New places to explore from Elewana The Manor
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. After a short drive you arrive at the entrance, where you will be 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 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, as more and more elephants migrated to this area, the caves were formed.
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.
Note: Third party costs applicable.