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Arusha: Serengeti and Ngorongoro Multi-Day Camping Safari

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 in the morning. Drive to Serengeti National Park with your complimentary packed lunch. Take a game drive en route to the campsite. Discover Serengeti National Park, known for its abundance of animals and the great wildebeest migration. It's a World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife and 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 the camp 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 the Campsite. Day 3: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater Enjoy breakfast and check out of your accommodations before taking a game drive as you make your way toward the Ngorongoro Crater. During the tour, there will be an optional visit to the Olduvai Gorge at an extra fee for the museum. Have dinner and spend the night at Ngorongoro “A” Campsite.  Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Floor – Arusha Have an early breakfast and head 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, enjoy some final game viewing while ascending the crater. Finish your safari adventure with drop-off at your hotel in Arusha.

Serengeti National Park: Balloon Safari at Dawn

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.

5 Days Group Serengeti, Ngorongoro & lake Manyara Safari

5 Days Group Serengeti, Ngorongoro & lake Manyara Safari

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha (pre-safari) Upon your arrival in Tanzania, our driver guide shall pick you up from the airport (which can be from Kilimanjaro airport or Arusha airport) and take you to your first overnight accommodation - Venice Hotel. Depending on your time of arrival in Arusha, you may have a city tour with the guide who will show you the Arusha city plus the Masai market. Overnight: Venice Hotel Day 2: Adventure Tarangire National Park After an early breakfast, you'll transfer to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy a game drive at Tarangire National Park with picnic lunches. This is one of the exciting game drives that take you to experience some of the largest herds of elephants, and buffaloes, tree climbing, and more. Overnight: Karatu Safari Camp Lodge Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area full-day tour Exit Tarangire in a transfer game drive as you head to Ngorongoro Crater which is considered one of the Wonders of the Natural World. Today, you have the hole day exploring Ngorongoro as you see some of the fascinating animals like giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, multiple wildebeest, hyenas, etc. After the encounter, you return to your hotel for overnight. Overnight: Karatu Safari Camp Lodge Day 4: Ngorongoro to Serengeti After breakfast, you'll set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of the Serengeti as you have your Ngorongoro departure game drive. Enjoy an unforgettable Serengeti game drive and late evening game drive as you meet some of the profound wildlife of Serengeti including the wildebeest. This afternoon is reserved for game drives through the iconic Serengeti National Park. This vast wildlife reserve is famous for the same annual migration as Masai Mara, in which over a million herbivores migrate south from the northern to southern Serengeti plains during the short rainy season (October and November), returning north after the long rainy season (April to June). The Serengeti National Park provides excellent wildlife viewing all year, so we should see plenty of plains game and predators roaming the plains. Overnight: Africa Safari - Ikoma (Tented camp) Day 5: Serengeti Safari & Transfer to Arusha/Kilimanjaro On this day, we suggest a very early wake-up to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you'll ever witness. It's really one of the most beautiful experiences to have. After the game drive, we will return to the camp for a rewarding brunch. Afterward, we'll proceed to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha, or whatever your next amazing destination might be (i.e. Zanzibar). Alternatively, instead of this early morning game drive, you may choose to stay at the camp for a bit of relaxation.

