Serengeti Plain Adventure

Tanzania

(9 days/8 nights)

Overview

  • 1 night Arusha – Rivertrees Country Inn
  • 2 nights Tarangire National Park – Kuro Camp
  • 2 nights Ngorongoro Crater – Entamanu
  • 3 nights Northern Serengeti – Serengeti Safari Camp

Cost

July-September from $7495 USD/per person, double occupancy

Final price at booking based on your specific plans, dates and wishes.

This is our base safari offering for Serengeti/Tanzania. If you would like to modify this itinerary to add or drop some stops, we are happy to tailor a safari that meets your time and/or budget.

Includes

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Intra-country flights
  • Transfers
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Laundry
  • All taxes
  • Flying Doctor coverage for medical emergencies

Excludes

  • Roundtrip international airfare from U.S. to Kilimanjaro
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Day room (used at the end of the trip before your flight home)

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart the U.S. for Tanzania

Day 2: Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), Tanzania

Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn, 1 night

The itinerary begins in Arusha, Tanzania, with one night at the Rivertrees Country Inn. Our guests can recover from the long international flight and relax before safari.

Days 3-4: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Overnight: Kuro Camp, 2 nights

Your guide(s) will drive you to beautiful Tarangire National Park where you will spend two nights at Kuro Camp. This mobile camp is typically set in a grove of Acacia and Kigali trees. Each of the six tents has comfortable beds, an en-suite bucket shower and flushing eco-toilet. The family tent offers two en-suite bedrooms and an adjoining sitting area. Guests gather in the lounge to socialize and share meals together under the dining tent.

Herds of up to 300 elephants congregate here, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala and eland can also be seen, with the accompanying predators following along behind. The swamps are home to over 550 bird species – the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.

Days 5-6: Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

Overnight: Entamanu, 2 nights

On your drive to the Crater you will visit Lake Manyara National Park. The park is famous for its tree-climbing lions and also for the flamingos that inhabit the lake.

The Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous wildlife areas in the world. The Crater itself is the world’s largest inactive and intact volcanic caldera, formed when it exploded and collapsed on itself some 2-3 million years ago. The floor of the Crater covers 100 square miles and is mostly covered by grasslands with two small wooded areas and a seasonal salt lake in the center of the crater.

You will stay at Entamanu, which opened in August 2016. This new camp is situated on the Crater’s rim and offers views of Africa’s most iconic wildlife destinations. The camp has six rooms, including one designed for families with children. Activities include game drives into the Crater, guided walks, bush picnics and sundowners, together with genuine Maasai cultural experiences.

Days 7-9: Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park

Overnight: Serengeti Safari Camp, 3 nights

You’ll transfer by road to Manyara airstrip for a short flight to Kogatende and the Northern Serengeti. Guests will stay three nights at Serengeti Safari Camp.

The mobile Serengeti Safari Camp moves 3-4 times each year, giving guests optimal game-viewing experiences as the animals migrate and the predators follow. Six canvas tents, including a family tent, include en-suite bucket shower and flushing eco-toilets. The lounge offers a library of books, battery charging station, games to play and stocked bar. Guests share meals together under the dining tent.

The northern Serengeti area of lush, rolling grassland and tree-lined waterways is the hub around which the Serengeti migration circulates. Zebra, topi, gazelles, impala, buffalo and giraffe all frequent the area throughout the year. Lions are rarely far away and leopards, ever present but always elusive, stalk the rocky kopjes and river lines.

Day 10: Kogatende Airstrip to Arusha

After Serengeti, you will transfer to Kogatende airstrip for a short flight to Arusha and then on to your home or your optional trip extension.