• Dates: Jun 11 - 15 2017
  • Trip Length: 5 Days & 4 Nights
  • Activities: Trekking & Safari
  • Guides: Local Guide

Other Info: THIS TRIP NEEDS A MINIMUM OF 2 PARTICIPANTS AND IS LIMITED TO 16 PARTICIPANTS

“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy.” – Ernest Hemingway

Imagine waking up in the heart of the Serengeti. You’re surrounded by the beauty of the wild savannah and the distinctive sounds of the African bush. A herd of impala graze quietly nearby as you relax in an amazing camp- outfitted with a comfortable bed and private bathroom. This is just a peek at what you can expect from the safari of a lifetime.
The perfect combination of rugged, wild and comfortable, your Serengeti safari begins with an exploration of Tarangire National Park where we’ll spend the afternoon looking for baboons and tree-climbing lions. Next, we’ll explore the remarkable Ndutu Conservation Area. Part of the famous Serengeti National Park ecosystem, the Ndutu Conservation Area is part of the Great Migration, which includes some 1.5 million animals. A morning game drive is followed by a visit to the famous Oldupai Forge, where the Leakeys spent 40 years studying the origins of man.
Then we’re on to the Ngorongoro Crater. Recognized as the largest intact caldera on the planet, and often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World, it’s also home to a staggering animal population. In fact, a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals occupy the relatively small 100 square mile area and you’ll enjoy a game drive into the crater itself.

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1: We change gears as we put away our trekking clothing and personas and take on the role of Serengeti safari explorer.  We depart Arusha and drive to Tarangire National Park, a 50-kilometer long gem lying at the base of the Great Rift escarpment.  We spend our afternoon looking for…SEE FULL ITINERARY


Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro Trek

Interested in joining us on a trek up to the highest point on the African continent? You can read more about the Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek Adventure here.

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  • INTERESTED IN JOINING US? Call us at 888.758.8687 or email us to check availability, or to ask any questions you may have regarding this trip or any other travel ideas you may be considering.
  • TO BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE: You can book online or by calling us at 888.758.8687. Zephyr Adventures requires a 500 deposit (payable by check or credit card) at the time of booking. The remaining balance is payable by check or credit card no later than 60 days prior to the start of the trip.

  • WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? We will send you a confirmation email after we receive your booking, as well as a link to detailed printer-friendly pre-departure documents: arrival and departure information, suggestions for making travel arrangements, a packing list, an invoice, information about your trip location and guides. It will also include a link to an information form and liability waiver. We will also provide you with a link to information about travel insurance. We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance because it protects you if you have an unexpected change in travel plans. Please do not purchase airfare until you have received your pre-departure documents.

“My favorite moment was seeing the Serengeti National Park and realizing that I was going to be sleeping inside the park amongst the wildlife. Amazing!” – Maryam M.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS


  • Visit the famous Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti ecosystem.
  • See lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, and dozens of other animals in their natural habitats.
  • Safari vehicles are small, six- or eight-person in size, and have a pop-top that allows you to stand and get an open-air view of the wildlife.

  • ACCOMMODATIONS


    Night 1 >> Tarangire Safari Lodge / Tarangire National Park

    Situated on a panoramic bluff in Tarangire National Park, with one of Tanzania's most spectacular views.

    Night 2 & 3 >> Serengeti Savannah Camps / Serengeti National Park

    A campsite within Serengeti National Park itself. These small tents with private bathrooms give us the real safari experience, although our attentive staff and cooks do make life easy.

    Night 4 >> Rhino Lodge / Ngorongoro Crater

    One of the few hotels perched right on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. The views are amazing!


    TRAVEL DETAILS


    Either you had joined us on the Kilimanjaro Trek already or you will be meeting up with the group in Arusha. We suggest arriving in Tanzania at Kilimanjaro International Airport at any time the day before the safari. We can arrange airport transfer and lodging in Arusha.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED?


  • A local guide accompanies each trip, with an American guide added for groups over 8.
  • Double occupancy lodging is included. If you are traveling solo, we will match you with another traveler of the same gender. However, you may pay a single supplement to have your own room.
  • All meals once you meet the group are included.
  • All your transportation is included once you meet your guides on the first day.
  • All group camping equipment is included.
  • NOT INCLUDED Beverages, desserts, lunches, gratuities to your guides, personal expenses and travel to and from the destination.