JOIN THE GROUP - Calving Season Safari - Five Days

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DEPARTURES INFO

Join one of our groups on one of the dates - there’s one departure each month - December, January, and February.

26th of December 2021

10th of January 2022

7th of February 2022

Other dates on request

Maximum group size: 6 pax

Minimum size: 2 pax - single supplement applicable

On this Serengeti safari you'll not only spend two nights in the Serengeti but you will also be visiting three of Tanzania's most famous national parks. You'll start in either Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park before spending three days in the Serengeti National Park.You'll then finish your drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

There's no better way to vsit the Serengeti and see the amazing parks that have made Tanzania so famous.

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  1. DAY 1 - ARUSHA - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
  2. DAY 2 - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
  3. DAY 3 - ARUSHA - NDUTU
  4. DAY 4 - NDUTU - NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
  5. DAY 5 - NGORONGORO CRATER - ARUSHA - ZANZIBAR
Nights in total: 4
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DAY 1 - ARUSHA - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Morning flight Zanzibar - Arusha Airport - 8:00 - 9:15. After arrival of Flightlink at 09:15 in Arusha, you will proceed to Tarangire National Park for a half day game drive.

Once you've entered Tarangire, you'll begin your game drive across a rich vista of endless golden savannah that surrounds the Tarangire River. The river itself runs throughout the year and is a vital source of water for the animals of the region during the dry season. Lined with acacia and Baobab trees, the river is regularly visited by the park's large elephant population as well as other herbivores such as zebras and antelopes.

A picnic lunch with a view of the river is a great way to take it all in, but you'll have to keep on your toes as the local monkey population does its best to separate you from your lunch!

Driving through the park you'll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a huge variety of antelopes. If you're particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx.

After gamedrive you go to the lodge at the border of the park for dinner & overnight.
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DAY 2 - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

You'll depart from your lodge after breakfast for the drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.

The park is truly a photographer's playground and offers some of the best game viewing in the world. You can expect to see many of Africa's most well-known animals, with the tree-climbing lions a particular treat. These proud predators lounge in acacia trees practically begging to be photographed.

Bird-watchers will find Lake Manyara is an absolute delight, with a huge variety of birds on display in the park. Even the novice can expect to be amazed by large flamingo flocks, circling birds of prey, and the brightly coloured lilac breasted roller.

You'll then return to your chosen accommodation for dinner and a good night's rest.
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DAY 3 - ARUSHA - NDUTU

We leave early in the morning from Arusha, as we've got a big day of exploration and adventure ahead of us!

We'll begin the day with the scenic drive towards the Ndutu Area. Along the way, we'll pass the beautiful escarpment of the rift Valley and enjoy a view on Lake Manyara. After a 3-hour drive we'll arrive at the gate of Ngorognoro to check in. After formalities we'll drive through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to glimpse cape buffalo, baboons, or even elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth.

From the gate, It's a nearly two-hour drive to the Ndutu Plains.

After a delicious lunch at one of the picnic areas, it’s time to explore the plains itself. Witness Africa’s iconic savannah landscape and be amazed by the sheer number of animals that roam these grassy plains.

Dinner and overnight in the heart of the Ndutu area, in a medium Lodge chosen by Shadows Of Africa.
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DAY 4 - NDUTU - NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Enjoy an early morning game drive in the region for your last chance to spend some time with the wildebeests. After a delicious lunch you will set out back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Our afternoon drive takes us back through the breaktaking Ngorongoro Highlands, offering plenty of opportunities to spot animals. You’ll spot tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators.

You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion.

Dinner and overnight just outside Ngorngoro Conservation Area in the lodge chosen by Shadows Of Africa!
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DAY 5 - NGORONGORO CRATER - ARUSHA - ZANZIBAR

After breakfast, you'll depart for Ngorongoro Crater considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you'll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation.

Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It's a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water.

From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you'll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa's most recognisable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa's premier safari destinations.

After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch by the park's famous hippo pool. Thereafter, you will drive back to Arusha.

It is possible to add a transfer (extra fees apply) to Kilimanjaro Airport here if this fits your travel plans better.
Flight Arusha - Zanzibar 16:35 - 18:00.
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