DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN SERENGETI
Fly from Uganda to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Tanzania. On arrival, you will be picked by our platinum representatives from the airport. Transfer to the airstrip for a scenic flight to Seronera Airstrip in the heart of Serengeti National Park. Arrive at your luxurious safari camp or lodge, enjoy a welcome briefing, and relish a delectable dinner as you soak in the African wilderness.
DAY 2: FULL DAY GAME DRIVE IN CENTRAL SERENGETI
Embark on an early morning game drive to witness the awakening wildlife in the Seronera region. Return to the camp for lunch and a brief siesta. Late Afternoon, venture out for an afternoon game drive, encountering diverse wildlife, including the renowned Big Five.
DAY 3: SERENGETI PLAINS AND WILDEBEEST MIGRATION
After an early morning breakfast, head out to explore the expansive Serengeti plains, following the path of the wildebeest migration if it coincides with your visit. Enjoy a packed lunch amid the breathtaking landscapes. Return to your camp for relaxing afternoon and an exquisite dinner.
DAY 4: HOT AIR BALLOON SAFARI AND BIRD WATCHING
Experience the Serengeti from a unique perspective with a hot air balloon safari, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush. Return to your accommodation and rest for the rest of day. Later in the evening, start your bird watching adventure in Serengeti. Around 4:00 PM, when many birds become active. Head to the Seronera River Valley, a hotspot for bird diversity. Look out for colorful species like Lilac-breasted Rollers and Superb Starlings. Move towards the Seronera Hippo Pool, where you might spot water-associated birds like African Fish Eagles and various herons. Continue to the acacia woodlands, known for their resident bird species. Keep an eye out for Grey Hornbills and White-bellied Go-away Birds. As the sun begins to set, head to open grasslands where you may encounter secretary birds and different raptors preparing for the night. Utilize binoculars to observe distant birds and listen for distinct calls to identify species. As darkness falls, conclude your bird watching adventure, leaving with memories of the diverse avian life in the Serengeti.
DAY 5: NATURE WALK
Begin your nature walk in the morning, starting around 7:00 AM when the wildlife is more active after your break fast. Explore the Seronera area, known for its diverse ecosystems. Walk through the grasslands, keeping an eye out for wildebeests, zebras, and antelopes with a tour guide. Head towards the Moru Kopjes, fascinating rock formations that often host lounging lions. Approach with caution and enjoy observing them from a safe distance. Venture into the acacia woodlands, where you may encounter giraffes gracefully navigating the trees and elephants foraging. Visit the Retina Hippo Pool, an excellent spot to observe hippos and crocodiles. Keep a safe distance and listen to your guide’s instructions. Take a break at a designated picnic spot for a packed lunch, enjoying the sounds and sights of the Serengeti. Continue your adventure in the wild, in the evening, rest at your accommodation while enjoying the surrounding view.
DAY 6: DEPARTURE
After breakfast, check out of your accommodation and fly from Manyara Airstrip back to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Connect to your return flight to Uganda, bringing with you unforgettable memories of your Serengeti safari adventure.
This itinerary provides a comprehensive Serengeti experience, blending thrilling game drives with unique activities like a hot air balloon safari and a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater. Note that wildlife sightings may vary, and the itinerary can be tailored based on specific preferences and seasonal highlights.