Itinerary summary; This package allows visitors to explore some of Tanzania’s cultural and physical wonders, as they visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for two nights. On the first night, visitors will spend a whole day interacting with the famed Maasai community and on the second day, visit the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Kindly find full itinerary as below.
Day 1: Pick up at 7.30am at Kilimanjaro Airport or hotel in Arusha; drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with picnic lunch provided. Have dinner and spend the night at camp or lodge.
Visitors will spend the day outside the crater interacting with the Maasai community, a semi-nomadic tribal group well-known throughout the world for their beautiful dress, high jumping, and distinctive customs. Visitors will spend the day speaking with elders, witnessing their practices, and learning from their culture.
Day 2: Drive to Ngorongoro Crater Gate; descend inside the crater for a full day game drive, with picnic lunch provided. Have dinner and spend night at camp or lodge.
The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, is 610 meters (2,000 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometers (100 square miles). Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from 4,500 to 5,800 meters (14,800 to 19,000 feet) high. The elevation of the crater floor is 1,800 meters (5,900 feet) above sea level. The Crater was voted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.
Approximately 25,000 large animals, mostly ungulates, live in the crater. Large animals in the crater include the black rhinoceros, the African buffalo or Cape buffalo, and the hippopotamus. There also are many other ungulates: the blue wildebeest, Grant’s zebra, the common eland, and Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles. Waterbucks are mainly seen near Lerai Forest. There are no topis or crocodiles. Impalas are absent because the open woodland they prefer does not exist. Giraffes also are absent, possibly because of a lack of browse species. The Tanzanian cheetah, East African wild dog, and African leopards are rarely seen.
Day 3: After breakfast, we will drive back to Arusha, have lunch en-route before dropping off at your Arusha hotel or Kilimanjaro Airport to catch your flight back home or to your next destination.
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