About the Trip

The Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater. this tour from Arusha that combines two of Tanzania’s top national park and the broken caldera/volcano which gives you a chance to view animals mostly the big 5. Camping is a cost-effective alternative to lodge accommodations, and sleeping outside means waking to a chorus of animal and bird calls in Serengeti and Ngorongoro. From lunch by a hippo pool to sunrise game drives, you’ll experience the two parks’ remarkable scenery and diverse wildlife.

Itineraries

Day 1. Arusha- Serengeti national park

The pick up will be at 0600AM at your hostel/homestay/hotel in Arusha, you will drive toward the fertile highland where wheat, coffee and corn are grown by the Iraqw people. Passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be able to see the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater before travelling onwards to the Serengeti National Park, which you will reach by midday. The Serengeti National Park is the largest park in Tanzania with a diversity of landscapes and habitats, such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah and mountains. Here the biggest wildebeest and zebra migration takes place and depending on season you will have the opportunity to witness thousands of animals on their search for nourishment. You will camp the night in the Seronera area in central Serengeti at nyani campsite.

Day 2. Serengeti national park-ngorongoro conservation area

Wake up at 0600hrs for early morning game drives in Serengeti at 10:00 hrs. Head back to the campsite for breakfast. Here in the Serengeti region, you can often watch wildebeest and zebras next to lions and other big cats such as leopards and cheetahs. On the way, you can pass by the Olduvai Gorge where the English pair, Louis and Mary Leak pioneered excavation work. In the sixties, some of the earliest archaeological deposits of human evolution was found and a small museum documents these discoveries. You will check out and drive with lunch and game viewing en route to Ngorongoro Crater Rim. Elephants, like humans, enjoy clearly defined stages of their lives, each lasting for several years, even decades. Stages are characterized by structured roles and duties. These fascinating creatures continue to amaze researchers in terms of their insight and resourcefulness. Dinner and overnight will be at Ngorongoro Simba “A” campsite.

Day 3. Ngorongoro conservation area-arusha

Wake up early in the morning for breakfast and then at 0700 hours, drive to Ngorongoro Crater where you will descend into the Crater floor (19.2 km of diameter, 610m deep, 304 sq. km) for game drives. All the big five, rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, and elephant, live in this wonderful caldera as well as many more mammals. Birds include flamingos on the Soda Lake, geese, storks, vultures, and more. Have a break for lunch at Ngoitoktok spring picnic site. Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’. It is a massive extinct volcano, with its towering tree lined walls dropping thousands of feet to a “Noah’s Ark” of animals on the verdant floor below. This breathtaking oasis provides a haven for both predator and prey to live among grasslands, fresh springs, and the large soda lake. After lunch, proceed with game viewing while ascending the Crater. Later drive to Arusha.