The Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtakingly beautiful setting and the best place in Tanzania to see the Big Five, while Serengeti is Africa’s most famous park. Renowned for its incredible concentrations of predators and the Great Serengeti Migration of two million wildebeest, the Serengeti guarantees an exceptional safari. All these two destinations are the dream of many tourists from each country of the world. Gideon Tanzania Safari has formulated this affordable trip itinerary that will provide you the opportunity to experience both big 5 wild animals and the great wildebeest at the grass plains of Serengeti. This trip will start at Arusha Tanzania safari gate way and end up at Arusha. Upon your arrival, our English-speaking guide will take you to planet lodge for overnight stay and safari briefing.


Day 1: Arusha to Serengeti National park

Wake up early morning at planet lodge, after breakfast guide will drive you toward the famous Maasai endless plains through comfortable tarmac road about 335 km barely 5-6 hours to reach Serengeti park gate. Serengeti National Park is absolutely huge. If you are intent on viewing the Great Migration then it is probably more critical to stay in the right region for your travel dates than to deliberate too long about the style of camp or hotel you are looking for. This park is so big that if you get the location wrong, you will not see the herds. Enjoy half day game drive the central grass plains of Serengeti.

Meal and overnight stay at the budget camp inside Serengeti central grass plains.

Day 2: Full day game Drive at Serengeti southern plains Ndutu

Depend on where migration is, will depart from Seronera to southern plains of Serengeti for full day game drive; we will cover the distance of about 86 km to reach ndutu area barely 3 hours, as you will go through the rough road and limited speed within the park. The Serengeti’s southern plains are where the name of the park comes from. Vast grass plains stretch from southern Seronera into the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Outside the migration season, this area is not as good for the game as the central Seronera region or the Western Corridor, but from December through to April the migration covers the entire area.

Meal and overnight stay, at a budget camp inside Serengeti southern plains area.

Day 3: Serengeti Ndutu to Ngorongoro Crater

In this day after hot breakfast from the camp, the guide will take you to the famous largest world crater of Ngorongoro to explore the wildlife especially big 5. The Ngorongoro Crater is the best place in Tanzania to see ‘The Big Five’. A healthy population of black rhino and some of the largest tusker elephants left in Africa today are the prize spots, but the crater is also home to good populations of lion, leopard, and hyena along with healthy herds of wildebeest, buffalo, and zebra. Other wildlife here includes serval cat, cheetah, jackal, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, flamingo and bat-eared foxes, as well as approximately 400 species of bird.

Meal and overnight stay at budget camp on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 4: Ngorongoro to Arusha town

Last day of safari, you will wake up early in the morning having our breakfast, enjoy the morning game drive at Ngorongoro crater, and before depart to Arusha at 10:00 am. After the game drive, your guide driver will take you through tarmac road to Arusha planet lodge for recovery and flight preparation next day.

Your custom trip package will include accommodations, transportation within the country, guided tours and activities, unique experiences, trip planning, and 24X7 support during your trip.

Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates!

Related Information: For additional safari ideas, see the reviews for Gideon Tanzania Safari


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