Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 13, avg 10
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Enjoy wildlife safari drives in the Serengeti, witness the great wildebeest migration, savour traditional cuisine in a local village, take in the views at Ngorongoro Crater, meet local artisans on a village walk.
Picture it: Thousands upon thousands of hooves stampeding across the streams and grasslands of the Serengeti in search of grazing grounds. Now imagine yourself live and on the scene as one of nature's greatest events unfolds right before your eyes. This unforgettable nine-day Serengeti safari makes it a reality, bringing you to the majestic Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and beyond to track the Big Five. You'll also get an insider's glimpse of life on the plains from the residents of a remote Maasai village. The migration itself can be unpredictable, but here's one thing you can bank on: You'll come home a different person than when you left.
Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13731620
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 9 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Arusha||Day 1 Arusha|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
|Day 2||Mto Wa Mbu||Day 2 Arusha/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch. Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife along the main road that winds through a lush cool forests of Lake Manyara National Park, overgrown with ficus trees and covered with bromeliads. This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a gorgeous backdrop. Search for the phenomenal birdlife, tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos. Included Activities: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch Lake Manyara National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
|Day 3||Ngorongoro||Day 3 Mto wa Mbu/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Visit an authentic Maasai village and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project en route to the Ngorongoro Crater. Head out for an afternoon wildlife safari drive in Ngorongoro Crater. Additional Notes: Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning. Included Activities: Clean Cookstove Project Visit Ngorongoro Crater Afternoon Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours, 60km)
|Day 4||Serengeti National Park||Day 4 Ngorongoro/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
|Day 5||Serengeti National Park||Day 5 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Rise early for a morning wildlife safari drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the Big Five in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
|Day 6||Northern Serengeti||Day 6 Serengeti National Park/Northern Serengeti (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Drive north towards the remote northern Serengeti, enjoying the abundant wildlife along the way. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: Experience the vast open savannahs of the Serengeti as we drive north to this remote section of the park. 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (9.00-10.00 hours)
|Day 7||Northern Serengeti||Day 7 Northern Serengeti (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Today we start our exploration in search of the wildebeest, zebra and gazelles that make up the phenomena known as the migration. During the months of July and August these massive herds travel north towards Kenya, in search of greener grass. Included Activities: Northern Serengeti Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
|Day 8||Northern Serengeti||Day 8 Northern Serengeti (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Another day to explore the northern Serengeti. Included Activities: Northern Serengeti Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
|Day 9||Arusha||Day 9 Northern Serengeti/Arusha (1B)|
You can book a Day Room in Arusha and enjoy a relaxing afternoon before transferring to your international flight, or stay another night before heading off on the rest of your journey. Additional Notes: Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in soft-sided bags. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle This scenic bush flight from Kogatende to Arusha can make multiple stops on its way to pick up or drop off other passengers. Plane (3.50-4.00 hours)
Local Flights: The local flight on Day 9 from the Kogatende to Arusha is included in the cost of your tour. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Please note you are only permitted 15 kgs (33 lbs) of luggage, the total for both checked and carry-on. This must be in soft-sided bags. The airline will not accept any luggage with hard cases or frames.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.