Departure city: Arusha, Tanzania | 3 days | Departure: Feb 20, 2018
Accommodation: Basic Camping | National Parks: Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari
* based on 6 participants
Are you short on time but you’d love to get the full safari experience crossing off the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater of your list? Join us for a 3-day tour where we take you to the best parks Tanzania has to offer. This is an all-inclusive budget camping safari.
Day 1 Arusha – Serengeti with game drive en route
On the first day we pick you up at your desired location in Arusha at 6.00 am. to go to Serengeti National Park. The route along the way is a very scenic one with Maasai Villages, beautiful countryside and a lot of nice views along the way. We stop for lunch at Naabi Gate of Serengeti National Park, and when we start our official game drive in the Serengeti you will soon understand why this park is the most famous one of Northern Africa.
We will try to find as many different animals as possible before we set up camp at a public campsite. There our driver-guides will help you to set up your tent while our chef is preparing your dinner.
Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite
Day 2 – Serengeti – Ngorongoro with game drive en route
On the second day of our safari, we rise early to try to enjoy the view of the sun rising over the Serengeti. Afterwards, we head back to our campsite for breakfast. We pack our things and proceed with our schedule doing game drives and trying to see as much wildlife as possible. In the afternoon we leave the Serengeti and drive back in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. We set up camp at Simba Campsite, on the crater rim and enjoy a good meal on our last night together.
Overnight at Simba Public Campsite
Day 3 – Game drive on the Crater floor and return to Arusha
On the last day of our trip, we enter the famous Ngorongoro Crater for a full day game drive with lunch in the park. An excellent opportunity for our guides to show you the extraordinary scenery of this crater with all of its inhabitants. We finish around 4pm to start our journey back to Arusha where our safari will end at approximately 7pm.
During this safari, you will stay at public campsites along the route.
Price of the entire trip: $742 p.p. with 6 people on board.
Gather your friends or join with other travellers on this trip to bring the price down.
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Serengeti National Park
The park lives up to its ancient Maasai name “Siringet”, meaning “endless open plains”. It is oldest and most popular national park in Tanzania. While a sizeable part of the park is made up of seasonally flooded plains, forest and shrub savannah, the Serengeti is mostly about one thing: grass. Golden in the dry season, green and dotted with wildflowers after the rains. Every now and then kopjes – 2,5 billion – year-old rocky outcrops – interrupt the infinite horizon.
It is the home of numerous wildebeest, which migrate annually and it is an epic theatre to experience where also zebras, gazelles trek for fresh grazing. Approximately 3,800 lions, 350 cheetahs, 7,500 spotted hyenas, 12,000 giraffes and 11,000 elephants roam the savannah.
The Serengeti offers arguably the most dazzling game viewing in Africa. Popular activities include hot air balloon safaris, walking safari, picnicking, and game drives.
Ngorongoro Crater & Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro Crater is protected around Lake Natron in the northeast, to Lake Enyasi in the south and Lake Manyara to the east. Once an active volcano, what makes it especially unique is the collapse of its cone, forming a crater that goes 610 meters deep, 20 kilometres in diameter and covers an area of 311 sq km.
As spectacular as it sounds, this massive crater only accounts for a tenths of the entire Conservation Area. Next to its geologically special features, the crater is home to almost every mammal of the African plains, including the endangered black rhino, and the densest population of predators in Africa. Birdlife is also extremely abundant, in particular flamingos affected by the fresh water from Lake Magadi on the crater floor.