Three Day Fly-In Serengeti Safari

Three Day Fly-In Serengeti Safari

Short Overview
If you're pressed for time and the Serengeti is your priority, why not cut out the driving and fly directly to the world-famous National Park? A three-day fly-in safari lets you maximize your time on the Serenegeti, and also features a visit to the stunning Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Unlimited game drives with expert guides
Private 4x4 custom safari vehicles
AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip

All year round

Jan - March & June - December

Details

Details of Three Day Fly-In Serengeti Safari

The below itinerary can be reversed, starting with a drive to Ngorongoro and finishing with a flight from the Serengeti back to Arusha.

DAY ONE - ARUSHA - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

You'll depart from Arusha in the morning for your flight to the Serengeti National Park. Sit back and relax as Tanzania's stunning landscape unrolls beneath you.

Upon your arrival in the Serengeti, your Shadows of Africa driver will meet you and you'll commence a day long exploration of the Serengeti National Park. You'll chase the vast herds of zebras and wildebeest, look for lions sunning themselves on rocks, spy shy leopards in acacia trees, and marvel at the majesty of elephants and giraffes as they graze.

During the day, you'll enjoy a picnic lunch while out on safari, before returning to your lodge for the evening.

DAY TWO - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK - NGORONGORO

You'll wake early for a sunrise game drive on the Serengeti, which offers you the best opportunity to see predators in action. You'll also have the chance to see a stunning Serengeti sunrise as the rising sun seems to set fire to the savannah.

After a late breakfast, it's time to head to Ngorongoro. The drive is a game drive all of its own, and your driver will do his best to ensure you spot the Big Five, Wildebeest Migration, or whatever else your heart might desire along the way.

Once you've departed the park, you can continue directly to your accommodation to relax. Alternatively, you may wish to experience one or both of the below optional cultural activities:

  • Oldupai Gorge Museum: Sometimes known as the Cradle of Mankind, the Oldupai Gorge Museum commemorates some of the oldest evidence of human habitation ever found. Here you can see some of the oldest fossil evidence in the world of human habitation, visit the Oldupai Gorge Museum to learn more about the human journey, and take in the stunning views of this stark gorge country.
  • Maasai boma visit: Pay a visit to one of the famous Maasai bomas, where you'll have the opportunity to witness (and participate in) traditional Maasai dance, tour an authentic Maasai village, and even do a little souvenir shopping at the local market.

Both of the above activities attract an additional cost. Speak with your safari expert about adding them to your itinerary.

You'll then retire to your accommodations for dinner and a good night's sleep.

DAY THREE - NGORONGORO - ARUSHA

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 before returning to Arusha.

Included

  • All meals on the safari. When staying at lodges it will be on full board basis and when budget camping then our accompanying chef will prepare delicious warm meals.
  • All Park entrance fees & taxes.
  • All prices are quoted in US Dollars.
  • Camping equipment if applicable (tents mattresses sleeping bags pillows table and chairs)
  • Flying Doctors rescue insurance for the time of the tour with Shadows of Africa.
  • Game safari to national parks as specified
  • Hotel/lodge/camp accommodation for the duration of the safari.
  • Private 4x4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch and sliding windows for 360 degree view of the wildlife surrounding you
  • First aid kit - Every safari vehicle comes standard with a fully stocked first aid kit. Our guides are all trained in providing basic first aid.
  • Spare tires - for any unforeseen issues that may arise on bumpy African outback
  • Charging station - Each car includes a charging station so you can charge your phone, camera battery, or laptop while on the road.
  • WIFI - Our Tanzanian vehicles come standard with WiFi so that you can stay connected while on the road.
  • Tea & Coffee - Every safari departs with a box including coffee and tea that can be enjoyed at any point during your safari.
  • Binoculars - 1 pair per car
  • Professional English speaking safari and tour guide / driver
  • Water and hot drink (coffee and tea) during safari.
  • Wildlife tours according to your itinerary preferences.
  • All game viewing activities specified Safari
  • Excluded

  • Any sightseeing excursions and optional activities other than those specified
  • Entry visas
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions
  • Tips and gratuities to safari crew - recommended: 15-20 USD per day to safari driver
  • 10 – 15 USD per day to safari cook
  • Travel insurance
  • Addons

    Extensions

    Itinerary in Brief


    • 1DAY 1 - ARUSHA - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK Morning flight. Game drive. (L,D)

    • 2DAY 2 - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK - NGORONGORO Game drive. Optional cultural activities. (B,L,D)

    • 3DAY 3 - NGORONGORO - ARUSHA Game drive. (B,L)

    B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

    Attractions


    • Fly in to the Serengeti to maximize your time on safari.

    • Chase the Wildebeest Migration and the Big Five on the Serengeti.

    • Look for the endangered black rhinoceros in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

    • Optional Maasai boma visit.

    • Optional Olduvai Gorge Museum visit.

    Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

    Tailor Made, Private Tours

    Tailor Made, Private Tours

    We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
    Expert Advice

    Expert Advice 24/7

    With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
    World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

    World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

    Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
    Specialized Safari Vehicles

    Specialized Safari Vehicles

    Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
    Full Financial Protection

    Full Financial Protection

    With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
    Your One Stop African Operator

    Your One Stop African Operator

    We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.

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