TANZANIA’S SERENGETI PARK, NGORONGORO CRATER AND KILIMANJARO
Serengeti National Park-History
The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “siringet” referring to an “endless plain”. As you stand on the southern grass plains, you experience this vastness, and then one can witness one of the greatest concentrations of plains animals left on earth. The plains were formed 3-4 million years ago when ash blown from volcanoes in the Ngorongoro highlands covered the rolling landscape. From this early beginning, man and wildlife have shared this magical place. Ancient hunter-gatherers and more recently pastoralists first inhabited it. The Serengeti was declared a Game Reserve in 1929 and in 1951 became the first National park of Tanzania (Tanganyika) and further alteration in 1959 resulted in the Park boundaries you see today. This is the largest park in Tanzania and the combination of the buffer zones-Ngorongoro, four Game Reserves, one Game Controlled Area and the Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve protects the largest single movement of wildlife on earth. Each year the Park generates more revenue than it spends and the remainder goes to support the other not yet self-sufficient parks. The following main area’s forms the heart of the Park: The Grumeti River Area; the Kopjes or Rocks; the Northern Woodland; the short grass Plains and the Seronero Valley.
Kilimanjaro (2 Days); Serengeti (3 Days)
Kilimanjaro (2 Days); Serengeti (3 Days); Zanzibar Is. (2 Days)
Kilimanjaro (2 Days); Lake Manyara (1 Days); Serengeti (2 Days); Ngorongoro (2 Days)
Kilimanjaro (2 Days); Lake Manyara (2 Days); Serengeti (3 Days); Ngorogoro (2 Days); Selous (2 Days); Ruhaha (2 Days)
Kilimanjaro (2 Days); Lake Manyara (2 Days); Serengeti (4 Days); Ngorogoro (2 Days); Selous (2 Days); Ruhaha (2 Days); Dar-es-Salaam (1 Days); Zanzibar (3 Days)
Accommodation is mainly in rooftop tents upon 4×4 vehicles and on ground tents. All bed linens are provided. Upgrading to upmarket accommodation (if available in the area) will be for the client’s own account. Camping with FLEET FOOT is of high standards. The camping facilities in the Park are sometimes dreadful with a long-drop and sometimes only a cold shower. Fleet Foot has overcome this by making provision in it’s own camp for any shorfall. You just have to camp to experience the Serengeti.
Travel is with Fleet Foot’s own fully equipped 4×4 where one could sit high to view all then action. Exciting game drives with FLEET FOOT in the Serengeti leave daily after sunrise followed by a late morning breakfast. After a relaxed afternoon at our campsite we drive out to visit nearby viewpoints and to see the sun sets in beautiful Africa. If we have to travel from one area to another this will be done to enjoy ultimate game viewing.
We provide our own well trained and qualified guides to accompany you on all FLEET FOOT excursions and game drives.
All meals are freshly prepared and evenings we sit around the campfire to experience typical South African “braai” or barbecue as the English renamed it with fresh vegetables and a selection of good wines.
BREAKFAST/BRUNCH: Cereals all sort, yoghurts, variations of eggs, bacon, sausages, potatoes, onions, baked beans/or other and toast with a selection of cheese, fruit, juice, tea/coffee and fruit juice.
LUNCH: Only a small snack or salad is served in the afternoon, usually picnic-style, because of limited time especially when we travel from one venue to another.
DINNER: 3 Course Barbecue/braai around campfire under the African sky offering a small starter and selection of various meats every other evening like lamb, beef, chicken, and selection of vegetables and salads. A small desert/sweets to round off the meal with tea and coffee before you go to bed.