Serengeti Lodge Safari

3 Days

Overview

Embark on a captivating 3-day, 2-night private lodge safari with Pello Safaris to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Witness the breathtaking landscapes, encounter iconic wildlife, and immerse yourself in the wonders of these remarkable destinations. Experience luxurious accommodations, expert-guided game drives, and create lifelong memories on this unforgettable safari adventure.

STAY LOCATIONS
Day 1 – Central Serengeti
Day 2 – Ngorongoro

 

MEALS
Day 1 – Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 – Breakfast & Lunch

DRIVE TIMES
Day 1 – Arusha to Central Serengeti takes about 4.3 to 5.5 hours (305 km)
Day 2 – Central Serengeti to NCA takes about 3 to 3.5 hours (151 km)
Day 3 – NCA to Arusha takes about 4 to 4.5 hours (154 km)

NOTE : These are estimated drive times. Because of the traffic, location of the accommodations, and several other factors, actual drive times may vary. Driving distances are approximate and do not account for exact places.

3 DAYS – SERENGETI AND NGORONGORO CRATER

DURATION – 3 DAYS
In this tour we will cover the 2 most popular destinations in Tanzania – Central Serengeti (1 night) and Ngorongoro Crater (1 night). Tour starts and ends at Arusha. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime.

Itinerary

Your safari will begin by 8:40AM in the morning with a pick up at Arusha Airport. With everyone aboard, you will head towards Serengeti National Park. The 240 Km drive will be covered in about 6hrs. The Serengeti, means endless plains in the local African language and watching the grassland stretch out as far as the eye can see and eventually merging with the sky at the horizon is an absolutely breathtaking view. With an overall land area of 14,763 Sq Kms, It puts our notion about distance to shame. The Serengeti also houses the glorious “Big 5” (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard). Along with the “Big 5”, a very pleasant sighting would be one of Africa’s most beautiful animals – The Impala. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa. The legendary Serengeti National Park is the most renowned safari destination for its incredible population of lions and leopards. The central portion of the Serengeti - known as Seronera area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It features the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. In seronera, one must really look out for the many lion prides that thrive in this region. You must also look out for the Serengeti “Kopjes” which are massive boulders of granite standing in a sea of grass. They provide ample shelter to a large variety of flora and fauna. A picnic lunch will be done during the day long game drive itself. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Safari lodge

After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park. Later depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area with picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest collapsed volcanic crater in the world and fourteen kilometers of isolated natural beauty. Ngorongoro Crater is surrounded by a ring of extinct volcanoes and the floor, dotted with watering holes, shelters some 30,000 animals. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

Dinner and overnight at Marera Valley lodge

On the last day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will make an early descent at around 6:30 AM into the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq kms with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 5-hour game drive on the crater floor will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, Hippos, Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. This is the last leg of your safari, with a 4hr drive left to Arusha.

You will be dropped off to Arusha Airport, by 5:30 PM in the evening. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you bid goodbye to your team.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • - Flights from Zanzibar to Arusha airport, going and return after safari. (Round trip flights)
  • - Soft drinks and Snacks
  • - All Park fees
  • - All activities
  • - All accommodation in the lodge
  • - A professional driver/guide
  • - Safari Jeep 4 by 4
  • - All Taxes/VAT
  • - Pickup and Dropoff at the airport. (Airport transfer)
  • - All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • - Drinking water on all days

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • - Optional activities
  • - Alcoholic
  • - Visa fees
  • - Tips
  • - Personal pin money for souvenirs etc.
  • - Travel insurance
How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Serengeti Lodge Safari

Contact Info

Phone: +255 764 103 944

Email: info@pellosafaris.com

Location: Kaloleni, Arusha