Perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater, at 7,500 feet above sea level (with a 2,000 feet sheer drop onto the crater floor), Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge provides a unique and unforgettable safari experience.
A day trip to Olduvai Gorge can be organized for the delight of those interested in visiting sites where the first evidence of humankinds' ancestors' activities was found. Also, it’s worth a visit to the nearby Laetoli, where hominid footprints are preserved in volcanic rock, 3.6 million years old.
Nature lovers can enjoy several amazing activities such as:
- Spectacular wildlife watching
- Photographic safaris
- Game drives around the crater ground floor, home of some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino, and the largest concentration of predators found on the planet
- Specialized ornithological safaris
- Walks along the edge of the crater towards Lake Eyasi
For those anxious to know the amazing culture of local tribes, visits can be organized to authentic Maasai villages, to enjoy a close encounter with these almost mythic cattle keepers and warriors dressed in intense red clothes. Their villages, traditional cattle market and women handicraft groups are visited. And, in the evenings, displays of traditional Maasai dance, song, and music performance are organized in the Lodge, as well as wildlife talks, videos and film shows.