NNC58 Day 19 – 21: Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

October 22, 2014 Comments Off on NNC58 Day 19 – 21: Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Excursion
Andrew Walton
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Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Excursion, Tanzania

Today we set off on an optional four-day, three night assisted camping adventure in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater where these regions are said to contain one of the greatest concentrations of animals in Africa. You will spend two nights in the Serengeti and one night on the edge of the Crater, whilst enjoying game viewing from the comfort of an open-topped 4X4 safari vehicle in order to overcome any obstacles we come across whilst driving through the Park’s gravelly and narrow roads. Be sure to take with you a small day pack with a change of clothing, binoculars, cameras, warm clothes (for the cold rim of the crater), plenty of insect repellent, a few dollars for tips and curios, provisions and, of course, your sleeping bag and pillow.

For those who opt not to partake in this excursion, simply devote your time to relaxing and soaking in the sun as well as the vibrant local cultures surrounding you.  There is also a variety of Optional Activities in which to partake for those who aren’t going on this expedition, including a range of Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion packages, Lake Manyara game drives, day hiking, village tours and other day trips.

The campsites are owned by Tanzania National Parks Board and over 90.000 tourists frequently visit this park and some of the facilities are not sufficiently maintained. Attempts have been made to improve the situation, but these have not been sustained. Please keep an open mind when using the ablution facilities in the Serengeti National Park. You will need to provide your own toilet paper and wet wipes.

The following entire day will be spent game driving through the Serengeti as we track animals through the Savannah. The route will be determined by the movement of the game and sightings.

On the last day of our excursion we explore more of the Serengeti before we head to the famous Ngorongoro Crater where our trucks will drive down to the very bottom of the crater where there is plenty of game viewing.

Accommodation: Seronera Campsite, Simba Campsite or similar
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Arusha to Serengeti National Park ± 250 km
Optional Activity: Serengeti 4-day camping Excursion (min 4 people)

For more information on the Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater Camping Excursion please click here

2019 Itinerary Change

Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater Excursion – Karatu

Today we travel a short distance to the district of Karatu, and most of the day is spent making our way closer to the Ngorongoro Crater. The next morning we rise early for our excursion and are then transferred to the Ngorongoro Crater where we will spend the day exploring the crater and searching for the animals who roam the plains. We make our way back to Karatu in the afternoon. Our last day is spent on a cultural tour in Karatu and the rest of the day can be spent at your own leisure with a variety of activities to partake in. The activities must be booked directly with the accommodation prior to arrival.

Accommodation: Campsite: Kudu Camp
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Arusha to Karatu to Ngorongoro Crater to Karatu
Included Highlight: Full day 4×4 excursion to Ngorongoro Crater, Karatu Cultural Tour, Elephant Caves Hike

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