Game drive in Ngorongoro crater
Game drive in Ngorongoro crater is more exciting than any other park in Tanzania or any other park activity elsewhere because of the vast variety of Ngorongoro Wildlife you’ll find. Exploring the largest intact caldera in the world which is a home of over 25,000 animals in the small space of 260 square kilometers. Ngorongoro crater is well known for its largest concentration of wildlife especially the big cats like Lions, Leopards was voted as the eight natural wonders of the world in Arusha Tanzania. The Game drive in Ngorongoro crater is allowed up to only 4:30 pm and all the safari cars must be out of the crater by then.
The Game drive in Ngorongoro crater is done after descending down into the crater through lush forests at the crater walls with beautiful songs from the birds being heard from the forests. Once you reach down the crater floor where you discover the secrete of nature, home of both herbivores and carnivores. The predator per capita is very high not forgetting the huge flocks of Flamingos around the shallow Lake Magadi.
The Game drive in Ngorongoro crater is best done in the morning hours. Morning game drives are so rewarding in that most of the animals are more active as each is looking for the food of the day, Big cats are on a hunt while grazers look for fresh grass with due especially during the hot dry season. It’s easy to view most of the big game during the morning game drive like shy Black rhinos who prefer grazing during the cold time of the day, elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards and many more.
On the other hand, the afternoon game drive in Ngorongoro Crater starts after your lunchtime as you descend down to the 610 meters crater to explore the best wildlife viewing. It’s a short brief game drive but much rewarding especially during rainy season when animals are active more in the afternoon than morning due to weather conditions of the crater.
Always a game drive in Ngorongoro crater starts after morning breakfast and if it’s a full day go with picnic lunch boxes then descend down to the magical crater floor. We will have a top view of the crater always before we descend down inside the crater. Game drive in Ngorongoro crater can also be done in Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area which is governed by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority especially in Ndutu area where the calving wildebeest migration occurs annually. This game drive gives you an opportunity to be an eye witness of the calving season which occurs in Late Feb to early March where thousands of wildebeest give birth on a daily basis.
We can also supplement your game drives with a nature walk at the crater rim, cultural tours by visiting the Manyata of the local Masaai people. Visit the Olduvai Gorge the museum where the remains of the ancient man are kept after discovery by Dr. Leacky and Mary.
Game drive in Ngorongoro crater is more rewarding especially when the guest has more time to explore the entire Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will make a list of African big 5 complete with more Lions, black rhinos, Elephants, Buffalos are seen not forgetting the shy leopards. Other game are viewed during this game drives are wildebeest, zebras, topis, Eland, Gazelles and many more.