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Eland

Eland

A 7-day safari from $3,695

Safari in National Parks: Lake Natron, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti

This seven-day safari program offers a richly diverse wildlife experience! You'll get a chance to see pink flamingos and pelicans in the otherworldly Lake Natron, nestled near the active Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, a place so remote that very few have ventured there. You'll also visit the Ngorongoro Crater, a unique ecosystem enclosed within the walls of an ancient collapsed volcanic crater, and the grand Serengeti Valley, renowned for its migrating wildebeest and zebra herds, as well as its cheetahs and lion prides. Each park you visit is unique in its own way, so strap in for a whirlwind of incredible experiences!

This program is ideal for July through October, when hundreds of flamingos flock to Lake Natron for breeding, and the Serengeti hosts its most anticipated event of the year - the Great Migration. While the basic itinerary on this website includes game drives in Seronera (central Serengeti), we can modify your accommodations and itinerary based on your travel dates to include other parts of the Serengeti, or add extra days in Kogatende (Northern Serengeti) for a chance to witness the dramatic wildebeests' river crossings at the Mara River in late July and August (price may change based on modifications - reach out to our travel managers to learn more!)

Benefits

Quality Control
Quality Control

We personally inspect every lodge and park before they land on your travel itinerary

Licensed Operator
Licensed Operator

Annually approved for tour operating activities by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism

Smart Planning
Smart Planning

Our team of qualified safari experts knows how to tailor your adventure to your individual travel style

Best Vehicles
Best Vehicles

We use only new Land Cruisers produced in 2016-2023 and fitted with a fridge, Wi-Fi and sockets

Safari Tour "Eland" Price

Safari tour Eland Price per person
1 pax
2 pax
3 pax
4 pax
5 pax
7-day safari
$6,831
$4,531
$4,196
$3,733
$3,695
Safari tour Eland Price per person
7-day safari
$6,831
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"Eland" Safari Itinerary

1
Day
Arrival
Arrival

The group arrives at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). Participants are met by a representative of Altezza Travel and transferred to a hotel in Arusha.

Note:The hotel cost only includes breakfast. Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.

Accommodation
Accommodation Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge
Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge
Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge
Meal Plan:Breakfast included
Room Type:Double
WiFi WiFi
Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
Laundry service Laundry service
Wildlife area Wildlife area
Spa Spa
Restaurant Restaurant
2
Day
Lake Natron
Lake Natron
Lake Natron

This day will take place at Lake Natron, a very beautiful and remote place. Often featured in wildlife magazines, Natron is the only place in the world that has red-hued water. The color is attributed to a high content of special bacteria, which have a blood-red color. However, it can only be seen and photographed from a bird's-eye view. Lake Natron has very beautiful African landscapes and wild animals: ostriches, antelopes, zebras, giraffes also live here, but due to its remote nature, there are not many tourists. This is a great place to start or end your safari through Tanzania's northern parks.

It can be quite hot during the day. To freshen up, you can swim in the springs nearby. Water flows into them directly from the slopes of the Ngorongoro Reserve. It is very pure and well-saturated with sulfur. Some scientists believe it is beneficial for the development of bones in the body. We're not sure about that, but it's definitely not harmful.

Several authentic African tribes live around the lake, including the famous Maasai. You may visit their settlements and see their way of life.

Accommodation
Accommodation Lake Natron Camp
Lake Natron Camp
Lake Natron Camp
Meal Plan:Full board
Room Type:Double tent
Laundry service Laundry service
Restaurant Restaurant
WiFi WiFi
Wildlife area Wildlife area
3
Day
Lake Natron
Lake Natron
Lake Natron

Very beautiful birds live on Lake Natron including large and small flamingos, which can have numbers of tens of thousands at a time! The brilliant pink birds taking flight is a very beautiful sight. Flamingos are very fond of Lake Natron, because here they are guaranteed not to be disturbed by predators because of the water’s high alkaline level. Every year from September through to April, more than three-quarters of all Lesser Flamingos in the world are born on Lake Natron. Eggs are laid in the shallow mud of the waters, and new chicks hatch along the shore. Through binoculars, you can watch very small chicks that are just taking their first steps. They are still gray in color, but very soon their plumage will begin to turn pink.

