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Ngorongoro Crater Safari

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About the Challenge

A trip to East Africa is not complete without seeing some of the wildlife and scenery synonymous with the great open African Plains. We are therefore offering you the chance to unwind on safari after the exertions of your Kilimanjaro trek!

We visit the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park, all of which offer stunning scenery and the chance to see the big five: lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, as well as giraffe, zebra, hippopotamus and many species of antelope, monkey and smaller mammals and birdlife.

You will stay in a permanent tented camp just outside Karatu, with good facilities including beds, mosquito nets, solar-heated showers, and local guides and cooks to look after you. The guides are very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna you encounter, and will do their utmost to make sure you experience as much as possible of their wildlife, scenery and culture. This is a great way to fully round off your African experience!

The downloadable itinerary gives you an idea of the main regions you will visit on safari, but please bear in mind that your guides will vary the exact locations you go to depending on local conditions and wildlife sightings. The actual itinerary is designed to be very flexible to maximise your time spent watching wildlife.

 

Min 4 pax - £75 supplement for 2-3 pax

3 DAYS
  • (main group departs Moshi)

    We set off in the early morning (approx 8.30am) from Moshi, heading across the Rift Valley towards Tarangire National Park, famous for its large elephant population. The Park also boasts an impressive array of birdlife and we spend the afternoon on a game drive exploring the park.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Tented camp accommodation.

  • An early start (approx 7.30am) takes us to the rim of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Named after the sounds made by the Masai tribes’ ear adornments, Ngorongoro is the sunken crater (known as a caldera) of an extinct volcano that forms a perfect natural depression keeping the resident animals enclosed. Here we are guaranteed to see big game close up: lion, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra and elephant to name but a few. We spend the whole day inside the crater with an extended lunch stop which mirrors the activity of the animals by staying out of the midday sun! This is a truly incredible experience and not to be missed. We leave the park at around 5pm.

     Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Tented camp accommodation.

  • A very early start (05:30) sees us dropping back down into the Rift Valley to visit Lake Manyara National Park, famed for its tree-dwelling lions! Once inside the Park we drive to an elevated view point for a spot of breakfast and to watch the sun rising over the plains below - incredible! After a game drive around the park (keeping an eye out for any wagging branches) we return to our camp for some lunch and maybe a little siesta! In the afternoon we return to Moshi via the craft markets and stalls of Mto wa Mbu. If time allows we will stop off at a snake park along the way. We will arrive back at around 6:30pm and spend one final night in Moshi.

    Breakfast and lunch provided. Provide own dinner. Hotel accommodation

  • Depending on flight schedules, enjoy some free time to relax or explore before transferring to Kilimanjaro International Airport and the flight back to London.

    Breakfast provided. Provide own lunch.

  • Land back in the UK, own transport arrangements home


Prices may vary depending on date.

  • Available pricing options

    Pricing Explained

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    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 or 6 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 or 4 weeks prior to trip departure

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  • Available pricing options

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 or 6 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 or 4 weeks prior to trip departure

    Download Challenge Details

Detailed Information

  • Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with communication devices (eg phones, radios and/or emergency satellite phones), medical kit and other safety apparatus appropriate to the destination. Our leaders always have access to our 24-hour emergency UK back-up. They are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary, should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration - such as medical questionnaires and travel insurance as appropriate - is all done with your safety in mind.

Preparing for the Challenge

  • We plan our trips around the optimal weather conditions, but could still be exposed to bad weather at any time. It is vital you are prepared for all conditions. We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on registration, as well as details on useful discounts you are entitled to as a Discover Adventure customer. We are always available if you need advice.

  • This is designed to be a challenge, and it is vital that you train sufficiently for it. We will supply you with a thorough training guide once you have registered. We expect all participants to train hard in advance, but we respect everyone’s limits and do not expect everyone to maintain the same pace. Inadequate training is likely to have an impact not just on your chances of completing the challenge, but enjoying it too - and we want you to have the time of your life!

    Our challenges attract people of all levels of experience and fitness, all ages and backgrounds. We design our challenges so that everyone can go at their own pace: this is not a race. For logistical and safety reasons we sometimes need to re-group, so the front-runners may find themselves waiting for the slower ones. Please relax, and remember that this is a team effort that enables people to achieve their personal goals and earn sponsorship.

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