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6-Day Serengeti & Ngorongoro Highlights Safari Tour

From $1,912 per person sharing

6-Day Serengeti & Ngorongoro Highlights Safari Tour

From $1,912 per person sharing

Tour Overview

Embark on a six-day classic safari tour that begins amidst the serenity of Arusha at the lush Maua Villa. This tranquil oasis sets the stage for your Tanzanian adventure, leading you into the heart of the wild Serengeti. Each evening, find solace at Acacia Central Camp, where the day’s thrills are shared under the starlit sky, forging lifelong memories.

As the safari unfolds, the Central Serengeti beckons with bespoke game drives that promise encounters with the ‘big five’ and glimpses of the storied wildebeest migration. The Acacia Central Camp remains your retreat, where adventure meets rest, offering a comfortable reprieve where tales of the day come alive amongst fellow travellers.

The tour reaches its zenith with a visit to the Ngorongoro Highlands and a majestic crater tour, revealing a sanctuary brimming with wildlife. The Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge, your final respite, provides a comforting end to the expedition. Departure from the highland’s peace to the vibrancy of Kilimanjaro International Airport marks the end of this six-day classic safari tour, leaving your spirit touched by the wild and heart full of Tanzania’s timeless beauty.

type

Classic tour

This tour uses midrange and classic 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
Maua Villa
1
Silver
Day 2-4
Serengeti NP
Acacia Central Camp
3
Silver
Day 5
Ngorongoro Conservation Tour
Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge
1
Silver
Day 6
Ngorongoro Highlands – JRO
End of Tour – No Accommodation

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Upon your arrival at the serene heart of Tanzania, the city of Arusha extends a warm embrace. Maua Villa, nestled within a lush, hidden garden, provides more than just accommodation—it’s an encounter for the senses.

At Maua Villa, take the opportunity to meander through the vibrant gardens, becoming acquainted with the local flora and fauna. An evening of relaxation awaits as you’re serenaded by the gentle sounds of the night creatures, ensuring you’re well-rested for the escapades that await.

Day 1 Arrival in Arusha (Small)

Day 2: Serengeti Adventure Begins

Embark on your day’s travel from Arusha’s peaceful surroundings to the grand landscapes of the Serengeti National Park. The journey is a spectacular prelude to the natural wonders you’ll witness.

Once you’ve settled in, prepare for an exhilarating afternoon game drive, a quintessential Serengeti experience where the wildlife roams free and untamed. As dusk approaches, you’ll make your way to Acacia Central Camp. It’s a comfortable retreat that offers a genuine bush camp atmosphere, allowing you to rest and reflect on the day’s adventures surrounded by the park’s vibrant life and sounds.

Day 2 Serengeti Adventure Begins (Small)

Day 3: Exploring Central Serengeti

Awake to the early light of dawn breaking over the Central Serengeti. As the natural world stirs around you, prepare for a day of personalised discovery in the heart of this iconic national park.

Tailor your day in the Serengeti with the guidance of your expert guide. Choose between an early morning game drive to catch the wilderness coming to life, followed by a relaxed lunch and some downtime at Acacia Central Camp. Later, you can embark on another game drive in the afternoon. For those who wish to maximise their time in the wild, a full-day game drive with a packed picnic lunch offers an immersive experience.

The Seronera River Valley, a hotspot within the Central Serengeti, offers an incredible display of wildlife year-round. The dry season brings an even more remarkable abundance of animals, such as impalas, buffalos, hippos, and an array of big cats. Your day’s adventure concludes with a night at Acacia Central Camp, a place that harmonises comfort with the untamed spirit of the wilderness, all under a blanket of African stars.

Day 3 Exploring Central Serengeti (Small)

Day 4: In the Heart of the Serengeti

Begin your day with breakfast at Acacia Central Camp, setting out afterwards for a day filled with the wonders of the Serengeti, a sanctuary of the ‘big five’ and the spellbinding wildebeest migration. Immerse yourself in the sprawling savannah with a picnic lunch amidst the wildlife. As twilight embraces the land, you’ll return from your adventures. Unwind with dinner and reminisce about the day’s experiences before settling in for a serene night’s sleep.

Day 4 In the Heart of the Serengeti (Small)

Day 5: A Day of Discovery from Serengeti Savannas to Ngorongoro Crater

Set off from the Serengeti to the highlands of Ngorongoro, where the landscape shifts from endless savannahs to the verdant, rolling hills surrounding the Ngorongoro Crater. This leg of your journey promises a dramatic change in scenery and wildlife encounters.

