Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
As the sun rises, you descend into one of the wildlife wonders of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater, home to all of the Big Five in a caldera only 12 miles wide. It is so rich that most travelers choose to take a picnic lunch with them to maximize their time viewing the wildlife. Watch hippos charge in the small pools or glimpse a lioness with her cubs as she emerges from the shelter of the tall grass. This is also a great place to see black rhinos as well as jackals and hyenas. Situated right on the rim of the famed crater, the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge has stunning views from all rooms. All rooms have private bathrooms and are heated to ward off the evening chill. The region is part of a Masai conservation area and we often have a chance to interact with these colorful people.
Activities: Day-long game drives in the wildlife-rich crater. Opportunities to visit a Masai village to learn about their interesting life.
Special Attraction: Sweeping views from every room make your time in the lodge almost as spectacular as the encounters with the 20,000 animals that call the crater their home.