6-DAY SAFARI: LAKE NATRON, SERENGETI & NGORONGORO CRATER

Mix two of the most iconic parks with the off the beaten path feeling of Lake Natron. You’ll have a really good chance of seeing the Big Five but also millions of flamingo’s and a glimpse of Maasai life. 

SAFARI NORTHERN ADVENTURES

Price per person, incl. airport transfers & 2 nights in Arusha

6-day safari – camping accommodation

2 PEOPLE

2200 USD

4 PEOPLE

1570 USD

6 PEOPLE

1400 USD

6-day safari – glamping accommodation

2 PEOPLE

2840 USD

4 PEOPLE

2260 USD

6 PEOPLE

2060 USD

6-day safari – standard lodge accommodation

2 PEOPLE

3050 USD

4 PEOPLE

2470 USD

6 PEOPLE

2210 USD

6-day safari – mid-range lodge accommodation

2 PEOPLE

4180 USD

4 PEOPLE

3600 USD

6 PEOPLE

3330 USD

Please note that there is no standard lodge option at Lake Natron. We therefore suggest a glamping option here. If you’d prefer a midrange lodge option, please let us know.

Prices for adults, based on the cheapest combination of single, double and triple tents/rooms. Prices for high season, low season discounts and/or Holiday supplements might apply. Discounted prices apply for children under 16.

 

SAFARI ITINERARY

This is a general itinerary that can be followed during most of the year. However in certain months we’d suggest visiting different parts of the Serengeti in order to see more of the great migration. We include these suggestions in our personalized offers once you’ve informed us of your travel dates. They might have an impact on the prices mentioned below.

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) and transfer to Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), our driver will be waiting for you. He’ll drive you to your hotel in Arusha in about 1-1,5 hour. Once arrived, you can finally rest after your long flight and start taking it all in. If there’s enough time, you can spend some time in the center of Arusha, or simply relax at your hotel. If you arrive early, we can even arrange an activity for you during the day (to be booked in advance). We’re more than happy to help you with information about places to go, where to eat and other practical arrangements.

Meals: dinner. 

Day 2: Arusha – Lake Natron

Your guide will pick you up early in the morning in order to drive to the unknown lands of Lake Natron. You have a long road ahead of you, part of which will take you through the most breathtaking landscapes. Depending on the weather and the condition of the access roads, we’ll pick the best option. For each of them, you’ll first drive about 2 hours on a tarmac road and will then continue over dirt roads while you approach the sacred mountain of the Maasai, Ol Doinyo Lengai, which determines the landscapes around Lake Natron. After your arrival, if you’re not scared of getting wet, you can do a pretty adventurous hike to the Engaresero waterfall. You’ll spend the night close to the lake and dinner will be served here.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Full day on the east side of Lake Natron

After breakfast, you’ll leave your accommodation on foot (or by car if you prefer), together with your safari guide and local Maasai guide, for a walk to one of the least visited areas around the lake. In this area, you can usually see a lot of zebras, some wildebeest and maybe even giraffes. You can get close to the shore of the lake to see the flamingos up close. Your safari car will follow you the entire time and after visiting the shore of the lake, you’ll get in the car to drive to a nearby natural pool. In this entire area, there’s no roads so this is a real adventure! Once you get to the pool, you can relax, ‘swim’ (the pool is shallow and the water is pretty warm), watch the Maasai walk by with their cattle or make a short walk to the shore of the lake. This is a 20 to 30-minute walk. After all this adventure, you’ll drive back to your accommodation, where dinner will be served.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

If you’d prefer to go even more off the beaten path at Lake Natron, we have another option for you! Check out the itinerary below for inspiration and let us know if you’re interested. We’ll send you a personalized itinerary that mixes both itineraries.

