During this past season we had a couple of safaris including the Ngorongoro crater, nicknamed “Africas Eden” and “8th natural wonder of the world”. The 260 square km crater has an abundance of animals and gives the chance to tick off the “big five”. The crater formed when a volcano exploded and collapsed some two to three million years ago.
A game-drive here starts with the decent into the crater, offering great views as your guide drives down the serpentine road to the bottom. The day is then spent taking in this breathtaking animal kingdom and lovely scenery. You are very likely to see Cape buffalo, hippos, zebra, common eland and Thomson’s gazelles as well as with some luck lions, leopard, black rhino, cheetah and African wild dog.
To get the best of East Africa in one safari it is a great option to combine Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti in Tanzania with gorillas and chimps trekking in Uganda. See a possible itinerary for a Uganda and Tanzania safari here: Uganda & Tanzania highlights safari – 11-days