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Ngorongoro Crater Safari

The breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater is undoubtedly the centerpiece of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This crater formed about two to three million years ago when a volcano exploded and collapsed on itself. The Ngorongoro Crater is a ... Read More

84 Trips in Ngorongoro Crater with 38 Reviews

Highlights
  • A visit to the Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentration of wildlife.
  • Take a tour of Lake Manyara, which is a birdwatcher's paradise.
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Simba Adventures Ltd
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2 Days Safari - Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro

of 4 reviews
On this two-day Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro safari package. We take you on a short ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Simba Adventures Ltd Active 9 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 432 2 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 27
Apr 28
Highlights
  • Witness the wildebeest migration.
  • Explore the landscape and adventure of this great safari.
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Enosa Expeditions
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5 Days Safari - Manyara,Ngorongoro And Serengeti

of 2 reviews
Our 5-day African safaris, tours, travel and trekking packages, which specifically include 2 nights in ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Enosa Expeditions Active 32 minutes ago
From US$ 1,900 5 days View Tour
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Apr 27
Apr 28
Highlights
  • Tarangire National Park.
  • Lake Manyara National Park.
  • Serengeti National Park.
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Simba Adventures Ltd
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6 Days Adventure Camping Safari: Budget Style

of 1 review
Want to experience “Wild Africa” in an authentic way? A camping safari is just for ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Simba Adventures Ltd Active 9 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,324 6 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 27
Apr 28
Highlights
  • Spotting the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo).
  • Birdwatching in Lake Manyara.
  • Full day game drives in three of the best safari destinations in Tanzania.
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SafariBook Evolution
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4 Days Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro Safari Tour

of 4 reviews
This 4 Days Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater Safari Tour will take you through the Northern ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator SafariBook Evolution Active 6 minutes ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 762 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 27
Apr 28
Highlights
  • You'll go to Tanzania.
  • This tour starts in Arusha (Tanzania) & ends in Zanzibar (Tanzania).
  • You'll visit Arusha (City), Ngorongoro, Serengeti NP, Selous GR, Zanzibar (Beach) & Dar.
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Arend Safaris
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8-Day Ultimate Romantic Beach And Bush Celebration

We all love to treat our loved ones in an overly special and unique way ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Arend Safaris
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 6,099 8 days View Tour
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Apr 28
Apr 29
Highlights
  • Visiting some of the most famous safari destinations in Tanzania.
  • Watching wildlife in their most natural setting.
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Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris
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4 Days Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

of 1 review
Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris invites you to join a 4-day safari in Tanzania. This ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 900 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 27
Apr 28
Highlights
  • Safari in Lake Manyara National Park.
  • Safari in Serengeti National Park.
  • Meet with the local Masaai people in the Ngorongoro also densely populated with wildlife.
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Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris
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5 Days Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara

This 5 days safari will start our from Arusha and display some of Tanzania's best ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris
From US$ 1,200 5 days View Tour
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Apr 27
Apr 28
Highlights
  • You'll go to Tanzania.
  • This tour starts and ends in Arusha (Tanzania).
  • Activities: game drives.
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Simba Adventures Ltd
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8-Day Camping Safari : Best Of Tanzania

of 1 review
Falling asleep to the hooting of an owl or waking up to the roar of ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Simba Adventures Ltd Active 9 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,999 8 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 27
Apr 28
Highlights
  • Safari in the beatiful Lake Manyara National Park.
  • Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater, filled with wildlife and untouched beauty.
  • Safari in Serengeti National Park.
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Dunia Tours & Safaris
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4 Days Safari In Lake Manyara, Serengeti, & Ngoro Crater

After breakfast at the Tourist Inn Hotel in Arusha our driver and guide will pick ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Dunia Tours & Safaris
From US$ 1,050 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 27
Apr 28
Highlights
  • Experience the Norther Circuit - having the most amazing safari National Parks!.
  • Expert Guide and Driver.
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Agama Tours and Safaris
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4 Days Northern Circuit

of 2 reviews
Experience the unique and breathtaking landscapes, culture and wildlife that Tanzania has to offer. Join ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Agama Tours and Safaris
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,230 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 27
Apr 28
Highlights
  • Game Drives in 3 major National Parks in Tanzania.
  • Watch the Big Five ( Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard) in action.
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Travel Booking Guide Ltd
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5 Days - Budget Lodging Safari In North Tanzania

This 5 day safari trip takes you to the three most beautiful safari destinations in ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Travel Booking Guide Ltd
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,402 5 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 27
Apr 28
Highlights
  • Camping Experience at Wilderness Camps.
  • Game drives to some of the best National Parks in Tanzania.
  • Spotting the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino).
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Travel Booking Guide Ltd
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7-Day Safari Camping Adventure In Northern Tanzania

This 7-Day Safari Camping Adventure Tour will take you to the Northen part of Tanzania ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Travel Booking Guide Ltd
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,349 7 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 27
Apr 28
Highlights
  • Experience the best national parks in Tanzania!.
  • Accompanied by expert guide and driver.
  • Best Game Drives in a 4x4 Toyota Landcruiser.
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Agama Tours and Safaris
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6 Days Affordable Safari

