Take A scenic flight to Lake Manyara Airstrip
Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by a Shrike representative and drive into the Ngorongoro Highlands, where the air cools, the soil becomes fertile and the scenery lush.
The Ngorongoro Crater is our next destination.
Check—in at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
On the very rim sits the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge—the game lodge at the top of the World.
...sumptuous suites are discreetly tended by a personal butler...your every wish is his delight. Tea in bed, a fire built and continuously stoked in your suite’s fireplace and a warm, lovely bath drawn for you, the water scattered with scarlet rose petals, awaiting your return from safari.
Early Afternoon Game Drive at the Ngorongoro Crater floor
We'll enjoy this incredible view as we have a sumptuous lunch at our lodge high on the crater rim.
We reach the rim of the World's largest unbroken caldera, and peer into the crater floor, teeming with wildlife including the rarely seen black rhino
Sundowner At the Rim of the Ngorongoro Crater
The evening is all yours.
We are once again stunned by the beauty of the orange sunset that hovers in the wild African sky, signaling the end to yet another unforgettable day on safari.
World—class Dining Experience followed by drinks...
And tonight, as we delight in another luscious meal at this exceptional lodge—we return to our luxurious lodge where you may unwind with a cold drink in front of your private fireplace, or soak in a hot bubble bath in your artistically appointed en suite bathroom. Dine on gourmet fare and marvel at the expanse of the African night.
Your safari, your rule... Unmatched for its natural variety, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority is also of great archaeological importance, with the remains of some of mankind’s earliest ancestors discovered in the area.
Magnificent! The Ngorongoro Crater has an other-worldly beauty that will leave you breathless. A shimmering rainforest cascades down to the swaying grasses and pastel plains of the crater.
Morning Game Viewing at the Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro is often described as one of the wonders of the world because it boasts the world's largest intact volcanic caldera [a cauldron—like feature formed by the collapse of land after a volcanic eruption].
A diverse eco—system awaits your discovery, verdant swamps with wallowing hippos, soda lakes flamingo pink, forests and grasslands.
Interact with the KopeLion conservation team
—a beneficiary of the Lion Recovery Fund that ensures that the living ‘Lion King’ story is continued for our children’s children... since the release of the original Lion King, the population of wild lions in Africa has decreased by 50% :(
Interact with the KopeLion conservation team to get a deeper insight into their daily operations and how they are fostering lion—people coexistence.
Additonal cost: US Dollar 750 Per Person The price includes a donation to the project.
A visit to the renowned Olduvai Gorge
In 1969, Dr. Mary Leakey uncovered the first-ever intact skull of Homo habilis [the handyman], dating from 1.75 million years ago. And we will stand on the very ground where these early humans walked and lived!
The remains of prehistoric elephants, giant—horned sheep, and enormous ostriches have also been found in this Stone Age site.
Full—Day Hike at Empakai Crater
Enjoy a morning walk near Empakai Crater—an impressive caldera lying at the northern end of the crater highlands. An armed ranger will escort you in the area.
Empakai is beautiful, with islands of forest and a waterfall at the source of the Munge River. Monkeys and buffalo are frequently seen in the area.
Lunch Banquet on the Crater Floor
Enjoy an in-depth game viewing of the Crater floor before heading to a private picnic spot for a lunch—to—die for experience.
The group of butlers led by an award-winning chef gets their hands dirty into attending to your every dietary requirement as you indulge in a mouth-watering lunch.
Visit a Village of the Masai People
—witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.
The bright smiles and warmth of the tribe once considered among the fiercest warriors on earth will surely win your heart.
Enjoy a Sumptuous Breakfast at the Lodge
After a hearty English breakfast; we drive to Lake Manyara Airstrip and wing our way over to your next destination.