Arriving at Ngorongoro, delve into the crater for a comprehensive tour of this World Heritage site, a sanctuary teeming with wildlife, including the storied black rhino. The crater offers a unique, densely populated wildlife spectacle. Following exploring the crater’s wonders, ascend to the rim and head towards the Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge. Here, nestled amongst coffee bushes, you’ll unwind in the cooler highland air. Your day of exploration culminates with a peaceful stay at the lodge, nestled comfortably in this highland retreat.

Day 5 A Day of Discovery from Serengeti Savannas to Ngorongoro Crater (Small)

Day 6: Ngorongoro Highlands to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)

On your final day, you’ll journey from the cool, misty highlands of Ngorongoro to the Kilimanjaro International Airport. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences as you transition from the tranquillity of the highlands to the anticipation of your onward journey. This day marks the conclusion of your adventure, with no accommodation planned, as you prepare to bid farewell to the natural splendours of Tanzania.

Day 6 Ngorongoro Highlands to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) (Small)

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Goodbye Safari

Your final morning starts with an early meal at Ang’ata Ngorongoro Camp before you descend into the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Often described as the eighth wonder of the world, the crater offers a last memorable safari experience with its dense wildlife population in a compact area.

Enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch on the crater floor, surrounded by this unique ecosystem’s natural beauty and animals. In the afternoon, bid farewell to the wilds of Tanzania as you travel to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure, bringing your unforgettable safari to a close.

Scenic view from the rim of Ngorongoro crater, Tanzania

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
  • Water in the car
  • 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
1 Jan – 29 Feb 2024
 $ 4,094
 $ 2,768
 $ 2,543
 $ 2,270
 $ 2,233
 $ 2,103
1 March – 31 March 2024
 $ 3,955
 $ 2,638
 $ 2,414
 $ 2,140
 $ 2,105
 $ 1,974
1 April – 31 May 2024
 $ 3,855
 $ 2,576
 $ 2,339
 $ 2,077
 $ 2,035
 $ 1,912
1 June – 31 October
 $ 4,094
 $ 2,768
 $ 2,543
 $ 2,270
 $ 2,233
 $ 2,103
1 Nov – 30 Nov 2024
 $ 3,855
 $ 2,576
 $ 2,339
 $ 2,077
 $ 2,035
 $ 1,912
1 Dec – 31 Dec 2024
 $ 4,094
 $ 2,768
 $ 2,543
 $ 2,270
 $ 2,233
 $ 2,103

Tour Overview

Embark on a six-day classic safari tour that begins amidst the serenity of Arusha at the lush Maua Villa. This tranquil oasis sets the stage for your Tanzanian adventure, leading you into the heart of the wild Serengeti. Each evening, find solace at Acacia Central Camp, where the day's thrills are shared under the starlit sky, forging lifelong memories.

As the safari unfolds, the Central Serengeti beckons with bespoke game drives that promise encounters with the 'big five' and glimpses of the storied wildebeest migration. The Acacia Central Camp remains your retreat, where adventure meets rest, offering a comfortable reprieve where tales of the day come alive amongst fellow travellers.

The tour reaches its zenith with a visit to the Ngorongoro Highlands and a majestic crater tour, revealing a sanctuary brimming with wildlife. The Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge, your final respite, provides a comforting end to the expedition. Departure from the highland's peace to the vibrancy of Kilimanjaro International Airport marks the end of this six-day classic safari tour, leaving your spirit touched by the wild and heart full of Tanzania’s timeless beauty.

type

Classic tour

This tour uses midrange and classic 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
Maua Villa
1
Silver
Day 2-4
Serengeti NP
Acacia Central Camp
3
Silver
Day 5
Ngorongoro Conservation Tour
Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge
1
Silver
Day 6
Ngorongoro Highlands - JRO
End of Tour – No Accommodation
-
-

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Upon your arrival at the serene heart of Tanzania, the city of Arusha extends a warm embrace. Maua Villa, nestled within a lush, hidden garden, provides more than just accommodation—it's an encounter for the senses.

At Maua Villa, take the opportunity to meander through the vibrant gardens, becoming acquainted with the local flora and fauna. An evening of relaxation awaits as you're serenaded by the gentle sounds of the night creatures, ensuring you're well-rested for the escapades that await.

Day 1 Arrival in Arusha (Small)

Day 2: Serengeti Adventure Begins

Embark on your day's travel from Arusha's peaceful surroundings to the grand landscapes of the Serengeti National Park. The journey is a spectacular prelude to the natural wonders you'll witness.

