Accommodation: Endoro Lodge, Karatu / Similar
Guest will have early breakfast and drive to Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area. The eighth natural wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world. About 2 million years ago the Ngorongoro volcano erupted, and its walls collapsed. The volcano floor sank to create a natural enclosure with its 600m tall walls. Now, at over 19 kilometres wide, Ngorongoro Crater is filled with great areas of acacia forest, hippo filled swamps and open grasslands. These different habitats contain over 30,000 animals – including elephants, warthogs, flamingoes, magnificent birdlife, the rare black rhinoceros and all the predatory cats. The Maasai can also be seen grazing their cattle alongside the buffalo and wildebeest.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activities: Afternoon Game Drive
Overnight: Endoro Lodge
Endoro Lodge is an eco-friendly lodge located along the boundary of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority 5.5 Km from the town of Karatu, 0.5 Km from the Endoro Gate, 20 Km from the Ngorongoro Main Gate and 25 Km from the Manyara National Park. Located on the edge of the Northern Highland Forest Reserve, the forest boasts over one hundred bird species, as well as resident elephants, buffalo, baboon troops, and the occasional lion. Within a few minutes walk of the Endoro Lodge, you will find the Endoro River Nature Trails suitable for hiking, bird watching, animal viewing and plant identification.
Endoro Lodge features all private and detached chalets. Each chalet has its own immersion tub, outside shower, private veranda and fireplace. The restaurant boasts both African and Western cuisine. The dining room is literally a glass portal to the world outside. Watch the sunrise while overseeing the early morning mist glide gently over the valley. Following a day of pleasant surprises and uncompromising pleasures, relax over a delicious four course meal, followed with an evening of star-gazing under a spectacular star-filled sky.