5 Day Tanzania Safari Holiday
Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha City
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Arusha for an overnight stay. Your professional safari guide will brief you during dinner on various aspects of your itinerary.
Accommodation: Karama Lodge
Day 2: Serengeti
After breakfast, we proceed to the endless Serengeti plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands where fertile soils grow crops such as wheat, corn and coffee. The name “Serengeti” Serengeti comes from the Maasai word siringitu, means “endless plains”. You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see.
The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest and most well preserved on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation, fauna and flora have barely changed over the past million years. The patterns of life, death, adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves. After a full day of game viewing searching for the big cats and other wildlife species, we will proceed to camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.
Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp
Day 3: Serengeti
Depart for early morning game drive. Return later for hot breakfast. After enjoying the leisurely morning, we depart with picnic lunch for a full day game drive. Only the Kopjes, bizarre rock formations created by the weathering of granite outcrops, interrupt the Serengeti Plain landscape. This is often where leopards and the other big cats can be found and you will have the opportunity to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
One of the greatest natural phenomenon on earth that takes place in the Serengeti is the “Great Migration, ” for which the Serengeti is perhaps most famous. The Great Migrations includes more than 2.5 million wildebeest driven by ancient rhythms and natural instincts following water sources in a clockwise rotation traveling 1,800 miles per year. The Serengeti is also the best destination for viewing big cats and other wildlife species. After a full day game drive in the Serengeti, we arrive at the camp for evening leisure and a hot dinner.
Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp
Day 4: Serengeti – Crater Rim Walking Safari Or Elephant Cave Bush Hike
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti National Park. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. The Ngorongoro Crater opens up a half mile below you from its rim. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold.
Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed three million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites. A caldera is a volcano in which water has leached through the soil and rocks below the volcanic cone causing it to drop to the bottom of the former mountain.
You will get out of the safari jeep to enjoy the view while walking along the crater rim for 1hr or drive further to Endoro bush for a hiking adventure to the elephant caves.
Accommodation: Karatu Country Lodge
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro International Airport
After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for half day of game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater was formed over 3 million years ago. It is inhabited by a unique ecosystem inhabited by more than 25,000 animals. In the grass steppes and Acacia forest you will find almost every type of animal from the East African savanna. The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.
After lunch, we proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight to your next destination or back home.