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Safari 704: accommodation in mid-specification lodges and tented camps



Rhino, Ngorongoro crater

Serengeti lion

Day 1
Visited park: Ngorongoro crater
Dinner and overnight: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
At 08.30 you will depart from Arusha with your private guide and car to Ngorongoro crater where you will arrive in about 4 hrs.

Day 2
Visited park: Serengeti south-east and central
Dinner and overnight: Serengeti Kati Kati
In between one rain and another this part of the Serengeti is reached by herds of zebras, wildebeest, gazelles and antelopes. The area is renown for the high concentration of cheetahs as well as for the presence of lions. You will then reach at sunset the Seronera valley, actually one of the best spot in whole continent to sight leopards ...

Day 3
Visited park: central Serengeti and Ndutu OR ALTERNATIVELY central and south-western Serengeti and Ndutu OR ALTERNATIVELY north-eastern sector of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Ndutu.
Dinner and overnight: Ndutu Safari Lodge
During these green months wildebeest herds along with zebras keep on moving in the southern Serengeti plains following rainfalls and the regrowth of pastures. Your itinerary will be decided on the spot according to best game opportunities in order to maximize sightings with the little time available.

Day 4
Visited park: Ndutu
Dinner and overnight: Mount Meru Hotel
Enjoy your last morning game drive in the surrounding of the lakes Ndutu and Masek. Along with lions and one of the most relevant population of cheetahs of the entire Serengeti eco-system the area of Ndutu might give you the opportunity to sight some of the less common cats species such as caracals or serval cats or African wildcats. Since this is also calving season, at this time of the year the presence of predators intensifies. Early in the afternoon you will return to Arusha reaching the town in about 6 hours.

2014 Price per pers. based on
2 travellers
Price per pers. based on
4 travellers
Price per pers. based on
6 travellers
Zebras and crowned cranes in central Serengeti
January and February $ 1907 $ 1555 $ 1438

Price includes:

Safari with private guide and 4x4 safari vehicle at your exclusive use
Accommodation in double
FB basis excluded beverages
Water [1,5 Lt per person per day], tea and coffee during game drives
Parks and conservation fees
AMREF urgent evacuation cover

Price excludes:
Beverages except where otherwise stated
Christmas supplements if any
Medical expenses insurance
Entry visa

Extras on request:
Activities combinable with your safari.

An intensive itinerary that aims to maximize sightings in the few days available. If you wish to avoid long transfers on the way there and on return consider our itinerary 705;

Private guide and 4x4 safari vehicle at your exclusive use;

Accommodation in mid-range lodges and tented camps;

In the Ngorongoro and southern Serengeti plains: off-roads game drives, ostrich, giraffes, gazelles, elands, zebras, the wildebeest migratory herds and plenty of predators hence lions, cheetahs, jackals and hyanas. If lucky also leopards, wild dogs, striped hyenas and caracal. Fortuitous, unplanned encounters with the Masai people;

In central Serengeti: leopards, crocodiles and hippos;

In the Ngorongoro crater: elephants, buffalos, rhinos, lions, cheetahs. Leopards if lucky.

Fight between male gnu, Serengeti southern plains