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The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ a visit to the crater is a main draw card for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Masaai herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries.
Starts and ends in Arusha
Distance: 190 km (4 hrs.). Pick up from your hotel in Arusha Town. Drive to the crater with unique views of the high altitude rain forest surrounding the ring. Lunch at your lodge. Afternoon descend to the crater for game viewing. Ngorongoro Serena Lodge built into the rim of a dormant volcano. The plant and ivy-covered native stone blends perfectly with the surroundings. Guest rooms have private terraces with views of the crater floor where countless animals make their home. Lunch at the lodge and afternoon you will have crater tour. This collapsed caldera is 610 meters deep and has a floor 18 km wide. Views from the rim of the crater are spectacular. The crater has become a unique conservation area where Lion, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo roam in perfect safety. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Camp.
Full day spent in Ngorongoro Crater with a crater tour session for game viewing on the crater floor of one of Africa s true wonders of nature, home of rhino. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Camp.
After breakfast drive back to Arusha for drop off at your hotel or combine this safari with Zanzibar Beach Holiday extension.