Did you ever dream of going on a Tanzanian wildlife safari? If not, we highly ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Agama Tours and Safaris
From US$ 1,770 6 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 27
Apr 28
Highlights
  • Lake Manyara National Park.
  • Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Tarangire National Park.
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Simba Adventures Ltd
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3 Day Tanzania Safari Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro

of 1 review
This three-day short safari will take you to three of the most beautiful areas that ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Simba Adventures Ltd Active 9 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 638 3 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 27
Apr 28
Highlights
  • 7 days to climb Kilimanjaro Mountain via Machame route.
  • Explore the fascinating African wildlife.
  • Specialist hiking guide in Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Dahlia Africa
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Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Combined With Wildlife Safari

of 2 reviews
The seven day Machame route trek is the ideal schedule for this route. On the ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Dahlia Africa
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 2,900 13 days View Tour
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Ngorongoro Crater Tour Reviews

4.8 - Excellent Based on 38 customer reviews
A day trip into ngorongoro crater Reviewed Tour: Tanzania Budget Safari Tour
Bill Bob From Tanzania At
5 - Excellent
“Amazing would be an understatement. It was the best experience for our first time safari. We were lucky to see all the big five.”
15Day Kili & safari with Dahlia Africa Reviewed Tour: Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking combined with Wildlife Safari
Jamal Takoon From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“This tour was absolutely AMAZING with Dahlia Africa, if you're even considering doing it just take the plunge it's worth every penny! I can't say enough about our safari guide Faza and his Kili team & Our Safari Driver guide Hans.

FOR SAFARI PART:
Hans is an awesome animal seeker and spotter, well informative with a wealth of knowledge about everything in the National Parks.
We can’t say enough about Brian who organizes this trip from our first email, the choice of accommodation was breathtaking, we had our recommendations but he advised other cozier accommodations which we trusted and was the best.



FOR KILIMANJARO PART:
is more about the team led by Faza and his team of porters and chef they are story teller and the trip would not have been the same without them. I went into this excited for the physical adventure but I learned so much which was just icing on the cake making the trip that much better. These guys are amazing cooks (I wish they sold a guide cookbook, I ate way better on the trip than I do at home) and made sure each and everyone one of us was well taken care of. We had a group of 7 plus our two guides which was the perfect size and afforded us the ability to split up into two groups on the second day so part of the younger group could trek fast than the older ones. The hike in and out was not as bad as I expected just make sure you are well hydrated and eat plenty of snacks and drink enough water, which the guides make sure you do.
All in all I can't recommend this trip with Dahlia Tours enough! I am a professional travel advisor and will be recommending this trip and company to all of my clients. We are selective about the companies we work with, only partnering with the most reputable companies who will take care of our clients and have them coming back raving and wanting to do another trip. I am glad I was part of this trips”
Experiences of a lifetime Reviewed Tour: 5 days Safari - Manyara,Ngorongoro and Serengeti
Bill Mackenzie From Canada At
5 - Excellent
“We saw sights I will never forget. Our guide made a great effort to allow us to see rare events. We saw every animal you could ever expect to see in Africa. Lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs with cubs, cheetahs eating a kill. All of these were at close range. Our guide Rashid had incredible knowledge of all of the animal and plant life we encountered. As a bonus Rashid gave us an amazing history lesson about Tanzania. Our meals were excellent and varied. Just an incredible trip.”

Ngorongoro Crater - Overview and Facts

The breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater is undoubtedly the centerpiece of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This crater formed about two to three million years ago when a volcano exploded and collapsed on itself.

The Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was voted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa by the Seven Natural Wonders organization in 2013.

  • Wildlife rating: 5 out of 5
  • Scenery Rating: 5 out of 5
  • Bush Vibe: 3 out of 5

A home to one of the densest mammal populations in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best places to see the Big Five (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and Rhinoceros). Other animals like gazelle, wildebeests, zebras, cheetahs, golden jackals, and topi are also found here in large numbers. For a relatively compact area of 260 square kilometers, it has an astonishing number of over 500 bird species.

The safaris here are amazing because you can see animals in every direction of your vehicle. Spotting the big five in one single day is highly likely. You can even get out of your vehicle in a few predetermine

Pros and Cons of the Ngorongoro Crater

Pros:

  • Year round opportunities of enjoying the view of the majestic wildlife.
  • Big Five and hundreds of other species of birds and animals are found within the crater.

Con:

  • Can get crowded in the peak season (July - October).

Accommodation in Ngorongoro Crater

The closest you can stay to the Ngorongoro crater is along the Crater rim overlooking the floor. There is no accommodation within the crater itself.

Another option is the Rift Valley Escarpment in Karatu, which is about 20 kms away from the Ngorongoro Crater. The lodges and camps in Karatu are more affordable than the ones along the Crater rim.

Best Time to Visit Ngorongoro Crater

The animals in the Ngorongoro Crater will be within the crater throughout the year, so you can see them regardless of when you visit.

The weather is good during peak season (July - October) with little to no rainfall. However, large number of tourists visit during this period and it can get crowded at times.

To avoid the crowd and get a more quiet experience, you can visit Ngorongoro Crater during low season (January - April). However, heavy rainfall may dampen your plans to some extent.

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