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.
Nomad Tanzania have been given an extraordinary site in the sharp air of the highlands on the edge of the world’s largest unbroken caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater, Africa’s most iconic wildlife destination. The camp is designed to be removable. Stunning canvas rooms sit raised on platforms that can be dismantled and taken away. Interiors are of sustainably sourced wood and everything within the camp is locally sourced and made by talented Tanzanian artisans.
Extraordinary care has been taken to ensure minimal disturbance to the environment and not so much as a bush has been removed to make way for the camp. The camp has six rooms, one of which is a family unit ideal for families with children. All rooms have views into the crater, with immense Serengeti views to be enjoyed from the other side of camp.
Nomad Tanzania's Serengeti safari camp was the first of its kind. It was designed with a purpose in mind: to be in the best possible location to view the wildebeest migration as it covers hundreds of miles of the Serengeti National Park each year. So it should come as no surprise that it really hasn't changed much since its early pioneering days.
For a few months of the year, the migration is on your doorstep at Lamai Serengeti. But of course, the wildebeest move and this is what the Serengeti safari camp is all about, understanding the Serengeti seasons and game movements and mirroring them.
This 12-bed camp has large walk-in east African style Meru tents with a dressing area separating the beds from the bathroom area. There is a family tent which has two bedrooms and an adjoining sitting area. All of the tents have new eco-flush toilets and safari-style bucket showers. Hot and cold water is on demand. There is a separate lounge and library and a dining tent.
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.