Treasures of North Safari-5 Days

The Treasures of the North Safari takes you through one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1391 - $2252
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
5 days
Best months:
January - February, May - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Romantic safaris Romantic Cultural safaris Cultural
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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The Treasures of North Safari is carefully designed to see the two of the most famous tourist destinations in Tanzania: Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. These two destinations are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, because of their unique eco-system, scenic views and diversity of wildlife. The natural features of climate, vegetation, flora and fauna have barely changed over the past million years.

This custom designed safari includes visiting Olduvai Gorge, the archeological site where the Leakey's unearthed the 1.8 million year old skeleton and tools. This led to the Serengeti being referred to as "the birthplace of humanity." You will spend 2.5 days in the Serengeti watching some of the most exotic animals on earth. In the Serengeti, all animals are both predator and prey, so you will observe their hunting patterns with a safari guide that has over 10 years experience leading visitors into the African bush. The Treasures of North safari invites you to stretch while climbing along the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. This will culminate in descending into the 100 square mile crater a half-mile below its rim to see some of its 30,000 wildlife species close up.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1: Arrival – Arusha City

Day 2: Arusha City – Serengeti NP

Day 3: Serengeti NP

Day 4: Serengeti NP – Ngorongoro

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – fly out

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Kilimanjaro International Airport 
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay. Your professional safari guide will brief you during dinner on various aspects of your itinerary. 
Deluxe: African Tulip Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)
Superior: Lake Duluti Serena (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 2: Arusha- Olduvai Gorge - Serengeti National Park 
After breakfast, we proceed to the endless Serengeti plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands where fertile soils grow crops such as wheat, corn and coffee. We will visit Olduvai Gorge where the famous archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered evidence of the oldest prehistoric human civilization and a human skull dating back 1.8 million years ago. There is also a small museum that documents their work. If you would prefer not visiting Olduvai Gorge your game drive will be extended in the Serengeti Plain
Afterwards, we proceed further into to the Serengeti’s endless plains. The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringitu, means "endless plains". You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see. The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest and most well preserved on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation, fauna and flora have barely changed over the past million years. The patterns of life, death, adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves.
Deluxe: Kati Kati Tented Camp (3 Meals)
Superior: Serengeti Serena Lodge (3 Meals)

Day 3: Serengeti National Park
Before breakfast, we depart for an early morning game drive and return later to the lodge for hot breakfast. After enjoying the leisurely morning, we depart with picnic lunch for a full day game drive. Only the Kopjes, bizarre rock formations created by the weathering of granite outcrops, interrupt the Serengeti Plain landscape. This is often where leopards and the other big cats can be found and you will have the opportunity to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. 
One of the greatest natural phenomenon on earth that takes place in the Serengeti is the “Great Migration,” for which the Serengeti is perhaps most famous. The Great Migrations includes more than 2.5 million wildebeest driven by ancient rhythms and natural instincts following water sources in a clockwise rotation traveling 1,800 miles per year. The Serengeti is also the best destination for viewing big cats and other wildlife species. 
After a full day game drive in the Serengeti, we arrive at the lodge for evening leisure and a hot dinner. 
Deluxe: Kati Kati Tented Camp (3 Meals)
Superior: Serengeti Serena Lodge (3 Meals)

Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Crater Rim – Karatu/Ngorongoro 
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti NP. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold. 
Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed 30 million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa's most remarkable geological sites. A caldera is a volcano in which water has leached through the soil and rocks below the volcanic cone causing it to drop to the bottom of the former mountain.
We will be getting out of the safari jeep to enjoy the view while having a walking safari along the crater rim for an hour. Afterwards, you will proceed to Karatu/Ngorongoro for dinner. 
Deluxe: Ngorongoro Farm House (3 Meals)
Superior: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (3 Meals)

Day 5- Ngorongoro Crater - Kilimanjaro International Airport 

After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a half-day of game viewing. It is inhabited by a unique ecosystem inhabited by more than 25,000 animals. In the grass steppes and Acacia forest you will find almost every type of animal from the East African savanna. The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.
After lunch, we proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight to your next destination or back home. (Breakfast and lunch)

WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 4-nights accommodation in hotels and other lodgings, as specified in the itinerary
  • Meals as specified for each day of the itinerary
  • Transportation by private FWD vehicle, equipped with roof hatches, VHF radio, and GSM contact with our base in Arusha
  • The services of a professional safari guide
  • Park and Crater entry fees
  • Olduvai Gorge
  • Crater Rim Walk
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • One (1) bottle of pure drinking water per day throughout the safari
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance (covering Emergency Ground Flying Doctors).

WHAT THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • International airfare and other travel costs such as visas and vaccination fees, and additional travel insurance.
  • Holiday Supplement
  • Optional Serengeti balloon safari (U
  • SD $539 per person), Any increase in government taxes prior to the start of your trip
  • All items of a personal nature (e.g. beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Gratitude for the safari guides (at your discretion)

NOTE: The cost to make any requested itinerary modifications or terminate the safari while in progress will be payable by the passengers concerned.

 

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • *African Tulip Hotel
  • *Lake Duluti Serena
  • *Kati Kati Tented Camp
  • *Serengeti Serena Lodge
  • *Ngorongoro Farm House
  • *Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
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Hot air balloons
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