Game viewing at Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Park, This is the main focus of our tours, and the accommodations are designed to provide the best opportunities to meet your interest, while within your budget. The quality of your experience is our number one priority and above all, our field experience is what makes us unique.
The driver will meet you at the airport and bring you to Arusha where you will meet our staff you will have a short briefing to finalize additional details and answer any questions regarding your safari. After the briefing, you will be taken to your hotel for relaxing after your flight.
We will pick you up and depart from Arusha at 8 am. The drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park takes about 2 hours. Along the way, you’ll pass bustling Masai villages, local communities, and some of the open plains that have become synonymous with Africa.
After arriving at Tarangire National Park, you’ll begin your game drive across a rich vista golden savannah that surrounds the Tarangire River. The river itself runs throughout the year and is a vital source of water for the animals of the region during the dry season. Lined with acacia and Baobab trees, the river is regularly visited by the park’s large elephant population as well as other herbivores such as zebras and antelopes.
Enjoy a picnic lunch with a view of the river, but keep your eyes out for the local monkey population will often try to separate you from your lunch!
Driving through the park you’ll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a vast variety of antelopes. If you’re particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the greater kudu or the fringe-eared oryx.
After your day’s drive is done, you’ll retire to your accommodation for the evening in the Karatu area near Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy a nice evening with dinner at Eilen’s Tree Lodge.
We’ll wake up early and eat an early breakfast, as we’ve got a big day of exploration and adventure ahead of us! We’ll begin the day with the scenic drive towards the Serengeti. Along the way, we’ll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to glimpse cape buffalo, baboons, or sometimes elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth.
We’ll then continue on to one of the famous Masai bomas, where you’ll have the opportunity to witness traditional Masai dance, visit an authentic Masai village, and even do a little souvenir shopping at the local market.
After lunch at the registration area of the Serengeti National Park, you’ll enjoy an afternoon game drive in this remarkable park. You will probably see large herds of majestic elephants, prides of lions sunning themselves on the rocks, and it is likely to even spot cheetah or leopard.
After seeing a Serengeti sunset, you’ll retire to your accommodations for dinner Overnight at Acacia Tented Camp.
We will wake up early before dawn for an unforgettable sunrise game drive. Accompanied by the melodic singing of the birds and the fierce colors of the sun as they paint the savannah red, you’ll go in search of leopards and if you are lucky you might witness lions hunting or feasting on their morning meal. You’ll also have the chance to see hippopotamuses returning to their watery homes after a night of foraging on dry land.
After returning to your accommodations for a late breakfast, you’ll then have the day to explore the Serengeti. Tracking the movements of the wildebeest migration, you’ll have the chance to witness the majesty and sheer scale of this massive movement of animals across the incomparable beauty of the Serengeti. Enjoy a picnic lunch while on the road chasing the big five as well as some of Africa’s other iconic animals.
Dinner and lodging at Acacia Tented Camp.
After breakfast, we will start with a morning game drive and then head towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The highlight of the expedition will be a game drive in the Serengeti. The Serengeti is so flat that you will be able to see thousands upon thousands of animals in herds as far as the eye can see. Enjoy seeing wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the massive and powerful African elephant, and the most exciting – the predators. You will usually be able to spot cheetahs and leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion.
While on your game drive we will have boxed lunches for picnicking.
Enjoy a delicious dinner and overnight on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater at the wonderful accommodation at Rhino Lodge.
After breakfast, we’ll proceed to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a half-day game drive through what many people consider to be the 8th Wonder of the World. From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you’ll wind your way down into the crater through the dense rainforest. You’ll stop along the way at the viewpoint for a stunning panorama of the crater with its cloud-dappled plains and the herds of wildebeest and zebras that look more like ants from your lofty vantage point.
The Ngorongoro Crater is actually a collapsed caldera and is considered one of the most breathtaking safari destinations in the world. Inside the sweeping backdrop of sheer crater walls and vast soda lakes, you will have the opportunity to see the rhinoceros and if you are lucky it might even be up close. Inside the Ngorongoro Crater, you can see more than 120 different species of mammals inside the sweeping backdrop of sheer crater walls and vast soda lakes.
Once on the crater floor, you’ll enjoy a game drive that will take you past pools of wallowing hippos, great salt lakes that are home to brightly colored flamingoes and other water birds, prides of lions, through dense stands of undergrowth that hide elephants and antelopes, and across the open plains with their herds of zebras, wildebeest, cape buffalo, and more.
Another highlight of your day will undoubtedly be a picnic lunch by the famous hippo pool, where you’ll dine just meters from the great wallowing herbivores in this serene picnic spot.
After the thrills and excitement of the day, we will drive back to the airport or Arusha in the lodge.
Chacha Tours Africa driver will make sure you’re on time for your flight.
The price for Tented Camp and Ngorongoro Lodge is US$ 2.500 per person.
+ Accommodation as stipulated in the Itinerary
+ Transport based on a safari minibus (4 WD) with pop up roof for game viewing
+ Park entry fee
+ Activities as per the Itinerary
+ Supply of mineral water throughout the safari.
– International and local flights
– Any Airport transfers
– Accommodation on your arrival day and after your safari
– Visit to Olduvai/Masai village
– Tips to driver guides and porter.
– Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
– Items of personal expenses.