Cross Country Safaris

Safari Overview

We recommend this safari in the months of July – September because of the “Mara – Crossing” of the wildebeest and zebra herds in the north of the Serengeti!

10Days/9 Nights Cross Countey Safari

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha

We welcome you at Kilimanjaro International Airport “KIA” and transfer you to your lodge in Arusha. There we do a briefing about the safari, which starts the next morning.


Accommodation: Planet Lodge


Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

After breakfast you start with packed lunch in the Tarangire National Park. After 2 hours you arrive at the park gate and the game drives begin. The park offers you a magnificent, wide panorama of open acacia forests with grass savannas and large herds of elephants. Established in 1970 from former hunting grounds, Tarangire National Park is home to the largest population of wildlife outside of the Serengeti ecosystem. The baobab trees grow in abundance and the “candles” of the candelabra trees fan out into the sky. For bird lovers, the park has even more to offer: screeching flocks of colorful black-headed lovebirds, as well as the slightly less conspicuous red-tailed weavers and gray glossed starlings. In the late afternoon you will reach your camp.

(Breakfast | Packed Lunches | Dinner)

Accommodation: Lake Burunge Tented Camp


Day 3: Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu

Today you leave the Tarangire National Park and visit the neighboring Lake Manyara National Park. The Lake Manyara National Park is rather small with 330 km2. Beyond the front gate, the road winds through a lush, jungle-like aquifer forest where hundreds of baboons laze by the roadside. The forest opens up into a forest and grassland landscape to the swampland surrounding the lake itself. Lake Manyara is an alkaline lake. In the late afternoon you will reach your lodge high on the African Rift Valley.

(Breakfast | Packed Lunches | Dinner)

Accommodation: Tloma Lodge


Day 4: Lake Manyara – Lake Natron

You will have breakfast at the camp with a wonderful view over the landscape of Lake Manyara. Then you head towards Lake Natron. Located on the northern border with Kenya, Lake Natron is the largest breeding ground for flamingos. You will see Mount Oldonyo Lengai, the “Mountain of God” of the Maasai. Oldonyo Lengai is a near-perfect volcanic cone. It is the youngest volcano in the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands and is still active. You arrive at your camp (basic camp) at Lake Natron in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in camp.

(Breakfast | Packed Lunches | Dinner)

Accommodation : Lake Natron Camp


Day 5: Lake Natron

After breakfast you go on a hike to the Great Rift Valley, with its impressive waterfalls, in the area around East Africa’s rift valley. Please don’t forget to bring your bathing suit and a pair of bathing shoes! You will have lunch at the camp. In the afternoon visit the breeding grounds of the flamingos at the lake. Optionally, you can climb Mount Oldonyo Lengai (although you need to get up very early).

(Breakfast | Packed Lunches | Dinner)

Accommodation: Lake Natron Camp


Day 6: Lake Natron – Serengeti National Park (Kogatende)

After breakfast at camp, continue your safari into the Serengeti. You pass the “17 corners” up into the landscape of the “Großen Grabenbruches”. At the top you have the most beautiful view of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Mount Oldonyo Lengai and Lake Natron. There you will have your picnic lunch. Continue stalking into the northern Serengeti. You reach your next accommodation for dinner.

(Breakfast | Packed Lunches | Dinner)

Accommodation: Mara Under Canvas (Kogatende)


Day 7: Serengeti National Park (Kogatende)

After breakfast your game drives start. Every year, 1.2 million wildebeest travel a 1,000-kilometer circuit in East Africa – from the Serengeti steppe in the south to the Maasai Mara savannah in the north and back. They are followed by 400,000 Thomson’s gazelles and around 250,000 zebras. They all roam the steppe, scrubland and forests all year round in search of fresh water and grass. The highlight of a safari in the north of the Serengeti is certainly the “crossing” of the many wildebeest and zebra over the Mara River. In the late afternoon you return to your camp.

(Breakfast | Packed Lunches | Dinner)

Accommodation: Mara Under Canvas (Kogatende)


Day 8: Northern Serengeti – Central Serengeti

After breakfast, continue to the central Serengeti. Today is entirely at your disposal for unforgettable game drives in the central Serengeti. The outstanding importance of the Serengeti was documented towards the end of the 1950s by Bernhard and his son Michael Grzimek in the film “The Serengeti Shall Not Die”. A ubiquitous experience in Tanzania’s largest national park is the fight to the death between predator and prey. Prides of golden-maned lions make rich prey thanks to the abundance of herbivores. Solitary leopards frequent the acacia tree-lined Seronera River, while cheetahs roam the southeastern plains in abundance. In the late afternoon you arrive at your camp in the central Serengeti.

(Breakfast | Packed Lunches | Dinner)

Accommodation: Pamoja Serengeti


Day 9: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu

After breakfast, leave the Serengeti and visit the Ngorongoro Crater. Several million years ago a volcano rose from the height of Mount Kilimanjaro at this point. Due to tectonic movements of the rift valley, the cone collapsed, leaving behind a fantastic caldera, today’s Ngorongoro Crater. The crater floor is about 1,700 meters above sea level and the side walls are between 400 and 600 meters high, so that the crater rim is about 2,300 meters. The diameter of the crater is between 17 and 21 kilometers. Predominantly herbivores live on the crater floor. But there are also lions, gebhards and hyenas. If you are very lucky you can see one of the very rare rhinos. In the late afternoon you climb the crater rim again and arrive at your lodge.

(Breakfast | Packed Lunches | Dinner)

Accommodation: Pamoja Serengeti Karatu


Day 10: Karatu – Arusha – Kilimanajro International Airport

After lunch return to Arusha. Depending on your further program, we will take you to Kilimanjaro International Airport “KIA”, from where you can take your flight home or you can continue your flight from Arusha to Zanzibar.

What’s Included?

  • All nights’ accommodation,
  • Private Safari Guide,
  • Private Land Cruiser 4 x 4
  • All Park Fees.
  • All Government Tax.
  • Airport Transfers
  • Unlimited Drinking Water,
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee.
  • Medical Kit & some soft drinks in the Safari jeep.

What’s Not Included?

  • Alcoholic Drinks at your accommodation
  • Personal needs
  • Tips

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