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Best 10 Day Southern Serengeti Safari

Embark on a 10-day luxury Southern Serengeti Safari expedition. Ajourney of wildlife bliss designed to immerse you in the wonders of the Great Migration in the Ndutu area during the calving season. This extraordinary tour takes you through the central Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, and Lake Manyara. Unfolding a rich tapestry of diverse ecosystems. Your adventure is accompanied by the comfort of a fully equipped 4x4 Jeep with a pop-up roof, ensuring optimal wildlife viewing with an English-speaking guide. A safari in the Southern Serengeti is all about seeing the Great Migration in action on daily game drives, whether it’s baby wildebeest being born and taking their first steps on the lush green plains in the early months of the year, or watching the vast herds on the move as they track their course northwards towards the Masai Mara

10 Day Southern Serengeti Safari

Embark on an unforgettable 10-day journey through Tanzania’s iconic landscapes with the Southern Serengeti Safari. Begin at Tarangire National Park, renowned for its majestic baobab trees and large elephant herds.

Witness the awe-inspiring migration spectacle in Southern Serengeti. Where vast plains teem with wildebeest and zebras. Explore the lush Seronera Valley in Central Serengeti, a predator-rich region offering exceptional game viewing opportunities.

Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a haven for diverse wildlife including the Big Five. Conclude your adventure at Lake Manyara, famous for its tree-climbing lions and diverse birdlife.

Each location offers unique experiences, from thrilling game drives to serene landscapes, promising an immersive safari experience like no other. 

10 Day Southern Serengeti Safari Itinerary

Southern Serengeti forms a part of the route for the annual migration of more than 2 million wildebeests and thousands of zebra, antelope and gazelle. During game drives at the right season between December and April, you will be able to see the fertile plains turn into calving grounds and nursery for the great migration. This tour will also cover other famous destinations: Tarangire National park, famous for its baobabs trees, the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. You will experience both Tarangire National Park, Ndutu South Serengeti, Central Serengeti Nationla Park,  Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara Park.

Day 1: Tanzania Arrival | Safari in Tanzania

Pick up you at Kilimanjaro airport/Arusha airport transfer you to Arusha. We booked a hotel for you overnight ready to start your tour the following day. You will meet with our safari manager to give you briefly about safari. After that you will continue leisure in your hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Arusha.

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 am and take you to a very special national park. Tarangire National Park is famous for its diverse landscape with nine different vegetation zones. The park is particularly known for the abundance of ancient baobab trees (the largest trees in the continent) which fill the landscape and dwarf the animals next to them.

The river of the park is full of wildlife ranging from a large variety of birds to lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes and, of course, elephants. In fact, the park has the largest concentration of elephants in the whole country. And provides unique chances to observe the interaction between elephant families. The lunch area is fascinating, boasting an observatory with amazing views to the river and wildlife (with good chances of seeing a hunt while having your picnic). Dinner and overnight at Kitela Lodge.

Day 3: Tarangire to Ndutu via Ngorongoro 

You will start your day after a delicious breakfast, by about 8 AM. The destination for today is the Ndutu region which is a 3hr drive from your accommodation in Karatu. After about an hour commencing the drive, you will enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) where you will notice the landscape changing from hilly forests to plain and green grasslands as you drive further.

Once you reach Ndutu you will begin your day game drive with a convenient stop for your picnic lunch. Sweeping grasslands of the Ndutu cover the region which gradually fades into the Serengeti. The Ndutu is also the home ground for 6 species of big cats – leopard, lion, cheetah, caracal, serval, and wildcat. The action-packed game drive will end late in the evening by around 5 PM. you will drive to your accommodation for dinner and overnight at Ndutu kati kati tented camp/ Ndutu under canvas/ Ndutu Lake Masek.

Day 4: South Serengeti (Ndutu)

After breakfast, we will head to the Lake Ndutu region, situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a sublime landscape of the southern Serengeti ecosystem. The drive takes approximately 3 hrs. Taking us across the beautiful landscape of  the rift valley lake Ndutu. Alkaline like most of the other Rift Valley is frequently inhabited by a wide array of wildlife.  With appetites sated, undertake our game drive in the Ndutu region. The majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found on the short-grass plains from December to April. After the late afternoon game drive, you will drive to your accommodation for dinner and overnight at Ndutu kati kati tented camp/ Ndutu under canvas/ Ndutu Lake Masek.

Day 5: Ndutu Southern Serengeti to Central Serengeti 

After breakfast, you will head out towards the Serengeti National Park and travel in the midst of the never-ending plain grasslands. Serengeti means endless plains in the local African language and watching the grassland stretch out as far as the eye can see and eventually merging with the sky at the horizon is an absolutely breathtaking view.

The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa. You must also look out for the Serengeti “Kopjes” which are massive boulders of granite standing in a sea of grass. They provide ample shelter to a large variety of flora and fauna. A picnic lunch will be done during the day-long game drive itself. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation Kubu kubu tented lodge.

Day 6: Seronera Central Serengeti game drive

After breakfast, continues with both morning and afternoon game drives in Central Serengeti National Park during your Signature safari trip. The Serengeti National Park is famous for the ‘Great Migration’, with over one million wildebeest and two hundred thousand plus zebras each year follow the rains.

In October and November, they travel from the mountains of the north, southwards to the plains seeking lush pastures. After the great rainy season in April, May, and June the herds then make their return ward journey. Even without this mass migration, the Serengeti is still an exciting and spectacular place that still cannot fail to enthrall. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kubu kubu tented lodge

Day 7: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

After a relaxing morning and an early lunch, you will have an early morning Safari in Tanzania game drive in Serengeti later back for a brunch and hot lunch. Today, you will be doing a safari in Tanzania game viewing en-route on the way from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater. You will be in Ngorongoro Crater late in the evening where the night will be spent on the crater rim. Dinner and overnight will be at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater back to Karatu

Embark on a delightful day after a hearty breakfast, as we set out for the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater, a true gem in the heart of Africa for 5 – 6 hrs game drive. Enjoy a thrilling game drive within the confines of this expansive caldera, an unrivalled natural wonder. Be prepared for a spectacular showcase of wildlife, with approximately 30,000 large mammals, including buffaloes, lions, elephants, cheetahs, and rhinos, residing year-round. 

The air is alive with the melodies of diverse bird species, from elegant flamingos to majestic eagles and buzzards. Brace yourself for an abundance of wildlife encounters, offering an unparalleled experience of witnessing nature’s grandeur in a concentrated timeframe.”

As the day unfolds in Ngorongoro, relish the opportunity to witness a myriad of animals against the backdrop of this extraordinary landscape. After the game drive we will transfer you the  Karatu Kitela lodge for relaxation and restful night.

Day 9: Lake Manyara National Park  to Arusha 

After your breakfast, and then we drive to Lake Manyara National Park. On our exploration of the park we will see millions of birds including flamingo. Monkey, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and, with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. This impressive National Park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas. Consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley Western escarpment.

The Park varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of Elephants. Manyara is famous for a Tree-climbing lion, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.  Later drive back to Arusha overnight at Mount Meru hotel.

Day 10: Transfer you to Airport (End of Safaris in Tanzania)

After breakfast in the hotel, we will transfer you to the airport to take a flight back home or to the next safari destination, you’re planning yourself. This will be the end of your tour and safari with us.

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