This is a fantastic week long drive-in 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 exploring the highlands en-route to the southern plains of the Serengeti where the wildebeest calve in January through to March.
Spring, when the wildebeest are calving, really is the best time to visit the southern Serengeti . With the vast herds gathering in one area is is truly one of the world's great wildlife spectacles. Of course with youngsters being born in large numbers you are also going to get the big cats (lion, leopard, cheetah) and this area of the Serengeti is home to the densest concentration of predators in Africa at this time of the year. It makes for some gripping game drives and those photographers amongst you will get some awesome shots at this time of year. In the Ngorongoro Crater you will also find incredible wildlife such as rhinos, elephants, hippos and lions. What makes the Ngorongoro Crater really special is the unique landscape as this national park is set right in a perfectly circular volcanic crater. The views from the rim are truly spectacular!
This safari is ideal between January and March. For travel June to November, the wildebeest have moved on and you need to be further north - please see Lemala: Crater & Plains (NORTH) safari itinerary.
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