Once you've settled in, prepare for an exhilarating afternoon game drive, a quintessential Serengeti experience where the wildlife roams free and untamed. As dusk approaches, you'll make your way to Acacia Central Camp. It's a comfortable retreat that offers a genuine bush camp atmosphere, allowing you to rest and reflect on the day's adventures surrounded by the park's vibrant life and sounds.

Day 2 Serengeti Adventure Begins (Small)

Day 3: Exploring Central Serengeti

Awake to the early light of dawn breaking over the Central Serengeti. As the natural world stirs around you, prepare for a day of personalised discovery in the heart of this iconic national park.

Tailor your day in the Serengeti with the guidance of your expert guide. Choose between an early morning game drive to catch the wilderness coming to life, followed by a relaxed lunch and some downtime at Acacia Central Camp. Later, you can embark on another game drive in the afternoon. For those who wish to maximise their time in the wild, a full-day game drive with a packed picnic lunch offers an immersive experience.

The Seronera River Valley, a hotspot within the Central Serengeti, offers an incredible display of wildlife year-round. The dry season brings an even more remarkable abundance of animals, such as impalas, buffalos, hippos, and an array of big cats. Your day's adventure concludes with a night at Acacia Central Camp, a place that harmonises comfort with the untamed spirit of the wilderness, all under a blanket of African stars.

Day 3 Exploring Central Serengeti (Small)

Day 4: In the Heart of the Serengeti

Begin your day with breakfast at Acacia Central Camp, setting out afterwards for a day filled with the wonders of the Serengeti, a sanctuary of the 'big five' and the spellbinding wildebeest migration. Immerse yourself in the sprawling savannah with a picnic lunch amidst the wildlife. As twilight embraces the land, you’ll return from your adventures. Unwind with dinner and reminisce about the day’s experiences before settling in for a serene night’s sleep.

Day 4 In the Heart of the Serengeti (Small)

Day 5: A Day of Discovery from Serengeti Savannas to Ngorongoro Crater

Set off from the Serengeti to the highlands of Ngorongoro, where the landscape shifts from endless savannahs to the verdant, rolling hills surrounding the Ngorongoro Crater. This leg of your journey promises a dramatic change in scenery and wildlife encounters.

Arriving at Ngorongoro, delve into the crater for a comprehensive tour of this World Heritage site, a sanctuary teeming with wildlife, including the storied black rhino. The crater offers a unique, densely populated wildlife spectacle. Following exploring the crater’s wonders, ascend to the rim and head towards the Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge. Here, nestled amongst coffee bushes, you'll unwind in the cooler highland air. Your day of exploration culminates with a peaceful stay at the lodge, nestled comfortably in this highland retreat.

Day 5 A Day of Discovery from Serengeti Savannas to Ngorongoro Crater (Small)

Day 6: Ngorongoro Highlands to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)

On your final day, you'll journey from the cool, misty highlands of Ngorongoro to the Kilimanjaro International Airport. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences as you transition from the tranquillity of the highlands to the anticipation of your onward journey. This day marks the conclusion of your adventure, with no accommodation planned, as you prepare to bid farewell to the natural splendours of Tanzania.

Day 6 Ngorongoro Highlands to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) (Small)

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater - Goodbye Safari

Your final morning starts with an early meal at Ang'ata Ngorongoro Camp before you descend into the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Often described as the eighth wonder of the world, the crater offers a last memorable safari experience with its dense wildlife population in a compact area.

Enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch on the crater floor, surrounded by this unique ecosystem's natural beauty and animals. In the afternoon, bid farewell to the wilds of Tanzania as you travel to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure, bringing your unforgettable safari to a close.

Scenic view from the rim of Ngorongoro crater, Tanzania

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
  • Water in the car
  • 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
1 Jan – 29 Feb 2024
 $ 4,094
 $ 2,768
 $ 2,543
 $ 2,270
 $ 2,233
 $ 2,103
1 March - 31 March 2024
 $ 3,955
 $ 2,638
 $ 2,414
 $ 2,140
 $ 2,105
 $ 1,974
1 April - 31 May 2024
 $ 3,855
 $ 2,576
 $ 2,339
 $ 2,077
 $ 2,035
 $ 1,912
1 June – 31 October
 $ 4,094
 $ 2,768
 $ 2,543
 $ 2,270
 $ 2,233
 $ 2,103
1 Nov - 30 Nov 2024
 $ 3,855
 $ 2,576
 $ 2,339
 $ 2,077
 $ 2,035
 $ 1,912
1 Dec – 31 Dec 2024
 $ 4,094
 $ 2,768
 $ 2,543
 $ 2,270
 $ 2,233
 $ 2,103