A brilliant game viewing and ultra-luxe lodges Experience the annual wildebeest migration in the massive Serengeti and enjoy a safari in the largest calderas on the planet, Ngorongoro Crater, where you may see the elusive black rhino as well as flamingos and a multitude of wildlife.
Fly direct from Arusha to Serengeti National Park, where you will be met and taken on a game drive through the park until evening where you will drive to the lodge.
The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best. You will spend another night at last night’s accommodation.
Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers .We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. After the balloon you will have a hot amazing breakfast and after breakfast proceed driving to Ngorongoro Crater. A brief visit en route to Olduvai Gorge which is often referred to as ‘The Cradle of Mankind’ and is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Lunch at your accommodation. During Afternoon you will have nature hike around Ngorongoro Crater rim.
After breakfast, we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here. After extensive game drives until evening you will drive back to your hotel for the overnight.
Earlier in the Morning you will drive from Ngorongoro to Manyara Airstrip to connect you with your flight to Kilimanjaro International airport to connect you with your flight back home.