5 Days Safari: Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
Arrival Date: September 28, 2023
Starting Date: September 28, to October 02, 2023
Departure Date: October 02, 2023
A stunning Five days of wildlife wonders, beginning in Arusha and taking in the ‘classic’ destinations of Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Lion and cheetah, elephants and buffalo, as well as fascinating birdlife, all in incredible environments, provide the highlights. With your own private vehicle to enjoy your wonderful experiences, your accommodation on this ‘Basic’ category trip is at public campsites in Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
Accommodation: Travelers will be sleeping on public campsites; bathroom facilities are shared with fellow travelers at the camp. Travelers travel together in our own vehicle, with our own driver-guide and a chef who prepares all food.
PRICE: $ 250 per person per day
|Group Size||Price per person per day|
|1 person||USD 400/person|
|2- 4 people||USD 300/person|
|5- 9 people||USD 250/person|
|10 people & ABOVE||USD 250/person|
Transport in 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers with pop up roof for game viewing.
Park entry fees
Government fees & taxes
18% VAT on tour fees & services
Full board accommodation whilst on safari (CAMPING)
Ngorongoro Crater service fee
Private English speaking safari guide
All meals while on safari.
Enough bottled mineral water throughout the safari
Transfers to & from the International Airport and Arusha
Hotel accommodation before the safari
3 Men Tents for 2, chairs, tables and sleeping mats (camping safari)
Alcoholic beverages, sodas and items of a personal nature
Other safari add-ons
Optional Tours (balloon rides at Serengeti USD. 595 per person etc)
Hotel accommodation after the safari
Tips to the driver guide and cook. Tipping is per group (not per person)
Driver guide: $20/day
Today we set out early, collecting you from your accommodation in Moshi or Arusha and heading west towards Tarangire National Park. We arrive at picnic site by noon, in time for a pleasant lunch. Your afternoon game-drive will reveal all the wonders of Tarangire, a National Park often referred to as the ‘Elephant Playground’. Herds of up to 300 of these mighty mammals are sometimes seen in the park.
Serengeti may be better known, but Tarangire in the dry season easily rivals it for animal densities. As well as the herds of elephant Tarangire is home to buffalo, lion, wildebeest, zebra and gazelle while gerenuk and fringe-eared oryx are ‘local specialties’. Lake Burunge’s marshy shores are the lure for these mammals and the waters attract many beautiful bird species, too. Look out for giant kingfishers, hoopoes and the delightfully-named white-bellied go-away bird. Tarangire is noted for its splendid baobab trees, rolling savannah and acacia woodland. At the end of an inspiring afternoon amongst the wildlife, we retire to the campsite for an evening meal and some rest.
Accommodation: Migombani Campsite OR Similar
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 2 hours, 120 km from Arusha to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, we collect our lunch boxes and Our journey takes us west and north, our exciting destination being a name familiar to everyone – the Serengeti! Along the way, the sheer scale of the territory and the raw beauty of the landscapes reveal themselves and your driver-guide will help you to spot animals and birds. This is just a preview of things to come, for the Serengeti is home to what is possibly the world’s greatest gathering of wildlife.
On your way to the Serengeti we will stop at a local Maasai village where you can learn more about their culture.
After enjoying a picnic lunch, you’ll be eager to pursue some more great wildlife-spotting opportunities in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in the grasslands, savannahs, woods and mountain scenery, which creature will show itself next? These ‘endless plains’ are home to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, hippo and crocodile the adventure has truly begun. At the end of the afternoon, exhausted and exhilarated, it’s back to your basic campsite for dinner and to talk about the many fantastic experiences you’ve had today.
Accommodation: Seronera Campsite
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 4.5 hours, 205 km from Tarangire to Serengeti National Park to Serengeti
Waking up in the Serengeti is something really special. Sights, sounds and smells of Africa are all around us, and ahead is a full day of adventure in the world’s most famous national park. After breakfast, we start today with the morning section of our game drive in Serengeti National Park, marvelling at the stunning scenery, ever changing light and always entertaining wildlife, all explained to you by your expert driver-guide.
