Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, a Rahhalah representative will welcome you and drive you to your hotel.
Arusha is a major international hub. The city, surrounded by some of Africa’s most famous landscapes and national parks, is regarded as the de facto capital of the East African Community.

Accommodation: Lake Duluti Serena Hotel with full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) or similar.

After breakfast, you will head to the Ngorongoro Crater: famous for its large, unbroken, and unfolded volcanic caldera, formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself 2-3 million years ago. It is 610m (2,000 ft.) deep, and its floor covers 260 km² (100 sq. mi), mostly an open grassland with two small, wooded areas dominated by Acacia xanthophloea.
The Ngorongoro Crater is a World Heritage site – the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera – and is commonly referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. The 600m-high walls create a natural amphitheater for the densest populations of large animals one could ever see. It is a microcosm of the vast Serengeti National Park, and in one day it is possible to see a staggering array of East African wildlife including all the big carnivores.

Game drives through the Ngorongoro Crater begin early in the morning in closed safari vehicles with pop-up roofs, accompanied by an expert driver-guide. The descent into the crater is of scenic beauty, as you make your way through lush forests, home to numerous elephants and buffaloes. As you reach the inside of the Ngorongoro Crater, marveling at the incredible landscape around you, your guide will take you through the grassy crater floor, the fever tree forest, the banks of Lake Magadi and the surrounding marshes.
Ngorongoro Crater is also one of the few places in East Africa where visitors have a chance to see black rhinoceros, while lions and bull elephants are abundant.

Lunch is served picnic style, surrounded by wonderful landscapes and wildlife roaming freely in the proximity.

After a full day of game driving, you will ascend and head to your lodge for dinner and relaxation.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge with full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) or similar.

After breakfast, you will leave the lodge for a full day game drive in Ndutu. The green season is a wonderful time to be on a safari in the southern Serengeti and the northern Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA). The area is massive, so it is best to move around, if time allows, rather than stay in just one spot. The wildebeest migration will most likely be spread across the now green plains of the northern NCA and the southern Serengeti. Along with the migration, predators should be abundant. There should be good cheetah and lion sightings, resident or nomads that have followed the migration from the woodlands.

The great migration involves about 2.5 million animals in search of food and water to survive. During this process, wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles cover around 3,200km, devouring 4,000 tonnes of grass per day. About 250,000 animals are born during the journey. Lions and other predators follow the migration picking off the weakest or youngest members of the herds. Witnessing the endless struggle for survival in an ever-evolving ecosystem is a memory that will last forever.

After a full day's game drive, you will head to your camp/lodge for dinner and relaxation.

Accommodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge with full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) or similar.

After breakfast, you will head towards Central Serengeti and its beautiful Seronera valley. Several perennial rivers run through this valley enabling many animals to thrive all year round. The combination of water and prey attracts the largest populations of predators in Africa, creating an abundance of diversity that captivates visitors and researchers alike.
There is simply no better place in Africa to observe these large carnivores, and since many are resident, excellent encounters are available regardless of the season or the location of the great migratory herds. It is not unusual to see all four large predators (lions, hyenas, leopards, and cheetahs) in one day in the Central Serengeti.

The Serengeti National Park is well known for its healthy stock of other resident wildlife, particularly the "Big Five", named after the five most prized trophies taken by hunters (lion, leopard, elephant, black rhinoceros & buffalo). It also supports many other species, including cheetah, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, topi, eland, waterbuck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe. The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds, and many different kinds of vultures.

Accommodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge with full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) or similar.

On your last day in the plains of Africa, you can choose an early morning game drive safari with a picnic breakfast, to make the most of your time. Morning game drives begin at sunrise, as the nocturnal predators wrap up their nightly hunts. There is always the chance of seeing a pride of lion lingering over last night's kill or a leopard relaxing on a branch where it has wedged its prey. The smaller denizens of the bush come to life as the daylight makes it easier for them to spot any predators still on the prowl.

You will then head to the airport for your departure.
If you continue your trip to Zanzibar, the flight departs between 10 am and 11 am, and you might need to have a packed lunch with you as well. You will be required to arrive at the airstrip at least one hour before departure time. The flight usually takes about four hours so sit back and enjoy the scenic flight over the Serengeti plains on your way to Zanzibar. You might have a brief stopover in Arusha to allow for more people to board.