Classic: Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Safari Independent Adventure (TDTSNC)
Countries Visited: Tanzania, United Republic of All the adventure you want, with a softer landing Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time More included meals, activities and transfers
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Information Not Available
Meals Included: 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Search out and photograph diverse wildlife in Tanzanias best parks, get up-close-and-personal on a private safari, learn about the origins of humankind at the Olduvai Gorge Museum, meet the locals in Mto wa Mbu village
The perfect private safari for the independent traveller. Tour the best-known wildlife parks in Tanzania in search of the Big Five - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo. Experience breathtaking views of East Africas Great Rift Valley, the wide-open and endless Serengeti plains and the wildlife haven of the Ngorongoro Crater. See phenomenal wildlife in its natural habitat while enjoying your evenings in comfortable accommodations. This is Tanzania at its best!
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|Offer valid through 3/31/2018|
|Day 1||Arusha||Day 1 Arusha/Serengeti National Park (1L, 1D)|
Depart early from Arusha to travel across to the world famous Serengeti, one of Africas premier national parks. Stop at the archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge en route, and continue on to your safari camp in the late afternoon. Enjoy the multitude of animal and bird life in the area as you search for the Big Five across the vast expanse of grassland. As we drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to the Serengeti National Park, en route you will begin to experience the sheer vastness of this territory, and marvel at the multitude of animal and bird life while cruising through this remarkable open territory. Spend 2 nights in the central Seronera area of the park. Additional Notes: The tour begins at 7:30am in the morning of Day 1 at your Arusha hotel (not included). Please be on time to meet your driver/guide at the front entrance of the hotel. A brief departure meeting will be held in the hotel reception area about general and specific aspects of the trip before setting off to the Serengeti. Included Activities: Olduvai Gorge Museum Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (7.00-9.00 hours, 440km)
|Day 2||Serengeti National Park||Day 2 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Embark on a morning wildlife safari drive in our compact safari 4x4, with a pop-up roof for optimal wildlife observation. Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
|Day 3||Ngorongoro Crater||Day 3 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater (1B, 1L, 1D)|
After an early breakfast, depart camp and drive through the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and crater, enjoying a full day of wildlife viewing. The rich pasture and permanent water of the crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals. They are not confined by the crater walls, and can leave freely; they stay because conditions are favorable. Since most of the crater floor is grassland, grazing animals dominate: zebra, gazelles, buffalo, eland, and warthogs. The swamp and forest provide additional resources for hippos, some of Tanzanias last remaining black rhinos, giant-tusked elephants, waterbucks, reedbucks and bushbucks, baboons, and vervet monkeys. All these animals in turn support large predators such as the lion and leopard, and scavengers such as hyenas and jackals. Additional Notes: Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)
|Day 4||Arusha||Day 4 Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L)|
You will be dropped off at your Arusha Hotel or at the Arusha domestic airport. Additional Notes: Post night in Arusha is not included; please ask your sales agent if you would like to book a hotel. Included Activities: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 200km)
Local Flights: N/A
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.