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October 7, 2015

DISCOVER NGORONGORO CRATER in TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA

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DISCOVER NGORONGORO CRATER

“The Giant Crater under the Big Sky”

3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS

Ngorongoro Crater is one of the eighth wonder of the world, is set in northern Tanzania, sharing part of the Serengeti plains to the north-west and with the towns of Arusha, Moshi and Mount Kilimanjaro, to the east, and forms part of the unique Serengeti ecosystem.

A major ecological survey of the Serengeti Reserve (which then included Ngorongoro) by Dr. Bernhard Grzimek and his son in the late 1950s resulted in the establishment of Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 1959. It was named a World Heritage Site in 1979 and got the status of International Biosphere Reserve in 1981. At the moment the conservation area is administered by Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, an army of the Tanzanian government, and its boundaries follow the boundary of the Ngorongoro Division of Ngorongoro District. It has also been believed to have been taller than the famous Kilimanjaro before its inactive volcano collapsed and formed unbroken caldera crater 610 meters deep, 13 (20 kilometers) wide about two million years ago.

The conservation area covers about 3,185 square miles (8,250 square kilometers) the crater covers about 100 square miles (260 square kilometers). It is also home to over 3000 different species including the endangered black rhinoceros; the crater has a forest and lake which support ecosystem in the park.

Everything about the Ngorongoro experience is designed to make your visit a real ‘holiday of a lifetime

ITINERARY

DAY    1

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, met by the JCCE Tours & Safaris representative and transferred to The Impala Hotel – Arusha, for overnight and relaxation.

MEAL PLAN  :        Breakfast and Dinner

DAY    2

After breakfast, the driver will come to pick you up from the lodge and drive to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area crossing on the way the small villages of Mto wa Mbu and Karatu with unique views of the high altitude rain forest surrounding the ring. On arrival, you will check-in at Tanzania Ric Lodge, an eco-friendly paradise coffee farm bungalows tucked away between the spurs and coffee valleys of Oldeani mountain bordering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area reaching up to 1800 amsl guaranteeing a serene atmosphere throughout pleasant, natural and peaceful settings. In the evening you can opt to go on Coffee Farm Guided Tour (2 hours) or Bird and Bush Walk (2 hours). These activities have to be booked in advance at an extra charge of USD 15 per person per activity.

MEAL PLAN  :        Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY    3

Early in the morning the driver will come to pick you up and descend down to the Ngorongoro Crater for an intensive game drive (6 hours) exploring the beauty and abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. There after, you will be transferred to The Impala Hotel – Arusha for overnight and relaxation.

MEAL PLAN  :        Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner.

DAY    4

Depending on your international departure flight time, the driver will come to pick you up after the normal check-out time and transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport to connect to your flight. END OF SERVICE

MEAL PLAN  :        Breakfast

PACKAGE RATE is USD 720 per person sharing, minimum 4 persons one time booking.

INCLUDED

v  Half Board Accommodation in standard rooms at The Impala Hotel – Arusha on arrival day.

v  Half Board Accommodation in standard rooms at The Impala Hotel – Arusha one night after Ngorongoro trip.

v  Full Board Accommodation in Coffee Farm Bungalow with private bathroom facilities at Tanzania Ric Lodge.

v  English speaking safari guide cum driver (one person), specialized in wildlife, completed over 300+ safari trips, excellent performances, very friendly and knowledgeable.

v  4WD safari vehicle for the Ngorongoro Crater Tour – Shared Seat in a vehicle.

v  Guaranteed window seat whilst on game drive in Ngorongoro Crater.

v  Access to open roof(s) to be able to stand in a vehicle whilst on game drives.

v  Ngorongoro Conservation Park Entry Fee.

v  Ngorongoro Crater Service Fee.

v  Full breakfasts, packed lunch, lunches and dinners as specified in the itinerary below.

v  Tour starts and ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

EXCLUDED

v  Return International Flight Tickets.

v  Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance.

v  Airport Departure Taxes.

v  Visa, Tips & Gratuities.

v  Extras not included in the itinerary below.

v  Items of Personal Nature

 

For further deals, information and details please contact our Central Reservations Office on jcce.tours.safaris.tanz@gmail.com

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