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3 Day Serengeti Trail – The Big 5 Safari – Budget Camping


Duration: 3 Days

Designed for those who desire to visit the famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro, but are limited in time for a long safari. The parks are highly impressed with their Seventh wonder of the world, The ‘Annual Great Wildebeest Migration”. The Serengeti is the oldest and most famous national park in Tanzania and possibly the best–known wildlife sanctuary in the world. With other features, Ngorongoro, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the only place on earth where mankind and wild animals co-exist in harmony. A professional safari guide with much experience in the African bush will lead your tour and provide deeper insight into the wildlife animal and scenery around you.

At a Glance

  • This starts and ends in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • This tour offers mid-range accommodation with upgrades available
  • This tour is private and run exclusively for you and can depart any day
  • However, the package can still be customized to meet your budget and ideas
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 10 and discount apply for children 10-15 years old with further discounts available for families sharing triple and quad rooms


  • Travel the endless plains of the world-famous Serengeti-Game Drive
  • Ngorongoro crater-Game Drive
  • 2 nights central Serengeti
  • Enjoy the comforts of a lodge and the romance of a tented camp in the heart of the Tanzania bush

Optional Safari Activities

  • Maasai village (USD 40 per vehicle)
  • Visit to the Olduvai Gorge (USD 40 per person)
  • Balloon safari in Serengeti (USD 590 per person)


Day 1: Arusha to central Serengeti

  • Distance & Drive Time: Arusha to Central Serengeti takes about 6-7 hours 350km/217mi

After early breakfast at 6:30 am in your hotel/lodge in Arusha, you will be met by your safari driver guide and start your journey toward Serengeti. we will have a short stop at the Rift valley viewpoint and the Ngorongoro crater viewpoint before you arrive on the plain of Serengeti. Today we will enjoy a picnic lunch on Naabi kopje (a small, rocky hill in a generally flat area) where you will have the opportunity to view the Serengeti’s famous pink-headed lizards. After lunch in the afternoon, you do your first game drive spotting animals like lions, leopards, buffalo, dik-dik, Thomson’s gazelle, grant’s gazelle, elephant, impala, giraffe, hippopotamus, and many more. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebra trek to find fresh grass and water. You will overnight at a lodge /campsite in central Serengeti in the Seronera area.

  • Accommodation: Nyani Public Campsite
  • Meals plan: Lunch &Dinner included.
  • Upgrade Your Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented camp

Day 2: Central Serengeti National Park.

  • Distance & Drive Time: Full-day game viewing.

After breakfast enters into the corners of plains Serengeti for a full day game drive to explore the Serengeti. The Serengeti National Park is the jewel in the crown of Tanzania’s game park and offers arguably the best game viewing in Africa. The setting is perfect- A sea of the endless plain that stretches to the horizon, dotted with the occasion acacia tree and termite mound. This savannah is home to huge herds of wildebeest that every year make the mass migration north, through crocodile-infested rivers in a frenzied mixture of mating and galloping that is driven by instinct. Pride of lions rules here, their hungry gaze sweeping the savannah for a chance to attack the thousands of eland impala and gazelle, Solitary leopards stake out their place in the high branches of the acacia tree and herds of elephants roam at will. This is the Africa that you have always dreamed about. You will overnight at a lodge/campsite located in central Serengeti in the Seronera area.

  • Accommodation: Nyani Public Campsite
  • Meals plan: Lunch &Dinner included.
  • Upgrade Your Accommodation– Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented camp

Day 3: Serengeti-Ngorongoro crater to Arusha

  • Distance & Drive Time: Central Serengeti To Arusha  takes about 6-7 hours 350km/217mi

After early morning breakfast, you will drive to Ngorongoro crater, as it is the best time to spot animals on this day, you will enjoy a game drive around the crater and stop for a picnic lunch at a small lake within the park (Ngoitok Hippo pool). The lake is home to many hippos and migratory birds, you will enjoy the visit! Due to the animal “oasis” created within the crater, there is a high possibility of spotting every member of “The Big 5

The ground comprises some of the strongest animals in Africa-the ferocious lion, The giant elephant, the stealthy Leopard, the charging rhino, and the mighty water buffalo. Ngorongoro crater travels back to Arusha. This is the last leg of your safari, with a 4hrs drive left to Arusha, you will be dropped off at JRO Airport or at your hotel in Arusha by 6:00 pm in the evening when your safari will end. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you say goodbye to your safari crew.

  • Meals plan Breakfast and Lunch. As today is the end of the safari, please note that Accommodation and dinner tonight is not included in the tour.



  • 1 night of hotel Accommodation before safari
  • Professional and experienced English-speaking safari driver/guide.
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Concession/ Camping Fees.
  • 4×4 Toyota land cruiser with a pop-up roof.
  • All sightseeing and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary (unless labeled as optional).
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary.
  • Food/Meals as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water while on safari (1.5 litres per person per day).
  • Government Taxes & VAT.
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfer (Unless mentioned otherwise).


  • International flight or Domestic flight (Unless mentioned otherwise)
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Any Private Expenses (Souvenirs, travel insurance, etc.)
  • Additional accommodation at the end of tour (Unless mentioned otherwise)
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

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