Over the course of the 4-day safari, we took in the 'Big-5' with ease and so much more. Not really knowing what to expect from our first safari experience, we had in mind a certain level of artificialness and mass-tourism, but it turned out to be a very enjoyable and private adventure.
A big thanks to Chris, the lead guide, from Tanganyika Safari Company and Lenny at Africa Travel Resource (ATR) who provided a 5-star experience for a very reasonable cost. So much so, in fact, that we remember seeing the Abercrombie and Kent folk paying top dollar to be dragged about with chandeliers and they were crammed into their 4x4.
Our request was simple - the boys wanted to witness fresh kill, the girls wanted to see babies (of any description).
Ngorongoro Crater (try saying that after a few beers) is not as well known as its neighbour, Serengeti, but it has a lot to offer and was the perfect introduction to our Safari.
The quick story; crater formed, lush inside, animals curious, make the journey over crater walls, love it inside, no reason to leave, too much like hard work to climb back again, bosch! The result is a perfect natural zoo.
By Darrell Grundy - visited on 12 June 2004