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 Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
From US$ 432 02 days View Tour
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  • Dec 11
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5 days Safari - Manyara,Ngorongoro and Serengeti

of 2 reviews
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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 6 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,900 05 days View Tour
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  • Dec 11
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5 Days Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara

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5 day explorer tour 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
From US$ 1,200 05 days View Tour
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  • Dec 11
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4 Days Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro Safari Tour

of 7 reviews
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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 tour through Arusha, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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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
  • Transport 4x4 Jeep & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,230 04 days View Tour
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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 ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Simba Adventures Ltd Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping
  • Transport 4x4 Jeep & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,324 06 days View Tour
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7-Day Safari Camping Adventure in Northern Tanzania

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7 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip through Dar Es Salaam, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Travel Booking Guide Ltd
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,349 07 days View Tour
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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
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,402 05 days View Tour
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4 Days Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

of 2 reviews
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The guide, the cook, and the trip were fantastic! Getting to where the safari started was not so s ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
From US$ 900 04 days View Tour
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Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking combined with Wildlife Safari

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Very beautiful trip, with all the logistics organized with this local company. everything was five s ...
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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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  • Dec 11
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3 Day Tanzania Safari Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro

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The first day we went to Tarangire and saw many elefants, giraffes, lions, monkeys etc. It was a fun ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Simba Adventures Ltd Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping
  • Transport 4x4 Jeep & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
From US$ 638 03 days View Tour
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Ngorongoro Crater Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 47 customer reviews
Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti Reviewed Tour: 3 Day Tanzania Safari Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro
5 - Excellent
  • Neja Staba Penik
  • From Slovenia
  • At 25 Nov 2019
“The first day we went to Tarangire and saw many elefants, giraffes, lions, monkeys etc. It was a fun and interesting start of our adventure. The next day we passed Ngorongoro and went to Serengeti. Beside other animals, we saw leopards and buffalos! It was amazing. We also had buffalos around our camp during the night so that was pretty awesome. The last day we saw rhino in the crater! We saw all of the Big 5! Great experience, worth the money and I would definitely recomend it to anyone. We stoped at masai village (Longoko) for an entrance fee of 50$ per car and it was interesting as well.”
A Great Budget Safari Reviewed Tour: 4 Days Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • At 21 Nov 2019
“The guide, the cook, and the trip were fantastic! Getting to where the safari started was not so straightforward with times changing and different people showing up. But it all worked out and our chef Donald proved to be a lot of fun and our guide, Kindu, was great and knew his stuff. I enjoyed the camping part, my wife was less enthusiastic.”
Exceptional Wildlife Safari with Migration Venture Africa Reviewed Tour: 4-Days 3 Nights Tanzania Wildlife Camping Safari
5 - Excellent
  • Issa Hamis
  • From Tanzania
  • At 14 Nov 2019
“My friend Kevin from USA and I came across several Tour companies in Moshi through TripAdvisor and Safaribookings as well finally decided to go with Migration Venture Africa and actually it worth as we had such a fantastic 4 Days 3 Nights Wildlife Safari organized by this company. It was great having such an amazing and the best Guide "Goodluck" who is full of knowledge about everything in the Wildlife industry. We were lucky to spot all of the animals we wanted to just right front of us every moment, the Guide (Goodluck) knew how to make us happy all the time and enjoying our vacation to the fullest.
Speaking of the accommodation, Migration Venture Africa nailed it as all of our nights during Safari were superb, the meals, staffs at the lodge, hot shower and the internet was fast and this was beyond our expectations. I recommend doing Safari with this company to get your great lifetime experience while enjoying everything.”

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.