Ngorongoro Explorer Safari
Itinerary at a glance
|07||Ngorongoro Cons||Ngorongoro Serena||LDBB||Trsf,P|
|08||Ngorongoro Cons||Ngorongoro Serena||LDBB||CT|
|09||Kilimanjaro||Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge||LDBB||Trsf, LE|
Trsf – Transfer, BB – Bed & Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner , LDBB – Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, E – Early morning game drive, A – Morning game drive, P – Afternoon game drive, LE – Leisure, FLT – Flight
DAY 07–08TH AUGUST 2016-NAKURU /WILSON /KILI/NGORONGORO CONSERVANCYBreakfast at the lodge this morning , check out and transfer by road to Wilson Airport , on arrival board your flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport , on arrival met by Silver Africa Tours driver guide board your safari Land Cruisers and stop for lunch at Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge , after lunch proceed by road to Ngorongoro Conservancy . Late arrival , check in to your lodge , freshen up , dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (LDBB)
DAY 08 –09TH AUGUST 2016 - NGORONGORO CONSERVANCY .Breakfast at the lodge , descend down for halfday crater tour , lunch at the lodge , afternoon at leisure , dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge – FB
In the Great Rift Valley, that great schism in the earth's crust, lies the wonderful Ngorongoro Crater, one of the wonders of the natural world. It is an extinct volcano that collapsed in on itself around 25 million years ago thus forming a vast superbowl where the largest permanent concentration of African game is on display.
The central bowl, the caldera, has sides roughly 1,950 feet high and a flattish centre with a diameter of about ten miles. The views from the top of the crater wall are absolutely breathtaking. The crater walls are forested but four wheel drive vehicles will take you down into this primeval paradise of woodland, lake, river, swamp and plain that shelters around 20,000 animals. Many of these are the large grazing animals such as wildebeest, buffalo, gazelle and zebra that depend on the open grasslands in the crater. These attract the attendant predators, the black-maned lion, the leopard and hyena. The elephant found within the caldera tend to be the lone males who have left the herds in the forested crater rim.
When the water stocks are low elsewhere the animals within this micro-world turn to the swamps for fresh water and food. Elephants feed on the giant sedges and hippo wallow in the pools. The Fever Tree forests shelter monkeys, bushbuck and waterbuck and the few black rhino that have taken refuge here. A soda lake, fed by the Munge River attracts water birds, including flamingos and is a favourite place for predators to make their kill. Wildly beautiful as it is, it is not surprising that Ngorongoro Crater has been called a Garden of Eden.
The conservation area also encompasses several other volcanos, one of which, Oldonyo Lengai, is still live. You may struggle to the top, if you wish, to gaze into its open and sulphurous maw but many prefer to admire from afar. One of the most fascinating attractions in the area is the Olduvai Gorge, where an old river has carved away the rock to expose layer upon layer of volcanic soil. This is where Dr Louis and Mary Leakey found the remains of hominids "Nutcracker Man" and "Toolmaking Man". The "Cradle of Mankind" now has a visitor centre where you may hear a short lecture on the the work of the Leakeys and their successors and a small museum where you may see some of their finds, including a giant giraffe - it is hard to believe that they were once even taller!
DAY 09– 10TH AUGUST 2016 -NGORONGORO CONSERVANCY /ARUSHABreakfast at the lodge depart and drive to Arusha , lunch at Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge , optional excursions around the lodge offered by the lodge guides , as the sunsets we will be catching the glimse of the outstanding Mount Kilimanjaro on the back ground , Dinner and overnight at Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge - FB
DAY 10- 11TH AUGUST 2016 – KILIMANJARO /WILSON /DEPART .Breakfast at the hotel , mid morning at leisure , transfer to the Airport and fly to Wilson Airport , on arrival you will be met by a Silver Africa Tours and transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight .
End of services by Silver Africa Tours
- Cost per person sharing USD$2,850.00
- Single room supplement USD$370.00
-Accommodation and meals as indicated above
-Seven (7) seater Landcruiser with English speaking driver/guide
-Game drives as indicated above
-All park fees
-One (1) litre bottle of mineral water per person per day on safari
-All transfers and assistance
-Flight – Wilson/ KIA/ Wilson
- Private vehicle and guide supplement on the entire safari .
-International flights, visas and airport taxes
-Personal expenses like drinks, tips, laundry etc
-Personal insurance and baggage insurance
- Flying Doctors Insurance per person USD$50.00