Welcome to Oldupai Gorge


But there's more to these plains than meets the eye. Slicing its way through up to 90m of rock and two million years of history, Oldupai (Olduvai) Gorge on the plains northwest of Ngorongoro Crater is a dusty, 48km-long ravine sometimes referred to as the cradle of humankind.

Its unique geological history provides remarkable documentation of ancient life, allowing us to look back to the days of our earliest ancestors.


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Oldupai Gorge activities

$1200 Kid Friendly

4 Days 3 Nights Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1: Arusha City – Serengeti National Park (14,763 SQ km, 5,700 sq. miles)Stop At: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National ParkWe will pick you from the Lodge/Hotel at 8:00am after the breakfast and then we start with a drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As we continue to drive north, we’ll have a game viewing drive en route to Serengeti. There’s a lot to observe: More than 1.5 million wildebeest and 700’000 zebras are on their way here if we pass by at the time of the famous annual migration. Dinner and overnight at Seronera Campsite inside the Park.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Dinner • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: At the Campsite in the parkDay 2: Day 2: Full Day Serengeti National Park (14,763 SQ km, 5,700 sq. miles)Stop At: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National ParkA full day tour at Serengeti National Park, searching for wildebeest migration including predators and prays. Dinner and overnight at Seronera Campsite inside the Park:Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Dinner • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: At the Campsite in the parkDay 3: Day 3: Serengeti N. Park – Ngorongoro: (14,763 SQ km, 5,700 sq. miles)Stop At: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha RegionOur day starts with a morning game drive central of Serengeti. For animals, that’s an active time of the day – not hot yet, so there is a lot to see out there until by 11:30am then we return back to the camp for Brunch. On our way back we will stop at Oldupai Gorge if the time is allowed. It’s a fascinating archaeological site we will visit if you are interested in history and Masai tribe. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite inside the conservation Area:Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Dinner • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: At the campsite, Near the crater rimDay 4: Day 4: Ngorongoro – Arusha City (19.2 km in diameter, 610 deep, 304 sq. km)Stop At: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Arusha, Arusha RegionOur last day starts very early in the morning. Equipped with a picnic lunch we descend 2000 ft. down to the Crater floor by our 4×4 wheel drive vehicle for game viewing. Let’s explore this Garden of Eden. Ngorongoro is a huge and deep volcanic Crater. There’s rich pasture, swamps, forest and permanent water on the Crater floor that’s why wildlife here is so diverse and numerous. There are up to 25.000 larger animals living here. It’d the best opportunity to see Black Rhino and many other rare species like the black-manned lion. We will have a fantastic day and you will see wildlife at its best and made the maximum of four days safari, Late afternoon we drive back to Arusha city and we will drop you at your Hotel at your own cost. End of tour.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Arusha town, Natron Palace

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