Ngorongoro Crater Safari


On Ngorongoro Crater Safari, you will have your own specially built 4×4 custom made tour vehicle and  private guide, this unique tour combines an authentic cultural experience with a great wildlife Tanzania safari.You travel from Arusha town to Ngorongoro Crater where you spend two nights at the Lemala Luxury Ngorongoro Camp. Lemala Camp is an intimate seasonal camp located on the rim of the crater offering luxury Tanzania vacation accommodation under canvas in large spacious and luxury tents.

Lemala camp in Ngorongoro lies within a wild indigenous forest which is home to a wide variety of game from elephant, buffalo and bushbuck. Descend into the floor of the crater to enjoy a  spectacular and exciting game viewing as well as interaction with the local Maasai. You also have an optional nature walks near the camp or around Ol Moti or Empakaai Crater which are not too far from the camp.

Day 1: Arusha – Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by your Tanzania safari guide and drive by 4×4 safari vehicle to the Ngorongoro Crater from Arusha. You will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch and in the afternoon enjoy a game drive in the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater – one of Africa’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries.

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp features 9 luxury tents that are heated and furnished with large single or king-size beds with warm duvets, wooden flooring with rugs, and en-suite bathrooms with dressing area, flush toilet and safari shower.

The Dining area is well furnished with, book and corner cabinets in old wood, chandeliers, chests grand sofas, lamps, and rugs. At Lemala camp, meals are served al fresco or inside the mess and all guests are invited to sit together with the naturalist at dinner time.

Day 2 : Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Lemala’s advantage over the majority of accommodations at the Crater, is its proximity to the low-traffic Lemala entry route into the crater floor.This makes it possible for you to start your game drive early and thus avoid the traffic jams and queues. You will have an early breakfast at your camp located at the edge of the crater and thereafter descend  into the crater floor with picnic lunch for a whole day crater tour.

Enjoy an exciting game viewing around the crater, renowned  for its high concentration of wildlife. Alternatively you can visit the Empakaai Crater today. A much smaller crater than Ngorongoro Crater, but endearing in its own way, Empakaai has a deep soda lake which covers about half of the 6km wide caldera.

At the Empakai crater floor, you will often find thousands of flamingos in the shallows of the emerald lake – giving it a spectacular pink tinge. You will drive up to the outer rims of the crater, before taking a 45-minute walk down the path through spectacular forested slopes to the crater floor. Afterwards return to your Camp for a hot shower, delicious dinner and drinks on your Tanzania vacation.

Day 3 : Return to Arusha, Tanzania

After breakfast visit an authentic Maasai village for cultural interaction. Afterwards drive back to Arusha, arriving in time for lunch. A day room will be provided to freshen up till evening when you drive to the airport to board your International flights.