The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Craters belong together not just because they are geographically adjacent, but also on a safari itinerary. These are his two most magnificent African attractions, each with its own unique magic that combines a spectacular wildlife viewing experience with the iconic landscapes of northern Tanzania. The Serengeti National Park is a classic savannah region with wildlife set against an endless horizon, but Ngorongoro is a more intimate experience, like a lost world of wildlife on the crater floor below. When you combine them, you get the extraordinary safari experience you’ve been looking forward to
In 3-Day Serengeti Safari and Ngorongoro Crater Tour takes you to Tanzania’s magnificent Serengeti National Park to witness the incredible wildlife. Tanzania’s government has made significant efforts to position the country as one of Africa’s premier tourist destinations. His land is protected, with 28% designated as a national reserve. The Serengeti National Park and the Kilimanjaro region are the largest of these reserves. The Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater are today’s highlights. The Serengeti is one of the world’s largest wildlife reserves, with the greatest concentration of wildlife on the planet. The name Serengeti means “endless plains” in Maasai, referring to the park’s endless grasslands, which are home to countless zebras and wildebeests. Giraffes, buffalo, and other animals live on the plains.
SERENGETI Visiting the Serengeti Visitor Center: For first-time park visitors, the visitor center serves as a crucial gathering place. The center offers a variety of knowledge regarding the park, its past, fauna, and ecosystem in general. Millions of zebras and wildebeests travel the vast Serengeti plains in a clockwise direction throughout the year in search of new grass. This movement is known as the Great Migration. One of an African safari’s delights is seeing the wildebeest migration
All five of Africa’s large mammals can be found in the Serengeti National Park: lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo, and rhinos. Over 500 different bird species live in the park, including the magnificent ostrich. Game drives are undoubtedly the most popular attraction in Serengeti National Park. Balloon safari: One of his most memorable nature experiences is flying over the vast Serengeti National Park in a hot air balloon. Visitors can marvel at the park’s breathtaking views, landscapes, wildlife, and sheer size through aerial photography. It’s also one of the best places in the world to witness or track wildebeest migrations. Breakfast is served in the air during the hour-long balloon ride.
When is the best time to visit Serengeti? June to October (dry season) The wildebeest migration is most visible in the west corridor in June and July, and in the northern part of the park in August and September. Wildlife can be seen more easily in shorter grass and near waterholes and rivers. Quite sunny and almost no rain. Fewer mosquitos equals a lower risk of malaria. During this time, the Seronera area is very popular and can become crowded. It can get very cold at night, so bring warm clothing. November to May (rainy season) Late January to February is breeding season in the Serengeti, which is a great time to see predators in action in the green landscape.
Low season is between April and May, when the area is somewhat calmer. Although it’s easier to see wildlife during the dry season, the Serengeti has plenty of species year-round. Excellent for bird lovers due of the migratory species that may be found nearby. November to February sees largely brief afternoon showers of rain, which is unlikely to cause any problems for your travel. peak rainy season, with frequent heavy downpours, from March to May
ABOUT THE WILDLIFE IN NGORONGORO The Ngorongoro Crater has some of Africa’s best wildlife viewing. All of the large safari animals can be found in abundance. The black rhino population is truly impressive, as rhinos are extremely rare in Tanzania. The crater also has a large bull elephant with enormous tusks. Flamingos flock to Lake Magadi in large numbers.
It is breathtakingly gorgeous at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In addition to the well-known Ngorongoro Crater, the Empakaai and Olmoti craters are notable for their beautiful scenery. Both the Empakaai and Ngorongoro craters frequently feature flamingo flocks. The Ngorongoro Crater’s grassland-dominated crater floor contrasts sharply with its forested crater rim.
A CRATER The Ngorongoro Conservation Area’s major draw is the Ngorongoro Crater. This area is home to a variety of animals, including rare black rhinos, elephants, wild boars, wildebeest, and jackals. With a surface area of 264 square kilometers, this crater is the largest in the world and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can enjoy wildlife and stunning landscape from the crater’s viewpoint, which is a few kilometers from the main entrance. The crater has the Lereal Forest, which provides picnic places for visitors, and soda lakes that draw many bird species. Numerous bird species live in the forest, and it serves as a haven for predators that hunt.
CRATER EMPAKAI This crater, which is 6 km wide, was produced when a volcano fell. Despite the fact that this crater is not well known, it has a lot to offer tourists. Thousands of flamingos are drawn to an 85-meter-deep alkaline lake, which occasionally changes color and fills much of the crater. This area is home to many different species of wildlife, such as elephants, blue monkeys, buffalo, bush antelope, water antelope, and flamingos. Even the stunning view of Ol Doinyo Lengai and Mount Kilimanjaro is accessible. Organizing a trip? Don’t miss to visit this spectacular crater and take a tour.
ADLUVAI GORGE The forefathers started their trek toward civilization in Olduvai Gorge. Visitors can see the earliest tools and the first human settlements at some of the most famous archaeological sites on the planet. the location where Dr. Leakey found the first fossilized human remains in 1959. Depending on their travel intentions, visitors can choose to travel to the site from Ngorongoro or the Serengeti. No safari in Tanzania should come to a close without taking a tour to the Olduvai Museum. Our 5-Day Safari Package for Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire may appeal to you if you have plans to visit Ngorongoro and the Serengeti soon. A 6-day Grand Safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, and Ngorongoro is also available.
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