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Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater

Safaris usually start early...

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a wonderful and unique accommodation option.

Ngorongoro offers rich wildlife rewards...

...and some great scenery.

The lake is a good spot for watching the birdlife.

...you may come across some lions...

...as well as large herds of zebra...

...and beautiful spots to admire the landscape.

You also may encounter some hippos while having a break by the lake.

Ngorongoro Crater

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The Ngorongoro Crater is world-famous for its stunning scenery and concentration of wildlife.
The crater is about 12 miles in diameter, the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world
After about a 30 minute drive down from the rim, you reach the crater floor...
... which is home to a vast amount of wildlife...
... including lots of plains game ...
... such as large herds of wildebeest and zebra ...
... as well as predators such as hyenas ...
... and lions ...
... which are well-known to be relaxed ...
...in the presence of vehicles!
The lake on the crater floor is a great spot for breakfast ...
... and here you can sit and watch the birdlife.
Arrive early to see the animals in the best light and to avoid the rush hour!
On the crater rim are some of Tanzania's best, and priciest, lodges.
The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has a superb location, and Maasai-style suites ...
... with opulent luxury throughout.
Alternatively there is Entamanu Tented Camp on the quieter northern rim...
... or the striking architecture of The Highlands ...
... situated in the beautiful Ngorongoro Highlands ...
... which is the traditional homeland of the Maasai community.
There are also comfortable lodges, just outside the Conservation Area, offering excellent value...
... some were previously coffee plantations ...
...while others continue to be working farms...
...growing coffee, as well as food for the table.
Many other, relaxing activities are available in the area...
...and there are other stunning craters, in this amazing World Heritage site!
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The Ngorongoro Crater is world-famous for its stunning scenery and concentration of wildlife.
The Ngorongoro Crater is world-famous for its stunning scenery and concentration of wildlife.
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The crater is about 12 miles in diameter, the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world
The crater is about 12 miles in diameter, the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world
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After about a 30 minute drive down from the rim, you reach the crater floor...
After about a 30 minute drive down from the rim, you reach the crater floor...
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... which is home to a vast amount of wildlife...
... which is home to a vast amount of wildlife...
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... including lots of plains game ...
... including lots of plains game ...
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... such as large herds of wildebeest and zebra ...
... such as large herds of wildebeest and zebra ...
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... as well as predators such as hyenas ...
... as well as predators such as hyenas ...
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... and lions ...
... and lions ...
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... which are well-known to be relaxed ...
... which are well-known to be relaxed ...
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...in the presence of vehicles!
...in the presence of vehicles!
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The lake on the crater floor is a great spot for breakfast ...
The lake on the crater floor is a great spot for breakfast ...
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... and here you can sit and watch the birdlife.
... and here you can sit and watch the birdlife.
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Arrive early to see the animals in the best light and to avoid the rush hour!
Arrive early to see the animals in the best light and to avoid the rush hour!
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On the crater rim are some of Tanzania's best, and priciest, lodges.
On the crater rim are some of Tanzania's best, and priciest, lodges.
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The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has a superb location, and Maasai-style suites ...
The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has a superb location, and Maasai-style suites ...
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... with opulent luxury throughout.
... with opulent luxury throughout.
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Alternatively there is Entamanu Tented Camp on the quieter northern rim...
Alternatively there is Entamanu Tented Camp on the quieter northern rim...
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... or the striking architecture of The Highlands ...
... or the striking architecture of The Highlands ...
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... situated in the beautiful Ngorongoro Highlands ...
... situated in the beautiful Ngorongoro Highlands ...
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... which is the traditional homeland of the Maasai community.
... which is the traditional homeland of the Maasai community.
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There are also comfortable lodges, just outside the Conservation Area, offering excellent value...
There are also comfortable lodges, just outside the Conservation Area, offering excellent value...
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... some were previously coffee plantations ...
... some were previously coffee plantations ...
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...while others continue to be working farms...
...while others continue to be working farms...
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...growing coffee, as well as food for the table.
...growing coffee, as well as food for the table.
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Many other, relaxing activities are available in the area...
Many other, relaxing activities are available in the area...
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...and there are other stunning craters, in this amazing World Heritage site!
...and there are other stunning craters, in this amazing World Heritage site!
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Safaris visiting Ngorongoro Crater

Just ideas, we'll always tailor-make a trip for you


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Flufftail Guided Safari

10 days • 3 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Stay in three unique camps as you safari across the Ngorongoro Crater and the iconic Serengeti Plains with your private guide and 4WD vehicle: a trip of comfort and autonomy, with excellent wildlife.

US$11,410 - US$16,860 per person

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Firefinch Drive-Fly Safari

9 days • 3 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Enjoy a combination of privately guided and shared game drives during this good-value exploration of northern Tanzania. Explore game-dense regions from three comfortable bases which offer a variety of activities.

