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
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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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  • Sep 29
  • Sep 30
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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 20 minutes 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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  • Sep 29
  • Sep 30
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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 7 hours ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days04 From US$ 812 View Tour
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  • Sep 29
  • Sep 30
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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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  • Sep 29
  • Sep 30
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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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  • Sep 29
  • Sep 30
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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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  • Sep 29
  • Sep 30
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6 Days Adventure Camping Safari: Budget Style

of 2 reviews
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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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  • Sep 29
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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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  • Sep 29
  • Sep 30
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Kilimanjaro Climbing + Tarangire & Ngorongoro safari

of 5 reviews
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Dahlia Africa matched us up with our travel designer! It was a joy to work with while planning our h ...
  • 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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4-Day Budget Safari in Tanzania

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This company provided the best safari tours. The staff was friendly and courteous. They were explain ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Meijo Safaris Active 7 hours ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Adventure +2 more
  • Accommodation Camping & Tent
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  • Age Range5+ years old
days04 From US$ 900 View Tour
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  • Sep 29
  • Sep 30
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4 Days Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

of 3 reviews
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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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  • Oct 01
  • Oct 02
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6 Days Tanzania Experience in Luxury Lodge

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6 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip 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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  • Sep 29
  • Sep 30
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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
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Gecko Adventure
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days05 From US$ 1,999 View Tour
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  • Sep 29
  • Sep 30
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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, Hut, Hotel & Sleeping Hut
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days06 From US$ 1,770 View Tour
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  • Sep 29
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Ngorongoro Crater Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 55 customer reviews
The best quality/price and great impression. One of the best trip in my life!
5 - Excellent
  • Liam Benjamin
  • From USA
“This company provided the best safari tours. The staff was friendly and courteous. They were explaining everything about the tour. The food was excellent and very tasty, and the chef was very attentive to our needs. The driver was also very friendly. We had an unforgettable 4!days with these guys. Thank you Daudi the owner and Juma the Guide for everything.”
Best Tour Company - Face of Africa
5 - Excellent
  • Lidia Garcia
“The face of Africa team was amazing, Shaffie and Hamadi know a lot about wild life and the beautiful safari animals. All the drives were nice, and the picnics were even better. and on the last day we all had a big dinner with them dancing, eating, and singing. We arrived in Nairobi and Hamadi crossed the border to get us and bring us to Tanzania. When we left Tanzania he also brought us back and crossed the border with us to make sure everything went by smoothly. He went above and beyond. So by far The Face of Africa will be my go to for all of my safari trips while in Tanzania.”
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  • Brian Madiba
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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.