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6-Day Luxury Serengeti & Ngorongoro Highlights

From $3,803 per person sharing

6-Day Luxury Serengeti & Ngorongoro Highlights

From $3,803 per person sharing

Tour Overview

Embark on a 6-day safari through Tanzania’s premier wildlife destinations: the iconic Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. This curated tour is designed to provide unparalleled opportunities to witness the “Big 5” in their natural habitat amidst a landscape teeming with a diverse array of fauna.

Your journey commences in the bustling hub of Arusha, setting the stage for the enthralling experiences ahead in the Serengeti’s endless plains. Renowned for its rich wildlife, the Central Serengeti offers some of the most exceptional game viewing, where the air vibrates with the presence of majestic beasts, from the thundering hooves of wildebeests to the stealthy movements of leopards.

Transitioning from the open savannahs of the Serengeti, with indulgent stays at Lemala Nanyukie, you’ll proceed to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, amidst the dramatic backdrop of the crater’s high walls, you’ll find a thriving animal kingdom within this world wonder. The adventure culminates in an overnight stay at the luxurious Ngorongoro Melia Lodge, capping off a safari experience that marries adventure with serenity.

type

Luxury tour

This tour uses luxury tented camps and lodges.

activity

Activities

Game drives

private

Private tour

Exclusively organised for you and won’t be shared with others

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Arusha/ JRO.

car

Game drives

Pop-roof 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1
Arusha Town
Arusha Coffee Lodge
1
Platinum
Day 2-4
Serengeti NP
Lemala Nanyukie
3
Platinum
Day 5
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Melia Lodge – The Rim Room
1
Platinum
Day 6
Ngorongoro – JRO
End of Tour – No Accommodation

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

As you disembark at the heart of Tanzania, the peaceful city of Arusha welcomes you with open arms. The Arusha Coffee Lodge, hidden amidst the emerald green of one of Tanzania’s most extensive coffee plantations, offers not just a room but a sensory experience.

Here, you can indulge in a guided walk among the coffee bushes, learning about the bean-to-cup process, followed by a tasting that delights the palate. As night falls, the soft chatter of nocturnal wildlife lulls you into a restful slumber, preparing you for the adventures ahead.

Day 1 Arrival Day Kilimanjaro International Airport - Retreat to Arusha (Small)

Day 2: Serengeti Adventure Begins

Wake up to the lively sounds around the estate and enjoy a fresh breakfast with ingredients from the area. Then, get ready to fly high into the sky. As your plane soars, look down to see the beautiful Tanzanian lands below, all the way to the famous Serengeti National Park. When you land, you’ll go straight into the wilderness on a safari drive, spotting animals and trees across the vast plains.

After a day full of adventure, you’ll relax at the luxurious Lemala Nanyukie, right in the wild. From your private deck, you can end your day watching the twinkling stars in the vast African sky.

Day 2 Serengeti Adventure Begins (Small)

Day 3: Exploring Central Serengeti

Begin your day enveloped by the Serengeti’s awakening. Here, amidst Africa’s raw beauty, a day of bespoke exploration in this legendary national park awaits you.

Your Serengeti National Park experience is customisable. Today’s schedule will align with your preferences, crafted with the insight of your guide. Opt for a morning game drive followed by a leisurely lunch and rest back at your lodge, then venture out again for an afternoon drive. Alternatively, you could immerse yourself in the wild from dawn to dusk with a picnic lunch amidst nature.

Central Serengeti’s year-round wildlife spectacle, especially in the Seronera River Valley, is unparalleled. During the dry season, from June to November, the concentration of wildlife, including impalas, buffalos, hippos, and big cats, is exceptionally high. Your overnight stay will be at Lemala Nanyukie, where luxury meets the wild, offering a serene end to your day under the stars.

Day 3 Exploring Central Serengeti (Small)

Day 4: In the Heart of the Serengeti

Your day begins with breakfast at Lemala Nanyukie before you depart for a full day of discovery in the Serengeti, famed for its ‘big five’ and the mesmerising wildebeest migration. Enjoy the vast landscapes and wildlife with a picnic lunch, and after the sun dips below the horizon, return to Lemala Nanyukie. Here, you can relax, dine, and recount the day’s adventures before another peaceful night’s stay.

