Ngorongoro Crater Safari – Lodge safari - 3 Days

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Safari Overview

Ngorongoro Crater Safari – Our 3 Days Safari to Ngorongoro Crater is the best tour you can take to the Ngorongoro. Also referred to the Eden of Africa or the 8th Wonder of the world ; Ngorongoro Crater is the place to be if you are short of time while visiting Tanzania for just a few days, but still want to make the most of your shortest time that you have got. Ngorongoro Crater safari offers the rare chance of spotting the big 5 with such limited time. The Crater floor itself is just a small area of about 21 Kilometers in diameter and animals an be spotted in amazingly short distance.

This 03 day Ngorongoro Crater safari is quoted with staying at a very nice mid-range lodge (comfort level). However the same package can be offered using an upgraded lodge or cheaper option  if possible. Kindly ask our experts for a free advise and customization.

Ngorongoro Crater Safari – Lodge safari

The crater floor harbors more than 20 thousand animals and a birders haven with more than 500 bird species recorded.

See our 3 days Safari to Ngorongoro itinerary sample on the next tab. The tour can be done while staying at Standard luxury lodges or tented camps or a mid range lodge called Country Lodge in case you wish to keep the price low. There are several mid range lodges and tented camps also just outside the Conservation area around Karatu where you can stay while enjoying your safari in Ngorongoro Crater, but it is worthy noting that the entrance fees to the Conservation area is paid per entrance.

Safari Prices Depend on number of persons coming with you and the accommodation used.

3 Day Safari Ngorongoro from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar

This safari can be done from Zanzibar or Dare es Salaam with a flight into Ngorongoro or Arusha town. If you wish to do the Ngorongoro Crater Safari from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam you can also take a flight into Kilimanjaro International Airport where you can make your own way to Arusha; the starting point of the safari, or you can also ask for transfer from us. We can also easily arrange your connection flight from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar to Arusha or Ngorongoro Crater. Coastal Aviation also flies to Lake Manyara where it will be a shorter 1 hour drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area’s main gate of Loduare.

The same safari to Ngorongoro can be done starting from Mwanza. Contact one of our safari experts for a customized Ngorongoro Crater Safari and an experience of a lifetime!

Day 1
Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater

First day of your Ngorongoro Safari tour you leave Arusha town as early as 07.00 – 08.00 AM and drive through the Masai Steppe and pass Lake Manyara area in the Rift valley; drive up the escapement and across Karatu area to the Loduare Gate of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After a short stop at the gate for registration we drive up to the View point where we make a brief stop to get some of the most breathtaking views over the Crater floor and take some photos. We then descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game drives for the rest of the day. Picnic lunch will be served at the picnic site by the hippo poolside then continue with game drives later in the afternoon we drive up the Crater rim and out to Karatu for overnight at a lodge. Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge or Country Lodge or similar at Karatu. Lunch and dinner included.

Day 2
Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater also often referred to  as the “Eden of Africa” . The largest unbroken caldera in the world; the Ngorongoro Crater is unparalleled in terms of wildlife concentration. Your drive will be in constant contact with other drivers to locate the best sightings of animals and with a little luck you will be able to spot the big 5 inside the Crater. Lunch will be served at the picnic site and late in the afternoon we will drive back to the Crater rim and drive to your lodge at Karatu; a lodge like Marera Valley Lodge or Country Lodge.

Day 3
Ngorongoro - Arusha

On this day after a leisurely breakfast at the lodge you will choose between visiting a Masai Village and going for a nature walk in the forests of Ngorongoro (at a small extra fee ). Guided by an armed ranger you will walk in the forest trails and if lucky you might bump into herds of buffaloes, elephants as well as other forest species like the duikers, also lions leopards etc.

After the activities you will drive back to Arusha town with a brief stop at Karatu and Mto wa Mbu market towns where you may mingle with the locals and do some shopping if you so wish.

End of the  03 days Safari in Ngorongoro Crater.

End of Tour.

Safari Prices Depend on number of persons coming with you and the accommodation used.

This safari can be done from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam with a flight into Ngorongoro or Arusha town.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • All meals whist on safari
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International flights
  • Tanzanian Visa
  • All things of personal nature
  • Tips for guides and cooks
  • Alcohol
  • Items not specified in terms and conditions
  • Extended tours not specified in the main package

Kindly take note of the following:

Rates are quoted based on two guests sharing and single supplement rates apply on single room occupancy

The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this itinerary

On occasion the itinerary may be in a different order or using alternative lodges according to road conditions and availability.

Other Safari Important Notes

  1. ELECTRICITY
    All lodges and camps will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times.

The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.

  1. INTERNAL FLIGHTS/BAGGAGE
    Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. extra luggage can be left in storage in Arusha (by arrangement prior to travel
  2. YELLOW FEVER
    It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.
  3. ACCOMMODATION
    Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used.
  4. COMBO TRIP
    Please note that this tour combines with other Mkama Tours to Tanzania. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with Mkama Tours to Tanzania, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another Mkama Tours to Tanzania, after your trip concludes.

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