AACN56 Day 39: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

January 16, 2018 Comments Off on AACN56 Day 39: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Andrew Walton
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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

We leave the plains and spend the day game driving. After lunch we begin to ascend the outer wall of the Ngorongoro Crater. It is here that we spend the night camping on the rim, where wildlife roam freely and where you will definitely need a warm jacket to combat the cold night air. The Ngorongoro, at 326 square kilometres in area, is Africa’s largest intact crater, as well as a World Heritage Site. The spectacular view from the rim (2400 metres above sea level) makes the site from the Crater floor even more enjoyable at approximately 600 metres below sea level. All of the major mammals can be seen here, except for the giraffe who cannot manage the steep slopes leading downward to the floor of the Crater. We descend the almost vertical dirt roads for a morning of game driving and stop for lunch at the top of the Crater for one last magnificent view over the Ngorongoro before heading back to our camp at Arusha.

Trip Highlights: Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
Accommodation: Simba Camp – Twin shared canvas tents with mattress, sleeping bag and pillow provided with basic facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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