Crater Experiences

Crater Experiences: 4 days, 3 nights
Locations:Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Olmoti Crater, Empakai Crater
Highlights:3 Craters: Ngorongoro, Olmoti, Empakai, short crater hikes
Best times:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

         Best time                   Good time                   Mixed

 

Quick Itinerary


Day 1:Moshi / Arusha ➜ Tarangire National Park ➜ Karatu
Day 2:Karatu ➜ Olmoti Crater ➜ Empakai Crater ➜ Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA)
Day 3:Ngorongoro Crater ➜ Karatu
Day 4:Karatu ➜ Moshi / Arusha


 

Detailed itinerary:

 

1

Your safari driver-guide will take you in your 4×4 Land Cruiser, open-roof vehicle from Moshi or Arusha to Tarangire National Park (TNP), famous for its herds of elephants and Bao-bab trees. Look out for the lionesses and her cubs during your game drive. Later drive to Karatu or Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) for dinner and your overnight stay.
Driving times: Moshi / Arusha – TNP: 3-4 hours TNP – Karatu / NCA: 1.5-2 hours
Optional activity:
Meal plan: packed lunch box, dinner
Accommodation: Fanaka Campsite ($) | Olea Africana Lodge ($$) | Bougainvillea Safari Lodge ($$) | Karatu Simba Lodge ($$) |

2

After breakfast drive to Nainokanoka ranger post and hike to the rim of Olmoti Crater, hiking time between 1-1.5hours. Continue to Empakai Crater for the second hike of the day of 2-3 hours. Later proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) for a well deserved hot dinner to end the day.
Driving times: Karatu – Olmoti Crater:
                          Olmoti Crater – Empakai Crater:
                          Empakai Crater –NCA
Optional activity:
Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch box, dinner
Accommodation: Simba Campsite ($) | Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge ($$) | Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge ($$$) | Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge ($$$) | Ang’ ata Crater Rim Camp ($$$$) | Ngorongoro Serena Lodge ($$$$)

3

After breakfast, descend down into Ngorongoro Crater, what’ s commonly referred to as the “8th Natural Wonder”of the world. Your final chance to spot the ‘ Big Five’ in your full day’ s crater game drive. Drive back to Karatu for your overnight stay.
Driving times:
Optional activity: Crater Rim Walk
Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch box, dinner
Accommodation: Fanaka Campsite ($) | Olea Africana Lodge ($$) | Bougainvillea Safari Lodge ($$) | Karatu Simba Lodge ($$)

4

After breakfast, head back to Moshi / Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) / Arusha / Arusha Airport (ARK). End of our services | Kilimanjaro tour | Zanzibar extension | airport.
Driving times: Karatu – Moshi / JRO / Arusha / ARK : 5-6 hours
Optional activity:
Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch box
Accommodation: