Ngorongoro Crater Safari 2024/2025

Embark on an extraordinary Ngorongoro Crater safari during your Tanzania trip. Besides being the largest inactive volcanic caldera on the planet, Ngorongoro Crater also boasts the densest population of large mammals in Africa, including the Big Five. Beyond the crater's edge lies a greater conservation area, a haven for wildebeests that congregate around the serene waters of Lake Ndutu. Witness the miracle of life as newborn wildebeest calves take their first steps, signaling the beginning of the epic Great Wildebeest Migration. From the captivating landscapes to the abundant wildlife and the thrill of spotting some of the planet’s most majestic creatures, Ngorongoro Crater safari offers an unrivaled African adventure.

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91 Trips in Ngorongoro Crater with 65 Reviews

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2 Days Safari - Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro

of 4 reviews
  • Free cancellation
  • Trip customizable
So happy that I booked with this operator. Had a great two days safari, exploring the best of Lake M ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping & Lodge
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
days02 From US$ 540 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 27
  • May 28
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4 Days Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro Safari Tour

of 7 reviews
  • Free cancellation
  • Trip customizable
Incredible experience! My wife and I just got back from our trip to East Africa. For the first leg ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days04 From US$ 425 US$ 404
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  • May 27
  • May 28
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5 days Safari - Manyara,Ngorongoro and Serengeti

of 2 reviews
  • Free cancellation
  • Trip customizable
We saw sights I will never forget. Our guide made a great effort to allow us to see rare events
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days05 From US$ 1,900 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 27
  • May 28
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6 Days Adventure Camping Safari: Budget Style

of 2 reviews
  • Free cancellation
  • Trip customizable
Really enjoyed our time on this safari. Wonderful guide and cook, very caring. They accommodated die ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel & Tent
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
days06 From US$ 1,590 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 27
  • May 28
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Best of Tanzania: Northern Circuit in Six Days

  • Free cancellation
  • Trip customizable
6 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour in Tanzania, visiting Tarangire, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & National parks +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 1-90 yrs
  • Operated in English
days06 From US$ 1,410 US$ 1,339
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  • May 30
  • May 31
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6 Days Tanzania Experience in Luxury Tented Camp

  • Free cancellation
  • Trip customizable
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
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Lodge, Hotel & Home-stay
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
days06 From US$ 3,612 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 27
  • May 28
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4 Days Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

of 3 reviews
  • Free cancellation
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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
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, French, Italian, Spanish
days04 From US$ 900 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 29
  • May 30
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4 Days Northern Circuit

of 2 reviews
  • Free cancellation
  • Trip customizable
Great experience, we saw a lot of animals on a 4 day safari. Staff is really great, helpful and pric ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, French, German, Spanish
days04 From US$ 1,230 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 27
  • May 28
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Wheelchair Accessible Tanzania Safari in 8 days

of 3 reviews
  • Free cancellation
  • Trip customizable
"Travelling with my older grandparents with 80 and 75yrs was hardly imaginable before I contacted th ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Safari & Wildlife safaris and game drives +2 more
  • Accommodation Eco Lodge, Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 1-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
days08 From US$ 4,680 View Tour
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  • Jun 01
  • Jun 02
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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
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Tanzanian
days04 From US$ 1,050 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 27
  • May 28
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Kilimanjaro Climbing + Tarangire & Ngorongoro safari

of 10 reviews
  • Free cancellation
  • Trip customizable
I and my fiancée had an unforgettable experience in Africa. From the moment we arrived in Tanzania, ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Wildlife safaris and game drives +2 more
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel, Lodge, Eco Lodge & Hut
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days11 From US$ 3,000 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 27
  • May 28
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8-Day Camping Safari : Best of Tanzania

of 1 review
  • Free cancellation
  • Trip customizable
My husband and I recently returned from a eight days safari in Tanzania, the wildlife was really exc ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days08 From US$ 2,399 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 27
  • May 28
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5 Days Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzani

