Day 5: Serengeti
Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light. Full day of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. As in Ngorongoro your Driver / Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating hidden animals.
Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included.
Option: Hot Air Balloon Safari (not yet included – pls book well in advance if you are interested since there is very limited space)
Early rise to join a Hot Air Ballon Safari most probably the most beautiful balloon flight in the world and the ultimate Safari Experience. At dawn we take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below. At other times he will ascend to 1000' or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. After the landing you celebrate with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine) and a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in ‘Out of Africa’ style. After breakfast you receive your Serengeti Balloon certificate you drive back to your lodge or proceed with your day’s activities and game drives around the Serengeti.