5 Days 4 Nights Mara Crossing Safari

Best Time

Late July - Mid October

Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

5 Days Great Mara River crossing safari

Day 1: The Tarangire national park (The Elephant paradise).

You will be picked by your guide from the hotel at around 07:30hrs. and drive to Tarangire national park which takes approx. 2.5 hrs. covering 120 km. The huge trunked trees (the baobab) welcome you to the park which are the major attractions together with huge herds of elephants seen scattered in the variety habitats of the Tarangire national park. We also have antelopes, lions, leopards and more than 350 species of birds and hence a great site for the bird lovers. The park is normally hot between 30-35 degrees at most annually. You will have a picnic Lunch and later at around 16:00hrs leave the park and drive to Karatu or Manyara town for your dinner and overnight.

Day 2:  Ngorongoro crater and then transfer to the Serengeti.

The crater is the world’s eighth wonder with approximately 25000 animals on its floor and steep walls including rhinos, elephants, zebras, gnus, Thomson’s and grant’s gazelles etc. You will depart the camp/lodge at 06:00 after an early breakfast and drive to the Ngorongoro conservation area before descending the 610m for the game drive that will end at 12:00hrs at a lunch spot on the crater’s floor. You will then ascend the steep walls of the crater before moving on to the endless plains of the Serengeti with a game drive that brings you to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to the Northern Serengeti.

After a full night of wild sounds from the nocturnal predators, you will now have an experience of what it means being in the wilderness. After breakfast, leave the lodge/camp and have some few hours of game drive at the Seronera valley before heading to the north with game drive and route accompanied by your lunch pots. The drive proceeds on a rough and dusty road to Kogatende area where you will end up in a lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Full day game drive in the North

The game drive today concentrates along the Mara River at different crossing points.

Day 5: Transfer to Kogatende airstrip for flight to Arusha/Zanzibar/Kilimanajaro airport.

Leave the lodge at 06:30 after breakfast for an optional early morning game drive before being transferred to Kogatende airstrip.

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