Set out early and head down the steep descent road leading to the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater
is one of the most spectacular game haunts in Africa, and the advantage of a private vehicle here is immeasurable, as it gives you the flexibility to determine how long you remain at any sighting, and your guide will cater today to your interests. Here animals are found throughout the year due to the permanent availability of grass and water. Nearly 100 square miles, it contains an impressive variety of wildlife including black-maned lions, the highly endangered black rhino, herds of gnu, zebra, elephants, hippo and hyena, the most important predator within the crater. Bird life is also prolific, with flocks of flamingoes on the soda lake, plus other species of water and plains birds.
Enjoy a picnic lunch under the trees on the crater floor before continuing your game drive. In the afternoon, drive back up to the crater rim and enjoy the views from the various vantage points around Sopa Lodge. Overnight Sopa Lodge.