AUTHENTIC SAFARIS & PERSONALIZED TOURS IN NGORONGORO WITH AFRICANMECCA
Many of the Ngorongoro lodgings afford close proximity to surrounding wildlife. Secretary birds stalk about coiffured lawns while nocturnal bush babies clamber in trees overhanging near the guest verandahs. Lions thunder in the expanse and hyenas laugh. Cicadas thrum. Crickets chirp. Tinker birds beat a rhythmic cadence. Night scented blossoms weight the air with swooning fragrance.
You are part of a past time when campfires flicker, Maasai warriors chant, drum, leap and dance. Colonial standards of comfort, luxury, and service are available, as are authentic safari camping experiences, yet the modern world is not too far away (read more on where to stay in Ngorongoro Crater).
Comfortable and convenient custom-built game-spotting vehicles have sturdy four-wheel drive and are manned by knowledgeable, native AfricanMecca guides, versed in the lore of their people and reverently enthused by their animal neighbors. If dining outdoors, the on-board cold-boxes hold culinary delights and an international selection of drinks.
Two-way radio contact ensures safety and up-to-the-minute reports on dynamic wildlife action. Pop-up roofs afford a platform to record your adventures on DSLR or bridge cameras and video recorders. Excursions to sites of historic and cultural interest could enrich every day of your authentic vacation in Tanzania.
Closest to the present are every-day social activities on farms and in towns and villages, such as tours of gardens and plantations, partaking in baking, harvesting, tree-planting, coffee roasting, pot and furniture making, grain pounding and sampling local beers. You may visit schools, co-operative projects, rural businesses and craft centers or learn about and Maasai culture of Ngorongoro and Serengeti, joining in their celebrations, dancing and local ritual ceremonies.
More active walking safaris can encompass bird-watching, visits to waterfalls and elephant caves, botanic tours, and even an energetic hike to the crater rim, when you may meet families of baboon ambling along the track, tails arched in greeting. But don’t get too close. They are formidable in defense of their families.
Cycling Safaris are available to explore country lanes, or tackle a full-day mountain bike outing through the highlands to the glorious Rhotia Valley or around Gibbs Farm. You could take a day trip to Laetoli, where hominid footprints, over three million years old, can be seen in its sedimentary rocks, or visit Olduvai Gorge, site of the evolution of mankind, with its rustic museum where you can see the earliest tools, hardly credible as forerunners of today’s technology.
If you prefer to relax, you can take a massage or a spa treatment, enjoy high tea in a beautiful garden, picnic at a site of outstanding verdant loveliness, enjoy sundowners overlooking forests and farms to distant volcanic escarpments and floors, tinted gold in the dying day, or yarn around a campfire under a glittering canopy of stars. These are superlative, discerning Ngorongoro experiences available with AfricanMecca!
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CRATER GEOLOGY & WILDLIFE
The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s supreme impressive geological features. It is actually a caldera, which was formed centuries ago when a massive volcano imploded and collapsed in on itself.
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WHERE TO STAY IN NGORONGORO
There is a varied choice of accommodation for bush tours in Ngorongoro, depending on your taste. Each is unique, but experiences are determined by an inimitable system of AfricanMecca Safari Tiers.
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GUIDE ON NGORONGORO
Sited in the Great Rift Valley in northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area includes the wondrous Ngorongoro Crater, home to the densest concentration of wild animals in Africa.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT NGORONGORO
Seasonal climate fluctuations, migration and breeding patterns influence your choice of the best time to visit the Ngorongoro. All seasons have their advantages; however, it depends on your special interests.
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There are many memorable places to visit as part of your wholesome, ecological tour in Ngorongoro. Many attractions well worth visiting on your expedition are sited inside the crater but also outside.
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MAASAI TRIBE OF NGORONGORO
The iconic Maasai of the Ngorongoro and Serengeti wilderness have been herding their cattle for thousands of years. A proud, nomadic warrior race who count their wealth in cattle and children.
What are our Customers saying about us? READ MORE REVIEWS
Jambo Raza, The safari trip in Tanzania was terrific - Ngorongoro and Serengeti. Our guide, Rodgers is a gem - smart, funny, knowledgeable and always interested in us and our journey. Great guy. We would all recommend your group to our friends.
Robert J Hartman, Esq - Minnesota, United States
AfricanMecca's professionalism and care understands that what distinguishes Africa is its authenticity, the land, people and wildlife who do not share our world of fashion and fanfare that distinguish so many travel companies today.
Cyril Christo & Marie Wilkinson, Conservation Photographers, Authors & Wildlife Documentary Producers - USA
I can't thank AfricanMecca Safaris and everybody that I met as part of my African Safari enough for the most incredible and unforgettable vacation of my life. The lodge at Ngorongoro Crater and Kirawira Camp in the Serengeti were magnificent.
Dr Edda Gomez-Panzani - California, United States
I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
Shelley Roberts - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
The AfricanMecca Safari experience was great. All the connections were spot on and the lodges and camps were great - 1st class. The safaris were great with the time spent in Ngorongoro totally outstanding. We just totally loved it, a great experience.
Bruce and Susie Ironside - New Zealand
We took our decision on an extended and complex safari through AfricanMecca Safaris. They did a flawless job across the board. We traveled through Zanzibar (fantastic) Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti without a hitch.
Chris Traub - CEO, Strategic Executive Search (SES) Group - New York, United States
AfricanMecca Safaris created a remarkable honeymoon tailored to our interests and desires. The quality of service and delivery of experience was unsurpassed. I highly recommend AfricanMecca Safaris to honeymooners, families, or any traveler.
Noorin & Jason Nelson - Maryland, United States
Raza - I have to congratulate you. We had an absolutely wonderful trip - lifetime for me. All of your personnel in Africa were pleasant, positive. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge were incredibly beautiful and luxurious and Kusini Camp – Serengeti.
Mike and Ann Rosenblum - Illinois, United States
EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR NGORONGORO IN NORTHERN TANZANIA
When visiting Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, we recommend combining it with your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Serengeti (wildebeest migration). End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.
You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous), Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.
NGORONGORO CRATER SAFARI & TOUR PLANNING DETAILS
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NGORONGORO CAMPS & LODGES
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