US$7,440 - US$10,740 per person

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Marabou Stork Fly-in Safari

13 days • 5 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

Four luxurious camps enable exploration of Tanzania’s north and southern regions. With a range of land- and water-based activities available throughout, decidedly comfortable accommodation and applicable long-stay discounts, this adventurous safari is excellent value.

US$16,050 - US$23,210 per person

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Gorillas and Serengeti Safari

11 days • 4 locations
KIGALI AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Combine three iconic experiences – mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and the Serengeti plains and awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.

US$12,620 - US$14,390 per person

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Tinkerbird Fly-in Safari

8 days • 4 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Explore Tanzania’s famous northern circuit in Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park. Four smart sister camps offer a high level of care, first-class guiding and a wide range of activities.

US$10,340 - US$15,100 per person

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Fringe-eared Oryx Fly-in Safari

7 days • 3 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Stay in three superbly positioned camps during this exploration of Tanzania’s famous northern circuit. Excellent views over the surrounding areas, relatively remote locations and game-rich habitat make for an exciting and varied safari experience.

US$8,400 - US$12,520 per person

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Regal Sunbird Fly-in Safari

12 days • 5 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

Experience the highlights of Tanzania with a safari in the country’s famous northern parks followed by historic Stone Town and the palm-fringed beaches of Zanzibar, staying in high-quality accommodation throughout.

US$9,320 - US$15,160 per person

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Lovebird Fly-in Safari

5 days • 2 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Visit two consistently impressive wildlife destinations during this excellent-value safari in northern Tanzania. Enjoy a range of walks and cultural visits from sister camps at the Ngorongoro Crater and in the heart of the Serengeti.

US$3,820 - US$5,960 per person

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Where to stay in Ngorongoro Crater

Our suggestions for safari camps in Ngorongoro Crater


Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge

A relaxed base between Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara, Plantation Lodge has lush grounds and offers good value and high standards.


94% (45 reviews)
Gibb's Farm

Gibbs Farm

Located not far from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Gibb's Farm has comfy rooms, homegrown food and strong community links


88% (43 reviews)
Lemala Ngorongoro

Lemala Ngorongoro

Lemala Ngorongoro is a small, comfortable tented camp on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater with lovely walking in the vicinity.


86% (37 reviews)
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Crater Lodge

The ultra-luxurious Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched in a spectacular location on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater.


93% (27 reviews)
The Highlands

The Highlands

The Highlands is a unique camp near Olmoti Crater, north of Ngorongoro, offering drives, walks and cultural visits from a beautiful remote setting.


91% (25 reviews)
Entamanu Ngorongoro

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Opened in 2016, Entamanu Ngorongoro is a small camp high on the Crater rim with views towards the crater and the plains of the Serengeti.


96% (23 reviews)
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Situated on the eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, with outstanding views, the Sopa Lodge is a somewhat dated, international-style hotel.


88% (23 reviews)
Rhino Lodge

Rhino Lodge

Rhino Lodge is a simple, good-value lodge with a great location near the crater rim, in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.


91% (22 reviews)
Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge

Farmhouse Lodge

Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge is set on a 750-acres working farm. Close to the NCA gate, it makes a great base for exploring the Crater.


88% (17 reviews)
Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Rhotia Valley Ttd. Lodge

Rhotia Valley is a simple lodge with a strong commitment to the local community, including a children's home, which guests may visit.


94% (14 reviews)
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena

The large, hotel-like Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge sits on the western rim of Ngorongoro Crater and has stunning views of the caldera.


91% (13 reviews)
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Bougainvillea Lodge

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge provides an economical base from which to visit Lake Manyara or the Ngorongoro Crater.


89% (7 reviews)
The Manor

The Manor

The Manor is a smart, family-friendly Cape-Dutch-style lodge, offering high-quality service and food in very comfortable surroundings.


100% (5 reviews)
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Wildlife Lodge

Stay at the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge while on road safari in Northern Tanzania's spectacular Ngorongoro Crater area.


67% (3 reviews)
Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Neptune Ngorongoro

Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge is a smart hilltop lodge with log-style cottages set close to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.


93% (3 reviews)
Kirurumu Ngorongoro Lodge

Kirurumu Ngorongoro

Kirurumu Ngorongoro is a tented camp situated near the Ngorongoro Crater, with seven guest tents.


60% (1 review)
Ngorongoro Fly-Camp

Ngorongoro Fly-Camp

Explore the remote northern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater on a two-day hike and spend the night in this small fly-camp.


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Country Lodge

Country Lodge

Country Lodge is conveniently located on the edge of Karatu and provides a comfortable base for exploring Ngorongoro Crater or Lake Manyara.


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