Wild Excursions & Safaris

Serengeti Luxury Adventure Holidays

9 Day 8 Night Lioness with the Cubs Tanzania Family Safari Holiday

This 9 days 8 nights in the wild as the cubs wait for the great Wildebeest Migration crossing the Mara River in northern Serengeti national park offers Serengeti luxury adventure holidays and accommodation are in the permanent tented camps with solid flooring.

Luxury safaris also include specially selected four to five-star tented lodgings where you will have a bedroom, good beds with linen, and an en-suite bathroom.

These 9 days 8 nights in the wild, as the Lioness and cubs wait for the great Wildebeest Migration crossing the Mara River in northern Serengeti national park offers Serengeti luxury adventure holidays and, accommodation are in the permanent tented camps with solid flooring or maybe preferred 4 to 5-star world-class hotels.

The Lion truly is the king of all safari adventures. The only big cats in the world that have a well organized social structure, lion sightings are often spectacular in their relations. Be warned: lions will sleep a lot during the day, so don’t be disappointed if you catch them out for the count. Early mornings and evenings are the best times to see their big pride active and hunting.

The recommendations in the following itinerary serve as guidelines. Our Venture-filled game drives in custom stretched luxury safari vehicles are naturally included. Daily schedules are flexible based on your small-group’s discretion and our expertise.

Traveling in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof is the classic safari style. The vehicle is fitted with seatbelts for each passenger, a 40l fridge with water, and a plug point for charging cell phones and cameras.

Our safari vehicles with hatched roof for shade against sunny African wilderness; are extended body with roomy seats for comfortable sitting and stretching out legs. Every guest is accessible to the window seat. Cars are also fitted with fridges, power charge sockets and VHF radio calls for easy and fast communication with the base office in Arusha town.

A vehicle is only as good as the driver and drivers are excellent. Each one is custom-designed with an extra-large photographic roof hatch, extra dust proofing, comfortable seats with seat belts and canvas covers, first aid kits, binoculars, a selection of field guides books, and a cooler stocked with bottles of mineral water supplied by Cross to Africa Safaris at no additional cost.


Day 1. Arusha – Tarangire National Park.

Driving time from Arusha to Tarangire is 2:00 hours. In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel to start your safari to the Tarangire National Park you will have time to stop at Arusha Culture center for you to spend time here before heading to Tarangire National Park for morning and afternoon game drive. 

Bush Savannah, seasonal swamps and giant baobab trees make up the landscape of this nature reserve and the park is probably one of the best places in East Africa to see elephants. Not only are there thousands, but they are also relatively accustomed to vehicles so you will be able to get really close to them. Apart from elephants, the park is also home to Masai giraffes, various gazelles, antelopes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, baboons and more than 500 types of birds.

After an extensive game drive you will leave the park in the afternoon and drive to the Oldean Ngorongoro mountain Lodge for your overnight stay.

Day 2: Oldean Mountain lodge – Central Serengeti National Park

Driving time from Oldean mountain lodge to Serengeti National Park is 3.5 hours after breakfast you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the lush highlands where crops such as wheat, corn and coffee are grown.

Travelling through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area you might stop for a breath-taking view over the Ngorongoro Crater before you continue to the Serengeti National Park. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Masai and you will see the grassland Savannah stretching to the horizon. Bizarre rock formations dot the grassy landscape where predators roam. Blue wildebeests, Thomson’s gazelles, zebras and buffaloes are on the menu…

Through the high and open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to enjoy the diversified habitats and landscapes of the park. You will arrive in the Seronera Valley for an evening meal and overnight stay at Kubu Kubu Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Central Serengeti – Northern Serengeti Kogatende Area.

Driving time from Center Serengeti to Northern Serengeti is hours.

After breakfast, we will drive across the plains of Togoro and through the Mbuzi Mawe kopjes (small hills) as we make our way into the park’s northern reaches. Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to see the Serengeti’s diverse scenery as pass through wooded hills, tumbledown kopjes, and the wide open Savannah.

Your drive will show you everything from the diminutive dik-dik to towering elephants and giraffes. Upon arriving in Kogatende region, you’ll go out in search of both the Wildebeest Migration crossing the Mara River and the famous Big Five. Dinner and overnight will be at Mara Under Canvas Tented Camp.

Day 4 and 5: Full day game drive in northern Serengeti at Kogatende area

After breakfast, we’ll start our game drive around the Kogatende area, searching around the kopjes looking for carnivores and the large migration groups that will be preparing to cross the Mara River into Kenya. The Kogatende area are covered in large acacia trees which support large amounts of elephants, giraffes, antelopes, buffaloes, and the carnivores that prey on them.

It’s a fascinating opportunity to see a large number of Africa’s most iconic animals in a relatively small amount of time. From here we’ll proceed to the Kogatende areas where we will eventually meet the Mara River itself.

Home to large numbers of hippos and Nile crocodiles, the Mara River is the last major obstacle standing between the Wildebeest Migration and the relative safety of the Masai Mara. Dinner and overnight will be in the heart of the Northern Serengeti National Park at Mara Under Canvas tented camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: Northern Serengeti – Central Serengeti

Driving time from Northern Serengeti to Center Serengeti is 4 hours after breakfast, we get right on the road to Center Serengeti National Park. Our drive takes you back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded you on day two.

As far as the eye can see, you’ll spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds; wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals.

You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion. Dinner and overnight will be at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge.

Day 7: Serengeti National Park — Ngorongoro Crater for Dinner and overnight

Driving time from Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater is 3.5 hours Rise and shine! After breakfast at day break your drive guide takes you back to morning game drive in center Serengeti with picnic lunch, in the afternoon you will keep driving to Ngorongoro Farm lodge located at the rim of Ngorongoro Conservation area for your dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater full day game drive – Karatu Tloma Lodge

Driving time from Ngorongoro crater to Karatu town is 1:00 hours rise and shine! After breakfast at day break you our drive takes us back down into the crater from Serengeti National Park. Inside the world’s biggest caldera you will see a diversity of wildlife ranging from black rhinos, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, lions and leopards, to elephants and mountain reed bucks in the forests on the slopes.

You might also see buffaloes, spotted hyenas and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch you will leave the crater in the afternoon we will travel travel to Ngorongoro Tloma Lodge in Karatu town for your dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: From Tloma Lodge – Mto wa Mbu cultural programme

In the afternoon you will drive back to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home. Driving time from Mto-wa-mbu village to Kilimanjaro airport is 3:00 hours breakfast is enjoyed at the lodge before you head off to the multi-cultural town of Mto wa Mbu. Here you will be met by a local guide who will give you a short briefing on the upcoming tour – exploring the village and its surroundings on foot.

During your experience you will witness traditional wood carvers as well as local artists at work. After a traditional African lunch you will have the chance to visit local school at the village meet the students and teachers.

In the afternoon your driver will drive you back to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home.


Price Inclusive:

Airport transfers to and from Kilimanjaro airport,
All local flight from Arusha to Ndutu
Accommodations and meals as per itinerary
All national park entry fees
Exclusive service of a professional driver and guide
Food, drinking water
All game drives with four-wheel drive Toyota land cruisers open sides guarantee each person to have a window

Price exclusive:

International airfare,
Serengeti balloon Safari
All items of person nature
Travel insurance
Visa and visa fees
Airport departure taxes
Laundry will be an extra fee
Tips for your professional tour driver guide

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