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 ...

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2 Days Safari - Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro

of 4 reviews
  • Free cancellation
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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 & Lodge
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days02 From US$ 432 View Tour
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  • Apr 20
  • Apr 21
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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 26 seconds 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 & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days05 From US$ 1,900 View Tour
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  • Apr 20
  • Apr 21
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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
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days04 From US$ 762 View Tour
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  • Apr 20
  • Apr 21
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4 Days Northern Circuit

of 2 reviews
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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 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days04 From US$ 1,230 View Tour
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  • Apr 20
  • Apr 21
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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
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel & Tent
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days06 From US$ 1,324 View Tour
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  • Apr 20
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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
  • Operator Dunia Tours & Safaris
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days04 From US$ 1,050 View Tour
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  • Apr 20
  • Apr 21
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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 & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days07 From US$ 1,349 View Tour
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  • Apr 20
  • Apr 21
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5 Days - Budget Lodging Safari in North Tanzania

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5 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip 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 & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days05 From US$ 1,402 View Tour
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  • Apr 20
  • Apr 21
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Tanzania Ndutu Safari: Three Days

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Our Ndutu safari was amazing, we see a lot of animals especially wildebeest migration which was our ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Wonders of Creation Tours and Safaris
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Wildlife +1 more
  • Accommodation Lodge, Eco Lodge & Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range3+ years old
days03 From US$ 1,204 View Tour
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  • Apr 24
  • Apr 25
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4 Days Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

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The trip was very well organised. All the essentials were catered for, so very little effort was nee ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days04 From US$ 900 View Tour
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  • Apr 22
  • Apr 23
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Four-Day Safari: Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro

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We had an amazing safari and Kilimanjaro summit all thanks to Kilisa! Their service was top notch an ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Kilisa Tours & Safaris
  • Activities Safari & Wildlife safaris and game drives +1 more
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
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  • Age Range7+ years old
days04 From US$ 1,360 View Tour
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  • Apr 24
  • Apr 25
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Kilimanjaro Climbing + Tarangire & Ngorongoro safari

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Very beautiful trip, with all the logistics organized with this local company. everything was five s ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Dahlia Africa
  • Activities Trekking & Wildlife safaris and game drives +2 more
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel, Lodge, Eco Lodge & Hut
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days11 From US$ 3,000 View Tour
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6 Days Tanzania Experience in Luxury Lodge

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6 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour in Tanzania, visiting Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Simba Adventures Ltd
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Lodge, Eco Lodge & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days06 From US$ 2,880 View Tour
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  • Apr 20
  • Apr 21
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6 Days Affordable Safari

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6 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip 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 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days06 From US$ 1,770 View Tour
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  • Apr 20
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Ngorongoro Crater Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 52 customer reviews
6 days adventure camping safari short review Reviewed Tour: 6 Days Adventure Camping Safari: Budget Style
4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • From Switzerland
“Great trip, the only "bad" thing is that we sleep 2 nights at Jambo Camp site, which isn't situated in a National Park and close to the main road and bars, which was too noisy, especially for the first night”
Fantastic Safari Experience and Kilimanjaro Summit! Reviewed Tour: Four-Day Safari: Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro
5 - Excellent
  • Bret
“We had an amazing safari and Kilimanjaro summit all thanks to Kilisa! Their service was top notch and value was fantastic. The service provided by our guides and supporting staff were top notch!We started with a 6 day safari that was absolutely epic. Our Safari Guide, Chris, was incredible! You should definitely request him. He was super nice and very accommodating. He found us every animal we could ever have wanted to see! Despite some challenging off-road driving conditions, he never got stuck and always got us to see the best animals around. We saw lions and elephants that were so close, we would nearly reach out and touch them from the landcruiser. He found us two leopards, two cheetahs, tons of lions, two rhinos and more zebras, giraffes, cape buffalos, and wildabeasts than we could count, just to name a few. My favorite was seeing a male lion out in a rain storm who was seperated from his pride. He was calling out to them and you could see the worry in his eye as he walked right by our landcruiser in search of them.We then did a Kilimanjaro hike to the summit via the Lemosho 7 day route. Our guides, Rama and Bakari, were fantastic and the chef, Kurwa, amazed us with the food he was able to make on the mountain. Our waiter, Arold was gracious and attentive in delivering all the food to our dining tent. I highly recommend requesting them. The team of porters (Salim, Frenk, Mohamed, Josephat, Mwingi, Sigi, David, Siriri, Msafiri, Idd, Abdina and Moyo) amazed us with their kindness, helpfulness and always positive attitudes. They were always smiling even when carrying a heavy load at high altitudes in chilling conditions. Their attitudes were truly inspiring.Naick is the owner and the lead coordinator. He was very helpful over the course of more than a month of coordination via email to set up and schedule the trip. He was always responsive and able to answer all of our questions and take care of all of our needs. It was challenging to execute this trip during COVID because of our flights getting cancelled but Naick helped us adjust as necessary. Going during COVID turned out to be a huge bonus because the national parks are all virtually empty so you get the animals and Kilimanjaro virtually to yourself.”
Amazing trip!! Reviewed Tour: Tanzania Ndutu Safari: Three Days
5 - Excellent
  • Elnathan Nyoni
  • From South Africa
“Our Ndutu safari was amazing, we see a lot of animals especially wildebeest migration which was our main interest. I do recommend any person who wants to experience this.”

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.