ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF
ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF

What are you looking for?

ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF
ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF
Hello traveller!

It's in Cape Town now.

We're sorry. Our safari planners aren't available now. Our office hours are 08:00 - 19:00 (GMT+2).

Call us to speak to an experienced safari planner.


Alternatively, we recommend...

travel-form-icon

Complete our travel enquiry form to connect with a safari planner

ENQUIRE TODAY
Email us
(optional)

Ngorongoro in October

Africa's best authentic tailor-made safaris

View Photos

Ngorongoro in October

Team Member Headshot

By Andre Van Kets

Co-founder, Discover Africa

Safari Enquiry

giraffe wildlife ngorongoro crater

October is a month of transition in Ngorongoro Crater. The start of the month is the height of the long dry season, and much of the crater floor resembles a barren dust bowl of fine volcanic soil, while what grass remains will be low and yellowing, making it easy to spot larger predators, while grazers tend to congregate close to the few remaining sources of drinking water. The first of the short rains usually fall towards the end of October, providing welcome alleviation to the dryness, but unlikely impact negatively on tourist activities. October is peak safari season in northern Tanzania, with the wildebeest migration usually concentrated in the northern Serengeti at the start of the month but starting to travel south once the rains arrive. For those including nearby Tarangire National Park on their activity, wildlife numbers here generally peak in October. Ngorongoro tends to be quite crowded during this time. The crater rim is warms up a bit in October (average daily maximum 22°C and nightly minimum 9°C) so you should still bring plenty of warm clothing.

How it Works

2

Contact us or fill out an enquiry form and one of our travel experts will help you tailor make your perfect safari

3

Enjoy an authentic African experience.

Travel with Confidence

With over 20 years of experience, our team will help you tailor your itinerary to your perfect adventure.
24/7 Support
Flexible
Authentic
Personalized

What Our Guests Have to Say?

Read recent reviews from travellers who have planned and booked their trips with us
The tour operator delivered flawless service, creating unforgettable honeymoon memories.

7 Day Luxury Namibian Honeymoon Adventure Review

Pablo R, United States
11 Feb 2024
Susan Swanpoel set up the entire trip- luxurious Capetown Victoria Falls!

Cape Town & Victoria Falls Safari Review

Dan, United States
17 Sep 2023
Incredibly knowledgeable and always wanting to help.

15-Day SA Safari Honeymoon Review

Steven and Jacqui Glare , United Kingdom
05 Jan 2023
Our month-long trip to Africa was an absolute gem!

Month-long Trip in Africa Review

Jacob Weiss, Israel
11 Nov 2019
Helpful travel coordinator planned the perfect trip.

Tented Camp Kruger Review

Tyler, United States
14 Jan 2019
Discover Africa Safaris makes it happen!

Home of the Big Five Safari Review

Rosie Rozain, Malaysia
20 Apr 2018

Ready to plan your tailor-made safari?

Vihann Van Wyk, Safari Travel Planner

Free safari planning advice from destination experts

Help me plan