Insight into the Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

January 14, 2016

The following will give you a little more insight about the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti Assisted-Camping Excursion valid on a selection of our Camping and Comfort tours (this does not apply to all tours).

4 Day (3 night) Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater Camping Excursion

This is an assisted-camping excursion which takes place on 4×4 safari vehicles departing and returning to Arusha, the starting and ending point for this excursion. Depending on your chosen Camping or Comfort overland tour route; the order in which you visit the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater may be swapped for logistical reasons.

Day 1 and Day 2 of this excursion: Camping at Seronera Campsite inside the Serengeti National Park 

The following days are set aside for the 3-night optional camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This morning we depart Arusha on our 4×4 safari vehicles heading into the Serengeti National Park for our 2 night stay. Upon entering the Serengeti NP, we commence our first afternoon game drive en-route to Seronera Camp, where we will be camping for the following 2 nights. Our 4×4 safari vehicles comfortably seat 7 travellers per vehicle, allowing each persona window seat. Each vehicle has a pop-up roof; which is opened whilst you are in the national park on a game drive to allow for optimal game viewing.

Day 2:

We spend the entire day game driving through the Serengeti. Our game drive route is based on the movement of game and, last recorded sightings.

Serengeti National Park – Seronera Campsite

As an assisted-camping excursion; you will be camping in 2-man dome tents comfortably sleeping 2 adults. The tents are put up / taken down by your Guides daily, and you are welcome to assist to speed up the camp setup. Our bathroom facilities in the Serengeti are very basic with showers warmed by means of a “donkey system” (water tanks are heated by fire).

seronera campsite serengeti campsite serengeti campsite

Day 3 of this excursion: Camping at Simba Campsite on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater 

Today we depart on our last morning game drive within the Serengeti National Park en-route to exiting the national park. As we exit the Serengeti NP, we make our way to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy where we camp on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater – possibly one campsite with the most spectacular view!

Day 4 of this excursion: Game Drive Ngorongoro Crater + Return to Arusha 

Today marks a very early morning start to your day, as you pack up camp and embark on your morning game drive within the Ngorongoro Crater. The Crater is one of the most diverse eco-systems home to a variety of wildlife including antelope, elephant, an array of bird life and of course the Big Cats. The only game not found within the Crater are giraffe (as Crater rim sides are too steep for the giraffe).

After our morning game drive and lunch in the Ngorongoro Crater, we depart and return to Arusha arriving mid- to late afternoon reuniting with our Overland Guide and truck.

Simba Campsite on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater;



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