After our picnic lunch, we set off again, searching for wildlife in this awe-inspiring park. Serengeti’s wonders evolve subtly as the day progresses. The myriad animals and birds are the ‘stars of the show’ and Nature’s dramas can unfold at any time. Of course, the animals don’t work to any schedule, so we may find lion or leopard, elephant and zebra, cheetah and antelope at any time on our drives. At the end of the afternoon, we return to the camp for dinner and some much needed rest.
The exciting sounds of Africa will rouse you from your sleep. We make the most of the day with a 08:00 start, heading off on our morning game-drive. Later, the adventure will continue when we travel up to Ngorongoro, another African icon.
It’s almost impossible to spend too much time in Serengeti and with more than 1.6 million herbivores – plus thousands of predators – there’s always something new and interesting to see. The changing seasons and natural light simply add to the diversity. This morning your driver-guide will help you spot some more of the many species at Serengeti, teaching you about their fascinating habits and habitats.
After a pleasant picnic lunch, it’s time to drive eastwards to visit another spectacular setting for Tanzania’s wildlife, the famous Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival, settle in at the basic campsite while a tasty, hot dinner is prepared for you. Tomorrow, the wonders of the crater await us.
Accommodation: Simba Campsite
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 3.5 hours, 145 km from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Tour
Today, before sunrise, we set out on foot along the rim of the crater. Together with a park ranger we hike for some time until the Ngorongoro Crater is in front of us at sunrise. We can watch the animals as they migrate over the crater rim towards the waterholes in the crater at daybreak. You can’t get any closer to nature in Tanzania. The hike ends at a meeting point where your guide will be waiting for you before starting your safari inside the crater.
Hike Duration: 2 hours
Today may be your last day on safari but there will be plenty of time to enjoy another true spectacle, before your thoughts turn to home. Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as a wonder of the world and your early morning game drive shows you why.
First, there’s the volcanic caldera (the world’s largest), full of grassland, forest and swamp, a setting of jaw-dropping beauty. Secondly, the permanent water of the crater floor supports a resident population of more than 25,000 large mammals. Here you’ll find many of the reasons you chose to come on safari: elephant, lion,
leopard, hyena, jackal, wallowing hippo, waterbuck, baboons… even the rare black rhino finds shelter here.
Sharing this awesome space with the animals are the Maasai, grazing their cattle in an area which has been a separate conservation area since 1956 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. This harmonious co-habitation of man and beast makes Ngorongoro unique in Tanzania and your driver guide will be pleased to explain this incredible co-existence to you.
After your early morning game drive, we have our picnic lunch in the crater before heading to the airport. You will drive 4-5 hours from Ngorongoro Crater floor to Arusha. The tour ends around 3:30pm.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Picnic lunch box
Journey time and Distance: 3 hours Safari + 4 hours from Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha (ARK)
This Tour ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport at 17:30hrs, you can only depart on this day if you have booked a Domestic flight which departs from Kilimanjaro International Airport at 19:40hrs and onwards or an International Flight which departs at 21:00hrs and onwards. Otherwise, you will need to book a post night Accommodation if you are departing with any earlier flight.
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Absolutely yes. We will arrange all airport transfers for you from and to the airport so that you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel. One of our drivers or guides will come to pick you up and take you back to the airport. This is already included in our offers and services.
Absolutely yes. Our handpicked hotels all offer you to safely store your luggage during your climb. In this way you can leave all gear that you won’t need during your climb at the hotel. That is very convenient if you are planning to go on a safari or to Zanzibar after your hike.
Tanzania Horizon Safaris has worked out a very transparent cancellation policy. In most cases we can offer a voucher if you have to postpone your travel. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note that deposits are non-refundable as they have to be used for making reservations for your hotel and transport.
*If a booking is cancelled the client is subject to a cancellation fee as follows: