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Explore Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-visit for any Tanzania safari enthusiast. Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Crater has achieved world renown, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year. 

The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera.  Forming a spectacular bowl of about 265 square kilometres, with sides up to 600 metres deep; it is home to approximately 30,000 animals at any one time.  The Crater rim is over 2,200 metres high and experiences its own climate.  From this high vantage point it is possible to make out the tiny shapes of animals making their way around the crater floor far below.  Swathes of cloud hang around the rocky rim most days of the year and it’s one of the few places in Tanzania where it can get chilly at night.

Garden of Eden

The Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as Africa's "Garden of Eden" and boasts a magnificent scenery filled with approximately 25,000 animals. Among them are four of the Big Five, along with other impressive creatures like ungulates, buffalo, warthogs, hippos, and elephants. Additionally, the area is home to a remarkable number of lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and leopards. What sets this place apart is its possession of the world's largest fully intact caldera, earning it the title of the eighth wonder of the world.

Ngorongoro Crater Safari Activities

Ngorongoro Crater offers many activities to the safari tourists.

  • Culture tour (Maasai Village)

  • Biking & Walking Safari

  • Wildlife Safar, within crater tour

  • Wedding and anniversary Safari

  • Mountain trekking, Birding Safari, Camping Safari

  • Olduvai Gorge (archaeology and mysterious stories)

Getting There: Ngorongoro Crater

Most travellers will visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area as part of a bigger package, including a visit to the Serengeti, Tarangire and Manyara.

The most convenient way to explore all the parks in the northern circuit is by flying into Arusha or Moshi. To get to Arusha, you can fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), located approximately 46km/29mi away. Alternatively, you can also consider flying into Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) or Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ), Mwanza Airport, Dodoma Airport, and then catch a connecting flight to Arusha Airport (ARK) or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

  • By road, you can drive by our safari vehicle from Arusha

  • By fly small aircraft on chartered or scheduled flights, is to fly into the near airstrip Manyara or Serengeti, and you will be picked up from airstrip