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Ngorongoro Crater Safari

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 ... Read More

79 Trips in Ngorongoro Crater with 42 Reviews

Highlights
  • A visit to the Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentration of wildlife.
  • Take a tour of Lake Manyara, which is a birdwatcher's paradise.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania

2 Days Safari - Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro

of 4 reviews
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So happy that I booked with Simba Adventures. Had a great two days safari, exploring the best of Lake Manyara ...
From US$ 432 2 days View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • Witness the wildebeest migration.
  • Explore the landscape and adventure of this great safari.
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania

5 Days Safari - Manyara,Ngorongoro And Serengeti

of 2 reviews
  • Free cancellation
  • E-ticket
  • Trip customizable
We saw sights I will never forget. Our guide made a great effort to allow us to see rare events ...
  • Operator Enosa Expeditions Active 17 minutes ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,900 5 days View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • Tarangire National Park.
  • Lake Manyara National Park.
  • Serengeti National Park.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania

6 Days Adventure Camping Safari: Budget Style

of 1 review
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Really enjoyed our time on this safari. Wonderful guide and cook, very caring. They accommodated dietary needs and were very ...
  • Operator Simba Adventures Ltd Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping
  • Transport 4x4 Jeep & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,324 6 days View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • Spotting the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo).
  • Birdwatching in Lake Manyara.
  • Full day game drives in three of the best safari destinations in Tanzania.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania

4 Days Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro Safari Tour

of 5 reviews
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3 wonder safaris totally exceeded our expectations! we spent 4 comfortable, happy days. our guide, henry, was very professional, always ...
From US$ 762 4 days View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • You'll go to Tanzania.
  • This tour starts in Arusha (Tanzania) & ends in Zanzibar (Tanzania).
  • You'll visit Arusha (City), Ngorongoro, Serengeti NP, Selous GR, Zanzibar (Beach) & Dar.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania

8-Day Ultimate Romantic Beach And Bush Celebration

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8 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip in Tanzania, visiting Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Selous Game Reserve. Read More
From US$ 6,099 8 days View Tour
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Aug 26
Aug 27
Highlights
  • Visiting some of the most famous safari destinations in Tanzania.
  • Watching wildlife in their most natural setting.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania

4 Days Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

of 1 review
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4 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour in Tanzania, visiting Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park. Read More
  • Operator Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 900 4 days View Tour
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Aug 27
Aug 28
Highlights
  • Safari in Lake Manyara National Park.
  • Safari in Serengeti National Park.
  • Meet with the local Masaai people in the Ngorongoro also densely populated with wildlife.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania

5 Days Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara

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5 day explorer trip in Tanzania, visiting Tanzania Safari Parks, Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park. Read More
  • Operator Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,200 5 days View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • You'll go to Tanzania.
  • This tour starts and ends in Arusha (Tanzania).
  • Activities: game drives.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania

8-Day Camping Safari : Best Of Tanzania

of 1 review
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My husband and I recently returned from a eight days safari in Tanzania, the wildlife was really exciting. We saw ...
  • Operator Simba Adventures Ltd Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Transport 4x4 Jeep & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,999 8 days View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • Safari in the beatiful Lake Manyara National Park.
  • Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater, filled with wildlife and untouched beauty.
  • Safari in Serengeti National Park.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania

4 Days Safari In Lake Manyara, Serengeti, & Ngoro Crater

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4 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour through Tanzania Safari Parks, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
From US$ 1,050 4 days View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • Experience the Norther Circuit - having the most amazing safari National Parks!.
  • Expert Guide and Driver.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania

4 Days Northern Circuit

of 2 reviews
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  • E-ticket
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. Great experience, we saw a lot of animals on a 4 day safari. Staff is really great, helpful and ...
From US$ 1,230 4 days View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • Game Drives in 3 major National Parks in Tanzania.
  • Watch the Big Five ( Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard) in action.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania

5 Days - Budget Lodging Safari In North Tanzania

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  • E-ticket
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5 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip through Northern Safari Circuit, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
From US$ 1,402 5 days View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • Camping Experience at Wilderness Camps.
  • Game drives to some of the best National Parks in Tanzania.
  • Spotting the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino).
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania

7-Day Safari Camping Adventure In Northern Tanzania

  • Free cancellation
  • E-ticket
  • Trip customizable
7 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip through Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Crater and 4 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
From US$ 1,349 7 days View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • Experience the best national parks in Tanzania!.
  • Accompanied by expert guide and driver.
  • Best Game Drives in a 4x4 Toyota Landcruiser.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania

6 Days Affordable Safari

  • Free cancellation
  • E-ticket
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6 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour through Tanzania Safari Parks, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and 4 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
From US$ 1,770 6 days View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • Lake Manyara National Park.
  • Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Tarangire National Park.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania

3 Day Tanzania Safari Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro

of 1 review
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We have just finished a 3 night safari - Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorogoro crater. Our driver was fantastic and ...
  • Operator Simba Adventures Ltd Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping
  • Transport 4x4 Jeep & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 638 3 days View Tour
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Aug 25
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Ngorongoro Crater Tour Reviews

4.7 - Excellent Based on 42 customer reviews
Excellent Reviewed Tour: 5Days Camping Lake Manyara/ Serengeti/ Ngorongoro Crater
Shane Shane OBrien From Australia
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
Great trip Reviewed Tour: 4 Days Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro Safari Tour
Christovan Dunn From USA
4 - Very Good
“We had great time with Mike. He was very knowledgeable. Our only complaint was that the company added another passenger on the last day that had us in the crater 2 hours later than planned. Overall we saw all animals in great quantity including lions and cheetahs than had recently made kills.”
Don’t book a safari with Arend Safaris Reviewed Tour: 4 Day Incredible Tanzania Safari
Anonymous From UK
1 - Very poor
“Protas Kilongola and Tom Kilongola lied to us about the lodges they booked and asked us to pay $500 for park fees on the condition that they would pay us back. This has never happened despite multiple emails promising us the money back.

If you look on other sites you will see that they are operating with a fake safari license. I believe that they are going bankrupt and will not be able to deliver your safari.

Other people have suffered far worse from this company so please be careful.”

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.

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