Ngorongoro Crater is one of the largest intact and unfilled volcanic calderas, covering about 100 square miles and is 2000 feet below its rim. Due to this this Ngorongoro Crater is a scenic wildlife bowl and the scenic overlook provides a breath taking view of the crater floor.
The Ngorongoro crater could be called one of the seven wonders of the world. It is the wildlife on the crater floor that turns the Ngorongoro Crater one of the most spectacular places and is a photographer’s paradise.
With approximately 25,000 mammals that include rhino, lion, leopard which are mostly found on the crater rim, buffalo, hippo and elephant, which have spectacularly large tusks and are considered part of the "Big Tuskers" of Africa.
Late January and February each year the largest concurrent birthing period takes place. Each year 90% of all of the wildebeest cows are bred and they all drop their young in a 2 to 3 week period, at an amazing rate of somewhere over 500 births an hour.
This co-ordinated en mass birthing by the wildebeest is done to sustain the herd, as over 1/3rd of all calves are taken by predators during this period.
During the birthing period, we will detour for a day to Lake Manyara, so that we get to photograph the Tree lions, who climb trees to avoid the flies. Though lions can climb trees they tend not to, and this behaviour has been genetically bred into the lions of this region.
February 12 - 21, 2017
We will be on the plains of the Serengeti, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater and will be staying at the Sanctuary Crater Camp & Ndutu Safari Lodge.
A tourist visa is required my the Tanzanian government.
If you are flying directly from the USA into Tanzania then a yellow Fever Vaccination is not required. However if you route through a know yellow fever region such as some South American or African countries then you will require a yellow fever vaccination.
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