After a fun packed few days doing some serious game drives, we headed to the Ngorongoro Crater. Our plan was to camp out on the edge of the crater and head down into it in the morning. The depth of the crater itself is 610m deep (2001ft) so you can imagine that at night it was bloody freezing up on the edge.
Day came and we set off on our decent into the crater, if im honest I/we were very excited about heading down into it, I mean a crater that boasts and population of 25,000 wild animals including Rhino, Lion and Elephant, we were in for a treat. The drive down into the crater was "interesting", the path come road come dirt track was not overly wide and as you can imagine, the drop over the edge would have been a scenic one. Once we reached the crater floor you then get an idea of just how big this crater is (260 km sq), its bloody massive!!! Never the less we set out on our misson to find Rhino as there were supposidly some Black Rhino down here and I was determined to see one before the end of the trip. After hours of driving and coming across lions, flamingos, Hyenas (eating skulls, nice!), elephants etc etc etc, the chances of seeing Rhino were getting slim, they had avoided us again!!.
I will say though that besides the wildlife here in the crater, it is such a mind blowing experience, here you are in a crater formed by an imploding volcano years and years ago looking for Rhino - Wow!!
D & S