14 Mar 2018

New places to explore from Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro

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There are so many incredible places to visit while staying at Elewana The Manor, one being a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater forest to see the extraordinary Elephant Caves and picturesque waterfalls.

Elewana The Manor is located adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), which is a World Heritage Site and named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera nearby. It is a short drive from Elewana The Manor to the main gate, where you will leave the vehicle and continue by foot, escorted through the rainforest by a professional guide giving you the opportunity to explore this beautiful area and learn more about the array of inhabitants that make this place their home, in addition to the indigenous trees that tower above you.

The growing importance to preserve area such as this is vital to the survival of one of Africa’s greatest giants. As Africa’s population grows and land being in high demand, it is getting harder and harder for elephants to migrate as they once did. The corridor between Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater offers one of just a few left in East Africa.

The caves offer a rare glimpse into the surprising capacity that elephants have to dig for minerals, using their tusks they carve out chunks that are consumed for vital vitamins. Over the years, with each passing elephant that has migrated to this area, the caves were formed.

After a leisurely walk through the forest, spending time to marvel at the cascading waterfalls and the wondrous caves, head back to the gate to be escorted to The Manor, where you can enjoy a relaxing signature massage to sooth the muscles, while reminiscing the sights and sounds of the forest visit.

The walk is between 3 to 4 hours and is not for those that are unfit or need assistance. Please note age restrictions apply to children under 16 yrs. All bush walks are subject to the discretion of the lead guide due to the nature of the activity.