4-Day Tanzania Safari affordable mid range lodge safari

4-Day Tanzania Safari affordable mid range lodge safari

day 1 Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park. Pick up from your lodge / hotel in Arusha, you will drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. This small gem of a national park hosts herds of Elephants, buffalo, Masai giraffes, zebras and a variety of antelopes that inhabit the park not forgetting a variety of monkey species and a large population of hippos that roam around the lake and occupy the lake itself. On a luck day you may see also spot the legendary tree climbing lions of Lake Manyara National Park which are well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an “Acacia tortilis” trees. The bird life is also abundant with flamingos, pelicans, horn bills and plenty of forest species. In the late afternoon your driver will take you to a lodge at Karatu for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Eileen’s Tree Inn at Karatu. Packed lunch and dinner included. Day 2 Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park. After breakfast you proceed via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area traversing the Malanja depression towards Serengeti one of the most famous wildlife conservation areas in the world. First you will make a brief stop at the Naabi Hill Gate where you can go for a short walk at the Naabi Hill Kopjes (huge granite boulders) where you can stretch your legs as your guide sorts out the paperwork. After lunch at the picnic site at the gate you continue on game drives all afternoon at the vast Serengeti National Park, named after the ancient Masai word ‘Siringet’, which basically translates to ‘endless plains’. Truly the plains are endless indeed. Overnight at Osinon Serengeti Camp at Seronera, in Central Serengeti. All meals included. Day 3 Serengeti –Ngorongoro Conservation area. Early morning game drive at Serengeti and visit to the hippo pools and Seronera Visitor’s Center if you wish. After a hearty breakfast in the bush camp you will then proceed with your game drives in the Serengeti back tracking towards Naabi Hill Gate again until early afternoon time to cross over back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you reach your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Overnight will be back at the nice mid range lodge in Karatu; the Eileen’s Tree Inn. All meals included. Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater – Drive back Arusha town After an early morning breakfast you register again at the Loduare Main Gate and descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch served) inside the Ngorongoro Crater at a designated picnic site. As very few animals migrate in and out of the Ngorongoro Crater with its approx 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see many animals at very close range including lions, zebras, hippos, elephants, jackals, rhinos, many other antelopes, as well as flamingos, and many birds and other species. After enough game drives and depending in your schedule your driver will take you back to Arusha where you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Serengeti: 3 Day Joint Group camping Safari

Serengeti: 3 Day Joint Group camping Safari

Day 1: Our adventure begins in Arusha, where you'll meet your fellow travelers and experienced safari guides. After a warm welcome and a brief orientation, we'll set off in our comfortable safari vehicles, ready to explore the wonders of Tanzania's wildlife and landscapes. As we head towards the Serengeti, you'll be captivated by the changing scenery, from lush greenery to vast savannahs. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for glimpses of zebras, giraffes, and perhaps even the majestic African elephant. We'll make stops for scenic views and photo opportunities, ensuring you don't miss a moment of the breathtaking African wilderness. Day 2: Awaken to the sounds of the Serengeti as the sun rises over the horizon. Today, we delve deeper into this world-famous national park, renowned for its abundant wildlife. Lions, cheetahs, and the Great Migration herds are among the many species that call this place home. Our knowledgeable guides will share their expertise and lead you on thrilling game drives, tracking the "Big Five" and other remarkable creatures. We'll break for a delicious picnic lunch in the heart of the Serengeti, surrounded by nature's beauty. Day 3: After two unforgettable days in the Serengeti, we'll journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, known as the "Cradle of Mankind." Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural wonder teeming with diverse wildlife. Here, you might encounter rhinos, hippos, and a variety of bird species. As our safari adventure comes to a close, we'll ascend from the crater and start our return journey to Arusha. Along the way, you'll have time to reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you've collected. We'll reach Arusha in the evening, marking the end of this amazing 3-day joint group safari. This safari isn't just about witnessing the remarkable wildlife and landscapes of Tanzania; it's also an opportunity to forge new friendships and share your passion for adventure with fellow travelers. Don't miss out on this extraordinary journey that promises to leave you with lasting memories and a deeper connection to the African wilderness.

