Tanzania Lodge Safaris, 3 Days Ngorongoro Lodge Tour, Ngorongoro Luxury Tour
3 Days Ngorongoro Crater Safari
Called the natural zoo or the eighth wonder of the world, Ngorongoro is the largest intact calderas in the world. Very steep walls rising 610 meters from the crater floor surround it. The crater it self covers and area of 265 km and the whole park covers an area of 8,2885qkm. It is a home up to 25,000 larger mammals almost half of them Zebras and wildebeests. There are also gazelles, buffaloes, elands; heart beests warthogs, and others. Carnivores here are hyenas, jackals, foxes cheetah, leopards and Black mane lions 100 species of Birds not found in Serengeti have been spotted here. Countless Flamingoes from a pink blanket over the soda lake. This crater has been declared a world Heritage site. Within Ngorongoro where Olduvai Gorge is located. A home of man. And to the North is Loony Langue Mountain a gray forbidding perfect come that is a still an active Volcano.
Day 1 Arusha - Ngorongoro
Pick from your Arusha hotel in the early morning and depart for the Ngorongoro Crater. Arrive in time for lunch then proceed to descend into the crater for an afternoon of excellent game viewing before ascending for dinner and overnight at one of the lodges just outside the crater.
Day 2 Ngorongoro
After breakfast, taking picnic lunches with you descend down to the crater floor for a full day of tracking game with your guide. The crater is 670m deep and 260km² wide, making it the largest in the world. The crater contains all the big five; hippos, cheetah, antelopes and spotted hyena. Black rhino and leopard can only be seen with luck as the two are extremely shy and elusive.
The birds seen here include eagle, vulture, and flamingos in the crater lake, stork, bats, giant vulture, sacred ibis, kori bustard, blacksmith plover, long necked heron and the cattle eagle. Other game such as vervet monkey, jackal, foxes, rock and tree hyraxes, warthog, gnu, zebra and hare can be seen with relative ease. You will have a break for lunch at the Ngoitoktok springs picnic site. In the evening you will descend up and out of the narrow and steep crater walls, which is a thrilling exercise. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 3 Ngorongoro - Arusha
After breakfast drive back to Arusha for lunch, bypassing maize and coffee plantations in the crater's immediate environs.
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