In addition to flamingos, pelicans and other birds are found in the vicinity of Lake Natron. In the wild, they behave completely differently from the zoo - the birds are very active and playful.

Accommodation
Accommodation Lake Natron Camp
Lake Natron Camp
Lake Natron Camp
Meal Plan:Full board
Room Type:Double tent
Laundry service Laundry service
Restaurant Restaurant
WiFi WiFi
Wildlife area Wildlife area
4
Day
Lake Natron
Lake Natron
Lake Natron

Today your guide will take you to the Engaresero Falls. These are picturesque waterfalls, found only by a pleasant hike. The falls are not accessible by car, but you will be led by a guide from the local Masai tribe. It takes approximately one hour, and we advise wearing light shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. You can swim in the pools below the waterfall, do not forget your bathing suit and a towel! Wild animals can be seen in the Natron area. Although there are not as many of them as in the Serengeti, you can easily spot giraffes, zebras, ostriches, hyenas, impalas, wildebeests and other savannah inhabitants. Keep your camera ready!

Finally, there is one of the few active volcanoes in East Africa - Ol Doinyo Lengai, the "Mountain of God" in the Maasai language. The area provides excellent photo opportunities to capture African landscapes.

Accommodation
Accommodation Mawe Mawe Manyara Lodge
Mawe Mawe Manyara Lodge
Mawe Mawe Manyara Lodge
Meal Plan:Full board
Room Type:Double
Gym Gym
Laundry service Laundry service
Restaurant Restaurant
Spa Spa
Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
WiFi WiFi
5
Day
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Today you are going to the Legendary Ngorongoro Crater! Your day will begin early in the morning, when your guide arrives to drive you to the Ngorongoro Crater, part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Crater is somewhat reminiscent of The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: here you will witness tens of thousands of wild animals living in the massive crater left by a huge ancient volcano. The actual crater is relatively small, when you consider that it is home to the most variety of animals per square meter than anywhere else in the world! Here, you are sure to see a great number of animals within close proximity to one another.

The descent into the crater will take about half an hour of driving. The road passes through beautiful, lush forests with great scenery. Your safari guide will make a stop to see the ‘look out’ which is a place offering a stunning panoramic view of the entire crater. Contrary to popular myth, animals can go outside the caldera. However, most of them are safe and comfortable inside the caldera which provides an unlimited supply of fresh grass for grazers and easy prey for predators. Therefore, they prefer to remain in the crater t all the time.

Elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, lions, cheetahs, zebras and other African animals can be seen in Ngorongoro Crater. This is one of the few places in Africa where rhinos are found, although, remember that they are an endangered species, so there are very few of them. One animal that is absent are giraffes; you will not spot any of them in the crater because, due to the build of their bodies, including legs and long necks, they cannot walk down into the crater.

After your morning game drive around the crater, you will stop at the picnic area next to Lake Magadi for a snack and rest. This place is popular with various birds, including kites, who sometimes try to steal food right from the table! While not dangerous, at all, it is a good idea not to leave any food unattended. One of the draws of Lake Magadi are the hippos that live in the area. You’re sure to enjoy watching them while you eat lunch. These huge animals stay close to the shore and often surface to get air. If you do see one walking out of the water, give it plenty of space. Due to the large number of animals and endemic plants, Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and renowned for its natural significance in the world.

Please do not feed animals in Ngorongoro or any other parks in Tanzania. Even if you really want to treat a small bird or monkey, you should not do this - you will only harm them. Human food disrupts the natural diet of animals and can lead to their early death!

Remember, this is not just our request. This is a law which is enforced by park rangers. Any person caught feeding wildlife or violating other park rules may be fined.

