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Itinerary

Day 1
Pick up from your lodge/hotel in Arusha area (we can help arrange this lodging for the previous night if desired). If you are interested and it is open, we can arrange a visit to a local primary school which is great fun and an opportunity to "give back" by donating school supplies. Your first day safari park may vary depending on the season, availability and preferences – either Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park. Tarangire is especially great July through October and known for large herds of elephant, you can overnight at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge  (or private safaris you might upgrade to Tarangire River Camp, Whistling Thorn CampOsopuko Lodge or Tarangire Sopa Lodge). If you choose Lake Manyara, which means less driving as it's right on the way to Ngorongoro, you'll overnight at Country Lodge, Bougainvillea Lodge, or Octagon Lodge in Karatu village unless you upgrade to other options. Enjoy your first game drive in safari vehicles whose tops can be opened for better viewing. Picnic lunch boxes in the park.

All meals included starting with lunch today.

Day 2
Depart Tarangire area in the morning and drive about 2-3 hours to Ngorongoro Crater, or depart Karatu village and drive about 45 minutes to Ngorongoro Crater. Spend the day exploring the Crater - a large, intact volcanic caldera with many resident animals. There are open plains, lakes, and small forests in this self-contained ecosystem. Many animals can be seen here year-round, including the elusive Rhino. Overnight at Rhino Lodge near the Crater Rim.  Please note availability at Rhino Lodge can be very tight, and there is nothing else near or on the Crater Rim in similar price range.  If Rhino is full, drive back to Karatu village to overnight at Country Lodge or Bougainvillea Lodge there, outside the park.  Other options at higher cost but on the Crater rim/inside the park include Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, Sopa Ngorongoro Lodge, and Ang'ata Ngorongoro tented safari camp.  

Day 3
Transfer to Serengeti, game drive en route. The entire drive from the Ngorongoro Crater rim, descending the Ngorongoro Highlands on the vast Serengeti Plains, is a game watching opportunity. You'll see bright spots of color where people of the Maasai tribe herd their cattle and goats in the Ngorongoro Highlands - often right alongside wildlife herds. Then, as you enter the Serengeti National Park borders, villages end and wildlife roams even more in abundance. Overnight at our classic safari camp, or at times we may use Kisura or Kenzan tented safari camp, Seronera or Lobo Wildlife Lodges, Ndutu Lodge, depending on time of year and possibly on preferences.

Day 4
Return to Arusha. Your schedule today will depend on plans after safari. You may enjoy a morning game drive in the Serengeti as you start your 6-7 hour drive back to Arusha and arrive in late afternoon/early evening. Or, you may wish to add on a flight back to Arusha or Kilimanjaro airports avoid the long drive; flights usually leave Serengeti in late morning and cost $225-$300 USD per person one way. Either option, your last safari package meal included is your lunch today (brought from the lodge as a lunch box) as we return you to the Arusha area.

Pricing

4 Days / 3 Nights from $1,200 USD

Departure Dates

January 6, 2017
January 18, 2017
January 31, 2017
February 4, 2017
February 14, 2017
February 22, 2017
February 28, 2017
March 7, 2017
March 18, 2017
March 24, 2017
April 1, 2017
April 15, 2017
May 18, 2017
June 16, 2017
June 20, 2017
June 28, 2017
July 4, 2017
July 11, 2017
July 26, 2017
August 1, 2017
August 8, 2017
August 15, 2017
August 22, 2017
August 29, 2017
September 5, 2017
September 19, 2017
September 26, 2017
October 3, 2017
October 10, 2017
October 18, 2017
October 24, 2017
October 31, 2017
November 13, 2017
December 11, 2017
December 25, 2017
January 6, 2018

Notes

Departure dates and starting prices are for group trips, our most economical option. Private trips are also available; prices will vary depending on how many are traveling.
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