5-Day Wildlife Highlights Safari Extension
Get a taste of Tanzania’s stunning wildlife on this 5-day safari extension. Celebrate your achievement on Kilimanjaro with a quick trip to two of Tanzania’s other best-known landscapes: the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. You’ll see a remarkable self-contained ecosystem, the endless, iconic plains of the Serengeti, and more wildlife than you can imagine on this 5-day journey around Northern Tanzania.
- Spectacular wildlife viewing throughout your trip
- 2-night stay at award-winning eco-lodge Gibb’s Farm
- Guaranteed window seat in customized Land Rover Defender vehicles
- Optional spa services and hot air balloon ride available
Days 1-2: Ngorongoro Crater
Head out from Arusha to the Ngorongoro Highlands, a lush landscape along the Great Rift Valley. You’ll arrive at Gibb’s Farm, an 80-year-old working coffee estate, in time for a delicious farm-fresh lunch. The next morning, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a 10-mile wide volcanic caldera that acts as a totally self-contained eco-system. It’s one of the only places on earth where you can still spot all of the “Big 5″ (lion, leopard, African buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant) in just one day. Indulge in Maasai-inspired spa treatments or other optional activities at Gibb’s Farm (additional fees apply). Overnights: Gibb’s Farm
Days 3-4 Serengeti National Park
On your drive west, you’ll stop at Olduvai Gorge, the site where the Leakeys discovered “Zinj,” one of our most ancient hominid ancestors. From there, continue to the Serengeti, a land of rolling plains teeming with wildlife. See lion, cheetah, warthog, rhino, antelope, hippo, giraffe, zebra and the infamous migration of the wildebeest. Evenings in the bush will be a treat in your exclusive Nyumba camps, moved seasonally for optimal wildlife viewing. Add an optional hot air balloon ride to experience stunning birds-eye views of the Serengeti. (Advanced reservations and additional fees apply). Overnights: Serengeti Nyumba
Days 5-6 Serengeti National Park to Arusha / Return to North America
A scenic flight will take you back to Arusha, where you’ll enjoy a farewell lunch and visit some local shops for some last souvenirs. Unwind in a day room before your flight home. Day Room: Mount Meru Hotel
Fresh food, fresh air, and fresh perspectives abound at award-winning eco-lodge, Gibb’s Farm. At the end of full days of exploration, relax in your eco-friendly cottage, set amidst the farm’s lush gardens. You can even ask the attentive staff to provide insight into local culture and history.
These semi-permanent, seasonal camps are strategically plotted across the Serengeti according to wildlife migration patterns. Each location offers comfort in the heart of the wilderness. With spacious tents, cozy bedding, and ensuite bathrooms, you’ll have to take a look outside to be reminded that you’re deep in the bush. And no need to worry—with eco-friendly features like solar lighting, your stay is not harming the landscape.
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