The grand finale to this trip will be a visit to the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater where we will be staying at the Ngorongoro Lodge Melia which is about to open. Guts and Janine did stay at another lodge during their recce but it wasn’t up to scratch and so we opted for this brand-new lodge right on the crater edge run by a very reputable operator… why not have a splash of luxury at the end? We have booked everyone into forest rooms! We will be able to descend to the crater floor for a full day to explore this amazing caldera and its micro ecosystem. It’s quite extraordinary.
We will leave to head back to Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport which is the hub we will use to either head back to Nairobi or extend the trip to other locations. If you feel like some time for R and R on the beach then Zanzibar is the best option. Otherwise, if you would like to carry on with your safari we would be happy to create an add-on to see some of the most iconic parks in Kenya – Amboseli, Tsavo, Mara, Samburu etc.
Lastly, this time of year is great for going on a gorilla trek in either Rwanda or Uganda. If this is of interest please let your safari planner know and we can build this in as a pre or post extension.