To visit the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most exciting safaris you could hope to embark on. These two conservation areas lie side by side in an ancient volcanic landscape that still teems with some of the greatest herds left on the earth. Here you will witness all you have ever dreamed of from a safari and a whole lot more. This is the quintessential African safari destination, where the vast treeless plains stretch as far as the eye can see. The Ngororgoro Conservation Area, which includes the actual Ngorogoro Crater, the Crater Highlands as well as plains, grasslands and woodland areas. This diverse World Heritage Site will offer so much to the first time or seasoned game viewer, with fascinating a paleoanthropological history too.
The Ngorongoro highlands tower over the Serengeti which slopes away to the massive Lake Victoria in the north-west. The vast space belies the fact that access between the two is easy – either by road or plane. The wet or dry seasons will determine either when you visit or which specific areas to visit. Safaris in the region are a photographer’s paradise! With the huge herds that roam these plains, come predators and amazing predator-prey interaction. Game viewing does change with the seasons, but one of the many beautiful things of a safari here, is that regardless of the time of the year, there is always something on offer. It is worth noting that the game concentrations do reach their highest numbers in the wetter seasons between December and June, but a trip here will always deliver something exceptional. The Ngorongoro Crater is part of the highlands system and the vistas here are exceptional, with superb concentrations of game. Permanent water on the crater floor ensures that there is a lot of movement of animals from the crater floor, despite the steepness of the sides. The concentrations of game can also translate to high concentrations of people and vehicles, so your choice of operator here is critical – let us guide you in this regard.