The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are on many a bucket list. In the right seasons they offer some of the best wildlife viewing in the world with breathtaking vistas to match. This archetypal safari holiday offers time spent in each location to ensure a taste of the exceptional.
Leave London in the evening and be in camp the following day, in time for late lunch on the veranda, overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has luxurious rooms with phenomenal views and will be home for 3 nights, giving ample time to relax, read and dream, in between safaris. Daily excursions into the crater will be unrushed affairs, in spacious 4x4 vehicles and escorted by professional, expert guides througout. It is only on the floor of the crater that one can fully appreciate the enormity of Ngorongoro Crater, which makes the most dramatic backdrop for Africa's most iconic wildlife.
The Serengeti is not far from Ngorongoro and the sense of luxury is not lost as tented camps are located on the plains to evoke a true feeling of wilderness. Again the daily explorations to see wildlife offer insight into some of the oldest ecosystems on earth and the experience is heightened by lazy afternoons on daybeds whist watching birds flit about the camp. Afternoon sundowner drives with far reaching views and ice-cooled G&Ts are highlights of a Serengeti safari while late night fire watching accompanied by the nocturnal sounds of the bush make for the perfect end to the perfect day.
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This region is dominated by the massive Ngorongoro crater, which has formed the focal point of so many television documentaries. The crater floor is alive with game, particularly around Lake Magadi, which is also well known for its flamingo population. Aside from herds of zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest, the crater is home to the 'big five' - rhinoceros, lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo.
You will be staying at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Full day at Ngorongoro CraterToday you head to the Ngorongoro Crater and admire the abundant wildlife in one of Africa's most remarkable locations. Photographic opportunities are plentiful, with animals often seen against the spectacular backdrop of the caldera's sheer cliff face. The crater floor itself is alive with game, particularly around Lake Magadi, which is also well known for its flamingo population. Aside from herds of zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest, the crater is home to the "big five" of rhinoceros, lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo. The crater plays host to almost every individual species of wildlife in East Africa, with an estimated 25,000 animals within the crater. Elsewhere on the crater floor, predators roam freely, terrorising the vulnerable plains game that huddles in groups as the dusk settles. The views from the rim are spectacular and the fever tree forest, which characterises the area, is alive with elephant, leopard and buffalo, most of which descend into the crater to feed. You then return to the lodge for the night.
Travel from Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park (Air Transfer Journey)
This is the setting for one of the greatest wildlife shows on earth, the famous Great Migration of wildebeest - a life and death dash beset on all sides by the Serengeti's many predators and undoubtedly a 'wildlife wonder of the world'.A walking safaris in here is a unique opportunity to get under the skin of this amazing, diverse conservation area, and one of the last true wildernesses in Africa.
You will be staying at Serengeti Under Canvas
A Typical Day on SafariGame drives in the Serengeti are concentrated within daylight hours as night driving is not allowed in the national park. Game drive activities differ from camp to camp and depend on the length of your stay there. Usually you will head out after a hearty breakfast or maybe take a breakfast with you to be on the plains in time for sunrise - a magical time of day when the animals are extremely active. Typically, this is when the cats are busy and there maybe opportunity to follow swirling vultures to a fresh kill. If you are not too far from camp you might return for lunch and a siesta before embarking on an afternoon game drive with a sundowner stop, returning to camp before dark. Alternatively you might have a picnic lunch on the plains if you are travelling further afield, returning in the late afternoon for a welcome shower and pre-dinner drinks by the fire.
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