Serengeti: Balloon Safari and Bush Breakfast

Serengeti: Balloon Safari and Bush Breakfast

Experience the thrill of ascending above the wilderness in a hot air balloon adventure that showcases majestic scenery and offers unique opportunities to spot animals from a bird's-eye perspective. This remarkable journey can accommodate up to 16 passengers per balloon, making it a perfect activity for families, groups of friends, or even team-building outings. Areas of Operation ● Seronera (All Year Round): Near Swai Kopjes, 15Km from airstrip. ● Kogatende (July to November): Near Makutano, 15KM from airstrip. ● Kirawira (May to July): Near Mbalageti Junction. ● Grumeti Singita (All Year Round): Near the Grumeti River. ● Ndutu (December to March): Along Golini Road, 15Km from airstrip. Memory Pictures Our Photographer and Pilot will take free memory pictures of you through the basket before and During the Flight. However, passengers are allowed to take pictures during the Flight. Balloon Options ● 12 Seater Baskets: 2 ● 16 Seater Baskets: 7 Exclusions ● Return transport to camp/lodge: USD 100 per vehicle. ● Park Entrance Fee (for guests outside the national park). Limitations ● Not suitable for pregnant women, children under 5 or shorter than 1.2m, and individuals with significant neck/back injuries. ● A minimum of 2 passengers is required. ● Excessive Mobility Difficulties. Pick-Up and Preparation ● Pick-up times vary based on the camp's location. ● Passengers are briefed the night before the flight and sign a waiver form. ● Early morning pick-up (3am-5am) for a 6am launch. ● Pre-flight refreshments include Tanzanian coffee and cookies. ● Safety briefing, launch & landing procedure overview by the Pilot. Flight Experience ● Take-off around 6:30am, weather-dependent. ● Opportunity to witness an African sunrise after takeoff. ● Unobstructed views of Serengeti plains and wildlife spotting. ● Landing varies based on landscape and wind conditions; it can be smooth or with a few bumps. ● Champagne celebration after landing. Cancellation Policy ● Full refund for cancellations up to 14 days prior. ● Full refund for cancellations made by us due to bad weather conditions. ● 50% refund for cancellations 13 to 7 days before. ● 25% refund for cancellations 6 days to 48 hours in advance. ● No refund for cancellations within 48 hours or for no-shows.

5 Days Budget camping Safari

5 Days Budget camping Safari

Day 1 Tarangire National Park You will get picked from your hotel/accommodation at 7:30 am and get introduced to your guide afterwards you will begin your journey heading to Tarangire National Park(1hr 45 min drive). The park is popular for its assorted scenery. The park is well known for the overflow of ancient baobab trees and having the biggest herds of elephant in the entire nation. You will do a game drive through the park area in search of cheetahs, lions, giraffes, zebra. Later on we will go to Tarangire picnic site for lunch and enjoy the wonderful view overlooking the Tarangire River and animals around it. While having your lunch you will have close encounter from small monkeys and birds. After lunch you will continue with the game drive and later on exit the park and drive to Fig tree Lodge for dinner and overnight. Day 2 Serengeti National park We’ll head out for the Serengeti after breakfast. You will travel a lengthy, bumpy road for roughly 4-5 hours while enjoying an amazing wildlife on the way up the crater highlands into the enormous Serengeti plains. We’ll make a stop for a picnic lunch before entering the park for an afternoon drive. We’ll head to Seronera campsite for dinner and overnight. Day 3 Serengeti National Park You start your day early by getting up before day break to set out on a sunrise game drive. Witness the morning sun, light up the savannah while hunters like leopards and lions take on their morning hunt. In the afternoon you will have your lunch before exiting the park and proceed to Ngorongoro Crater where you will have dinner and spend the night at Simba Camp site. Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater After breakfast you will descend to the Ngorongoro crater, considered to be one of the eight wonders of the world. Home to over 120 animal species including the legendary Big five, Ngorongoro crater is one the best safari destination in the world. It is one the parks you can see the endangered black Rhino, as well as a spot to witness enormous quantities of hippopotamus. From the solace of your open-top vehicle you will have an opportunity to spot countless other animals like lions, leopards, jackals, hyenas, wildebeest, zebras, Elephants and cape buffalos. After exploring the crater you will head to the hippo pool and have your lunch, then afterwards continue with the game drive and later ascend the crater to begin your drive to Fig Tree Lodge where you will have your dinner and overnight Day 5 Lake Manyara National Park The park is just close to Mto wa mbu town, so after breakfast you will have a short drive to the parks gate. Lake Manyara is famous for its tree-climbing lions, besides being relatively small the park has diverse animals. It is also a birdwatchers paradise, with a huge variety of bird species from flamingos, several birds of prey to the colourful-breasted roller. You’ll then begin your journey back to your accommodation in Arusha or head to the Airport if you have a flight to catch.