Day 4 In the Heart of the Serengeti (Small)

Day 5: Journey from Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro

Enjoy one last game drive in the Central Serengeti after breakfast, returning for a hearty brunch. Post-lunch, you’ll set off eastward towards the breathtaking Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Arriving in the late afternoon, you’ll check in at the Ngorongoro Melia Lodge for some well-deserved relaxation followed by dinner. Overnight, you’ll rest at the lodge, perched on the highlands, with stunning views of the crater.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a unique place where humans (the Maasai), their livestock, and wild animals coexist. The Ngorongoro Crater, a natural amphitheatre, is a sanctuary for thousands of animals, including the elusive black rhino. Here, you can witness large elephants with impressive tusks, a testament to the crater’s global fame for its pachyderm residents.

Day 5 Journey from Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro (Small)

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater Tour and Departure

After breakfast, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a world-class attraction often hailed as a world wonder. This ‘Garden of Eden’ is lush with grasslands, forests, and a lake that beckons herds and predators alike, creating a prime spot to spot the Big Five.

A picnic lunch awaits in the heart of the crater. Savour the sights and sounds of this wildlife haven before ascending the crater’s rim. From there, you’ll be transferred to Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport, carrying the memories of a lifetime.

Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater Tour and Departure (Small)

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off at Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • Park fees
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF – Flying Doctors)
  • All accommodation – (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation – (Unless labelled as optional)
  • 4×4 Customized safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brands, spirits and cigars).
  • Taxes.

Exclusions:

  • International flights – (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips – (Highly recommended)
  • Personal items – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees
  • Meals not specified.
  • Hot air balloon safari US$ 599 per person
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Laundry services

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
4 Jan – 29 Feb 2024
$ 7,144
$ 5,308
$ 4,998
$ 4,616
$ 4,569
$ 4,386
1 March – May 2024
$ 6,464
$ 4,725
$ 4,382
$ 4,033
$ 3,965
$ 3,803
1 June – 30 June 2024
$ 7,366
$ 5,524
$ 5,216
$ 4,833
$ 4,787
$ 4,603
1 July – 31 Oct 2024
$ 9,625
$ 6,426
$ 6,570
$ 5,735
$ 5,960
$ 5,504
1 Nov – 15 Dec 2024
$ 7,176
$ 5,439
$ 5,097
$ 4,749
$ 4,681
$ 4,518
16 Dec – 3 Jan 2025
$ 9,747
$ 6,548
$ 6,692
$ 5,857
$ 6,082
$ 5,626

Tour Overview

Embark on a 6-day safari through Tanzania's premier wildlife destinations: the iconic Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. This curated tour is designed to provide unparalleled opportunities to witness the "Big 5" in their natural habitat amidst a landscape teeming with a diverse array of fauna.

Your journey commences in the bustling hub of Arusha, setting the stage for the enthralling experiences ahead in the Serengeti's endless plains. Renowned for its rich wildlife, the Central Serengeti offers some of the most exceptional game viewing, where the air vibrates with the presence of majestic beasts, from the thundering hooves of wildebeests to the stealthy movements of leopards.

Transitioning from the open savannahs of the Serengeti, with indulgent stays at Lemala Nanyukie, you'll proceed to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, amidst the dramatic backdrop of the crater's high walls, you'll find a thriving animal kingdom within this world wonder. The adventure culminates in an overnight stay at the luxurious Ngorongoro Melia Lodge, capping off a safari experience that marries adventure with serenity.

type

Luxury tour

This tour uses luxury tented camps and lodges.

activity

Activities

Game drives

private

Private tour

Exclusively organised for you and won't be shared with others

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Arusha/ JRO.

car

Game drives

Pop-roof 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1
Arusha Town
Arusha Coffee Lodge
1
Platinum
Day 2-4
Serengeti NP
Lemala Nanyukie
3
Platinum
Day 5
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Melia Lodge – The Rim Room
1
Platinum
Day 6
Ngorongoro - JRO
End of Tour – No Accommodation
-
-

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

As you disembark at the heart of Tanzania, the peaceful city of Arusha welcomes you with open arms. The Arusha Coffee Lodge, hidden amidst the emerald green of one of Tanzania's most extensive coffee plantations, offers not just a room but a sensory experience.

Here, you can indulge in a guided walk among the coffee bushes, learning about the bean-to-cup process, followed by a tasting that delights the palate. As night falls, the soft chatter of nocturnal wildlife lulls you into a restful slumber, preparing you for the adventures ahead.

