This classic tour has been designed for safari travellers pressed for time and wanting value for money. Combining Tanzania’s two best-loved wildlife destinations into an action-packed week, this 4X4 overland safari delivers some of Africa’s easiest Big 5 viewing at the Ngorongoro Crater plus the heart-stopping Serengeti Wildebeest Migration.
Beginning in Arusha, the logistics hub of Tanzania’s northern safari destinations, your 7-day safari opens with a night in the shadow of Tanzania’s second highest peak – Mount Meru – before taking you into the gentle embrace of a forest eco-lodge close to the world’s largest intact volcanic crater known as Ngorongoro. Contained within the steep walls of the Ngorongoro Crater is Africa’s densest concentration of large animals, resulting in almost guaranteed sightings of the Big 5: elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard.
Then it is on to animal concentrations of a different kind. The Serengeti is most famous for its thundering Wildebeest Migration when nearly two million animals take to the hoof and move across the savannah and its rivers, pursued by big cats, wild dogs, hyenas and crocodiles. Your accommodation is a mobile tented camp designed to move with the herds, putting you in front-row seats to various chapters of the Migration depending on the time of year. You could witness the birthing season or the great herds on the move and crossing rivers – all juxtaposed against a teeming multitude of other animals like zebras and buffalos in a beautiful open landscape.