Tuesday, August 25, 2015

4 Day Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari

Deluxe Safari 4 Day Itinerary

Your climb of Kilimanjaro should be celebrated with a deluxe safari in the wilds of Africa, where you’ll embrace nature up close and personal under the protection of your skilled guides. There is nothing like a safari in the preserves, parks, and wilderness areas in the vicinity of Kilimanjaro.

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An African safari is also an excellent way to share your adventure with a non-climbing family or friend who can meet you in Arusha when you arrive from Mweka Gate after your climb.
Typical quarters on your African Ngorongoro Serengeti Safari for the adventure of a lifetime
Typical quarters on your African Ngorongoro Serengeti Safari for the adventure of a lifetime
The Serengeti (/ˌsɛrənˈɡɛti/) ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa. It is located in northern Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya between 1 and 3 degrees south latitudes and between 34 and 36 degrees east longitudes. It spans approximately 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi). The Kenyan part of the Serengeti is known as Maasai Mara.Serengeti is derived from the Maasai language, Maa; specifically, “Serengit” meaning “Endless Plains”.
The Serengeti hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, which helps secure it as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. The Serengeti is also renowned for its large lion population and is one of the best places to observe prides in their natural environment. The region contains the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and several game reserves.
Approximately 70 larger mammal and 500 bird species are found there. This high diversity is a function of diverse habitats, including riverine forests, swamps, kopjes, grasslands, and woodlands. Blue wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, and buffalos are some of the commonly found large mammals in the region. — Wiki

4 Days Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha – Ngorongoro
Your Safari starts with a drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After arrival you will decent into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. Your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or Ngorongoro Farmhouse
Day 2: Ngorongoro – Serengeti
After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive.
Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, North Central Serengeti.
Day 3: Serengeti
Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal animals returning from hunting and lions awaking in the dawn A full day of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species.
Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, North Central Serengeti.
Day 4: Serengeti – Arusha
After breakfast you proceed to Naabi Hill Gate with game viewing en route and return to Arusha (drive of 6- 8 hours**). Reach to Arusha late afternoon.
** If you wish to fly there is a supplement of $200.00 USD per person. The flight leaves at 11:00 from Seronera Airstrip so that there is time for game viewing in the morning on your way to Seronera Airstrip.
The itinerary above includes 1 night hotel in Arusha previous to safari, and 1 night after your safari.
Enjoy African Safari viewing wildlife up close in your NgoroNgoro and Serengeti Safari
Enjoy African Safari viewing wildlife up close in your NgoroNgoro and Serengeti Safari

The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, is 610 metres (2,000 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometres (100 square miles). Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from 4,500 to 5,800 metres (14,800 to 19,000 feet) high. The elevation of the crater floor is 1,800 metres (5,900 feet) above sea level.
Approximately 25,000 large animals, mostly ungulates, live in the crater. Large animals in the crater include the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), the local population of which declined from about 108 in 1964-66 to between 11-14 in 1995, the African buffalo or Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer), and the hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius). There also are many other ungulates: the wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) (7,000 estimated in 1994), Burchell’s zebra (Equus burchelli) (4,000), the common eland (Taurotragus oryx), and Grant’s (Nanger granti) and Thomson’s gazelles (Eudorcas thomsonii) (3,000). Waterbucks (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) occur mainly near Lerai Forest.– Wiki
Combine with our 7 Day Machame Route Kilimanjaro Trekking for a discounted rate.

4 Day African Safari Cost and Deposit

  • $2000.00 USD
  • $300.00 USD due upon reservation to secure your spot
  • $1700.00 USD due 30 days previous to arrival in Tanzania
Any combination of 2 through 5 Kilimanjaro packages = 7% discount
Any combination of 6 or more Kilimanjaro packages = 10% discount
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