5 Days Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari

5 Days Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari – Hail Tours Uganda

This 5 days Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari is every safari lover’s perfect introduction to Tanzania’s endowed wilderness by visiting the country’s top two safari destinations. What you will see in five days will leave memories of a lifetime and every time you think of Tanzania, you will remember these unforgettable five days.

5 days Serengeti and Ngorongoro SafariSerengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of the most renowned Safari destinations in the African Continent and its name was derived from the word “Serenget”, meaning “endless plains” in the local Masai dialect. This is true, owing to the immense 12,000 square miles to its name.

Additionally, most of the wildlife documentaries are filmed from this outstanding wilderness area and being one of the places to witness the great annual migration, you can’t afford to miss it during your Tanzania safaris.

Commonly spotted here are zebras, wildebeests, African bush elephants, Masai giraffes, gazelles, Olive baboons, leopards, Defassa waterbucks, bushbucks, Topis, Kobs, Impalas, cheetahs, serval cats, Mongoose, Kongoni, Olive baboons, Cape buffaloes, warthogs, Oribis, Aardvarks, African golden wolves, and many others.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting of the largest intact Caldera in the entire World. This is where some of the stunning wildlife sceneries are unfolded.

Given the lush vegetation and constant water supply at the Crater, it is the best place to see high concentrations of animals that include the Black Rhinos, Defassa waterbucks, Topis, lions, Masai giraffes, giant elands, bushbucks, leopards, Cape buffaloes, Oribis, impalas, Hippos, blue monkeys and so much more.

This short trip offers the rare glimpse of Great annual migration episodes, beyond the usual wildlife encounters that you are offered in other places. Additionally, this trip offers the unforgettable opportunity of spending time with the nearby Masai community to learn how they are able to maintain their authentic culture and traditions regardless of modernity.

Brief Itinerary – 5 Days Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari

  • Day 1: Briefing and drive from Arusha Town or Airport to Serengeti National Park.
  • Day 2: All-day Wildlife viewing experience within Serengeti National Park.
  • Day 3: Road transfer to the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
  • Day 4: Full-day Wildlife encounters within Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
  • Day 5: Half-day game viewing and drive to Arusha Town/Airport for flight back home

Detailed Itinerary of the 5 Days Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari

Day 1: Briefing and drive from Arusha Town or Airport to Serengeti National Park

You first receive a short briefing from your private safari driver, after which begin the journey to Tanzania’s most popular safari destination set within the Northern circuit.

Start the journey early while relishing magnificent views of the Great Rift Valley, escarpments and sweeping savannah plains along the way, arriving after 6-7 hours of scenic driving.

Your arrival will be welcomed by different animals-lions, elephants, buffaloes, Defassa waterbucks, Topis, warthogs, leopards, to mention but a few.

Accommodation;

  • Upmarket: Seronera Wildlife Lodge or Four Seasons Safari Lodge.
  • Standard: Serengeti Bush Camp or Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
  • Basic: Zawadi Serengeti Camp or Serengeti Simba Lodge.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner.

Travel time: 6-7 hours.

Activities: Game viewing.

Day 2: All-day Wildlife viewing experience within Serengeti National Park

Kick-start the second day with a delicious cup of coffee/tea, freshly-squeezed juice and rusks before taking part in the sunrise game drive through Serengeti National Park.

Animals in Serengeti
Animals in Serengeti

Guided game drive through this Park usually begin very early in the morning to increase chances of spotting the nocturnal life at their most active time-especially cheetahs, side-stripped and black-backed jackals, genets, stripped and spotted hyenas, Caracals, African golden wolves, lions, leopards, East African wild cats and so much more.

The other grazers such as Black Rhinoceros, Defassa waterbucks, Defassa waterbucks, Topis, zebras, wildebeests, Kobs, warthogs and many others should also be expected during this game drive. The Park Ranger will also be delighted to introduce you to the different birds and ecosystems of this Park.

The morning and afternoon game drive is followed by a hot lunch at the Lodge/Camp then siesta. In the evening be sure to check-out the Masai community to learn about their unique cultures and traditions before returning for dinner and slumber.

Accommodation;

  • Upmarket: Seronera Wildlife Lodge or Four Seasons Safari Lodge.
  • Standard: Serengeti Bush Camp or Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
  • Basic: Zawadi Serengeti Camp or Serengeti Simba Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Activities: Game drives and visit to Masai community.

Day 3: Road transfer to the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation Area

On this day, arise and shine for the last game drive in Serengeti National Park. Before anything else, be treated to a mouth-watering breakfast at the Safari Lodge or Camp then set-out for the adventure-packed activity with lots of animals to look-out for.

During this drive, get the chance to scan for the gazelles, elephants, zebras, lions, buffaloes, leopards, Masai giraffes, Defassa waterbucks, cheetahs, Topis, Kongoni, wildebeests, and many others. You later exit Serengeti National Park and drive to the spectacular Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you will arrive in the afternoon for lunch.

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp or Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
  • Standard: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge or Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge.
  • Budget: Lion’s Paw Camp or Pakulala Safari Camp.

Meals: Full Board.

Day 4: Full-day Wildlife encounters within Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation AreaA thrilling day waits you at Ngorongoro Conservation Area as you have breakfast at the Safari Lodge/Camp before embarking on a drive through this magnificent wilderness.

Your full-day wildlife encounter in this Protected Area leads to the Crater floor to see one of the highest populations of African game you have ever seen. With the help of the Park Ranger browse through the bush for the African bush elephants, Hippos, Cape buffaloes, Defassa waterbucks, Rhinos, to mention but a few.

Continue with this drive until sunset, but don’t forget to have a picnic lunch at one of the recommended picnic sites by the Park Ranger.

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp or Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
  • Standard: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge or Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge.
  • Budget: Lion’s Paw Camp or Pakulala Safari Camp.

Meals: Full Board.

Day 5: Half-day game viewing and drive to Arusha Town/Airport for flight back home

Start the last day with a cup of tea/coffee prior to setting out on the final game drive through Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Don’t hesitate to make occasional stops for photography and to spot the different bird species here such as the Rufous-tailed weavers, lesser flamingos, Black-headed herons, Augur Buzzard and so much more. This last wildlife encounter is followed by lunch before bidding goodbye to the Wilderness.

End of 5 days Tanzania Safari


 

Inclusions of the 5 days Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari

  • Wildlife photography.
  • Meals according to the itinerary.
  • 4 nights’ accommodation.
  • Specialist safari driver/guides.
  • Entry fees into different safari destinations.
  • Bottled water throughout the safari.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Services of a professional English-speaking driver.
  • All relevant Government taxes.
  • Game drives in open safari vehicle.
  • Fuel fees.
  • Driver allowances.
  • Visit to the Masai Community/village.

What’s excluded on our 5 days Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari?

  • All drinks, except the ones provided at meals.
  • Visa fees (if required).
  • Fights to and from Tanzania.
  • Gratuities to drivers, safari guides and Lodge staff.
  • Pre and post safari accommodation in Arusha Town.
  • Additional activities.

What to pack for the Safari

  • Wide brim hat.
  • Camera with extra space and batteries.
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, deodorant, toothpaste, hand sanitizer and wet wipes).
  • Insect repellant.
  • Rain jacket.
  • Pair/s of shorts.
  • Hiking boots.
  • Re-usable water bottle.

 

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