Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)
11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.
Highlights -Take advantage of your lodge’s fantastic location by heading out on a walking, boating or jeep safari;take a flight to Ruaha National Park... Read more ...
Go on safari in East Africa with A&K, the company that pioneered the modern safari adventure. Visit to Ilboru Primary School, one of the few area schools to service special-needs children. Read more ...
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The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is dominated by the well know Ngorongoro Crater. The craters is a true Garden of Eden, with highland forest covering the sheer sides of the caldera and is popularly known as the eighth wonder of the world. Measuring 16 kilometres in diameter and enclosed in walls over 600 metres high, it acts as a spectacular barrier encircling the wildlife that roams the largest intact crater in the world.
The crater floor is home to some 25, 000 animals including the "big five" of buffalo, elephant, rhino, lion and leopard but also not forgetting your more common species of zebra, wildebeest and buffalo.
The area around the crater is not to be missed as including the lesser know Empakai crater which a lot smaller than the impressive Ngorongoro Crater. This region is fantastic for walking with spectacular views either down on to the Crater floor or over the endless plains of the Serengeti.
Suggested Ngorongoro Conservation Area Accommodation
A working farm located within the Ngorongoro Conservation area. With a warm and friendly atmosphere it has charmed and rested many a weary safari traveller for over 40 years...
The location of the camp is ideal for the early morning crater trips with a team of staff and guides to look after your ever need...
Perched on the rim of the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater at the eastern boundary of the Serengeti, this is one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa.
Plantation Lodge emerges like a green oasis in the soft, red-brown hills amid the vastness and silence of East Africa. To stay here is to sink thankfully into a world of rest and relaxation.
Set on the 1,500 acre Shangri-La coffee estate, The Manor at Ngorongoro is truly a unique experience. The Cape Dutch architecture and decor of the 20 luxurious guest cottages...
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Vicky was excellent - replied to numerous e-mails very quickly and was able to get us an upgrade. She was brilliant and it was appreciated
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Gijedabung Primary School
Accommodates 630 students with support it receives from Sanctuary Swala Camp and donations.