Herd of wildebeests in the Ngorongoro Crater

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2 Days Safari - Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro

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So happy that I booked with Simba Adventures. Had a great two days safari, exploring the best of Lak ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Simba Adventures Ltd
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping
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  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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5 days Safari - Manyara,Ngorongoro and Serengeti

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We saw sights I will never forget. Our guide made a great effort to allow us to see rare events
  • Operator Enosa Expeditions Active 7 hours ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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6 Days Adventure Camping Safari: Budget Style

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Really enjoyed our time on this safari. Wonderful guide and cook, very caring. They accommodated die ...
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4 Days Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro Safari Tour

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Incredible experience! My wife and I just got back from our trip to East Africa. For the first leg ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator SafariBook Evolution Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping & Tent
  • Age Range5 to 99 years old
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8-Day Ultimate Romantic Beach and Bush Celebration

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8 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip through Arusha, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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4 Days Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

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4 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour in Tanzania, visiting Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Read More
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  • Operator Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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5 Days Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara

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5 day explorer trip in Tanzania, visiting Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Read More
  • Operator Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
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8-Day Camping Safari : Best of Tanzania

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My husband and I recently returned from a eight days safari in Tanzania, the wildlife was really exc ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Simba Adventures Ltd
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
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  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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4 Days Safari in Lake Manyara, Serengeti, & Ngoro Crater

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4 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour in Tanzania, visiting Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Arusha. Read More
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4 Days Northern Circuit

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. Great experience, we saw a lot of animals on a 4 day safari. Staff is really great, helpful and
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Agama Tours and Safaris
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
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  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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5 Days - Budget Lodging Safari in North Tanzania

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5 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour in Tanzania, visiting Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park and Serengeti National Park. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Travel Booking Guide Ltd
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Eco Lodge
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  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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7-Day Safari Camping Adventure in Northern Tanzania

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7 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour through Dar Es Salaam, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Travel Booking Guide Ltd
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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6 Days Affordable Safari

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6 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour in Tanzania, visiting Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park. Read More
  • Operator Agama Tours and Safaris
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Sleeping Hut, Hut & Hotel
  • Transport 4x4 Jeep & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,770 06 days View Tour
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3 Day Tanzania Safari Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro

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We have just finished a 3 night safari - Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorogoro crater. Our driver wa ...
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Ngorongoro Crater Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 44 customer reviews
Excellent Reviewed Tour: 4 Days Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro Safari Tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ann Manto
  • From Philippines
“Excellent”
Amazing Serengeti Reviewed Tour: 4 Days Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro Safari Tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
“Incredible experience!
My wife and I just got back from our trip to East Africa. For the first leg of our adventure, we booked thru bookmundi the 4day Serengeti experience with SafariBook Evolution.
Safari was incredible. We were blessed with a great day in the Serengeti, seeing 23 different lions in one day! The most amazing was a full pride, Momma and 3 babies crawling around the Cape Buffallo they had taken down, were soon joined by her 2 other female lion hunting partners. Just around the corner was Dad enjoying the morning sun after filling his belly. We spent some time admiring him alone before any other drivers came to investigate.
We also saw a leopard dragging an impala it had caught back to the hill it had been hiding in, as well as elephants, giraffes and so many of the usual gang roaming around Africa!
Highly recommend it! Manyara was quite as full of visible animals, being a dense forest, but if you like monkeys, the baboons will not disappoint! Troops of hundreds.”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: 5Days Camping Lake Manyara/ Serengeti/ Ngorongoro Crater
5 - Excellent
  • Shane Shane OBrien
  • From Australia
“Excellent”

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.