3 Day Serengeti Safari Tour

3 Day Serengeti Safari

Overview

This 3 Day Serengeti Safari is an ideal short tour for visitors with limited time seeking to explore Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Serengeti is one of Africa’s most famous national parks, spread over a sprawling grassland area of almost 15,000 square kilometers. It is home to the iconic Great Wildebeest Migration when over two million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle migrate in search of greener pastures. This 3 Day Serengeti Safari offers a remarkable wildlife safari experience with a wide range of wildlife and can start any day all around the year.

3 Day Serengeti Safari Summary

  • Day 1: Arusha or Moshi to Serengeti National Park
  • Day 2: Serengeti morning game drive to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater 7 hours game drive – Arusha

Serengeti National Park is located in northern Tanzania along the border with Kenya and the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The park is reachable by air or vehicle most people start their Safari from Moshi or Arusha. The drive which takes just shy of Three hours takes you through many small villages and then by the Lake Manyara national park before passing through the Ngorongoro crater. This area is part of the Rift Valley which stretches for more than five thousand kilometers from Jordan all the way to Mozambique on the western slope of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Wildlife in Serengeti National Parks

Serengeti National Park offers an endless array of animals and you stand a high chance of seeing almost all on this 3 Day Serengeti Safari. Resident wildlife includes lions, cheetahs, leopards, jackals, wildebeest, antelope, impala, heart beasts, antelope, waterbuck, warthog, and, saw it dozens, giraffe, hippos, and the crocodile the fertile banks also are home to many species of monkey and there’s so many. The most numerous animal in the Serengeti is the wildebeest which are well observed on th annual wildebeest migration, these Wildebeests exist in millions of numbers across the plains.

Lions in Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti ecosystem is home to more than 25 prides of lions and more than 2,000 individuals. Throughout your Serengeti Safari 3 Days, there is a likeliness you will see several different prides as well as lone males staking out their claim of their territory with some of the prides. It is also common in the Serengeti to catch a glimpse of a live lion hunt or if you are less lucky you get to meet them hanging out as yet do what Lions do best, snap.

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti National Park is also home to the world’s largest animal migration where wildebeest, zebra, and many other herd species leave the dry plains in search of greener grasslands northwards towards Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Serengeti National Park is known as the vast endless plains and driving through the park on our 3 Day Serengeti Safari you witness just how vast the landscape truly is; the open grass Plains here make it one of the best places in all of East Africa to see predators in action.

Best times to visit on this 3 Day Serengeti National Park Safari

The best times to visit this 3 Day Serengeti National Park Safari the park is during the months of January to March and July to September.  February to March sees the highlight events of the great migration as the herds have returned south of the park from their vacation in the north. The Major highlight is the calving season in Serengeti which sees about 8000 wildebeest calves being born in a single day. Predator hunts are also very common during this time of the year since the herds are highly vulnerable which makes it hard for them to defend themselves. May and April are not poor months to visit on this 3 Day Serengeti Safari since these months are characterized as wet months with heavy rains.

Seronera Area

The famous Seronera area is the central region and heart of the Serengeti. The Serengeti is vast and consists of about 17,000 or 18,000 square kilometers with lots of different ecosystems. What makes the Seronera area makes this area special is that it has permanent water, and we know life depends on water, so the wildlife depends on water which makes it the best area to view wildlife any time of year to be sure to see lots of wonderful animals. Our 3 Days Serengeti Safari covers unlimited mileage drives through Seronera to offer you the best of wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park Brief History

The Serengeti first gained protected status after American explorer Stuart white and his companions recorded in stayed in the Serengeti in the 1920s. They shot and killed so many lions that the British colonial administration came in and protected, more than eight hundred acres as a game reserve. These actions eventually led to the creation of the National Park in 1951. Visitors are lucky to see all of the big cat species on their first day which gives you a clear scope of how abundantly blessed these vast plains are.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arusha to Serengeti National Park

Early in the morning we will depart to Southern Serengeti National Park from your booked accommodation in Arusha/Lake Manyara/ Kilimanjaro/ Mwanaza/ Airport. We take the scenic route to the Southern Serengeti passing along the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural wonders of Africa; it also features spectacular Wildebeest Migration and is home to all the big predators. You will have the opportunity for afternoon game drive in Ndutu area while enjoying an appetizing picnic lunch on umbrella acacia trees (small shade in a generally flat area). We will resume our journey and progress further into the Center Serengeti for a game drive. When the game drive is completed you will proceed to the Center Serengeti Serona area for dinner and overnight stay.

Our Accommodation options for this safari depend on your package type preference, We are happy to recommend top notch lodge/ Camp options upon inquiry

Day 2
Serengeti morning game drive to Ngorongoro Crater

The day will begin in the central Serengeti where you will have an opportunity for morning game drive. Lunch will be served in the park before we proceed to the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater has a diverse ecological system that includes lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, buffaloes, zebras, wildebeest, elands, gazelles, giraffe, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos and antelopes. There are migrant birds from Europe, Asia and African birds such as vultures, storks and flamingos. Majority of the plantation can be described as luscious and green but there are species of desert plants. The probability of what species you are likely to see all depends on the time of year and the migration of the herds. We will drive to the rim of the crater in the late afternoon and spend the night at your booked accommodation

Day 3
Ngorongoro Crater 7 hours game drive | Transfer to Arusha

We will have an early morning departure from camp to ensure that we arrive at the Ngorongoro Crater descend gate promptly. We will descend into the crater as our game drive with a picnic lunch is inside the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is an immense, unbroken caldera that was formed when a volcano erupted millions of years ago. The elevated structure encourages the animals subside within the crater which means there is a high possibility of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’. The powerful group comprises of buffalo, lions, rhinos, elephants. You can expect to see other wildlife including zebra, hippos, wildebeest and hyenas. The flamingos will lounge gracefully on the banks of the Soda Lake whilst the vultures can be found scavenging for the discarded prey of a predator. Your trip will come to an end in the late afternoon and we will proceed to Arusha town. Accommodation before and after your Safari in Arusha can be arranged on request