BREATHTAKING 1-DAY NGORONGORO CRATER SAFARI ITINERARY

BREATHTAKING 1-DAY NGORONGORO CRATER SAFARI ITINERARY

INTRODUCTION:

Experience the breathtaking beauty and diverse wildlife of the Ngorongoro Crater on a 1-day safari. Witness the Big Five and other unique species.

ITINERARY:

MORNING DEPARTURE FROM ARUSHA

Your adventure begins with an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Arusha at 6:00 AM. Our experienced safari guide will greet you, and you will embark on a scenic drive towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The journey takes approximately 3-4 hours, passing through picturesque landscapes and vibrant local villages. Enjoy the changing scenery as you ascend towards the crater rim, where the breathtaking views of the Ngorongoro Crater unfold before your eyes.

ARRIVAL AND DESCENT INTO THE CRATER

Upon arrival at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will proceed to the main gate for registration and entry. After completing the formalities, you will begin the exciting descent into the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is often referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World." As you descend the 600-meter-high crater walls, be prepared to witness one of the most unique and diverse ecosystems on the planet.

MORNING GAME DRIVE

Once inside the crater, your morning game drive will commence. The Ngorongoro Crater is home to an astonishing concentration of wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino). The crater floor, spanning over 260 square kilometers, hosts an estimated 25,000 large animals. As you traverse the crater, your guide will provide insights into the behavior and habitats of the various species you encounter. Look out for grazing zebras, wildebeests, and gazelles, as well as predators such as lions and hyenas.

PICNIC LUNCH BY THE HIPPO POOL

Around midday, you will take a break for a picnic lunch by the picturesque Hippo Pool. This serene spot offers a perfect vantage point to observe hippos basking in the water and various bird species fluttering around. Enjoy your packed lunch while soaking in the natural beauty and tranquility of the surroundings. The hippo pool area provides excellent photo opportunities, so be sure to capture these unforgettable moments.

AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE

After lunch, continue your game drive in the crater, exploring different areas and habitats. The Ngorongoro Crater's diverse ecosystem includes open savannah, acacia woodland, and freshwater lakes. Your guide will take you to key locations within the crater where you have the best chances of spotting elusive wildlife, such as the critically endangered black rhinoceros. The afternoon light provides ideal conditions for photography, enhancing the experience as you capture the stunning landscapes and wildlife.

ASCENT AND RETURN TO ARUSHA

As the afternoon progresses, you will begin your ascent back to the crater rim. The drive up offers additional opportunities to spot wildlife and enjoy the panoramic views of the crater below. After reaching the rim, you will start your journey back to Arusha. Reflect on the day's incredible experiences as you drive through the beautiful Tanzanian countryside. You will arrive back in Arusha in the early evening, around 6:00 PM, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

CONCLUSION

This 1-day safari to the Ngorongoro Crater is a perfect opportunity to experience one of Africa's most iconic wildlife destinations. From the early morning drive to the breathtaking descent into the crater and the diverse wildlife encounters, every moment of this safari is designed to leave you with unforgettable memories

SAFARI RATES:

  • 1 Person: $850
  • 2 People: $460  Per Person
  • 3 People: $350  Per Person
  • 4 People: $280  Per Person
  • 5 People: $250  Per Person
  • 6 People: $220  Per Person
  • 7 People: $200  Per Person

Note: Child rate is 50% of adult rate(5-15yrs old) and Below 5 is Free

COST COVERS:

  1. Breakfast
  2. Entry Fees
  3. Government Taxes
  4. Lunch
  5. Personal Guide
  6. Safari Cruiser
  7. Crater fee
  8. Unlimited Drinking Water

COST EXCLUDES:

  1. Visa
  2. Medical & Travel insurance
  3. Flights
  4. Items of personal use
  5. Alcohol and cigarettes
  6. Accommodation
  7. Airport Transfers

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