Accommodation
Accommodation Sound of Silence
Sound of Silence
Sound of Silence
Meal Plan:Full board
Room Type:Double
Restaurant Restaurant
Wildlife area Wildlife area
WiFi WiFi
6
Day
Serengeti National Park — Seronera
Serengeti National Park — Seronera
Serengeti National Park — Seronera

Today you will go to the most famous safari park in the world - Serengeti. This is one of the largest parks in Tanzania and has a large population of wildlife. Here, you are sure to see: lions, antelopes, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes and zebras. There is a good chance of spotting cheetahs, serval cats and other rare animals of the African savannah. The Serengeti is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, chosen because of its important ecosystem, the dense population of animals and the annual Great Migration. Serengeti was the inspiration for Disney’s “Lion King” feature film, but life here is not a cartoon - it is pure, wild and beautiful. The day will take place in the central Serengeti, in a remarkably beautiful area called Seronera.

Accommodation
Accommodation Sound of Silence
Sound of Silence
Sound of Silence
Meal Plan:Full board
Room Type:Double
Restaurant Restaurant
Wildlife area Wildlife area
WiFi WiFi
7
Day
Serengeti National Park — Seronera
Serengeti National Park — Seronera
Serengeti National Park — Seronera

Your adventure continues in the central part of the Serengeti. Seronera is a huge space, brimming with life. It is impossible to view it all in one day; today, your guide will show you new places and interesting animals, so that you can get a full perspective of Serengeti’s Seronera. It is in the Serengeti that the rarest African animals live: rhinos, leopards, serval cats and caracals. This second day increases your chances of seeing these rare animals in the wild.

Accommodation
Accommodation Sound of Silence
Sound of Silence
Sound of Silence
Meal Plan:Full board
Room Type:Double
Restaurant Restaurant
Wildlife area Wildlife area
WiFi WiFi
8
Day
Serengeti National Park - Seronera
Serengeti National Park - Seronera
Serengeti National Park - Seronera

This is your final day in central Serengeti. Every day in the savannah provides something new and exciting, you will not have a repeat of previous days, but will experience something genuinely new: yesterday’s lazy lions might be on the prowl today, elephants that walked away will be curious today. A cheetah may even climb atop the safari car, for a chance to see you! It is also an excellent chance to see the famous Kopjes - these remnants of volcanic rock from ancient eruptions are a picturesque part of the Seronera landscape. Animals love to rest in their shade, providing ideal photographs of your time in Central Serengeti.

You’ll also see the Simba Rock - Remember the opening scene of “The Lion King” where Mufasa lifts up baby Simba to see all the savannah? Well, you can see it in real life! In Seronera, visit the inspiration for The Lion King, and see the exact rock that was copied for the cartoon.

Accommodation
Accommodation Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge
Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge
Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge
Meal Plan:Breakfast included
Room Type:Double
WiFi WiFi
Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
Laundry service Laundry service
Wildlife area Wildlife area
Spa Spa
Restaurant Restaurant
9
Day
Departure
Departure

Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.

Note:Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, you have the option to extend your hotel stay till 6:00 PM for an extra fee.

Safari Cost Includes Safari Cost Includes

  • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
  • Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to the airport;
  • Accommodation before and after safari (double rooms, breakfast included);
  • New SUV (2016-2023) Land Cruiser 4x4 with pop-up roof;
  • Experienced English-speaking safari guide;
  • 24/7 phone support;
  • All park fees;
  • All accommodation under your program;
  • Three meals per day on safari;
  • Air Ambulance Service by AMREF Flying Doctors;
  • Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee;
  • Medical kit;
  • Binocular (1 per SUV);
  • Wet wipes.

Safari Cost Excludes Safari Cost Excludes

  • Air tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner in hotel (only before and after safari);
  • Insurance;
  • Tips to your safari guide ($30-50 per day per car).

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