Labor Day Weekend Getaway to Ngorongoro

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Looking for a natural, serene yet diverse setting for that Labor day weekend getaway in Tanzania? Check out the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a Maa name meaning ‘the gift of life’. True to this, the conservation area boasts a breathtaking beautiful setting with Tanzania’s largest population of the Big Five.

Attractions in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

1. Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area actually derives its name from this crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera; one of the Seven Wonders of Africa! The craters’ heart is also blessed with the beautiful waters of Lake Magadi, which during the rainy season is flocked by flamingos. This Labor Day Weekend, go on Safari at the Ngorongoro Crater and enjoy amazing views of the crater plus the highlands surrounding it. The safari is a sure way of enjoying one of Africa’s richest game collection.

Animals grazing by the Ngorongoro Crater lake

Animals grazing by the Ngorongoro Crater lake

2. Olduvai Gorge

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also home to the ‘seat of humanity’. It is said that the discovery of the earliest known species was found in Olduvai Gorge. Located in the plains area of Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge is one of the most important pre historic sites in the world. Visit Olduvai Gorge this Labor Day weekend and learn more about the evolution of man. It can also be a way to mark the African Heritage Day!

3. Cultural Immersion

Ngorongoro Conseervation Area also offers you an opportunity to stretch your cultural knowledge. Visit a local village at Ngorongoro and learn about the daily activities of the Maa. You will also enjoy dancing and singing displays. Make sure to join the Maasai for a meal: their barbeque meat is to die for!

The Maa of Ngorongoro

The Maa of Ngorongoro

 

Where to Stay during your Labor Day Weekend Getaway to Ngorongoro

 
Ngorongoro Conservation Area features a variety of lodges and hotels in Tanzania. Listed below are our top recommendations for where to stay in Ngorongoro.

1. Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is undeniably one of the best hotels in Ngorongoro. This luxurious lodge features 75 en-suite rooms that have a breathtaking view of the Ngorongoro Crater. Surprise your loved one this Labor Day Weekend by organising a bush diner by the lake.

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

2. Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

This Ngorongoro Crater lodge is perfect for that serene weekend getaway. Rejuvenate yourself this labor day weekend by enjoying swimming sessions at outdoor swimming pool and spa.

3. Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

If you are looking to spend this labor day weekend with your family, try out Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. This lodge has intersecting rooms that offer panoramic views of the crater and surrounding volcanoes. Definitely the best place to catch the Ngorongoro African sunset during your labor day weekend getaway.

 

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Jumia Travel wishes you a a happy Labor Day! Enjoy!

1 Comment

  1. Nicole Francoeur

    February 1, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Please contact me re possibility of a 2 night, 3 days trip to the crater from Dar es Salaam. I am a Canadian resident in Tanzania, working in Dar. I would want to fly out on Feb. 16 and return Feb. 18.

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