DAY 1: ARUSHA - TARANGIRE

After breakfast do we head into the Tarangire National Park for a morning game drive. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. Dinner and overnight Kilimamoja Lodge.

DAY 2: TARANGIRE – SERENGETI

After breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch and afternoon game drive in this park with immense herds of herbivore, wildebeests, gazelles and Zebras followed by predators on their annual migration to permanent water holes, offering a timeless spectacle unequaled in the world. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Oleserai Tented Camp.

DAY 3 – SERENGETI PLAINS

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages. We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The visitor’s Centre not far from the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed Centre, offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The Centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the Centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.   In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Masai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink! Dinner and overnight at (Serengeti Oleserai Tented Camp)

DAY 4: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO

Today the safari adventure turns south and continues to the Ngorongoro conservation area (world UNESCO site and was once in the 7 wonders of the world) (6 hrs, 180 km). En route we stop at the Olduvai Gorge, famous as the spot where paleontologist Louis and Mary Leakey discovered some of the earliest remains of mankind. Picnic lunch enroute. In the afternoon drive up to the Ngorongoro Crater. one of the largest intact volcanic Crater in the world, the crater floor offers game viewing to homely permanent population of more than 30 000 animals, and is one of the only places in Africa where you stand a very good chance of seeing the big five (lion, buffalo, rhino and elephant). Dinner and overnight at the (Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge)

DAY 5: NGORONGORO – ARUSHA

After breakfast we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a half-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro conservation area supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor. Thereafter you will drive back to Arusha for Departure.

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Tour Pricing:

The price will be $4304 per person

The price will be $2782 for 2 person each

The price will be $2524 for 3 person each

The price will be $2396 for 4 person each

The price will be $2318 for 5 person each

The price will be $2267 for 6 person each

* Meals listed as B – Breakfast, L- Lunch and D- Dinner are included in Tour package.

Additional Safari days and extension trips can be added at an additional cost.

These rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars & include VAT rates.  Single supplement is additional if available.

For larger private groups, we can provide a quote.

Makoye Safaris recommends private groups from 2 – 20 people.  Our trips are custom-designed and flexible. We can include more national park visits and/or additional cultural tours.  Pricing will vary according to travel dates, number of guests, and type of lodging.

Inclusive in this package:

  • All park entry fees
  • Transport in 4x4 WD land cruiser with pop up roof
  • Accommodation in lodge
  • 3x meals a day
  • Crater service fees
  • Service of English speaking driver guide

Not included in this package:

  • Tips to the guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal insurance
  • Medical Evacuation
  • Tourist visas;
  • All items of a personal nature;
  • International flights