Arusha – Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
In the morning we switch to smaller, more game park-friendly vehicles, we drive west across the Great Rift Valley, passing through Mto Wa Mbo (‘Mosquito Creek’) and entering the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Heading into the park, we drive around the Crater’s rim and down onto the plains of the Serengeti. A luscious green after the rains, and brown and burnt after the droughts, this area is home to a vast variety of grazing animals, predators and birdlife. Flatter and larger than the Masai Mara, the Serengeti is simply enormous. In fact, the name is derived from the Masai word Siringitu, meaning ‘the place where the land moves on forever’. Here, game viewing is a fantastic activity in which to partake, and spending your nights sleeping in the unfenced campsite where lion and hyena roam freely is an enthralling and extremely memorable experience.
Trip Highlights: Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
Accommodation: Serengeti National Park: Bush Camp – Camping in twin share tents with very rustic/basic shared facilities (no shower, pit latrine), mattress, sleeping bag and pillow provided
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-250 kms
Approximate Driving Time: Full days including game drives