Group Size: Based on Minimum 2 passengers
Set directly on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, overlooking the crater floor, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge has 75 rock-built rooms arranged on two levels. Built into the western rim, from local river stones and camouflaged with indigenous vines, the property has been designed to blend completely into the landscape. Inspired by the ‘Cradle of Mankind’, the prehistoric site of Ol’Duvai Gorge, which lies close by, each room has been decorated with cave paintings and has a private balcony offering awe-inspiring views of the crater.
Day 1 - Ngorongoro Crater
This morning you will be met by your driver/guide for a briefing and drive in 4X4 safari vehicles into Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation area. Dinner and overnight at your lodge. (LD)
Known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, an abundance of wildlife wanders the plains, lakes and forests of ‘the land that time forgot’. This unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, one of the largest and most perfect volcanic crater’s on earth. The lodge, with 75 rock built rooms with panoramic views, is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metres below.
Day 2 - Ngorongoro Crater
Today you will drive into the Ngorongoro Crater descending over 600m to the floor. The crater covers over 250 sq kms of land and is the home to the rare black rhino, lion, elephant, cheetah and great herds of buffalo, antelope and wildebeest. Explore the forest areas, the lake area, where you may see flamingos, and the open savannah. A picnic lunch will be taken, before driving back late afternoon to the lodge for dinner. (BLD)
Day 3 - End of Ngorongoro Serena Lodge Stay
This morning after breakfast you will return to Arusha. (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 01 Nov 17 - 15 Dec 17 $1,495 $1,605
- 16 Dec 17 - 28 Feb 18 $1,860 $2,005
- 01 Mar 18 - 31 Mar 18 $1,500 $1,610
- 01 Apr 18 - 31 May 18 $1,350 $1,350
- 01 Jun 18 - 30 Jun 18 $1,740 $1,885
- 01 Jul 18 - 31 Oct 18 $1,860 $2,005
- 01 Nov 18 - 15 Dec 18 $1,500 $1,615
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.
Daily departures based on a minimum of 2 passengers.