Day 4: Lake Natron – Serengeti with sunrise visit to the lake

Today you’ll get up early to see the sunrise at the lake, not far from your accommodation. After this, you’ll start the drive towards the Serengeti. The road is nothing less than breathtaking while you cross the nort-eastern part of the Serengeti. Depending on the condition of the road and the amount of animals that you’ll be able to see whilst driving, you’ll arrive in the central part of the Serengeti sometime during the afternoon. If there’s enough time left, you can still do a game drive in the park, after which you’ll head to your accommodation inside the park. Dinner will be served here.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

You’ll start the day with breakfast at your accommodation, after which it’s time to spend the entire day game driving. You’ll witness an extraordinary nature, as well as an abundance of animals like lions, gnus, Thomson gazelles and zebras. We’ll let you decide on the exact planning for the day together with your guide, as your safari is fully private. You’ll spend another night in the Serengeti, in the same accommodation as the night before.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6: Serengeti National Park – transfer to Ngorongoro

The morning is dedicated to another game drive in the central part of the Serengeti, and we can plan the day keeping in mind your wishes. Our top tip: get up early to witness the Serengeti at sunrise (from your accommodation or during a short game drive), have breakfast at your accommodation and spend the rest of the morning game driving. In the afternoon, you’ll start heading towards Ngorongoro conservation area, with the chance to stop and see more wildlife along the way. We’ll provide dinner at your accommodation again.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

After an early breakfast you’ll head towards the entrance of the crater. You’ll enter the crater over the steep path that leads down. Get ready to take in the amount of different animals you’re about to see – only giraffes and a few other species are absent, but other than that the wildlife density in this area is nothing less but impressive. You’re almost guaranteed to see large numbers of gnus (wildebeest), zebras, buffaloes and gazelles and chances are you’ll be able to spot rhinos and leopards. You’ll drive back to Arusha in the afternoon.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 8: Transfer from Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) and departure

Our driver will pick you up at your accommodation and drive you to Kilimanjaro airport. We wish you a safe flight and hope you’ve had an unforgettable time!

Meals: breakfast.

 

OUR OFFER – PRICES AND SERVICES

SAFARI NORTHERN ADVENTURES

Price per person, incl. airport transfers & 2 nights in Arusha

6-day safari – camping accommodation

2 PEOPLE

2200 USD

4 PEOPLE

1570 USD

6 PEOPLE

1400 USD

6-day safari – glamping accommodation

2 PEOPLE

2840 USD

4 PEOPLE

2260 USD

6 PEOPLE

2060 USD

6-day safari – standard lodge accommodation

2 PEOPLE

3050 USD

4 PEOPLE

2470 USD

6 PEOPLE

2210 USD

6-day safari – mid-range lodge accommodation

2 PEOPLE

4180 USD

4 PEOPLE

3600 USD

6 PEOPLE

3330 USD

Please note that there is no standard lodge option at Lake Natron. We therefore suggest a glamping option here. If you’d prefer a midrange lodge option, please let us know.

Prices for adults, based on the cheapest combination of single, double and triple tents/rooms. Prices for high season, low season discounts and/or Holiday supplements might apply. Discounted prices apply for children under 16.

Didn’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Don’t worry, there’s lots of other options! Please get in touch for different accommodation options in any price range, different room types and group sizes or groups including children, as well as if you wish to add extra options to your safari.  

The following services are included in our package:

  • Entrance fees to the parks (Serengeti 48h, Ngorongoro 24h and Lake Natron)
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle from your hotel in Arusha to the parks and back 
  • Game drives in the parks
  • Professional, English-speaking guide. Local Maasai guide attributed by the local activity office during your activities at Lake Natron.
  • Accommodation as mentioned above, subject to availability.
  • In case of a camping safari: private chef and camping gear
  • Meals as described above
  • Drinking water, tea and coffee
  • Airport transfers as described. 

This package however doesn’t include:

  • Tips for the crew. We recommend a tip of 25 USD per day for each guide and 15 USD per day for your cook, to be divided between each member of your group. In case of a camping safari, we recommend a tip of 15 USD per day. 
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Domestic and international flights.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs, laundry, etc.
  • … and all other services that are not mentioned as included.