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7-Days Tarangire, Serengeti
and Ngorongoro Lodge Safari

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OVERVIEW

Embark on a breathtaking 7-day Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Lodge Safari in Tanzania, immersing yourself in the untamed beauty of these iconic national parks.

Tarangire National Park, known for its massive elephant herds and ancient baobab trees, invites you to witness diverse wildlife thriving in its picturesque landscapes. The park’s rich savannahs and lush riverine ecosystems create a haven for lions, giraffes, zebras, and an array of bird species, promising an exceptional wildlife encounter.

The legendary Serengeti National Park awaits with its vast plains and extraordinary wildlife spectacle – the Great Migration. Marvel at millions of wildebeests and zebras as they traverse the Serengeti in search of greener pastures, accompanied by predators like lions, cheetahs, and hyenas, creating a captivating display of nature’s raw power.

Finally, the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, beckons with its unique caldera teeming with wildlife. Descend into this natural sanctuary, home to the endangered black rhino, and observe an abundance of animal species coexisting in a thriving ecosystem. The dense concentration of wildlife in the crater offers an unparalleled safari experience.

Throughout the journey, you’ll enjoy the comfort and luxury of carefully selected lodges, strategically positioned to provide stunning views of the landscapes and wildlife. Expert guides will lead you on unforgettable game drives, offering insightful knowledge and ensuring your safety during this adventure of a lifetime. Explore the wonders of Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro, and take home cherished memories of an unforgettable African safari experience.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our professional team and transferred to a comfortable lodge in Arusha. Take this day to rest and prepare for the awe-inspiring journey that lies ahead. During a relaxed evening, our experienced safari guides will provide you with a comprehensive briefing about the itinerary and answer any questions you may have.

Day 2-3: Tarangire National Park

As the golden rays of the East African sun paint the horizon, we set off on our expedition, heading to Tarangire National Park. Known for its vast herds of elephants, ancient baobab trees, and diverse wildlife, Tarangire offers an exceptional start to our safari adventure. Over the next two days, immerse yourself in exhilarating game drives through the park's sprawling savannahs, acacia woodlands, and lush riverine ecosystems. Be prepared to encounter a myriad of wildlife, including mighty lions, graceful giraffes, herds of wildebeests and zebras, and a myriad of colorful bird species. As the sun sets, retreat to our carefully selected lodge within or nearby the park, where you can relax and share the day's stories with fellow travelers.

Day 4-5: Serengeti National Park

Next on our itinerary is the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, a wildlife sanctuary like no other. As we journey through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area en route to the Serengeti, the dramatic landscapes will leave you in awe. The Serengeti is famous for its vast plains that host the Great Migration, one of the most remarkable wildlife spectacles on the planet. Witness the thundering hooves of wildebeests and zebras as they traverse the Serengeti in search of fresh grazing grounds. Our game drives in the Serengeti will allow you to encounter an astonishing array of wildlife, including the Big Five, cheetahs, hyenas, and more. As each day comes to a close, unwind at a luxurious lodge strategically positioned to offer breathtaking views of the endless savannah, where you can reminisce about the day's encounters under the star-studded African sky.

Day 6-7: Ngorongoro Crater

The grand finale of our safari adventure takes us to the Ngorongoro Crater, an otherworldly caldera teeming with wildlife and verdant landscapes. Descend into the crater's floor, an oasis of thriving ecosystems where the dense concentration of animals offers unmatched wildlife sightings. Witness the elegant grace of flamingos reflecting off shimmering soda lakes and the raw power of lions patrolling their territories. The Ngorongoro Crater is a haven for the endangered black rhino, and our experienced guides will lead you on a quest to spot these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Our two days here will be filled with captivating game drives, providing you with an unforgettable finale to your safari experience.

Day 8: Departure

As our adventure comes to an end, we bid farewell to the breathtaking landscapes and magnificent wildlife of Tanzania. After breakfast, we depart for Arusha, where you will have the opportunity for some last-minute shopping or exploration of the vibrant city. Finally, we will transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport for your onward journey, carrying cherished memories and a newfound appreciation for the wonders of the African wilderness.

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Please note that the above inclusions and exclusions are general and may vary depending on the specific safari package or tour operator you choose. It is essential to review the details provided by your chosen tour operator to ensure clarity on the specific costs and services included in your safari package.

The best time for this safari depends on your preferences. Generally, the dry season from June to October is popular for wildlife viewing, as animals gather around water sources. The Great Migration usually occurs between July and August in the Serengeti. The wet season from November to May offers lush landscapes and fewer crowds, but some areas might be inaccessible due to heavy rains.

You can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, buffalo, cheetahs, hippos, rhinos (in the Ngorongoro Crater), and an array of bird species. The Serengeti’s Great Migration is a highlight, where you can witness massive herds of wildebeests and zebras on their annual journey.

Yes, the lodges selected for this safari are comfortable and provide a safe environment for guests. They offer amenities such as en-suite bathrooms, dining facilities, and often stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. The lodges prioritize guest safety and often have security measures in place.

Group sizes may vary depending on the tour operator, but they are typically small to ensure a more personalized experience. Smaller groups allow for better interaction with the guide and a more intimate wildlife viewing experience.

Yes, this safari is generally suitable for children. However, it’s essential to consider the age and interests of the child and whether they can handle long game drives and the safari experience. Some lodges may have age restrictions, so it’s essential to check with the tour operator.

Yes, most visitors to Tanzania will require a visa. Visa requirements vary depending on your nationality, so it’s crucial to check the specific visa requirements for your country before traveling.

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended for any safari trip. It should cover medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unexpected events that may occur during your journey.

To book this safari, you can contact a reputable tour operator or travel agency that offers this package. They will guide you through the booking process, provide information on availability, and answer any additional questions you may have.

This safari is generally suitable for people with a moderate level of physical fitness. While game drives are done in vehicles, there might be some walking involved during activities. However, the tour can often be tailored to accommodate different fitness levels.

Yes, the “Big Five” can be spotted in all three national parks visited during this safari. Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater are known for their diverse wildlife, including all of the Big Five species. However, wildlife sightings are subject to the animals’ natural behavior and may vary from day to day.

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120 meters (394 feet) above sea level.

120 meters (394 feet) above sea level.

This period is generally considered the best time to witness the Great Migration in the Serengeti. From late June to early July, the herds gather in the western corridor and make their way northward towards the Mara River.

The wet season in Tanzania is characterized by intermittent rains. While the Great Migration herds may have moved to the southern Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area during this time, the exact timing and movement patterns of the migration can be unpredictable.