will check-in for dinner before your overnight stay at either Sopa Lodge or Wildlife Lodge Serengeti, depending on availability Day 2: Your second day will begin with an early-morning breakfast before you depart with a packed lunch for some early game drives. You will enjoy game drives until noon, at which point you will depart Serengeti for Arusha City via the Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area. You will enjoy your packed lunch on the way, before you eventually arrive back in Arusha at around 7:00PM.

Serengeti Day Trip Safari from Mwanza

3. Serengeti Day Trip Safari from Mwanza

The name Serengeti conjures up images of one of the last remaining wildlife spectacles on Earth. Witness the marvelous beauty of thousands of wildebeest and zebras feeding on the endless plains, crossing the Mara and Grumet rivers or giving birth around the Ndutu area. See lions, resting or attentively stalking their prey. Experience the big and small: a female elephant teaching her baby how to eat and dung beetles rolling a 10-kilogram pile of elephant dung. Generally, the Serengeti provides a variety of habitats to thousands and thousands of wild creatures (birds, animals, reptiles etc.) roaming around from the savannah woodland. Dominated by acacia trees to savannah grassland, hills, and rivers that flows across the park, the Serengeti is truly one of a kind.

Arusha: 3-Day Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara

4. Arusha: 3-Day Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara

On day 1, you will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha town and driven to Tarangire National Park for a mid-morning game drive. Tarangire is well known for its large elephant herds. From the open roof of the vehicle, you’ll be able to admire the views of seasonal swamps, grassy savannas and the Tarangire River.  Look out for many animals including zebras, wildebeest, buffalos, elephants and giraffes. You may catch a glimpse of a lion stalking its prey or leopards relaxing in the trees. Around midday, enjoy a picnic lunch. Enjoy further game viewing in the afternoon before driving to the Karatu area, where you will check into the Country Lodge hotel and enjoy dinner.  On day 2, enjoy breakfast at the lodge and depart with a packed lunch to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Ngorongoro Crater is inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. It contains a river, several swamps, a lake, a forest and open plains. There are said to be over 30,000 animals living in the area that is naturally enclosed by the slopes of an old volcano. In the evening, enjoy dinner back at your hotel.  After breakfast on day 3, depart for a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, home to a range of wildlife including baboons, blue monkeys, over 350 species of birds and tree-­climbing lions. In the afternoon, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in Arusha or Arusha Airport.

Serengeti National Park: Balloon Safari at Dawn

5. Serengeti National Park: Balloon Safari at Dawn

Wake up before the birds and head out from your camp in the Serengeti in the silence of the pre-dawn towards the balloon launch site. Then, listen as your pilot takes you through an important safety briefing as the sky begins to lighten and the crew inflates the balloon. Climb into the basket and prepare to lift up into the dawn skies. Marvel as the balloon climbs through the layers of air until you're high enough to see the curve of the horizon, painted gold and pink by the early sun. Your pilot has years of experience in harnessing the African wind as well as interpreting the wildlife below. After around 1 hour, the basket will return to the plains of the Serengeti. Each flight is a different journey dictated by the direction of the wind, so the landing point will be unknown - this is all part of the adventure. When you land, toast the flight with a glass of bubbly. Then, be whisked off in a safari car towards the special Serengeti breakfast spot. Enjoy a delicious breakfast served under the sweeping canopy of an acacia tree in the middle of the Serengeti plains. Savor tropical fruit, freshly-baked bread baked, and eggs cooked in the bush. The food will be made more delicious by the location and served on linen, bone china and Sheffield cutlery in an 'Out of Africa' style. Eat shoulder to shoulder with your fellow passengers, as you absorb the memories of the exceptional flight you’ve just been a part of.

Serengeti and Ngorongoro: 2-Night 3-Day Camping Safari

6. Serengeti and Ngorongoro: 2-Night 3-Day Camping Safari

Embark on a three-day, private or group tour with a maximum of six guests. Ride in a custom safari jeep with pop-up roof accompanied by a driver-guide and a chef. Discover the most popular wildlife destinations in the world in a short timeframe. These destinations are home to a wide variety of animals including wild cats; it’s no wonder the famous “Lion King” was based on Serengeti National Park. Take the chance to see thousands of wildebeest during their migration time and discover the beauty of Ngorongoro Crater. • Day one: Arusha - Serengeti  After breakfast, drive eight hours from Arusha to Serengeti through the Ngorongoro Conservation. Enjoy a 20-minute stop at Ngorongoro Crater for a breathtaking view. Then, choose to make another 20 to 45-minute stop at Maasai Village and discover the culture of the Maasai tribe, known for chasing and hunting lions to gain status as a warrior, and then drinking the animal blood.  Arrive to Serengeti National Park in the late afternoon and set off on a game drive in Seronera (the center of the park) until the late evening. Experience the sunset over Serengeti while getting a close-up view of the wild animals. If you’re lucky, you may witness a predator hunting or on a kill. Later, head to Seronera campsite for an overnight. Note that in the campsite you’ll still be able to see animals, mostly hyenas, but that the site is actively protected by rangers throughout the night. Meals included: lunch, dinner • Day two: Serengeti  After an early breakfast, set off on a sunrise game drive through the park. In the afternoon, head back to the campsite for lunch and to pack up. Enjoy another game drive as you exit Serengeti for a two-hour drive to Simba campsite, near the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. Note that animals may be spotted on the campsites here as well. Overnight at Simba campsite.  Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner  • Day three: Ngorongoro Crater Wake early for breakfast and descend the crater on a journey to find the black rhino, the most difficult to spot in the beautiful crater. Spend a maximum of six hours in the crater. After lunch, enjoy another game drive as you ascend the crater back to camp. Pack up your things and head back to Arusha for hotel drop-off. Meals included: breakfast, lunch

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What people are saying about Serengeti National Park

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

We had very nice days on safari. We were able to see all the animals up close, Hammer. Our guide was very experienced with the wild animals and also with driving the jeep. We felt very comfortable at all times. Our chef has taken care of us very, very well over the time, nothing was missing. We would do it again anytime.

The driver was very nice, followed my wishes and gave me a lot about the landscape, history and animals. He was also well versed in ornithology. The sanitary facilities of the camps were poor, only cold showers. The Ngorongoro crater was overwhelming!

It was one of the best experiences of my life. Everything was perfectly organized, our guide was very experienced and the chef cooked delicious food for us every day. I highly recommend this activity!

Julius our tour guide is the best choice. But donnot forget about Amidi, who is the best cook far away in Serengeti. Each day was a great adventure in the Land Rover with Julius behind the wheel.

Mega cool safari !! Well worth it, good cook, good driver, saw all the animals we wanted to see! Definitely recommended!