6-Days Arusha, Ngorongoro, Ndutu, Serengeti Plains, and Arusha

Visit four of the most outstanding and varied wildlife areas in Northern Tanzania safari. Encounter some of the most breathtaking scenery, animal and bird life. The Best of Tanzania safari incorporates visits Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti plains: the almost treeless grassland of the south is the most emblematic scenery of the park. The Serengeti National Park is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white bearded wildebeest and 250,000 zebras and for its numerous Nile crocodile.

DaySafari Highlights
OneNgorongoro crater
TwoNdutu Area
ThreeNdutu Area
FourSerengeti Plains
FiveSerengeti Plains
SixArusha

Day 1 – Arusha – Ngorongoro – 190 km

Pick up from Arusha and transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch, we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for an afternoon safari tour.

Supported a year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big drawcard to this picturesque national park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 2 – Ngorongoro – Ndutu – 90 km

After breakfast, we will head to the Lake Ndutu area, situated in the Ngorongoro conservation area, part of the southern Serengeti eco-system. Lake Ndutu is alkaline, like most of the other Rift lakes, however, the water is still drinkable and used a wide array of local wildlife.

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge or camp, and after lunch, we will do an afternoon game drive in the Ndutu area. The majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found on the short-grass plains from December to April. The area is usually heavily populated with elephant, birds and resident game.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 3 – Ndutu

After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area. Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calves. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd.

Lunch, dinner, and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 4 – Ndutu – Serengeti Plains – 80 km

After breakfast, we head towards the central Serengeti National Park, also known as the Seronera. We descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species.

We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.

Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 5 – Serengeti Plains

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages. After breakfast enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The majority of the wildebeest migration normally passes through the Seronera in late November to middle November, when they migrate from Kenya’s Masai Mara in the north to the Ndutu area in the south. The migration then passes through this area again in April when they move west to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park. The Seronera area is also an ideal starting to point to visit the eastern and southern short-grass plains of the Serengeti National Park.

Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 6 – Serengeti Plains – Arusha

After breakfast at the lodge, we depart to the Seronera airstrip and enjoy a game drive en-route to the airstrip. Around midmorning join a scheduled flight from Seronera airstrip to Arusha airport. Upon arrival to Arusha airport, meet our driver and transfer to Arusha town. On arrival in Arusha will we have lunch and then we will end our African safari adventure. You will be taken to your hotel, border or Airport which ends our safari services.