Join us on our Serengeti Park budget safari in Tanzania to experience Africa at it's finest on this wonderful adventure.
The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is the highlight on this magical budget safari. Experience Africa at it’s finest on this wonderful adventure.
This affordable Serengeti Park Safari in Tanzania is ideal for those wishing to experience Tanzania for the first time, or to combine a northern Tanzania safari with another destination like Mt Kilimanjaro trekking and Zanzibar Island.
Explore and experience the wildebeests migration, especially with the luxury private camping in this famous Serengeti National park. This prime game-viewing safari also stops at Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake which attracts masses of pink flamingoes. The park is well known for its herds of elephants, and for its unusual tree-climbing lions. It is also home to hippos, baboons, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, and is particularly good for bird watching with over 380 species having been recorded.
Your next 3 days are spent in the Serengeti. The vast Serengeti Plains are perhaps the highlight of a Tanzanian wildlife experience. Here you will see massive herds of zebra, wildebeest and gazelle, large numbers of giraffe, buffalo and warthog, and of course the big cats – lion, cheetah and leopard. The park is particularly known for the annual migration of the herds to Maasai Mara. Your base in the Serengeti is in a private camp with luxury camping facilities, Lodge, Tented Camp or similar, so you are always very close to the wild experience of the African savannah!
Travelling towards the Ngorongoro Crater, you will stop at Olduvai Gorge. This is known as the ‘cradle of mankind’, as it was where the Leakeys unearthed the secrets of man’s early evolutionary heritage. By late afternoon you will be on the Crater rim enjoying a drink at your lodge, the Ngorongoro Sopa/ Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge , Tented Camp or similar.
The focus of this famous national park (Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area) is the immense volcanic Ngorongoro Crater which is about 16 miles in diameter. The walls of the crater are covered with dense forest and the crater floor has quite a diverse range of habitats encompassing open grassland, an area of mature forest, and wetlands including a permanent lake. There is a profusion of wildlife here and in a relatively short time you are bound to see lions, elephants, buffalo, black rhino, hippos, zebra, wildebeest, antelope and occasionally you can even find leopard. The crater is packed full of animals all year around.
Serengeti Park Budget Safari in Tanzania: Itinerary
Day 1: On arrival at Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport you'll be personally met and escorted by our driver / representative from Enroute Viaggi Co to the fashionable Maasai land at the slope of Mount Meru where you’ll spend the night. Activities, including swimming, shopping, or visiting the Tanzanite Experience museum are available for those who arrive early.
Day 2: Leave Arusha after a buffet breakfast for Lake Manyara National Park. Here, you’ll take a short game drive through its lush groundwater forest where you might even see its famous tree-climbing lions. In the early evening you’ll arrive at Lake Manyara Hotel / Tented Camp or similar.
Perched on the edge of the Great Rift Valley with commanding, panoramic views of Lake Manyara, you’ll be treated to a gourmet dinner. After a nightcap, retire and fall asleep to the comforting sounds of the African night.
Day 3-5: Leave camp after breakfast for the drive to the Serengeti National Park, passing through rich farmland until reaching the lush montane forests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Crater Highlands. After ascending and descending the rift escarpment, stop first at Olduvai Gorge, one of the world’s most famous fossil and archaeological sites dating back to two million years where many finds of early humans were discovered.
Visit the Olduvai museum / gorge before a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, continue game-viewing in the Serengeti. Undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, the Serengeti is home to the highest density of animals in the world as well as being unrivalled for its natural beauty, diversity and scientific value. During your daily game-drives you’ll witness the annual ancient drama of life, death and rebirth in this primeval wilderness. Three nights in Classic Serengeti Camp or similar.
Day 6: Game drive enroute to the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, a collapsed volcano, once as high as present day Mount Meru for an afternoon of exciting game-viewing and a picnic lunch. Descend 2,000 feet to the floor of this 10 mile-wide ‘ unbroken caldera’ that teems with a variety of wildlife including the highest density of lions per square kilometer in Africa, open savannah grasslands, the Lerai groundwater forest and a soda lake tinged pink by thousands of flamingos. Drive back up to the Crater rim in late afternoon for dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge/ Tented Camp or similar.
Day 7: After an early breakfast, spend another half-day in the Crater following and photographing the animals and landscapes. At lunchtime, relax with a picnic, then leave on a 2-hour drive to the historic and newly renovated Plantation Lodge/ Tented Camp or similar in heart of coffee country in time for a cool drink and hot shower before a delicious dinner and restful night.
Day 8: After breakfast, return to Arusha stopping for lunch at a popular local restaurant, late transfer to the airport for your return flight back home.