Joint Group to Ngorongoro : The Ngorongoro Crater is within the Great Rift Valley of East Africa. It has a bowl-like shape holding the largest population of wild animals. The Ngorongoro crater offers wildlife exploration services all over the year. The animals in Ngorongoro are unbelievable. Costs are moderate for a joint group tour. The entrance fee is $ 70 per person/for 24 hours. The accommodation cost is $ 300 per night. These costs vary widely based on your budget, the quality of the hotel, and the lodge. There are private places in Ngorongoro crater which cost around $ 2000 to $ 4000 a day. The activities are done within the Ngorongoro crater include,
Luxurious Game drive
On the Ngorongoro crater, the viewing opportunities for wildlife are best explored only by a vehicle drive. The game drives usually take only 3-4 hours a day but pure happiness. The crater drive is unique, Joint Group to Ngorongoro . During the game drive, the crater will be only for you, the ranger, and the driver. While enjoying the vehicle drive, you will make a perfect spot on various wild animals such as vultures, buffaloes, water bucks, blue monkeys, baboons, bushbucks, augur buzzards, and even leopards, Joint Group to Ngorongoro
Exploring the Big Five
A combination of lions, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo are known as the Big Five animals. The name originated from the Tanzanian colonial game hunters for the difficulty faced in hunting them on foot since they are most dangerous.
Lions, elephants, and cape Buffalo thrive in numbers throughout the park. There are not many national parks in Africa where you get a chance to see all of the Big Five in one place. The Ngorongoro crater is home to the famous African Big 5. In the company of good tour guides, you will explore these big five animals in their natural habitat within a two or three-day game drive at the Crater. The Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania holds a large population of Lions in Africa. There are about 3,500 lions found inhabiting the Crater. However, there are Leopards and Black Rhino in the Crater. Frequently the black Rhinos are spotted near granite outcrops known as ‘kopies’ in the central part of the Crater. Leopards most like to stay at Ndutu Valley and can usually be spotted shading in branches of acacia trees. The Ngorongoro crater is home to many wildlife. Therefore, leopards (big cats) tend to have a variant diet by feeding on different available prey. So, their preferred food sources are Warthogs, hares, bugs, fish, antelope, Baboons, monkeys, rodents, deer, wildebeests, and many more.
Photographing in Ngorongoro
Tanzania is home to several unique animals. The Ngorongoro Crater is where all the wildlife is easily visible for taking the best photos. The crater offers an opportunity for close encounters with Africa’s big cats (leopards, cheetahs, and lions), African Big Tusker Elephants, and the famous big Five animals. In addition, Ngorongoro provides photography when you take an evening drive in the crater. You can have the equipment to capture excellent photos out on an exploration. You will see plenty of wildlife up close, and you should have a camera or lens with a focal length of at least 200 millimeters and above with digital zoom for more distant shots. You can establish a shoot while on the ground level or vehicle. Be aware that you can come with all the photography equipment except drowns are prohibited. The best advice for those lacking the right equipment for photography or a camera is don’t worry. You can soak it up with your eyes for a memory of exploring the crater.
Exploring lake Empakai
Walking down the Ngorongoro Crater, you will have a magnificent view of lake Empakai. The Empakai lake water is alkaline and has a depth of about 85 meters. It covers almost three-quarters (75%) of the crater’s floor. Crater lake is relatively small, and you can go around it in less than 5 hours. Exploring the shores of lake Empakai offers a calm feeling as you enjoy watching plenty of bird species. This crater lake is home to many pink flamingoes and some water birds. The masses of flamingoes create a pink edge to Lake Empakai and give a beautiful view from the top of the rim. As a result, a safari to Lake Empakai forms an adventure for bird lovers, Joint Group to Ngorongoro .
Wildebeest calving seasons: Notably, this event occurs in the calendar around late January to March in the southern part of Serengeti Park. During this period, the wildebeests give birth daily to around 8,000 calves in the south of Serengeti plains. The wildebeests prefer to deliver calves in the Ndutu plains because of the fertile soil that produces fresh green grass for feeding their calves. Every year, the wildebeests give birth to thousands of calves between January and early march in the Ndutu plains. The calves’ growth rate is high in the Ndutu area due to plenty of pasture and fewer predators. Two months after birth, the calves begin to move with their parents to the Southwestern region of Serengeti National Park. A camping safari is the best option for you to experience the calving season at Ndutu plains and to watch the predator attack wildebeest calves.
Movement of wildebeests: This is a colossal movement of wildebeest across the landscape of the Serengeti National park in an endless pursuit of fresh water and grass. This movement is known as The Great Migration. Wonderfully, the movement of wildebeests is not a single annual event. It is never-ending and follows a loose circular path around the park. Regardless of what time of the year you visit the park in Tanzania, you have the possibility of being able to watch the movement. The most unique and popular time to explore Serengeti park is during the famous Grumeti and Mara river crossings, where the streams of wildebeests brave the crocodile in rivers to cross towards the Maasai Mara park in Kenya. Each year about two million (2,000,000) wildebeests move across the rivers from June to September. To explore the great migration, secure the first choice accommodation by booking at least several months before the dry season begins.