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FROM US$3,440-US$5,110

Lovebird Fly-in Safari

Visit two consistently impressive wildlife destinations during this excellent-value safari in northern Tanzania. Enjoy a range of walks and cultural visits from sister camps at the Ngorongoro Crater and in the heart of the Serengeti.

Lovebird Fly-in Safari: Summary

Lovebird safari in a nutshell

This fly-in safari encompasses two of the most promising wildlife destinations in northern Tanzania for excellent value: the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park. Two stylish sister camps have been selected within these parks, enabling guests to benefit from seasonal discounts and a consistency in style, quality and management throughout.

Beginning at Lemala Ngorongoro, guests can enjoy spectacular views over the forested slopes of the quiet eastern rim. The nine-bedroom camp is positioned near to the Sopa "descent road", which provides guests with fast access to the crater floor each morning, allowing for periods of relatively quiet game viewing. There is no shortage of exciting wildlife sightings within this rich ecosystem, which is especially dense in large mammals: big cats are abundant, and it is even possible to spot the elusive black rhino.

Guests will then fly to Lemala Ewanjan which is located in central Seronera, at the heart of the Serengeti’s action. Roamed by a variety of big mammals and plains game, these iconic grasslands are popular for consistently excellent game and for the possibility of migration sightings.

With hikes to local Maasai villages and crater-rim walks also available, this trip makes for a well-rounded and excellent-value safari in two of northern Tanzania’s most popular safari destinations.

At a glance

Starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport
2 nights Lemala Ngorongoro - Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Full Board
3 nights Lemala Ewanjan - Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania Full Board
Ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport

Lemala Ngorongoro

Days 1-3

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp is located within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the quiet, eastern side of the crater rim, a short drive past the Lemala Gate. Set in a grove of red-thorn acacia trees, the camp has more of a bush feel than many camps in this area of Tanzania, with plenty of birdlife and frequent visits by buffalo and elephant at night. Although Lemala doesn't have direct views over the crater, it does have views – mist and clouds permitting – through the forests in the opposite direction.

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Lemala Ewanjan

Days 3-6

Opened in 2010, Lemala Ewanjan is well-located in the central Seronera area of the Serengeti in Tanzania, which has a good variety of resident game. It's an uncomplicated and comfortable camp, with lovely views of the sun setting over the plains.

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Lemala Ngorongoro

Lemala Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lemala Ewanjan

Lemala Ewanjan

Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Lovebird Fly-in Safari.

  • Being amongst the first to reach the crater floor
  • Watching relaxed lion prides lounge in the sun
  • Stretching your legs during hikes to the crater
  • Enjoying sundowners on the crater rim
  • Exploring the Serengeti, seeking the great migration

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Lovebird Fly-in Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Guided walking safari

  • Hot air ballooning

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Key species to see on the Lovebird Fly-in Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Lovebird Fly-in Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Leopard

100% chance

Cheetah

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Eland

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Black Rhino

73% chance

Wild dog

0% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Oryx

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Roan antelope

0% chance

Striped Hyena

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Lovebird Fly-in Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk

Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk

Two to three hours

Discover the intricacies of day-to-day life in the large Tanzanian village of Mto Wa Mbu with a knowledgeable local guide. This is not a village set up for tourists; Mto Wa Mbu is a real community and offers a chance to see a side of the country that many visitors pass by.

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Balloon Safari over the Serengeti

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As the sun rises over the Serengeti National Park in Northern Tanzania, climb aboard for an extraordinary adventure. For an hour you’ll float in a hot air balloon over beautiful savannah and woodland and a diversity of plains wildlife.

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Empakaai Crater Hike

Empakaai Crater Hike

Half day, two - three hour walk

Spend a half day hiking through the Empakaai Crater, in the Highlands area of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), led by an experienced guide and accompanied by a ranger.

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Olmoti Crater walk

Olmoti Crater walk

Half day - two to three hour walk

Follow an ancient Maasai cattle trail on this private hike up the Olmoti Crater, led by an experienced guide and accompanied by an armed ranger. The crater may not compete in size with the neighbouring Ngorongoro Crater, but the birding is good, the mountain views wonderful, and the array of ferns is a botanist’s dream.

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90% (2 reviews)
Lake Manyara Safari

Lake Manyara Safari

Half-day or full-day

Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park makes a great safari destination. Here, along with elephant herds and plains game, you’ll find jungle-like forests that are home to blue monkeys, a soda lake tinged pink by flamingos and some of Tanzania’s best birding.

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87% (40 reviews)
Olduvai Gorge visit

Olduvai Gorge visit

One - two hours

See for yourself the renowned archaeological site of Olduvai (or Oldupai) Gorge, which lies en route between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. Famed for the discoveries of early hominin remains as well as the Laetoli Footprints, the site offers beautiful views, an engaging museum and potentially the opportunity to visit an active dig.

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94% (10 reviews)

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