of 4 reviews
  • Free cancellation
  • Trip customizable
My Husband and I we went on a safari with this tour operator and was an excellent safari from the
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Nature and bush walks +1 more
  • Accommodation Camping & Lodge
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-85 yrs
  • Operated in English
days05 From US$ 1,800 View Tour
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  • May 27
  • May 28
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3 Day Tanzania Safari Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro

of 2 reviews
  • Free cancellation
  • Trip customizable
The first day we went to Tarangire and saw many elefants, giraffes, lions, monkeys etc. It was a fun ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
days03 From US$ 768 View Tour
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  • May 27
  • May 28
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Ngorongoro Crater Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 65 customer reviews
"Memories to last a lifetime "
5 - Excellent
  • Nova Ava
“"My safari experience was beyond anything I could have imagined. It was a perfect blend of adventure, wildlife, and cultural immersion. If you ever have the opportunity to go on a safari, I highly recommend this local tour operator. They will offer you an experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime, worth every penny you pay. "”
Best Experience Ever!
5 - Excellent
  • Yiping
“Usually, I plan every little detail of my vacations on my own. This was the first time I didn't have the time and used a travel agency. They made everything very easy and effortless. I was able to customize our trip based on our needs and wishes. There are so many travel companies in Tanzania that offer similar things. The reason why I chose this agency was that they had very good communication. I couldn't be happier with the decision and would do it again.”
All-in excellent Safari
5 - Excellent
  • Remco Wiggers
“Very well organized trip. We saw the big5 and much more. Highly recommended! The local travel expert took good care of us. We also slept two nights in a tent on the serengeti. Really cool!”

Ngorongoro Crater Safari Overview and Facts

Annual visitors: 400,000
Area: 264 square kilometers
Altitude: 4,500 to 5,800 meters
Location: Ngorongoro Crater, 180 kilometers west of Arusha
Wildlife rating:         
Scenery rating:        
Common animal sightings: Giraffes, wildebeest, cheetah hippopotamus, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, black rhino
Common bird sightings: Flamingo, great white pelican, Jackson’s Turaco, Usambara Weaver, Hildebrandt's Spurfowl

Ngorongoro Crater Safari Highlights

  • Traverse the steep slopes to the Ngorongoro Crater’s lush floor to encounter a thriving ecosystem with an impressive concentration of wildlife.
  • Embark on game drives to spot the Big Five and other wildlife as a part of your Tanzania safari experience.
  • See the endangered black rhinos grazing in their protected habitat on a Ngorongoro Crater safari.
  • Gaze upon the mesmerizing sight of millions of pink-hued flamingos congregating at Lake Magadi.
  • Venture into Olduvai Gorge in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to see hominid fossils that date back to about 3.6 million years ago.
  • Embark on a guided night drive into the Lerai Forest to attempt to find ever-elusive and nocturnal hunting leopards.
  • Meet the Maasai herders and learn about their age-old traditions and their relationship with the wildlife.

Tips for Ngorongoro Crater Safari

  • Plan your Ngorongoro Crater tour during the dry season (June to September) when wildlife sighting conditions are at their best. If you want to witness the migrating wildebeests, plan your trip in December.
  • Opt for guided safari walks around the adjacent wilderness area.
  • Choose an early morning game drive to witness the vibrant wildlife activity within the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Bring a pair of high-quality binoculars to spot distant wildlife and birdlife.
  • Dress appropriately for your Ngorongoro Crater safari bot to adjust to the weather conditions and blend into the surrounding.

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 the peak season (July - October), with little to no rainfall. However, a large number of tourists visit during this period, and it can get crowded at times.To avoid the crowd and get a quiet experience, you can visit Ngorongoro Crater during the low season (January - April). However, heavy rainfall may dampen your plans to some extent. For a more detailed overview, check out our best time to visit Tanzania guide.

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