Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Gallery
The Safari Details
Day 1Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, clear Customs and Immigration formalities then meet your driver in the arrivals hall. Transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge.
Day 2After breakfast drive to Ndutu within the Conservation Area, your first stop is at Olduvai Gorge where Dr.Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the fossilized remains of the earliest man, believed to be 1.8 million years old. Enjoy an on-site talk on the interpretation of the gorge by the resident guide. Proceed to Ndutu for afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight Olakira Camp.
Olakira Camp: As the great Migration makes its way across the expansive Serengeti plains, so the luxury seasonal Olakira Camp follows. In the early part of the year, Olakira is perfectly situated to witness the calving of wildebeest. In the dryer months the camp moves to the Northern Serengeti to have a front row seat for when the big herds move north. Under canvas and intimate, Olakira Camp captures the essence of classic mobile tented safaris, reminiscent of safaris in the old days.
Days 3 and 4Breakfast at the camp, spend two full days viewing game in this famous part of Serengeti National Park. Ndutu is the place where the wildebeest concentrate here for three months of Dec, Jan and Feb. This area is also known as the calving ground as wildebeests birth hundreds of calves a day in this time of the year. Diner and overnight at Olakira Camp
Day 5Enjoy your early breakfast at the camp and drive to Ngorongoro directly into the crater some 600 meters down to experience the true spirit of Africa, the Africa of bygone days! Then explore the crater as the permanent home of its wildlife population, long regarded as Africa’s “Garden of Eden”. From the comfort of your 4 x 4 vehicle crafted exclusively for game viewing will give an opportunity to spot Big five – Elephant, buffalo, leopard, black mane lion and the rare black rhinoceros- as well hyenas, jackals, flamingos and the yawning hippos. Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch in the heart of this ancient volcanic crater. Early evening ascend and drive to your lodge for spectacular views, dinner and overnight at The Manor at Ngorongoro.
The Manor at Ngorongoro: Crossing the Rift Valley and climbing the steppe onto the green and rolling hills south of the Ngorongoro Crater, there lies a truly undeniable surprise and one that will be a home-away-from-home.The Manor at Ngorongoro, with its 20 luxurious cottages and magnificent Main House, is one of the first safari lodges of its kind to blend East African hospitality with old-world Afro-European architecture and decor. Located adjacent to the famous Ngorongoro conservation area and within the 1500-acre Arabica coffee estate, The Manor is reminiscent of an elegant up-country farm home in the Cape Dutch-style of architecture.
Day 6Full Day Crater tour. Dinner and overnight at The Manor, Ngorongoro
Day 7Transfer to Kilimanjaro for your onward travels.
- Park fees and Government taxes.
- Exclusive use of 4x4 vehicle, services of English speaking Driver Guide.
- Game drives as per the itinerary.
- Bottled mineral water during game drive.
- Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport.
- All inclusive at The Manor – All meals, laundry, all drinks excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs, single malt whiskeys and cigars.
- All inclusive at Olakira Camp – All meals, all drinks except champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, laundry services.