Day 1 Arrival Day Kilimanjaro International Airport - Retreat to Arusha (Small)

Day 2: Serengeti Adventure Begins

Wake up to the lively sounds around the estate and enjoy a fresh breakfast with ingredients from the area. Then, get ready to fly high into the sky. As your plane soars, look down to see the beautiful Tanzanian lands below, all the way to the famous Serengeti National Park. When you land, you'll go straight into the wilderness on a safari drive, spotting animals and trees across the vast plains.

After a day full of adventure, you'll relax at the luxurious Lemala Nanyukie, right in the wild. From your private deck, you can end your day watching the twinkling stars in the vast African sky.

Day 2 Serengeti Adventure Begins (Small)

Day 3: Exploring Central Serengeti

Begin your day enveloped by the Serengeti's awakening. Here, amidst Africa's raw beauty, a day of bespoke exploration in this legendary national park awaits you.

Your Serengeti National Park experience is customisable. Today's schedule will align with your preferences, crafted with the insight of your guide. Opt for a morning game drive followed by a leisurely lunch and rest back at your lodge, then venture out again for an afternoon drive. Alternatively, you could immerse yourself in the wild from dawn to dusk with a picnic lunch amidst nature.

Central Serengeti's year-round wildlife spectacle, especially in the Seronera River Valley, is unparalleled. During the dry season, from June to November, the concentration of wildlife, including impalas, buffalos, hippos, and big cats, is exceptionally high. Your overnight stay will be at Lemala Nanyukie, where luxury meets the wild, offering a serene end to your day under the stars.

Day 3 Exploring Central Serengeti (Small)

Day 4: In the Heart of the Serengeti

Your day begins with breakfast at Lemala Nanyukie before you depart for a full day of discovery in the Serengeti, famed for its 'big five' and the mesmerising wildebeest migration. Enjoy the vast landscapes and wildlife with a picnic lunch, and after the sun dips below the horizon, return to Lemala Nanyukie. Here, you can relax, dine, and recount the day's adventures before another peaceful night's stay.

Day 4 In the Heart of the Serengeti (Small)

Day 5: Journey from Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro

Enjoy one last game drive in the Central Serengeti after breakfast, returning for a hearty brunch. Post-lunch, you'll set off eastward towards the breathtaking Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Arriving in the late afternoon, you'll check in at the Ngorongoro Melia Lodge for some well-deserved relaxation followed by dinner. Overnight, you'll rest at the lodge, perched on the highlands, with stunning views of the crater.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a unique place where humans (the Maasai), their livestock, and wild animals coexist. The Ngorongoro Crater, a natural amphitheatre, is a sanctuary for thousands of animals, including the elusive black rhino. Here, you can witness large elephants with impressive tusks, a testament to the crater's global fame for its pachyderm residents.

Day 5 Journey from Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro (Small)

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater Tour and Departure

After breakfast, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a world-class attraction often hailed as a world wonder. This 'Garden of Eden' is lush with grasslands, forests, and a lake that beckons herds and predators alike, creating a prime spot to spot the Big Five.

A picnic lunch awaits in the heart of the crater. Savour the sights and sounds of this wildlife haven before ascending the crater's rim. From there, you'll be transferred to Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport, carrying the memories of a lifetime.

Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater Tour and Departure (Small)

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off at Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • Park fees
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • All accommodation - (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation - (Unless labelled as optional)
  • 4x4 Customized safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brands, spirits and cigars).
  • Taxes.

Exclusions:

  • International flights - (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips - (Highly recommended)
  • Personal items - (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees
  • Meals not specified.
  • Hot air balloon safari US$ 599 per person
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Laundry services

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
4 Jan - 29 Feb 2024
$ 7,144
$ 5,308
$ 4,998
$ 4,616
$ 4,569
$ 4,386
1 March - May 2024
$ 6,464
$ 4,725
$ 4,382
$ 4,033
$ 3,965
$ 3,803
1 June - 30 June 2024
$ 7,366
$ 5,524
$ 5,216
$ 4,833
$ 4,787
$ 4,603
1 July – 31 Oct 2024
$ 9,625
$ 6,426
$ 6,570
$ 5,735
$ 5,960
$ 5,504
1 Nov - 15 Dec 2024
$ 7,176
$ 5,439
$ 5,097
$ 4,749
$ 4,681
$ 4,518
16 Dec - 3 Jan 2025
$ 9,747
$ 6,548
$ 6,692
$ 5,857
$ 6,082
$ 5,626