Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Jambo – Karibu! You will be warmly met upon arrival at the airport with the Adonai Safari representative. This morning you depart to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Proceed towards the rim of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater stopping occasionally to admire the breath-taking vista unfolding before you. Arrive for check-in, thereafter lunch. This afternoon just relaxes and enjoys the panoramic views of the crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. It has been described as one of the great natural wonders of the world. Eight million years ago, the Ngorongoro Crater was an active volcano but its cone collapsed, forming the crater that is 610 meters deep,20 kilometers in diameter, and covers an area of 304 sq. km. Spectacular as it is, the crater accounts for just a tenth of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The crater is home to many species of wild game and birds. With the exception of impala and topi (due to fierce competition with the wildebeest) and the giraffe (because there is not much to eat at tree level), almost every species of African plains mammal lives in the crater including the endangered black rhino and the densest population of predators in Africa. A strange thing is that crater elephants are mainly bulls. The birdlife, which includes the flamingo, is mainly seasonal and is also affected by the ratio of soda to fresh water in Lake Magadi on the crater floor. Enjoy dinner and overnight at your preferred choice of hotel.
Main destination; Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Explore Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast descend some 610 meters into the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise and you go for a full day of game-viewing with picnic lunch at a private scenic site. Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world, teams with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor.Pride of lions, herds of cape buffalo, Thompson gazelles, Black rhino, golden & black-backed jackal, zebra, leopard, and the spotted hyena.Unmatched for its natural variety & breath-taking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the crater is also of great archaeological importance with the remains of some of mankind’s earliest ancestors discovered in the area also home to hundreds of bird species refreshing in the small lakes on the crater floor. Return for dinner and overnight at your preferred choice of hotel.
Activity; game drive
Main destination; Crater
Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast before departing for Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge where hominid footprints believed to be 3.6million years old were found. We will enjoy an on-site talk on the interpretation of the gorge by the resident guide. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive in the Serengeti covering an area of 14,763 sq km the world-famous National Park is Tanzania’s oldest park and one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges. It stretches as far as Lake Victoria to the West. Its name comes from the Maasai word Siringet meaning ‘endless plains’. The park’s vegetation ranges from the short and long grass plains in the south to the acacia savannah in the center and wooded grasslands concentrated around the tributaries of the Grumeti and the Mara rivers in the park. The western corridor is a region of wooded highland and extensive plains reaching the edge of Lake Victoria. In the early morning and evening light, the Serengeti landscape is stunningly beautiful. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa including more than three million large mammals. It is the sanctuary of an estimated four million different animals and birds. Wildlife that roams the vast park includes lions (the adult males of Serengeti have characteristic black manes), cheetahs, hunting dogs, Savannah elephant, Cape buffalo, topis, warthogs, hunting dogs, and spotted hyena among others.
Activity; game drive
Main destination; Serengeti National Park
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Dawn Balloon Safari over the Serengeti Plains ending with breakfast.
Full day in the Serengeti with game-viewing.Hundreds of predators roam the vast savannah plains. In the south, there is a high-density population of cheetahs. Serengeti is also home to hundreds of bird species, among them the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird, the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills depends on the availability of the staff for the day. Later return back to your preferred choice of accommodation to freshen up prior to dinner and overnight stay.
Activity; game drive
Main destination; Seronera
Unfortunately! all good things must come to an end and sadly you must say “Kwaheri” to your wonderful lodge/camp manager and his team as you depart for Arusha. Transfer to the airstrip for your short flight to Arusha. On arrival, transfer to your city hotel or drop off at the airport for your onwards flight.
Activity; transfer to the airstrip
Main destination; Arusha
END OF TOUR
- All park fees
- Experienced driver-guide
- 4 x 4 Land Cruiser
- All government tax
- All accommodation during the safari
- Drinking water all days
- Local flight
- International flight tickets
- Tips for driver-guide
- All alcoholic drinks