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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

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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+ years old
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  • Jun 29
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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
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5+ years old
days05 From US$ 1,900 View Tour
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  • Jun 29
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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
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5+ years old
days04 From US$ 812 View Tour
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  • Jun 29
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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 pric ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5+ years old
days04 From US$ 1,230 View Tour
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  • Jun 29
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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
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Lodge, Eco Lodge & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5+ years old
days06 From US$ 2,880 View Tour
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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+ years old
days04 From US$ 1,050 View Tour
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  • Jun 29
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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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  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel & Tent
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5+ years old
days06 From US$ 1,324 View Tour
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Kilimanjaro Climbing + Tarangire & Ngorongoro safari

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Combining Kilimanjaro and Safari was the best thing we could do, it is best way to experience Tanzan ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Wildlife safaris and game drives +2 more
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel, Lodge, Eco Lodge & Hut
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5+ years old
days11 From US$ 3,000 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 tour through Dar Es Salaam, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
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  • Age Range 5+ years old
days07 From US$ 1,349 View Tour
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  • Jun 29
  • Jun 30
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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
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Eco Lodge
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5+ years old
days05 From US$ 1,402 View Tour
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  • Jun 29
  • Jun 30
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5 Days Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzani

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Our Safari in Tanzania was one of the best and We wont forget it in our entire life. Me and
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  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Nature and bush walks +1 more
  • Accommodation Camping & Lodge
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5+ years old
days05 From US$ 1,800 View Tour
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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
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5+ years old
days04 From US$ 900 View Tour
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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
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Hut, Hotel & Sleeping Hut
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5+ years old
days06 From US$ 1,770 View Tour
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  • Jun 29
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5-days Tarangire-Serengeti-Ngorongoro Safari

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5 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour in Tanzania, visiting Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Read More
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  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
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Ngorongoro Crater Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 45 customer reviews
Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti
5 - Excellent
  • Neja Staba Penik
“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.”
Two Unforgettable Days in My Life
5 - Excellent
  • Ariev
“It was my first time doing Safari in Africa, and ANAPA gave me a journey that I would not forget. The Tarangire trip was good, and Ngorongoro Safari Experiences was beyond my words, it was so amazing.”
Experiences of a lifetime
5 - Excellent
  • Bill Mackenzie
“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 predetermined locations.

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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