Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Rubondo Island Walking Safari

Discover the natural highlights of the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Rubondo Island on this incredible 10 day safari, staying in luxurious accommodations that put you in the right place for the best wildlife experiences.

Duration 10 Days
Price From $8,285
When Year Round
Destination Tanzania

Safari Overview

An immersive safari taking you to some of the best, undiscovered areas for wildlife in northern Tanzania. Hike in the Ngorongoro highlands while staying in luxurious domed suites, looking out over the Olmoti volcano; walk the plains of the Serengeti in search of the big five; and relax on the shores of Lake Victoria on the extraordinary Rubondo Island, home to chimpanzees, elephants and vibrant birdlife.

What makes this trip extraordinary?


  • Explore stunning natural landscapes hiking in the Ngorongoro highlands.
  • Game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater, home to rhino, lion, buffalo and more.
  • Witness the magnificent big game and big cats of the Serengeti.
  • Discover the unusual ecosystems and wildlife of Rubondo Island. 

A unique and extraordinary safari, giving you a completely different experience of the wildlife of tanzania.

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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Arusha

On arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your lodge where you can relax and prepare for your upcoming safari.

Overnight: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2

Arusha - Ngorongoro Highlands

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Manyara. Upon arrival you will be met and driven to your camp in the Ngorongoro highlands, stopping to admire the spectacular views of the volcanoes that make up the landscape. After lunch, you will go on a gentle hike up to the Olmoti crater, following the ancient Maasai trails through mountain forests, grasslands and rocky outcrops.

Overnight: The Highlands B, L, D

Days 3-4

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The next few days will be spent exploring the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Head out on a game drive into the Ngorongoro Crater, looking out for the big five and the other wildlife that roams the crater floor. You will also be taken on a guided walking safari to the lesser-known Empakaai Crater, looking out for zebra, buffalo and elephant as you make your descent into the crater. The lake at the centre of the crater offers superb birding opportunities and at certain times of year attracts thousands of flamingos, forming a salmon pink band around the lakeshore.

Overnight: The Highlands B, L, D

Day 5

Ngorongoro - Serengeti

This morning you will be transferred to Manyara airstrip for your flight into the Serengeti National Park. Enjoy a scenic drive through the rolling Serengeti plains to your camp. In the afternoon, you will be taken on a game drive in the park before stopping for sundowners and a three course meal back at camp.

Overnight: Namiri Plains B, L, D

Day 6

Serengeti National Park

Today you will embark on a walking safari in this exclusive, peaceful corner of the national park. Return to camp for a midday siesta before heading out for your final exploration of the park, on foot or by vehicle.

Overnight: Namiri Plains B, L, D

Day 7

Serengeti - Rubondo Island

After a relaxed morning, catch your flight to Rubondo Island. The largest island national park in Africa, Rubondo Island is located in the southwest corner of Lake Victoria, and is an important conservation centre for chimpanzees, elephants and other endangered species. Spend the afternoon relaxing in a hammock overlooking the lake or stroll along the beach, looking out for some of the colourful bird species of the island.

Overnight: Rubondo Island Camp B, L, D

Days 8-9

Rubondo Island

Spend the next few days relaxing and exploring the unique ecosystem of the island; go on a hike through pristine and unexplored rainforest searching for the chimpanzees and other wildlife, or spend your day drifting lazily on Lake Victoria in a canoe or boat. In the evenings, enjoy dinner at the camp as you swap stories about your adventures and watch hippos emerging from the waters to graze.

Overnight: Rubondo Island Camp B, L, D

Day 10

Depart Rubondo Island

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha, in time for your international flight home.

Trip Details

Dates and Prices

This is a tailor-made safari and can be amended to meet your specific requirements including preferred number of days, preferred dates of travel, standard of lodges and budget.

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A tailor-made safaris is one designed specifically for you, around your taste, budget, people travelling, interests and more. This itinerary is just an example and can be refined and changed to make it perfect for you.

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