Tanzania Serengeti & Ngorogoro Crater


The Serengeti National Park is a jewel in the crown of African national parks.  Located in north western Tanzania, bordering Kenya, this World Heritage site is also one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World. The Park is a vast expanse of almost 15 000 square km’s, boasting riverine forest, grassland and savannah plains.

The Masai lion, African Leopard, African Bush Elephant, East Black Rhino and African Buffalo make up the Big Five which are ever-present in the Serengeti.  Other animal and bird species are quite prolific and too many to highlight.  An overland wildlife safari is the main reason for visitors to explore this amazing region and predators are best viewed between June and October.

Best experienced during July through to October, the annual wildebeest migration is a sight to behold – particularly from the air.

Helicopter trips as well as the more peaceful hot-air balloon excursions offer a spectacular viewpoint of this migration of over two million wildebeest, zebra and antelope from the Serengeti, to the lush pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

A neighbouring conservation area and another World Heritage Site is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and home to the large volcanic Ngorongoro Crater – said to have been a volcano higher than Mount Kilimanjaro before imploding on itself and forming the crater.  Meaning “Gift of Life” the Ngorongoro region is one of Africa’s most stunning regions.  Not only is it home to a very high density of black rhino and elephant, the Maasai and other tribes live in peace in the idyllic area.

As a safari and overland adventures destination, The Serengeti and Ngorongoro are definitely a must. Allow Ashanti Travel Online to assist you with booking a Tanzania budget friendly holiday with a variety of options available.

tanzania serengeti and ngororgoro crater
2011, 2019

When is the best time to visit the Great Wildebeest Migration in Tanzania?

November 20th, 2019|Categories: News, Serengeti National Park & Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania|0 Comments

The Great Wildebeest Migration is a continuous movement of over two million wildebeest, accompanied by large groups of zebra and gazelles. This massive group of wildlife is looking for food and water, which results in the animals following the rains. The movement mainly moves through the Serengeti Nature Reserve in Tanzania up into the Masai Mara in Kenya.  The crossing of the Grumeti and Mara river provide spectacular sightings of confused legions of swimming wildebeest and hungry crocodile encounters. As they cross the Mara river, the wildebeest enter the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Where they feed on [...]

3005, 2019

Tanzania To Ban All Single Use Plastic Bags

May 30th, 2019|Categories: Arusha, Budget Safaris, Dar es Salaam, Mount Kilimanjaro, News, Overland Tours, Serengeti National Park & Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania, Zanzibar|0 Comments

Lately, Tanzania has been making headlines for very important reasons. From the 1st of June no single use plastic bag will be allowed in the country. They have joined the 31 countries in Africa that have either banned or introduced a levy on plastic bags to control and eventually stop its use.The Republic of Tanzania is a country found in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; the Comoro Islands at the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south;  Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, [...]

812, 2017

Why Choose Serengeti Safaris?

December 8th, 2017|Categories: Arusha, Budget Safaris, Serengeti National Park & Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania|Tags: , |0 Comments

If you are residing in Africa or visiting from abroad, and are interested in safaris, then the Serengeti is the place to be. This Reserve has the largest concentration of all sorts of wildlife in the world. The area stretches from the north-west of Tanzania and into the south-western part of Kenya. The Serengeti Reserve has also been declared as one of the 7 wonders of the world. The wildlife that can be viewed includes elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, cheetah and leopard amongst the larger animals. Then you can also view zebra, giraffe, gazelle, eland, kudu, hartebeest, and impala [...]

1707, 2017

Adorable Pictures of a Wild Lioness Nursing Leopard Cub

July 17th, 2017|Categories: Destinations, News, Serengeti National Park & Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania|0 Comments

For everything there is a first time! This is probably the first-ever wild lioness nursing a leopard cub. This happened in Tanzania in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the pictures were taken by Joop van der Linde on Tuesday 11 July. The lioness, who is locally known as Nosikitok, has probably lost her own cubs and then found this baby leopard. She is part of a tag and track project which is why she has a collar around her neck. The likelihood that the wild lioness will continue to take care for the leopard cub is thin. If the rest of [...]

1804, 2017

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List of Southern Africa

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Botswana, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Destinations, Etosha National Park & Caprivi Strip, Kenya, Kruger National Park, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Malawi, Malawi, Masai Mara National Reserve, Namibia, News, Okavango Delta & Maun, Serengeti National Park & Ngorogoro Crater, South Africa, Travel Advice, Uganda, Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Are you planning a trip to Africa, but you are not sure what you want to do? Don’t worry, we have put together a bucket list of the top “not to miss” attractions just for you! This bucket list contains some of the most wonderful places in Southern Africa and East Africa, including amazing countries like South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. Our top 10 African experiences range from gorilla trekking in Uganda, to hiking up Dune 45 in the desert of Namibia, and searching for the big five in Kruger National Park. Start reading [...]

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