CRA-T 06: 3 Nights 4 Days Arusha - Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge - Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy

This wildlife safari takes you to the two most popular and sought after game parks in Tanzania. The Ngorongoro crater and conservation area as well as Serengeti National Park which covers 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles); Crocodile Racers Adventures offers variable discounts to take you to these world heritage sites.

Highlights: Game Drive, Game and Bird Watching, Lodge Safari, Scenery, Culture, Ethnic, Photography, Historical Site, Exploring on foot Olduvai Gorge offers you the chance to view amazing evidence of early man.

Day 1: Arusha - Serengeti National Park

After an early morning breakfast in Arusha, we depart at 0700hrs and drive to the plains of Great Serengeti National Park. A brief stopover at the Historic site of Olduvai Gorge (the "Cradle of Mankind") where the world famous discoveries of early mans ancestors were discovered. We proceed to Serengeti with packed lunch enroute before checking in. The evening game drive will complete this full day and allow you to see and experience the wilds of Africa not limited to Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Cheetahs, Buffaloes, Zebras, Wildebeests, Elands, Wild dogs, Gazelles, Crocodiles among other wildlife. Lots of birds including the Eurasia migrants. Dinner and overnight stay at Sopa Lodge Serengeti or its equivalent. Meal Plan {Packed lunch & Dinner}

Approximate transit time by road 6 – 6.5hrs 320 Kms

The Great Serengeti is Africa's most famous and Tanzania's largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. With a Wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include: Zebras, Thomson's Gazelles, Impalas, Topis, Grants Gazelles, Kongonis, Elands, Kirk's dik diks, Klipspringers, Roans, Oryxes, Oribis, Waterbucks, Buffalos, Giraffes and Warthogs) the park attracts a variety of predators such as Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Golden jackals and Bat-eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black Rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area.

A safari in Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with Ostriches and Koori Bustards being common, a variety of Larks, Finches and Raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the Lilac Breasted Roller. You can visit the park all year round but there is less game in the park during the dry season – July / October where they migrate to the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Serengeti in the low season will still offer game viewing to match that of any park in Africa and for some, the fewer the number of tourists the better the chances of game viewing.

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Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge by night

Exterior Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 2: Serengeti Plains

We begin with a Pre-breakfast game drive tracking animals in the Serengeti morning sunshine followed by a late breakfast at our Lodge or Camp. The morning game drive allows you to see also nocturnal animals returning from hunting and lions awaking in the dawn A full day of game drives around Serengeti. You can expect to see Wildebeest, Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Baboons, Hippos, Rhinos, Antelopes and lots of birds among other species. As enduring as the game-viewing is, the liberating sense of space that characterises the Serengeti Plains, stretching across sunburnt savannah to a shimmering golden horizon at the end of the earth. Yet, after the rains, this golden expanse of grass is transformed into an endless green carpet flecked with wildflowers. And there are also wooded hills and towering termite mounds, rivers lined with fig trees and acacia woodland stained orange by dust. Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}


Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp Serengeti just before dusk

Day 3: Serengeti Plains - Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy

On this day, we do a very early breakfast departing at 0600hrs for Ngorongoro so that we are at the Craters entry by 0900hrs where we make a descent into the Craters caldera for game drives. All the BIG FIVE Rhino Lions, Leopards, Buffalos and Elephants live within this wonderful Caldera; others are Zebras, Hippos, Wildebeests, Hyenas to name but a few. The recorded bird species include greater and lesser flamingos on the Soda Lake, Geese, Storks and Vultures among many more. Packed lunch will be served at the picnic site in the Crater along Ngoitoktok swamp & hippo pool. After lunch, exit the park with a game drive enroute to either Sopa Ngorongoro Lodge or its equivalent which is at the rim of the Crater or to a nearby lodge outside the Crater. This is subject to availability at the time of your confirmation. Meal Plan {Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner}

The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa's largest populations of large mammals. Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's best known wildlife viewing areas and one of Tanzania's most visited. Within its walls are a variety of animals and vegetation including grasslands, swamps, forests, salt pans and a fresh water lake. You are likely to see Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, Buffalos and many of the plains herbivores such as Wildebeests, Thomson's Gazelles, Zebras, Reedbucks as well as thousands of Flamingos wading in the shallows of Lake Magadi – the soda lake at the craters base.

Day 4: Ngorongoro – Arusha

After breakfast, check out and drive back to Arusha with packed lunch enroute {Breakfast & packed lunch}


NB: If you wish to fly, there is a supplement of $199 USD per person. The flight leaves at 11:00 from Seronera Airstrip so that there is time for game viewing in the morning on your way to Seronera Airstrip.

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NB: The above rates are subject to change without notice should necessitating factors dictate. These may be influenced by changes in government policies, intermittent exchange rates among other factors.

PLEASE NOTE: The tour can be upgraded to a higher standard accommodation at an extra cost. It can also be cheaper if less expensive (but still good quality) accommodation is used. The final cost of the tour depends on your budget and preference.

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