Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater

Departure city: Arusha, Tanzania | 3 days | Departure: Jan 22, 2018

Accommodation: Basic Camping | National Parks: Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti NP | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari

only$ 690

* based on 6 participants

who’s going

Join our Northern circuit Tanzania adventure to Ngorongoro & Serengeti National Park. Don’t miss out and meet like-minded travellers. The Serengeti offers arguably the most dazzling game viewing in Africa. Popular activities include hot air balloon safaris, walking safari, picnicking, and game drives.

As spectacular as it sounds, this massive crater only accounts for a tenth of the entire Conservation Area. Next, to its geologically special features, the crater is home to almost every mammal of the African plains, including the endangered black rhino, and the densest population of predators in Africa.

Day 1: 22nd January 2018: Arusha – Serengeti National Park

After breakfast depart for Serengeti park with picnic lunch boxes, game drives en route towards Serengeti park game, dinner and overnight at Seronera Campsite on full board basis

Day 2: 23rd January 2018: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast depart for a game drive in Serengeti park, return for hot lunch at the camp, then drive to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight at Simba Campsite.

Day 3: 24th January 2018: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

After breakfast descend into Ngorongoro Crater for game drives with picnic lunch boxes. Ngorongoro is a fascinating and unusual Conservation Area which includes the Ngorongoro Crater at its centre and then extends through the Crater Highlands, in which local tribes are permitted to maintain their traditional lifestyles in an as natural environment as possible. This extraordinary volcanic landscape is rich and fertile, with stunning craters and lakes, and the high altitude creates a malaria-free microclimate. Later afternoon drive back to Arusha town.

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Seronera Campsite

Public campsite in the centre of the Serengeti near the Seronera Valley. Directly in the African bush and not fenced, so you have to expect that occasionally wild animals walk through the camp. Overnight stay in small two-person tents on mattresses. Full board by your own cook. Tables and chairs are available. Simple but adequate sanitary facilities.

Simba Campsite

Ngorongoro Simba is a huge public campsite set on the crater rim and it is situated on the south-western rim of the Ngorongoro Crater Rim about 2 km from the crater village.

The campsite has well-maintained toilets and regularly attended and hot water showers (heated by wood fires) and firewood for sale. Wild animals from the crater and Serengeti as far as from the other part of Ngorongoro conservation Area frequently visit the campsite which is not fenced, you should move with caution.

Price of the entire trip: $690 p.p. for all people on board.
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Terms & Conditions

  • This trip will be paid via Direct Pay Online, an easy & reliable service that all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps & card readers.

Activities/services included in the cost:

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Cook for camping safari
  • Road transportation in 4wd land Cruiser safari vehicle
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Tents and other camping gears{ for budget camping safaris}
  • Park entrance fees and crater service fees
  • English Speaking guides available for the safari

Activities/services excluded in the cost:

  • Visit of Masai Cultural Village
  • All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
  • Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
  • Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities

Passenger Information

  • Passengers should bring only duffle bags safaris{not suitcases}
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.
  • Baggage on domestic flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage).
  • Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.
  • Passengers arriving in Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

Serengeti National Park

The park lives up to its ancient Maasai name “Siringet”, meaning “endless open plains”. It is oldest and most popular national park in Tanzania. While a sizeable part of the park is made up of seasonally flooded plains, forest and shrub savannah, the Serengeti is mostly about one thing: grass. Golden in the dry season, green and dotted with wildflowers after the rains. Every now and then kopjes – 2,5 billion-year-old rocky outcrops – interrupt the infinite horizon.

It is the home of numerous wildebeest, which migrate annually and it is an epic theatre to experience where also zebras, gazelles trek for fresh grazing. Approximately 3,800 lions, 350 cheetahs, 7,500 spotted hyenas, 12,000 giraffes and 11,000 elephants roam the savannah.

The Serengeti offers arguably the most dazzling game viewing in Africa. Popular activities include hot air balloon safaris, walking safari, picnicking, and game drives.

Ngorongoro Crater & Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Crater is protected around Lake Natron in the northeast, to Lake Enyasi in the south and Lake Manyara to the east. Once an active volcano, what makes it especially unique is the collapse of its cone, forming a crater that goes 610 meters deep, 20 kilometres in diameter and covers an area of 311 sq km.

As spectacular as it sounds, this massive crater only accounts for a tenth of the entire Conservation Area. Next, to its geologically special features, the crater is home to almost every mammal of the African plains, including the endangered black rhino, and the densest population of predators in Africa. Birdlife is also extremely abundant, in particular, flamingos affected by the fresh water from Lake Magadi on the crater floor.