NGORONGORO CRATER

Over 10 miles across and more than 2000 feet deep, Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a great cross section of the wildlife to be found in East Africa.  It is also one of the few places in East Africa where it is likely so see Black Rhinoceros.  We have spotted them on EVERY trip, a few times very close to the vehicles.  This is the largest unbroken caldera in the world.  Our trip will include a day and a half in the crater plus a short drive down and across the crater floor on the way to Serengeti.  Be ready for the best predator encounters so far on the trip.  We never fail to see lions!  Have seen hyenas and on occasion spot cheetah.  The only major wildlife not to be found in the crater are giraffe and impala.  While there are elephant in the crater, they are mostly older bulls.  With the guarantee of water and springs year round and plentiful soft grasses, there is a certain appeal to these old guys with their worn teeth.  Our lodging in 2020 is expected to be at the exceptional Lions Paw Camp!