Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater 2024

This 4 Days Tanzania Christmas private BIG 5 DRIVE IN – DRIVE OUT safari with BURIGI CHATO SAFARIS takes you to Serengeti National Park for 2 days and one whole crater tour in Ngorongoro with full day in central Serengeti. Christmas is not just a celebration but a peculiar experience that brings the world together. The festive season is almost upon us and travel experts at Burigi Chato safaris have arranged the best packages that will enable you to celebrate and end your year in style. For a perfect Christmas vacation, a 4 days Safari to Serengeti and Ngorongoro which begins on 24th December and allows you to spend Christmas in the vast plains of Serengeti is a perfect plan to spend your Christmas holiday. Enjoy the scenic landscape of the unspoilt parks teemed with different animals, spend the nights under the beautiful clear sky while making plans for another great year

DAY 0(23th-dec): Arrival (Kilimanjaro Airport) – Arusha

Upon arrival at Arusha/Kilimanjaro airport, your Tanzania Burigi Chato Safaris guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi Tanzania. Settle into your accommodation, relax and get used to the African atmosphere. Ready to start your 4 Day Tanzania safari to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania BIG 5 Safari) the next day. Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania and the capital of the Arusha Region, with a population of 416,442 plus 323,198 in the surrounding Arusha District Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate. The city is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Arusha National Park on Mount Meru.

Accommodation: (OPTIONAL)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
overnight stay – (Arusha – Arusha Town

  • ⦁ BUDGET LODGES : Mrimba palm Hotel
  • ⦁ MID-RANGE LODGES : Tulia Hotel & Spa | Natron Palace Hotel | City Link Hotel | Charity international
  • ⦁ LUXURY LODGES : Mount Meru Hotel | Kibo Paris | Arusha Serena Lodge
  • DAY 1(24th-dec): ARUSHA TO CENTRAL SERENGETI (Via Ngorongoro)

    Depart early from Arusha town at around 07.30 – 08.00 Hrs you will drive across a beautiful and scenic Masai Steppe to Makuyuni junction and head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring 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. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park Your guide will take you to the best spots to observe the wildlife. Elephants, buffaloes, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, topi, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles and many more can be seen in this large national park. Especially in the Seronera Valley you will be able to experience fantastic game viewing all year round. You will later on in the evening your guide will take you to Seronera | Nyani Public Campsite in the central Serengeti for dinner and overnight. Overnight at a Budget public campsite at Seronera (Seronera | Nyani Public Campsite).
    You can break up the drive with some or both of the below activities:
    ⦁ Olduvai Gorge Museum: Sometimes known as the Cradle of Mankind, the Olduvai Gorge Museum commemorates some of the oldest evidence of human habitation ever found. Here you will see some of the oldest fossil evidence in the world of human habitation, visit the Olduvai Gorge Museum to learn more about the human journey, and take in the stunning views of this stark gorge country.
    ⦁ Maasai boma visit: You will visit one of the famous Maasai bomas, where you'll have the opportunity to witness (and participate in) traditional Maasai dance, tour an authentic Maasai village, and even do a little souvenir shopping at the local market. Both of the above activities are excluded in your Tour (additional cost is Needed). Arrive the Serengeti in the late afternoon for an Evening game drive until Evening when you will check in at a Camp/lodge, dinner and overnight. Lunch is taken at one of the Picnic sites most likely at the Naabi Hill Gate where you will also get the chance to stretch your legs as your guide sorts out the registration and relevant paperwork. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti. All meals included.

    Accommodation: (OPTIONAL)

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner overnight stay – (Serengeti – Central Serengeti)

  • ⦁ MID-RANGE LODGES: Serengeti Hertage Camp
  • ⦁ LUXURY LODGES: Serengeti Serena Lodge | Serengeti Wildlife Lodge |
  • ⦁ SUPPER LUXURY LODGES:Four Season Safari Lodge | Melia Serengeti Lodge | &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas |

    Early in the morning after breakfast, we do the full game drive in the central Serengeti mostly known as central Seronera of the Serengeti National Park. We will do a game drive en-route. Exploring the Serengeti well known for its abundant resident wildlife, with lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo all present. They share the park with cheetah, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, topi, eland, waterbuck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe to name a few. The Park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vultures making it a perfect destination for bird lovers. Experiencing some two million wildebeest and zebra make their way across the plains in pursuit of the rains, closely followed by predators. In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink! After game Drive we drive to camp/lodge for overnight

    Accommodation: (OPTIONAL)

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    overnight stay – (Serengeti – Central Serengeti)

  • ⦁ MID-RANGE LODGES: Serengeti Hertage Camp
  • ⦁ LUXURY LODGES : Serengeti Serena Lodge | Serengeti Wildlife Lodge |
  • ⦁ SUPPER LUXURY LODGES: Four Season Safari Lodge | Melia Serengeti Lodge | &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas |

    Early morning 6 am weak up and after a hot cup of coffee or tea, leave the camp for morning game viewing to the heart of Serengeti national park while enjoying the Morning beautiful sun rises though it’s going to be a bit chill in the morning don’t forget your warm clothes, get on with the game drive till on the mid-day drive back to camp for full breakfast and Lunch which means a Branch, Today we have a Half Day of exploring wildlife around Serengeti which is the ideal location for marveling at the annual migration of large herds of animals at this time of the year. The Serengeti’s endless plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing; it truly is ultimate safari country. Often spotted in the Serengeti are elephants, hippos, lions, zebras, wildebeests, cheetahs, leopards and more Wildlife. Then later leave Serengeti for Ngorongoro Conservation area while you are having game drive en route towards Ngorongoro campsite dinner and overnight.
    (An option of doing a Hot Air Balloon is also in this area)
    Serengeti Balloon Safaris: There are no words that can do the experience of floating over the Serengeti justice.” Get a birds-eye view of the park as you rise alongside the sun. The Balloon Tour lasts about an hour, after which passengers gather round a table, surrounded by the park’s lush plains, for an “Out of Africa” English-style breakfast.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay – (Ngorongoro – Ngorongoro {Crater Rim})

  • ⦁ MID-RANGE LODGES : Rhino Hotel
  • ⦁ LUXURY LODGES : Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge |
  • ⦁ SUPPER LUXURY LODGES : Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

    Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive in Ngorongoro we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. We will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos, finally we descend into the crater, the floor of the largest unbroken caldera in the world also called the Ngorongoro Crater. Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Crater Area is one of the most sought, after safari destinations in the world. It's a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water. You will spend this whole day at the Crater floor doing game drives in search of animals that can spotted at very close range, From the comfort of your open-top vehicle you will spot many wildlife’s including, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals (silver backed), and if lucky enough you can spot the rare species like the Caracal, leopards and the black Rhinos. Picnic lunch will most likely be taken at the Hippo Poolside Picnic site where you can also visit a washroom then continue with game drives in the afternoon as you head out of the Ngorongoro Crater. You will later on in the afternoon drive up the Crater rim and drive out of the park. we Late afternoon drive to back to Arusha
    End of safari.

    Accommodation: (OPTIONAL)

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
    overnight stay – (Arusha – Arusha Town) (OPTIONAL)

  • ⦁ MID-RANGE LODGES : Tulia Hotel & Spa |Natron Palace Hotel | City Link Hotel | Charity international
  • ⦁ LUXURY LODGES : Mount Meru Hotel | Kibo Paris | Arusha Serena Lodge
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  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
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    During the climb you will spleep in Tents


  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners
  • Drinking Water
  • Other

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  • Cook
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