Our day starts early in the morning. We depart the lodge in Arusha and proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Upon arrival and after the gate procedures, we drive down to the crater floor for wildlife game. With its abundant water, excellent grazing and natural protection from the densely vegetated crater walls, the crater provides shelter to over 25000 animals, including the endangered Black Rhinoceros.
The crater and surrounding highlands are one of Africa’s most beautiful regions, with volcanic craters forming stunning backdrops to some of the richest grazing grounds in Africa. With 600 metre high walls and a rich volcanic floor covering 260km2, the crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera, a crater formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago. It is estimated that the height of the original volcano ranged between 4,500 to 5,800 metres high.
Lunch will be taken in a picnic site inside the crater floor. In the afternoon we drive back to Arusha or directly to the airport for your flight to your next destination.