Serengeti & Crater Safari

Highlights of this Safari

  • Well-balanced, wildlife-intense itinerary
  • See the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti
  • Game drives, bird watching & cultural excursions
  • Optional hot-air balloon safari

FROM USD2075 pps

Comfort Level: V Value Packages
Start/End: Start at Arusha & End at Arusha
Countries: Tanzania
Destinations: Arusha, Tarangire National Park,


Day 1: Discover Tarangire

Arrive at Arusha & transfer by road for a game drive in Tarangire National Park. Check in at Bougainvillea Lodge for a night on a full board basis.

This short but packed safari doesn’t waste any time. After meeting your driver/guide in Arusha you’ll be briefed and head straight for Tarangire National Park. Most spectacular in the dry season when thousands of animals – and their predators – gather at the Tarangire River, the park has over 500 species of birds and the largest population of elephants in northern Tanzania. You’ll overnight outside the park at Bougainvillea Lodge, comfortably set in the farming town of Karatu. Accommodation is in stone bungalows and there’s a pool and garden to relax in too.

Day 2: A Big 5 Safari

Full day safari in the Ngorongoro Crater with a night at Bougainvillea Lodge on a full board basis.

It’s an early start and off to the Ngorongoro Crater this morning. Located nearby, the crater is home to one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Incredibly, within its steep walls, the Big 5 – elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard still roam. Hippopotamus inhabit the wetlands and flamingos are often seen on the soda lakes, occasionally preyed on by lurking hyenas. It’s a microcosm of Africa and you may even see the Big 5 in a single day. A picnic lunch is enjoyed in the crater; accommodation is back at Bougainvillea Lodge.

Days 3 - 5: Witness the Migration

Drive to the Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge & the ‘Cradle of Humankind’. Check in at Serengeti Wilderness Camp (or similar) for 3 nights on a full board basis.

Both human and natural history are on the agenda for the drive to the Serengeti. You’ll be on the way to see one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles – the great wildebeest migration – as well as stopping at Olduvai Gorge, famous for its ground-breaking archaeological finds. There’s also time to visit a Maasai village before checking in at Serengeti Wilderness Camp – or similar. Owing to the seasonal nature of the migration, you’ll be accommodated at a camp closest to the action. And there’ll be plenty of action: over a million animals are on the move and the Serengeti is home to some of the most exciting events such as the birthing season. Ask us about adding a balloon safari to your Serengeti safari.

Day 6: The Journey Ends

Return by road or air to Arusha Airport for your onward connection.

After breakfast and goodbyes you have a road transfer back to Arusha Airport and your onward connection. There is also an option to fly from the Serengeti back to Arusha, thereby cutting out the overland journey – ask us for more information.


Pick up from Arusha hotel.  Services of driver/guide, park entrance fees& camp fees, accommodation as set out.  All game drives, bottled water during safari.  Park fees of USD 525 are included in the above pricing.


Visas, travel insurance, health requirements, tips, drinks, items of a personal nature, accommodation pre & post safari.  Additional accommodation, flights, transfers, shuttle service, balloon safari and extensions to above safari may be organised on request.  Christmas/NY and Easter supplements excluded.  One way flight optional extra, Serengeti-Arusha (recommended!)

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