Tanzania Ngorongoro Park
Serengeti & Northern Tanzania, Tanzania
Serengeti & Northern Tanzania, Tanzania
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a protected area in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. Spanning about 20kms across and 600 meters, Ngorongoro is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The different habitats in the crater, attract varied wildlife from the see 'The Big Five' animals to over 400 species of bird. The Ngorongoro Crater is the best place in Tanzania to see lions, elephants, cheetah, Thompson's gazelle and flamingo in its Lake Makat.
This Tanzania Safari Adventure begins in Arusha, located southwest of Mt Kilimanjaro. It continues to Ngorongoro Crater for 2-nights, then fly to Singita Grumeti Reserves, a private concession on the edge of the Serengeti National Park. Activities inside the Ngorongoro Crater are limited to game driving. Activities outside the crater, include walking, trekking, excursions to Olduvai Gorge and visiting the Masai and other tribes. Wildlife includes the Big 5 animals; lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, n leopard and rhinoceros.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 7-DAY TANZANIA NGORONGORO PARK…And, experience safari in Singita Grumeti Private Reserves in Serengeti.
Tanzania Ngorongoro Park Arusha, Ngorongoro, Singita Grumeti Reserves (Serengeti)
(7 Days – Travel Any Day)
This private, luxurious tour is an ideal introduction to Tanzania and includes two of its best game parks and is the perfect introduction to Tanzanian safari. Stay at the some of the best safari lodges or tented camps.
Begin with an overnight stay at a luxury lodge near Arusha, an area of lush, mountainous landscapes, Maasai settlements and coffee plantations.
Continue to Ngorongoro Crater, home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the Big Five as well as hippopotamus, which are otherwise uncommon in the area. Stay at a luxury lodge perched on the crater’s rim, and enjoy spectacular views and exciting game drives in the crater. Here the wildlife coexists with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing. If desired, we can also arrange for cultural touring; such as visits to villages of the semi-nomadic Maasai who coexist with the wildlife, practicing traditional livestock grazing.
Next, fly to Singita Grumeti Reserves, a private concession on the edge of the Serengeti National Park. Spend three nights in the most luxurious accommodation, with beautiful, colonial-style decor and private infinity pools. The area is known for its abundant wildlife—including elephants, leopards and plentiful lions—as well as its ideal location, which offers prime opportunities to view the annual great wildebeest migration.
If desired, also enjoy walking and night-time safaris, as well as game drives into neighbouring Serengeti National Park. You will also have plenty of time to indulge in spa treatments, swim in the heated pool overlooking the water hole, and enjoy delicious gourmet meals. Return to Kilimanjaro, where you will be assisted to your international flight.
Day 01 – Arrive Tanzania
Arusha VIP airport assistance on arrival. Private transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha for overnight stay
Day 02 – Transfer
Ngorongoro Private transfer to Arusha Airport for scheduled flight to Manyara. Arrival transfer to Ngorongoro for 2-night stay.
Day 03 – Safari
Ngorongoro Full-day game drive. Option for cultural activities.
Day 04 – Transfer
Singita Grumeti Reserves Morning game drive. Transfer to Manyara airport for scheduled flight to Singita Grumeti Reserves. Arrival transfer to Singita Faru Faru Lodge for 3-night stay. Afternoon game drive.
Day 5 & 6 – Safari
Singita Grumeti Reserves Morning and afternoon game drives.
Day 07 – Airport Transfer
Depart Tanzania Private transfer to airstrip for scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro airport for international flight.
Make this your holiday
Getting There There are regular flights to Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro (near Arusha) from South Africa, Europe and the United States. Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is situated 46km/29mi east of Arusha, the starting point for Tanzania's most popular Northern Safari Circuit. Some domestic flights out of Arusha will leave from Kilimanjaro International Airport, but most flights to reserves leave from the much smaller Arusha Airport (ARK) located 8km west of town.
From either airport, you can catch an internal flight to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar and most other destinations in Tanzania. Tanzania's main airport is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) located 13km southwest of Dar es Salaam. The latter is the entry-point for visitors to the southern parks and Zanzibar.
When to go January to March: The best time to visit the Serengeti when the grazers are calving. These are also the warmest months. April and May: This is the 'green season' with lush vegetation, full rivers and lakes, and abundant birdlife and wild flowers, as well as baby animals. Best to avoid, as ‘long rains’ can be heavy and can make unsealed road travel difficult.
June to October (dry season): These are the coolest months when the weather is less humid, but still warm. It's a good time for game viewing and ideal for walking safaris, as animals start to congregate around shrinking water sources. The best time to witness the wildebeest migration is from August to October that usually takes place after the long rains. November onwards (rainy season): Things get increasingly wet and sticky. Whale shark season is October to March.