This Safari starts and ends at either the Nairobi or Kilimanjaro Airport.
You will be met at the airport by your Driver/Guide and personal Safari Manager. All of our safaris start first thing in the morning so if your flight is scheduled to arrive after 10:00 AM (after 6:00 AM if you have the Air Option) we will take you to your hotel in Nairobi or Arusha for a free day, with your safari starting tomorrow. Don't worry if your flight is late – they will be there when you arrive and will have made any necessary adjustments to your safari schedule.
Your safari starts with the drive to Ngorongoro Crater. From Nairobi you will either drive to Ngorongoro or, with the Air Option, you will fly to Kilimanjaro Airport and then drive to Ngorongoro. Your Driver/Guide will make several stops along the way at various places of interest, including a stop at the edge of the escarpment overlooking Lake Manyara. After arrival in Ngorongoro you will head into the crater for a game drive at the bottom. Overnight in Ngorongoro. (BLD) (LD)
A wonderful full day game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 foot high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. Your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. Overnight in Ngorongoro. (BLD)
After breakfast, you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. A picnic lunch will be provided. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti (where the entry gate and services are located) you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive on your way to your Lodge. Overnight in Serengeti . (BLD)
A full day of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. As in Ngorongoro your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. Overnight in Serengeti. (BLD)
Another full day of game drives. Your Driver/Guide, having consulted overnight with the other Driver/Guides will head out in whatever direction will bring you to animals you haven't yet seen. Overnight in Serengeti. (BLD)
One final morning game drive before leaving. You will fly to Arusha/Kilimanjaro and then to the Kilimanjaro Airport if flying back or by road if driving to Nairobi. A picnic lunch will be taken along. Whichever mode of transportation, upon arrival in Nairobi you will be taken either to the airport for your departing flight or to your hotel for an overnight stay. If you will be staying the night, transfers to the airport the next day are included. (BL).