Day 2: Ngorongoro
Depart after breakfast for a game drive on the Crater floor to experience the Africa of bygone days when you explore the "lost world" of Ngorongoro Crater. Within the walls of the crater lie short grasslands, swamps, forests and a freshwater lake, inspiring continual migration of animals. You will have an opportunity to spot the "big five" - buffalo, elephant, leopard, the black maned lion and the endangered, rare black rhinoceros - as well as zebra, wildebeest and gazelles. The crater has long been regarded as the original "Garden of Eden;" and is sure to be a memorable highlight of your visit to this extraordinary region! Return to the Lodge for lunch and the rest of the afternoon is spent at leisure. All meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.