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Itinerary: 5 Days Fun Safari in Serengeti National Park

5 Days Fun Safari in Serengeti National Park

Private safari to the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world, the Serengeti. Experience a Hot Air balloon ride over the plains of Africa. Choice of Lodge or Camping accommodation.

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5 Days Fun Safari in Serengeti National Park

Trip Information
Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest and second largest and most famous national park in the world. It covers an area of 14,763 sq km. It lies between the shores of Lake Victoria in the West, Lake Eyasi in the south, and the Great Rift to the East. As such it offers the most complex and least disturbed ecosystem on earth.

This safari will take you through the vast plains of open woodlands and ultimately wildlife. As enduring as the game-viewing is the liberating sense of space that characterizes the Serengeti Plains, stretching across sun burnt savannah to a shimmering golden horizon at the end of the earth. Yet, after the rains, this golden expanse of grass is transformed into an endless green carpet flecked with wildflowers. And there are also wooded hills and towering termite mounds, rivers lined with fig trees and acacia woodland stained orange by dust.

Arrival day
Meet and greet at Kilimanjaro International Airport and then transfer to Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Day 1: Ngorongoro Crater
After early breakfast check out form your hotel, with packed lunch drive to Ngorongoro Crater conservation Area for a full day game drive. Ngorongoro crater is located west of the Great Rift Valley which runs from the Red Sea to Lake Nyasa in southern Tanzania. It is the largest unbroken caldera in the world, the second largest extinct crater in the world, and today shelters the most beautiful wildlife haven left on earth with a spectacular concentration of wildlife and stunning views. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite FB.

The Crater is oval in shape, 300Sq. Km in area, 610m deep. There are 25,000 larger animals within the crater itself. This is undoubtedly the best place to see black rhino in Tanzania as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-maned males. All of the big five are seen - elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo. Other game includes: cheetah, hyena, zebra, warthog, impala, hartebeest, eland and lots of other members of the antelope family and smaller mammals of sorts.

Birdlife includes: - Kori bustard, secretary bird, crested crane, marabou stock, goliath, heron, beautiful fish eagles, and thousands of colorful flamingoes. More than a 100 species of bird not found in the Serengeti have been found in the crater.

Day 2: Ngorongoro-Serengeti National Park
After breakfast and check out, with packed lunch, proceed to Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge. Here lie signs of the earliest man that date to two million years ago. Visitors will be given the most fascinating on-site interpretation of the gorge. Break off for picnic lunch after which you will proceed to the great plains of Serengeti, game viewing enroute. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Seronera Campsite.

Day 3: Serengeti (Northern Corridor)
In the north and along the western corridor are mountain ranges of mainly volcanic origin. Two rivers flowing west usually contain water and there are a number of lakes, marshes, and waterholes. This area is known as the Northern Corridor, since it is the route by which the migration passes. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Seronera Campsite.

Large herds of antelope of all sorts including: Patterson's eland, Klipspringer, Dikdik, impala, Zebra, gazelles, water, bush and reed buck, topi, kongoni, cotton's oribi, grey bush duiker, roan antelope buffalo, and wildebeest. Plus: lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, bat eared fox, hunting dog and jackal. Smaller mammals: spring hare, porcupine, warthog, hyraxes, baboon, vervet monkey, colobus monkey, patas monkey, and mongooses. The most scenic and productive safari areas are generally around Lobo,

Day 4: Serengeti (Central and South
After breakfast go for a mid morning game drive and viewing in the Seronera valley. The presence of permanent water in the central Seronera valley ensures year round game-viewing. As well as good resident game, during the dry season and cheetahs are forced to come in off the plains and congregate in extremely high numbers as there is enough prey. Lunch break at you hotel/lodge/ campsite, then late afternoon head south where you will see endless plains as the name suggest in the native language and various game scattered all over. Larger mammals: giraffe, rhino, elephant, hippopotamus. Nearly 500 species of bird, including vultures, storks, ostrich. Reptiles: crocodiles, a number of species of snakes and lizards.Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Seronera Campsite.

Day 5: Balloon flight
Very early in the morning at 0630hrs, fly in a hot air balloon over the vast plains of the Serengeti. See the endless lines of wildebeest as they migrate across this huge expanse of wilderness. Watch the hippos scatter as the balloon drifts over the edge of the riverbank. You will have breath taking views form above as the game below scatter at the sight of the intruder. Break off for breakfast after which you will drive back to Arusha with game enroute for relaxation at hotel/lodge of your choice or transfer to Kilimanjaro International airport to catch your flight back home

Price shown based on Camping.

Price Includes
- All Park entrance fees
- accommodation based on 3 meals a day
-Complementary accommodation on arrival day
- Airport transfers
- Transport, Safari 4WD L/Cruiser/rover or Minibus.
- Driver guide, cook, allowances and salaries
- Hot air balloon

Price Excludes:
- International Flights
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation before and after safari
- Hot and cold drinks
- Cigarettes, Tips and Sleeping bags
- And all not mentioned on the plan

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