From Zanzibar: 3-Day Serengeti Safari with Flights and Meals

From Zanzibar: 3-Day Serengeti Safari with Flights and Meals

Explore the world-famous vast plains and exciting wildlife from the Serengeti National Park during your holiday in Zanzibar. This a safari experience you do not want to miss out on! Wake up early in the morning for your transfer from your hotel to the airport in Zanzibar. From here you will depart to the Seronera airstrip, right in the middle of the National Park! Our driver guide will be waiting here for you. Your safari adventure will start the moment you arrive with a full-day game drive. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the middle of the Serengeti during break time. After enjoying your full-day game drive your driver guide will bring you to your accommodation, Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma. The accommodation is only a 5-minute drive away from the Serengeti gate, giving you the feeling you are still right in the park! Be amazed by its beautiful environment and the wildlife walking around. The following morning, after breakfast, you will enjoy another full-day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Get the chance to see even more wildlife! Stay another night in Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma, and enjoy all the new memories you made in the last few days while being in this beautiful environment. After a good night of sleep and a nice breakfast, our driver will be ready to take you to the Seronera airstrip. From here you will fly back to Zanzibar. Once you have arrived our driver will be awaiting you to bring you back to your hotel.

From Nairobi: 2-Day Masai Mara Private Safari with Meals

From Nairobi: 2-Day Masai Mara Private Safari with Meals

DAY 1: NAIROBI – MASAI MARA 0630 hours – pick up from your hotel or residence and start your safari drive through the floor of the Great Rift Valley with a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint for photos. Arrive at the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve in time for early lunch at your camp. Later enjoy game viewing in the masai mara Maasai Mara is the northern extension of the rolling plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. This world-famous reserve has the highest concentration of wild game including the big five animals. Dinner and overnight at Sentrim Masai mara , AA lodges,Jambo Mara,Enkorok mara camp,or simba oryx.Based on availability of property DAY 2: MASAI MARA – NAIROBI Very early morning breakfast, depart for early morning game drive with packed lunch with better chances of seeing more animals. You shall do a game drive till around 2 pm and depart for Nairobi Drop off at your hotel or residence or airport please note the new government regulations states that there is no re-entry ticket if you are staying in the park or outside thus if you want to do two game drives you will pay 80 USD twice on the first day and the second day

Serengeti Day Trip Safari from Mwanza

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.

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4.8
(15 reviews)

Overall, it was an incredible experience! Our driver was dedicated to spotting wildlife, allowing us to witness all of the Big 5 animals. They’d stop near the animals, giving us ample time for observation and photos. Camping was surprisingly comfortable with soft mats and warm sleeping bags. Despite chilly nights (around 15°C), we slept soundly. The chef amazed us with elaborate dishes, a delightful surprise as we expected simpler meals. We eagerly anticipated each flavorful meal. The only downside was the campsite showers’ cleanliness, so we didn’t shower during the tour. However, we expected this to some extent. We’d suggest bringing wet wipes for freshening up, just like we did.

Volker and me are very very happy to have our safari with Anuar and Freddy. We felt so good, with the animals that we have seen, with the landscape the wilderness in Serengeti, so beautiful. Freddy cooked the best diner and gave us the best tasting lunchboxes ever. Also the Ngorongoro Crater was one off the best experience that we had. Thank you for all the explaining, could you please say this to Anour and Freddy. Thank you so much, Asante Sana. You can do this words as an reference on you official homepage.

Samuel was the most fabulous guide. He was astonishingly knowledgeable, and gave us a plethora of interesting tips throughout the drive to Masai Mara, so we never got bored. Once in Masai Mara, he put in a huge amount of effort to show us a wide array of animals - many more than we expected to see in our two game drives! He again taught us so many wonderful things about animals and plants, and his love for the job really shows. Thank you Sammy for your kindness, passion and infinite wisdom!

We were picked up by Gordan and Christian who were our guide and chef. Gordan was good at finding the animals and securing the Big 5 for us, in addition he could answer all the questions we had. A very nice and skilled guide. Christian cooked world-class food and made sure to set up the tent and everything else practical. All in all, a very good trip that can be recommended.

Fantastic safari adventure!!Our guide Thomas and our cook Freddy looked after us wonderfully!Sleeping in the Serengeti in a tent with animals in close proximity is an incomparable experience!I can 100% recommend this safari for adventurers!5 stars!!!