NGORONGORO & SERENGETI
Visit these two stunning Tented Camps in two of Africa's best known wildlife National Parks for a 7 night/8 day luxury adventure.
3 x nights
Entamanu Ngorongoro (meaning ‘circle' in Maa) is the only place in the world where you can enjoy views into both the Crater and the Serengeti. Our camp is uniquely off the beaten track on the wild side of the iconic Ngorongoro Crater rim, offering an unspoilt, unparalleled Crater wildlife experience, as well as giving an authentic insight into the land and culture that surrounds it. Occupying such a spectacular site challenged us to design a camp with the utmost sensitivity to the environment, and Entamanu Ngorongoro successfully combines a light footprint with comfort and style.
The camp has seven en-suite rooms, with indoor heating, hot and cold running water and flush toilets. Two rooms are family units consisting of two seperate bedrooms connected via a shared en-suite. Because we occupy such an elemental site we have designed our camp to be a refuge from the elements. The sun gets hot up here, and the nights cold, and some months it can be very windy, so always come prepared with warm clothes no matter what season you travel in.
Activites here include game drives into the Ngorongoro Crater, guided walks, bush picnics and sundowners, together with genuine Maasai cultural experiences.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Authority area is part of the larger Serengeti ecosystem, it adjoins the Serengeti National Park, merging into the Southern Plains. The south and west of the area are volcanic highlands including Lake Natron ,the active volcano Ol Donyo Lengai and the lesser known Empakai Crater; the southern and eastern boundaries are defined by the rim of the East African Rift wall. It is most famous for the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most well-known wildlife areas in the world.
The Crater itself is the world's largest inactive and intact volcanic caldera, formed when it exploded and collapsed in on itself some two to three million years ago. The floor of the Crater covers 260 km2 (100 sq mi) and is mostly covered by grasslands with two small wooded areas and a seasonal salt lake in the centre of the crater; the lake is known by two names, Lake Magadi or Lake Makat. The other major water source is the Ngoitokitok, near the eastern crater wall.
4 x nights
Serengeti Safari Camp
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. Each year, the camp casts off from Lamai Serengeti and begins its own odyssey.
Covering hundreds of miles and moving every couple of months along a route that the herds have travelled for hundreds of years, Serengeti Safari Camp is where you come for your migration fix. We understand well the Serengeti seasons and game movements, and how best to mirror them in this little nomadic camp. Serengeti Safari Camp has just six large walk-in meru tents, with a dressing area and an en-suite bathroom at the rear. New eco-flush toilets and safari-style bucket showers are part of every tent, as well as jugs of hot and cold water delivered as and when you'd like them. The main dining tent sits in the middle of the line of tents, with the fireplace right in front and a separate library/bar tent nearby.
THE SERENGETI AND THE MIGRATION
The Serengeti is one of the most famous wildlife areas in the world and home to the annual wildebeest migration. The Serengeti National Park itself covers 14,750 km2 of grassland plains, open savannah, riverine forests and woodlands. It lies in the north of Tanzania, bordered by Kenya and the Masai Mara National Reserve in the north, the Ngorongoro Crater Area to the southeast, the Maswa Game Reserve to the south west and the Loliondo Game Controlled Area area to the east. Together, all these areas form the larger Serengeti ecosystem which almost all see the wildebeest herds at some point during their annual circuit. More than 20 years of studying the migration and shadowing its movements through the Serengeti ecosystem have taught us that it rarely conforms to those nice little maps you so often see. Our objective is always to have Serengeti Safari Camp in the best available position for the migration, but it may not always be where it's "supposed" to be.
SEASONS: December to April: Serengeti Safari Camp is on the southern Serengeti Plains in the Ndutu area of the Ngorongoro Conservation area, with access to the main herds as they calve through February. Birding is excellent during this time, as is general game viewing. May to Early July: Moru Kopjes area, central Serengeti Plains, and Western Corridor. The migration patterns can be unpredictable at this time of year, but the wildebeest rut (May) and the crossing of the Grumeti River (June/July) are spectacular if caught. Mid-July to November: northern Serengeti close to either the Mara or Sand Rivers, offering great game viewing and crossings of either of the rivers. Late November: the camp heads south again, arriving on the southern Serengeti Plains around mid-December.
RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND £STERLING RATES ARE BASED ON THE CURRENT EXCHANGE RATE TO THE US$.
Full board accommodation
Soft drinks, beer, house wines & selected spirits
Park and conservancy fees
Airport and airstrip transfers
AMREF Flying Doctors Membership
Laundry and all statutory taxes
Mid - Season
US$7,375 OR £5,995 PER PERSON SHARING
High - Season
$8,860 OR £7,200 PER PERSON SHARING