Day 1: Arusha > Trangire. Leave Arusha at 09.00 am, drive for about 1 hour to Tarangire National Park. This park is often referred to as the “home of elephants”, you have a great chance to spot elephants in large groups gathering around the Tarangire River. Other animals to be spotted include leopards, lions, giraffes and even tree-climbing pythons!
Day 2: Tarangire > Serengeti. Early breakfast at 6.00 am. Game drive en route to Serengeti National Park. Serengeti is the largest and most famous park in Tanzania, known worldwide for its endless plains, wildebeest-migration, herds of lions and other predators like hyenas, cheetahs and leopards. Crocodiles can be found in the Grumeti River, as well as hippos, giraffes, antelopes, and gazelles. Dinner and overnight in the heart of Serengeti !
Day 3: Serengeti. Tour the northern part of Serengeti. A full day of game drive until sunset, then dinner and overnight in the Lobo area.
Day 4: Serengeti > Ngorongoro. Another game drive in Serengeti. In the afternoon you drive en route (optional stopover at Olduvai) to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight with an excellent view of the crater floor! Please note that Simba Camp is the only common campsite in the area, and that the facilities are very simple. We recommend a night in one of the lodges!
Day 5: Ngorongoro > Arusha. A full day in the Ngorongoro Crater. There is a very high possibility of spotting the big 5 in one day: lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard. Lunch will take place at the picnic site at the crater floor. In the afternoon, drive back to Arusha.
If you book this as a private safari you can combine overnights with stay at campsites and luxury tented camps as well as lodges to experience both.
There is an option of joining a group to save cost if you have no problem with sharing the vehicle with other ( international) travelers. You can join a group if you book in advance.
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