As our third day of this Photographic Safari has come to a close after 2 incredible photo sessions in Ngorongoro Crater. Despite the tourist crowds at some sightings and the fact that you must leave the crater floor by 06:00pm, I still believe that this natural wonder is an obligated stop on any Northern Tanzania photographic safari . . . The scenery is breathtaking, the wildlife is plentiful and the photo opportunities are endless.
This second leg of the trip began in Arusha. After a hearty breakfast at the Rivertrees Country Inn we made our way towards Ngorongoro Crater. The route took us to Mtowambo, passed Lake Manyara, up the Rift Valley Escarpment, through Karatu and straight to Lodware Gate. Our base for our 2 days here would be Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
On our way to the crater we made a cultural stop at one of the traditional Masai Bomas. My guests learnt about the ways of life of the Maasai people and captured some interesting images.
One of the Natural Wonders of our planet that truly deserves the title. This is the breathtaking view from the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
The Elephants in Ngorongoro always present fantastic opportunities with the crater walls as a perfect backdrop.
17 different Lions have been spotted . These two males were encountered under the rain near the Munge River.
Nice sighting of a huge Buffalo herd on the open plains in the Crater.
This Black Rhino has to be the highlight. Being this close to one of the most critically endangered species is truly special. We spent over an hour with this boy and captured hundreds of images.
After a fantastic day of wildlife photography coming to this incredible view from the comfort of your room at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is an unforgettable moment.
Tomorrow we head to Ndutu where we will spend the next 6 nights. The Wildebeest Calving season should be in full swing and predator action will be phenomenal so hoping to capture some amazing imagery.