If wanderlust has struck you yet again, it’s time to pack your bags and head straight to Tanzania – the microcosm of Africa. From biodiversity and enigmatic landscapes to captivating culture and great hospitality, the land offers you endless opportunities to explore, learn, and imbibe. However, the Tanzania experience is incomplete if you skip Serengeti and Ngorongoro – the UNESCO biosphere reserve that keeps a steady stream of offshore travelers all year around.
Serengeti National Park:
The Serengeti National Park (SNP) is a part of the Serengeti ecosystem, which occupies a major chunk of East Africa. The national park, sprawling across 14,750, 00 square metres of the reserved area, is situated in the north-west of Tanzania where it runs into the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The entire area is covered with forests, woodlands, grasslands and riverines, each defined by unique geography, flora and fauna. Whether you are a naturalist, ornithology enthusiast or an adventure seeker, there’s plenty to feed your wanderlust within the SNP.
- Plains: The Serengeti plains symbolise the magnificence of SNP with vast stretches of treeless land. Just help yourself to Serengeti and Ngorongoro safari packages and witness a spectrum of wildlife in the natural habitat. Chances are you may come across wildebeest, hartebeest, waterbuck, gazelle, impala, buffalo, zebra and other hoofed animals. The plains are also a vantage point for predators and pythons.
- Riverines: As the Grumeti River flows majestically dissecting the plains, just hold your breath to have a glimpse of Nile crocodiles, hippopotamus, martial eagles and other species across both banks. It’s a once in a lifetime experience and you cannot miss it.
- Woodlands: Enter the woodlands and you’ll see a resplendent panorama of SNP unfolding in all its glory. If you plan your Serengeti and Ngorongoro safari packages in July and August, you can expect to witness giraffes, elephants and Dik-Dik.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area:
Spread across 830,000 square meters, Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is your entryway to the natural splendour Tanzania has to offer. The NCA, designated as a Multiple Land Use Area in 1959 and UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, is defined by vast stretches of plains, gorges, forests, woodlands and three volcanic craters. Get onboard the Ngorongoro crater safari tours to be mesmerised by the sheer intricacy and grandeur of the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest caldera in the world that has never been broken, altered or flooded.
NCA is probably the only place in the world where man, cattle and wildlife coexist harmoniously. With Ngorongoro crater safari tours, you get hands-on experience of the unique, unaltered life of the Maasai people who still lead a semi-nomadic life. Also expect to have a rendezvous with gazelles, wildebeest, zebra and predators in their natural habitat.
The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Tour Package:
The 7-days Serengeti and Ngorongoro Tour Package is designed to give you the maximum exposure to the sights, sounds and smells of the coveted biosphere reserve. The first day of the tour gets underway from Moshi, heading towards the Manyara National Park where you’ll be treated with game drive and picnic lunch. Next, the tour proceeds to Lake Natron for an overnight stay, giving you a glimpse of escarpment, waterfalls, gorge and flamingos. The subsequent destination on the fourth day is Wasso village, home to the Maasai tribe. On the fifth and sixth day, we move to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area respectively while last day is dedicated to Ngorongoro Crater