African Lion Safari

Overview

A real-life ‘Lion King’ journey, for those in search of Africa’s greatest predators.

Tour Information

Duration

1 Night Arusha | 2 Nights Serengeti | 1 Night Ngorongoro Crater

Availability

Year round

Tour Highlights

Arusha, Central Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

Price:

Starting from USD 2,380 per person sharing

Duration

5 Days

Day 1

Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha

  • Our guide meets you on your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfers you to your hotel in Arusha
  • Located beneath the twin peaks of Mt. Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha City is the gateway to Tanzania’s Northern Circuit of national parks and marks the starting point of your safari into the African Bush
  •  Set out to explore the vibrant sights and sounds of local life in Arusha
  • Coffee connoisseurs can enjoy popular coffee tours – weaving in and out of the evergreen coffee trees, while learning about how beans are nurtured, harvested, dried and finally roasted to produce myriad different blends which are exported and enjoyed all over the world

* These activities are an additional cost

Day 2

Arusha – Serengeti

  • Get set to kickstart your safari adventure as we head to the Serengeti where you are dropped off and given time to settle in
  • Guests raring to get out and explore can take advantage of a sunset game drive
  • Back to your hotel for dinner and a relaxing evening listening to the sounds of the Serengeti at night
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

Serengeti

  • We set out in the early morning for a full day’s game drive in search of lion prides
  • Expect to spot animals you’ve only seen in National Geographic – great herds of buffalo, elephants, giraffes, zebra, thousands of Eland, as well as exceptional year-round lion sightings
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic and spend the entire day out exploring the rolling plains of the Serengeti National Park
  • After an action-packed day in the bush, your guide drops you back at your accommodation inside the national park, in time for a gourmet dinner
  • Take to the African skies in a hot air balloon to appreciate the pristine natural beauty of this 14,763km2 savannah stretching as far as the eye can see *
  • Cosy around the campfire and enjoy sharing stories of the day’s wildlife sightings
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

* These activities are at an additional cost

Day 4

Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

  • After an early breakfast, you depart with your lunch for a final morning game drive in the Serengeti
  • Few lions hunt during the heat of the day and so early morning is often the best time to observe the thrill of the chase
  •  Enjoy your last few moments in the Serengeti National Park before we make the three-hour transfer to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Check-in to your accommodation in Ngorongoro and settle into your new surroundings
  • Enjoy a guided walk around the rim of the mighty Ngorongoro Crater. In addition to seeing breathtaking views of the volcanic crater and the diverse wildlife, our expert guides will also teach you about its incredible indigenous flora and fauna*
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

* These activities are at an additional cost

Day 5

Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro International Airport

  • Wake up early to panoramic views of the crater, and after breakfast, head off for a day trip to explore the many fascinating species that are protected within its rim
  • Here, we can see the Big Five in high concentration against the stunning backdrop of the crater walls
  • After a day of exploring, you are transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport – where we wave you a fond farewell
  •  Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 1

Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha

  • Our guide meets you on your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfers you to your hotel in Arusha
  • Located beneath the twin peaks of Mt. Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha City is the gateway to Tanzania’s Northern Circuit of national parks and marks the starting point of your safari into the African Bush
  •  Set out to explore the vibrant sights and sounds of local life in Arusha
  • Coffee connoisseurs can enjoy popular coffee tours – weaving in and out of the evergreen coffee trees, while learning about how beans are nurtured, harvested, dried and finally roasted to produce myriad different blends which are exported and enjoyed all over the world

* These activities are an additional cost

Day 2

Arusha – Serengeti

  • Get set to kickstart your safari adventure as we head to the Serengeti where you are dropped off and given time to settle in
  • Guests raring to get out and explore can take advantage of a sunset game drive
  • Back to your hotel for dinner and a relaxing evening listening to the sounds of the Serengeti at night
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Serengeti

  • We set out in the early morning for a full day’s game drive in search of lion prides
  • Expect to spot animals you’ve only seen in National Geographic – great herds of buffalo, elephants, giraffes, zebra, thousands of Eland, as well as exceptional year-round lion sightings
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic and spend the entire day out exploring the rolling plains of the Serengeti National Park
  • After an action-packed day in the bush, your guide drops you back at your accommodation inside the national park, in time for a gourmet dinner
  • Take to the African skies in a hot air balloon to appreciate the pristine natural beauty of this 14,763km2 savannah stretching as far as the eye can see *
  • Cosy around the campfire and enjoy sharing stories of the day’s wildlife sightings
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

* These activities are at an additional cost

Day 4

Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

  • After an early breakfast, you depart with your lunch for a final morning game drive in the Serengeti
  • Few lions hunt during the heat of the day and so early morning is often the best time to observe the thrill of the chase
  •  Enjoy your last few moments in the Serengeti National Park before we make the three-hour transfer to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Check-in to your accommodation in Ngorongoro and settle into your new surroundings
  • Enjoy a guided walk around the rim of the mighty Ngorongoro Crater. In addition to seeing breathtaking views of the volcanic crater and the diverse wildlife, our expert guides will also teach you about its incredible indigenous flora and fauna*
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

* These activities are at an additional cost

Day 5

Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro International Airport

  • Wake up early to panoramic views of the crater, and after breakfast, head off for a day trip to explore the many fascinating species that are protected within its rim
  • Here, we can see the Big Five in high concentration against the stunning backdrop of the crater walls
  • After a day of exploring, you are transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport – where we wave you a fond farewell
  •  Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Whats included
  • Return airport transfers
  •  4 x Nights of accommodation and meals as outlined above
  •  Your own professional English-speaking driver/guide
  •  Activities and game viewing as specified in the itinerary
  • Evening sundowners (where applicable)
  •  Packed lunches on excursions with unlimited soft drinks and snacks
  • Unlimited mileage in one of our custom 4 x 4 Toyota Land cruisers during safari game drives
  • Government taxes and national park fees
  •  Flying Doctor Service
Whats excluded
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Any items of a personal nature such as: telephone calls, alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips for drivers and guides etc
  • Insurance
  • Visas
Mark Williams

Accommodation

From traditional tented safari camps to luxurious lodges, we work with a number of tried and tested accommodation providers to ensure your stay is truly unforgettable. Below are some of the camps that we highly recommend for this itinerary:

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ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE
Arusha

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ARUSHA SERENA HOTEL
Arusha

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AFRICAN TULIP HOTEL
Arusha

Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

KUBU KUBU TENTED LODGE
Central Serengeti

Asilia dunia camp

ASILIA DUNIA CAMP
Central Serengeti

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Kati Kati Tented Camp
Central Serengeti

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater

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NGORONGORO FARMHOUSE
Karatu

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THE HIGHLANDS
Ngorongoro Crater

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