HIGHER GROUND

5 DAY SAFARI

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What we see

Sat. March 4 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Our first game drive brings us to the lush plains and sapphire waters of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Ngorongoro Crater, the massive epicenter of a collapsed volcano and the world’s largest inactive and intact volcanic caldera. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this incredible reserve promises unequalled access to 25,000 animals, including the mysterious Big Five. This picturesque crater is often called “Africa's Garden of Eden” and for good reason: almost every species of wildlife present in East Africa can be found here. An afternoon tour takes you into the heart of the conservation area, in search of African elephants, troops of playful monkeys, and the critically endangered black rhinoceros. Scan the savannah for lions stalking their prey or train your eyes on Lake Magadi, home to thousands of lesser flamingos. Dinner briefing and overnight at Ndutu Tented Camp.

Sun. March 5 - Ndutu Lake area: We’ll spend our Saturday near the lake that separates the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. January through March this region hosts thousands of wildebeest that gather for calving season. Close to 8000 calves are born in a 3-4 week timeframe in the presence of migrating predators. We will also explore the area around Lake Masek, which is a top safari area in Tanzania due to resident and migrating animal herds. Dinner briefing and overnight at Ndutu Tented Camp.

 

Mon. March 6 - The Serengeti: the spectacular Serengeti is one of the world’s most famous wildlife sanctuaries and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and one of the Ten Natural Travel Wonders of the World. The scenic Serengeti, Maasai for “Endless Plains,” is home to three million large mammals – the largest and highest concentration of wildlife in the world – as well as vibrant habitats, as we discover on our afternoon game drive. Dinner briefing and overnight at KubuKubu Tented Lodge (Serengeti).

Tues. Mar. 7 - The Serengeti: we bump over the plains of the Serengeti, searching the rippling grasses and towering acacia for cheetah, gazelle, African elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, and African buffalo. Dinner briefing and overnight at KubuKubu Tented Lodge (Serengeti).

Wed. Mar. 8 - Serengeti to Karatu: for our final day in the Serengeti we’ll pull out all the stops with one goal in mind: Africa’s Big Five. These five imposing animals – the Cape Buffalo, African Elephant, Black Rhino, Leopard, and African Lion –were once considered the toughest and most dangerous game on the continent. Today, they are among the most sought-after sights on an African safari. Dinner briefing and overnight in Karatu at Tloma Lodge

Thur. Mar. 9 - Departures: Final goodbyes, transfers to JRO, and departures to US.

 

Wed. or Thurs.  Mar. 9-10.  - Arrive home.

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Where we stay

You'll be blown away by your accommodations. We carefully select our lodges to ensure that you'll experience some of the best that Africa has to offer. The hospitality of the lodge staff, along with delicious food, and even seeing animals on property will make your stay exceptional and memorable. Click the links in the itinerary above to get a glimpse of some of the beautiful places we'll stay. Or download the itinerary below. Note: itinerary and accommodations are subject to change.

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