NACN56 Day 36 – 38: Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater Excursion – Karatu

October 22, 2014
Andrew Walton
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Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater Excursion – Karatu

We travel a short distance to Karatu, where most of the day is spent making our way closer to the Ngorongoro Crater. We will be briefed on what to expect on the full day excursion into the crater. For those who have opted for the Serengeti Excursion will be collected in the morning from Arusha.

The next morning we rise early and will be collected for our excursion to the Ngorongoro Crater. We will spend the day exploring the crater and discovering the animals who roam the plains. We make our way back to Karatu in the afternoon.

On our last day, we wake up early and embark on a hike to the Elephants Cave – taking us through the forest with magnificent wildlife. The rest of the day you have some leisure time to relax at camp or partake in a variety of optional activities. These activities must be booked directly with the accommodation prior to arrival. The activities need to be booked directly with the accommodation upon arrival in Karatu.

The Ngorongoro region makes up part of the ecosystem of the Serengeti. To the northwest, it meets the Serengeti National Park and lies adjacent to the southern plains of the Serengeti. These plains spread to the north into the unguarded Loliondo division and are open to wildlife due to the farming habits of the Masai. Volcanic highlands lie to the south and west of the region whilst the rim of the Great Rift Valley wall defines the southern and eastern boundaries. This wall serves to restrict animals migrating in these directions.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Kudu Camp
Facilities: En-suite ablutions. Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Arusha to Karatu, Karatu to Ngorongoro Crater and return,
Meals: Breakfast x3, Lunch x3, Dinner x3
Included Highlight: Full day 4×4 excursion to Ngorongoro Crater, Karatu Cultural Tour, Elephant Caves Hike
Optional Activities: Local Brewery Tour, Karatu Iraqw Market, local coffee plantation tour

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