Departure city: Arusha, Tanzania | 3 days | Departure: Jan 22, 2018
Accommodation: Basic Camping | National Parks: Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti NP | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari
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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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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.
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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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.