Situated adjacent to the Serengeti in the Crater Highlands region of Tanzania

The unique and unusual Ngorongoro Conservation Area, situated adjacent to the Serengeti in the Crater Highlands region of Tanzania, boasts an abundance of wildlife and breath-taking natural beauty. Covering an area of over 5000 square kilometres, this wildly diverse eco-system contains volcanoes, grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests and is home to the peaceful Maasai tribespeople.

The Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, lies within the centre of this area and is the world’s largest intact volcanic cauldron. This extraordinary volcanic landscape is rich and fertile, with stunning craters and lakes and moreover, the high altitude creates a malaria-free microclimate. This, combined with some of the densest concentrations of wildlife on the continent, makes for an amazing African wildlife safari.

The nearby Olduvai Gorge, commonly referred to as “The Cradle of Mankind”, is a steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley that stretches for 48 kilometres. Recognised as one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world, the Gorge has been instrumental in furthering our understanding of early human evolution. As such, the Olduvai Valley has achieved international recognition, and is encouraging a growing number of visitors each year to experience a trip to Tanzania.

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Gibb’s Farm is a sanctuary of peace and serenity.

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Stay at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the rim of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. Overlooking one of the world’s most fascinating volcano calderas, the lodge is opulent and yet intimate. It lies within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which covers more than 3 200 square miles of unspoiled African wilderness.

Divided into three camps, 30 luxurious elevated suites with banana leaf ceilings and grass roofs provide an intimate and exclusive African travel experience. Each camp has its own sitting and dining areas and private butlers at hand to provide warm, personal service to each guest. Daily game drives into the Crater as well as bird watching, walks on the rim of the Crater, tours and trips to the nearby Maasai villages and to the famous Olduvai Gorge will keep guests spellbound by this very special region of the world.

Stay at Gibb's Farm

Gibb’s Farm promises a sanctuary of peace and serenity overlooking the centuries-old Great Rift Valley and Ngorogoro Forest. As one of the first guesthouses in Northern Tanzania, the converted coffee plantation balances the warmth and charm of another era with all of the modern comforts, incorporating a taste of the rich traditions of East Africa.

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“I have been a guest of Timeless Africa Safaris for many years and have done several trips with them. They never fail to deliver the very best itineraries, the very highest level of service and the best understanding of what i and my family need.”

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"I have been traveling in and around Africa for many years and have never been looked after in a more personal and attentive manner than by Timeless Africa Safari. I have since recommended TAS to many of my family and friends who travel to the African continent particularly if they are interested in enjoying a safari experience."

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"Traveling to and experiencing the people, places and amazing animals of Kenya and Tanzania was beyond fabulous made even that much more magical because we worked with Timeless Africa Safaris in planning this once-in-a-lifetime trip."

Jack & Judy | Kenya & Tanzania Trip

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“I have been a guest of Timeless Africa Safaris for many years and have done several trips with them. They never fail to deliver the very best itineraries, the very highest level of service and the best understanding of what i and my family need.”

Scott Saunders, UK | TAS adventure

Guest Feedback
"I have been traveling in and around Africa for many years and have never been looked after in a more personal and attentive manner than by Timeless Africa Safari. I have since recommended TAS to many of my family and friends who travel to the African continent particularly if they are interested in enjoying a safari experience."

Neville Brauer | TAS Adventure

Guest Feedback
"Traveling to and experiencing the people, places and amazing animals of Kenya and Tanzania was beyond fabulous made even that much more magical because we worked with Timeless Africa Safaris in planning this once-in-a-lifetime trip."

Jack & Judy | Kenya & Tanzania Trip

Guest Feedback
“I have been a guest of Timeless Africa Safaris for many years and have done several trips with them. They never fail to deliver the very best itineraries, the very highest level of service and the best understanding of what i and my family need.”

Scott Saunders, UK | TAS adventure