Affordable Ngorongoro & Serengeti Safari
Begin your journey in northern Tanzania at the pristine Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcano that collapsed millions of years ago, creating one of the world's biggest calderas. As a result of this natural phenomenon, the fertile rich soils have attracted incredible amounts of wildlife and birds, making this important ecosystem and surrounds an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The transition between mountainous landscapes, forests and savannah plains is abrupt in Ngorongoro, ensuring plenty of pleasant surprises throughout your trip. Black rhino abound in Ngorongoro, as well as almost all of Africa's plains mammals. Expect to see tusked elephants, fancy flamingos and black-maned lions on this leg of your journey.
Your next stop is in the northern Serengeti, the most epic turn in the Great Migration's cycle. Together with the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya, this area of the world is the prime location to witness the wildebeest, zebra and gazelles as they race to cross the Mara river in a show of courage, bravery and sheer instinct. This huge movement of plains mammals attract top predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs, as well as wild dogs and trumpeting elephants. It's an animal bonanza and you get a front row seat.
Equally as important on your trip is the chance to meet the guardians of Tanzania and Kenya; the Maasai people. Expect a warm and hospitible welcome from the Maasai and get to know their distinct culture and first-hand accounts of life in the African wilderness.
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USD $4,260 - $4,570
GBP £3,325 - £3,567
ZAR R60,175 - R64,554
EUR €3,782 - €4,058
International flights not included.
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What to Expect on This Safari
This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges
1 to 2
Your journey begins with a flight from Arusha Airport to Lake Manyara Airstrip, on arrival you will be traneferred to Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp, where your luxury safari tent will be waiting. Think bushveld 'glamping', with ensuite bathrooms, shower facilities and plug points for your electronics. Complimentary Wifi, laundry services and a private vehicle is available on request.
Your days will be spent on crisp morning and late afternoon guided 4x4 trips in and around the Ngorongoro Crater, where you will get up close and personal with the disctinct wildlife of the area. Experience large numbers of endangered Black rhino, plenty of big cats and even groups of Maasai herdsmen tending to their cattle on the outer rim of the crater.
Enjoy dusky sensets as a group, or choose to dine individually in an intimate setting of your choice around the camp. After your stay, you'll be transferred to Lake Manyara airstrip, where the next leg of your adventure begins.
Meals: All included, as well as drinks (local brands)
3 to 4 to 5
Your arrival at Kogatende airstrip, followed by a transfer to the Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp is all it takes to get to your next destination.
Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp's take on camping in Africa can eb described as contemporary cool. Their three set locations throughout the year are based on the natural migration path offering wildlife viewing from open plains, sweeping grasslands and rocky kopjes. The stars of this seasonal path are wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelles, and the predators that this migratory journey attracts. Cheetahs are a highlight, along with wild dog, giraffe, waterbuck and impala. Enoy these incredible sights on guided game drives during the day and refreshing sundowners as the African sun sets.
The end of your adventure sees you on a transfer to Kogatende airstrip, where you will return to Arusha airport.
Meals: All included, as well as drinks (local brands)
It might be the end of your time in Tanzania, but your special memories will have you returning again and again.
We wish you a safe flight from Arusha airport to your next destination.
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