Combine a fleeting visit to the Ngorongoro Crater, a small traditional tented camp close to the wildebeest migration, with a visit to Serengeti National Park, one of the famous national parks in Tanzania. Take in the incredible resident wildlife within the Ngorongoro Crater before following the wildebeest migration from the mobile Serengeti safari camp to get you in the right place at the right time to catch the migration.
You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or your Arusha hotel by your Nomad car and guide. You will drive west to the Ngorongoro highlands, a perfect spot from which to explore the crater tomorrow. After that, you will settle in to Nomad Tanzania's newest camp perched on the crater rim and take in the spectacular views from your room. Your accommodation for tonight is at Entamanu Ngorongoro.
You will spend the morning discovering the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater and the fabulous wildlife with your private guide. After a picnic lunch in the crater, you will head back up to camp. This afternoon, you can relax and enjoy the view or head out on a highland walk with your guide, perhaps to meet the nearby Maasai tribe. Your accommodation for tonight is at Entamanu Ngorongoro.
Wave an early goodbye to Entamanu Ngorongoro as you set off for Serengeti Safari Camp. Depending on the time of year, you may fly to Serengeti Safari Camp or drive your way down with your guide. You will settle into your comfy tent, enjoy a hot shower, ice cold drink around the fire, and a delicious dinner.
Get out and about with your Nomad guide for game drives across the Serengeti. The camp moves four or five times a year to get you as close to the herds as possible so you will most likely head out into the vast plains to get amongst the wildebeest migration, along with huge herds of zebra and gazelle. Your accommodation for tonight is at Serengeti Safari Camp.
Another day on safari in the Serengeti, perhaps on the search for lions or cheetahs who are never far behind the wildebeest herds. Evening game drives in this area can be good for leopards, as well as other small African cats like servals, African wild cats, or even caracals, if you're extremely lucky. Your accommodation for tonight is at Serengeti Safari Camp.
After a leisurely breakfast, you will pack your bags and take a short last game drive back to the airstrip to catch your return flight back to Arusha and on home.
On the second day of the safari, you can head out on a highland walk with your guide, perhaps to meet the nearby Maasai tribe.
The camp sits in a remote spot on the northwestern edge of the crater rim, miles from any other lodge. Accessed only by way of a private road that follows the contours of the rim, even the drive to get there in is breathtaking, with dizzying views to the crater floor beneath.
The crater is still a lambent lost world of wildlife, giving you flashes of how the first humans must have experienced it, watching as the sun rises over the perfect bowl of the crater and then sets again over the immense plains of the southern Serengeti. And by day, there is the breathtaking wildlife of the crater floor, one of Africa's most remarkable safari experiences all in the shadow of the 3000 feet high crater walls.
Serengeti safari camp moves throughout the Serengeti National Park, changing location to follow the movements of the migration (it will not move during your stay). Camp movements are pre-planned in an effort to be within reach of the herds, but this cannot always be guaranteed given the unpredictability of nature and weather conditions.
You will be provided with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your meals are included in the price.
Please book your flight to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Nomad Tanzania will pick you up from the airport.