- Ngorongoro Crater
- Game Drives
Unwind under vast African skies, in some of the few last expanses of true wilderness and arguably the best game viewing areas on the continent. This safari includes Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, during the green season – and offers exceptional value for money with 1 FREE NIGHT on us.
Day 1: Arusha to Karatu
Pick up from your Arusha hotel by your private guide and vehicle, and head up through the beautiful highlands to the farm rich area of Karatu on the outer slopes of Ngorongoro crater, for overnight at Bougainvillea Lodge.
Optional extra : visit Lake Manyara National Park en route.
Today is surely one you’ve been itching to tick off your African travel bucket list. One of the natural wonders of the world, the volcanic caldera of Ngorongoro Crater offers spectacular game viewing in the crater. We can almost guarantee you four of the Big Five will show up, as well as a rich variety of birds, all viewed against the splendid backdrop of the thickly forested crater walls. Varied terrains and dramatic landscapes consisting of forest, grasslands and both freshwater and soda lakes make the Ngorongoro Crater a true marvel of creation.
Your picnic lunch on the crater floor will forever remain a unique memory.
Continue this afternoon onto either Ndutu Wilderness camp or Serengeti Wilderness Camp for overnight.
Relax with three full days in the Serengeti, home to more than three million large mammals spread over vast endless plains. It is here that we may encounter the fascinating spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration, where one and a quarter million wildebeest trek in columns of up to forty kilometres long in search of grazing, drawing with them their predators and numerous other species of game.
From January to March the herds can largely be found birthing their young in the southern area around Ndutu, before proceeding north through the centre and Western Corridor during June and July, eventually splitting to the west and north as they continue their way toward the Mara River. August to October sees dramatic river crossings which can only be considered Africa’s “greatest leap of faith”, before the herds return south in November to repeat this amazing instinctive procession all over again.
Overnight Ndutu Wilderness Camp/ Serengeti Wilderness Camp
Day 6: Arusha
Morning transfer to Seronera airstrip for your optional flight back to Arusha – or return by road. It is an exceptionally scenic flight (weather dependent) across the sweeping expanse of the Rift Valley escarpments and the highlands of Ngorongoro.
Charging facilities while on safari: There are charging facilities at the lodges/camps as well as on in our Wild Frontiers’ safari vehicles for camera batteries, mobile phones etc. Two-pin plugs as well as the round three-square pin plug points.
Weather: Tanzania is a land without winter. Temperatures in northern Tanzania range between 15-21C during the day and 4-10C at night, from May to October. From November to March the daytime temperature varies from 21-32C and from 15-23C at night. However, if you are travelling to high altitude areas like Ngorongoro Crater and Kilimanjaro, the temperature drops substantially.