Saturday, 23 February 2013

Tanzania Dreaming - Part 4: The Ngorongoro Crater amazes

Crater floor from the rim

Back in Moshi the next day to hook up with Makasa, (tour operator and very reliable local company), to check out the highlight of the trip. First stop was the Ngorongoro crater for lunch and a half day drive. Nothing can really compare to the view of the crater which is a fully intact caldera. From the crater rim, with a set of bins, you can pick out game on the crater floor.

Crater walls from the floor
The crater floor is made up a few distinct sections and dominated by the tress plain and alkaline lake which can have huge flocks of flamingos. The small forest area is the only section with shade in the crater floor. The fresh water swamp is usually where the big herds of game are concentrated. The slope of the crater is the final area which makes up this amazing natural spectacle. 
Elland bull a rarer sighting adds to the variety of the crater. 

The crater floor is home to some of the last remaining big tusker's of Africa. 

Room with a view - Ngorongoro wildlife lodge, all rooms have a view of the crater floor.

<< Part 3: The sights of Arusha                  Part 5: Ndutu and the migration >>

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