Meet your driver at your Arusha hotel for transfer to a central location, where you’ll prepare for the day with a hot breakfast, packed lunch and safari supplies. Take in views of the Tanzania countryside during the 2.5-hour drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, then descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a day of wildlife viewing.
Learn about the dramatic natural history of the 2,000-ft. (610-mt.) deep crater, and find out why the sprawling caldera is so important to East African wildlife. This remarkable place shelters globally-threatened species like the black rhino, wild hunting dog and golden cat, along with 500 species of birds.
Explore some of Ngorogoro’s varied ecosystems, which include savanna woodlands, high moorlands, highland forest, short grass plains and montane long grass plains. Keep your camera ready as you look for elephant, buffalo, gazelle, hippo and ostrich, then take in the unforgettable sea of bright pink flamingoes that thrive on the caldera floor. Find out how the semi-nomadic Maasai people have coexisted with Ngorogoro’s varied wildlife since pre-historic times, and about the ancient traces of hominids found within the crater.
Focus on experiencing the Ngorongoro animals and landscape—with a boxed lunch, personal car and driver, and all entrance fees included, this is a worry-free safari to Tanzania’s most iconic destination. Finish the day with return transfer to your Arusha hotel.