One Day Safari to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Short Overview

The trip from Arusha to Ngorongoro is a long one, but you'll be grateful for the early start and late finish as you're taking in the conservation area's stunning views and diverse wildlife.

You'll enjoy a half day game drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area: the best place in the northern circuit to see the enigmatic black rhinoceros. Within the park you'll also spot roaming prides of lions, large packs of hyenas, wallowing hippopotamus, great herds of wildebeest, stoic cape buffalo, brightly coloured flamingoes, and more. Ngorongoro truly is one of the most spectacular safari experiences out there!

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Details

Details of One Day Safari to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

DAY 1: ARUSHA - NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

You'll depart from Arusha at the crack of dawn for the long but scenic drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Along the way, you'll pass bustling Maasai villages and sweeping plains dotted with acacia and the occasional giraffe or wildebeest.

Upon arrival at the park, you'll sign in and then begin the winding descent into the caldera. The mist shrouded rainforests of the mountain are home to cape buffalo and baboon troupes, and the particularly lucky might even spot a grazing elephant or a shy leopard moving through the dense green undergrowth.

You'll stop at the Ngorongoro viewing area for a stunning view of the caldera's sheer scale. The shadows of clouds dapple the caldera floor, and the keen-eyed might spot the great herds of wildebeest and zebra moving about below. The sun glitters off the soda lakes and it all combines to make for a truly beautiful landscape.

From here you'll continue our descent into the caldera, where over 120 species of mammals go about their lives. The park is the best place in the northern circuit to see the black rhinoceros and the cape buffalo, but is home to the entirety of the Big Five. We'll also see large packs of hyenas as well as lesser known predators such as jackals and serval cats.

You'll pay a visit to Lake Magadi, a vast salt lake which is a magnet for flamingoes and a number of other water birds such as pelicans and storks. A picnic lunch by the famous hippo pool is also a surreal experience, as you'll take your lunch a few feet from where great hippopotamus wallow lazily in the cool water,

Across five hours, you'll see the very best that Africa has to offer. In the late afternoon, with heads full of amazing memories, you'll return to Arusha.

Info

Info

SKU
  • SAC1-1D-03
Destination
  • Tanzania
When to visit?
  • No
Tour style
  • Classic safari
Tour duration
  • 1 DAY
Safari Circuit
  • No
Included in the price
  • Game safari to national park as specified
  • Price quoted per person sharing in US dollars
  • Professional English speaking safari and tour guide / driver
  • All game viewing activities specified
Excluded from the price
  • Any sightseeing
  • excursions and optional activities other than those specified
  • Entry visas
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Please
  • read our Terms and Conditions
  • Tips and gratuities to safari crew - recommended: 15-20 USD per day to safari driver
  • 10 – 15 USD per day to safari cook
  • Travel insurance
Itinerary Note
  • All prices are subject to change if Tanzanian National Park Entry fees change! US Dollar notes from the years before the year 2006 are not accepted in Tanzania.

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Itinerary in Brief


  • DAY 1 - ARUSHA - NGORONGORO Game drive. (L)

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

Attractions


  • Half day game drive in the world-renowned Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

  • The best place in Tanzania to see the endangered black rhinoceros.

  • Home to the entire Big Five.

  • More than 120 species of mammals.

  • Lake Magadi, which is a magnet for flamingos and other water birds.

  • Predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which can require the trained eye of your guide to spot.

  • Picnic lunch by an active hippo pool.

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With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
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Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
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We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.

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