TripAdvisor Reviews Ngorongoro Farmhouse Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Travel Blogs from Ngorongoro Conservation Area
... soccer field with an adult game going on. Debbie and I stop and sit to watch the game. Immediately, two little boys, about 6 years old ride their little rusty bikes over to Us. We greeted them in Swahili, they did the same and then just stared at us. I pulled out my handy Swahili pocket book and asked some random questions. They were more interested in the cameras we hAd. After the game the dad came over and said hi then we headed back down the mountain path.
... our legs were informed that we could no longer get a Dala-Dala bus
to Makuyuni but had to carry on with the kamikaze motorcycle drivers. I’ve
never been so disappointed to not be sharing a mini-bus with 45 people and
their collective livestock.
On a straight tarmac road you’d have thought that we would
be okay but within 500 yards we had broken down by the side of the road. It was
pitch black by this point and ...
... experience was good.
We were up at 5am, breakfast with lots of coffee at 5:30, in the vehicles at 6am to be at the crater gate when it opens at 6:30. Although we left in the dark it was light by the time we headed down although the fog/mist made it a tough time for our driver Sal today. He and all the other drivers have been both great drivers and very knowledgeable guides.
The first great sighting was a black rhinoceros which not everyone gets to see. ...
... we spot the herd of elephants and there is that baby elephant....it is so small that is can literally walk under its mother's tummy! We also see more black-faced monkeys with the "blue balls" as well as many baboon families (here they are an olive green colour as opposed to the golden colour we had seen elsewhere)
Having spent a long day on the crater floor, we head for the ascent road out of the crater ...
... are permanent residents and do not migrate. There is a seasonal salt lake in the center of the crater known as Makat" to the Maasai and meaning salt. The other major source of water in the crater is the Ngoitokitok Spring where there is a picnic site.
Approximately 25,000 large animals live in the ...