This Serengeti Ngorongoro Crater 3 days starts and ends in Arusha, Tanzania. Pole Pole Kilimanjaro Tours can be book your international flights and thus arrange your full trip from home and back (all inclusive tour). You will fly into Kilimanjaro airport (JRO) or to Arusha airport (ARK) via Dar es Salaam (DAR). Pole Pole Kilimanjaro Tours will collect you from the airport and a return you in the airport after your Serengeti Ngorongoro Crater 3 days. The accommodations on the day of your arrival and a day-room at the end of this tour are included.
Day 1: Arusha – Karatu
You will be picked up from your hotel for the drive to Karatu Area near Ngorongoro crater for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will drive to the lush crater uplands, where the fertile soil allows crops such as wheat, corn and coffee to grow to start your Serengeti Ngorongoro Crater 3 days. You will have lunch at a picnic spot before you slowly drive towards the Ngorongoro Crater. On the way, you will pass the Oldupai Gorge where the English couple, Louis and Mary Leak, pioneered archaeological excavation work. In the sixties, some of the earliest archaeological deposits of human evolution were found here and a small museum (visit optional) reports these discoveries.
The name “Serengeti” origins from the Masai word “Siringit” standing for “endless plains”. You can see why the Masai gave this region this name as the grassland savannah stretches to the horizon in the South and is only interrupted by the so-called Kopjes (Granite Rocks). These Kopjes are strange rock formations formed by the weathering of granite outcrops. The plains are the perfect hunting grounds for Cheetahs and other big cats and you have a good chance to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat through the open roof of the vehicle. In the afternoon, you will reach the Central Serengeti for the day – the Seronera Valley in the central Serengeti area. You will camp for the night and stay in “safari styled” tents enjoying a good meal in the middle of the African bush. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 3: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, you will continue the game drive through the Serengeti National Park on the second day of your Serengeti Ngorongoro Crater 3 days. Depending on the season, you will sight hundreds of wildebeests and zebras and often lions and other big cats such as leopards and cheetahs in the Seronera Valley. After lunch at a picnic site, you will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater, the caldera opens up before you and you will have a remarkable sight over this impressive natural wonder. You will camp for the night on the crater’s edge and you will enjoy the fantastic view as the sun goes down. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 4: Departure
After an early breakfast at daybreak, you will drive down into the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and fascinates with unbelievable wildlife diversity. On the grass steppe and in the acacia tree woods, you will find almost all species that are found in the East African savannah; with the exception of topis, Masai giraffes and impalas. Quite often, you can observe the “Big Five” (lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinoceros and leopards) within a couple of hours. Later after drive to Arusha for departure, we will drop you in a hotel of your choice or at the airport where this Serengeti Ngorongoro Crater 3 days will end.