Lemala: Crater & Plains (NORTH)

8 days
FROM £ 3530
Countries Visited: Tanzania
Classic Safaris £££

Lemala: Crater & Plains (NORTH)

This is a fantastic week long fly-drive safari combining two of Tanzania's most famous wildlife areas, but where possible, skirting the crowds. Stay in a small tented camp in acacia woodland on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, travelling in your own 4x4 vehicle with driver/guide, before flying to the Serengeti for nights at a beautiful safari lodge in the remote far north - both camps are all-inclusive ensuring a fantastic experience.

You will have an excellent chance of seeing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti as well as the ‘Big 5’. We love this safari because it combines the best of both worlds - you drive the first part to the Ngorongoro, and then take to the sky in a light aircraft for your onward journey to the Serengeti.

This safari is ideal between June and November. For travel January - March the wildebeest are gathered on the southern plains of the Serengeti to calve - please see Lemala: Crater & Plains (SOUTH) safari itinerary.

The Real Africa Trust works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness as well as raising funds for specific projects. Partners include Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino, The Sheldrick Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana and Animals saving Animals. You can find out more on our Conservation pages. On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust.

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Safari Itinerary


Arrive Arusha
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met and transferred to the nearby Mount Meru Game Lodge where you can relax and recover from your journey.

DAY 2-3

Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast and a safari briefing you will be driven in your own 4x4 vehicle with driver guide to Lake Manyara for a safari and picnic lunch before arriving at your tented camp on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater. The following morning, wake early and descend into the crater as the sun rises, arriving on the floor before many other visitors. Enjoy a full day on safari in the crater, stopping at the hippo lagoon for a picnic lunch.

DAY 4-7

The Serengeti
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Manyara airstrip for your flight into the Serengeti. You'll arrive at wonderful Kuria Hills in the north of the Serengeti in time for lunch. You have four nights to explore this fantastic region, joining guided safaris in custom 4x4 vehicles. You also have the option to pre-book a hot air balloon safari - from £470 per person. The lodge sits close to the famous Mara River and the landscape is punctuated by large kopjes.
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  • All inclusive luxury accommodation throughout
  • Safari game drives with guide
  • All transfers and transport
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, tips, visas and personal expenses.

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £3,530 (low season); from £4,945 (high season)
  • This trip is available all year round
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

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