Ngorongoro Crater safaris, tours & holiday packages
World Heritage Site
This is where vast herds of the Great Migration come to give birth in a 3-million-year-old collapsed volcano, Masai people live and fossils abound
Ngorongoro Crater – a Unesco World Heritage site – is 600 meters deep, 20 kilometres wide and the largest unflooded, unbroken caldera in the world. It's an extraordinary ecosystem where you can find the Big Five or even, if you're lucky, the endangered black rhino on the Crater floor.When it was still active, the volcano deposited its volcanic ash on what's now the Serengeti plains towards the west, preserving many fossils in Olduvai (Oldupai) Gorge, discovered by Louis and Mary Leakey. The greater Ngorongoro Conservation Area conserves the fragile Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem and serves as an important space for the animals of the Great Migration to give birth at Lake Ndutu, which borders the southern Serengeti.
Popular Ngorongoro safaris
These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates
We're offering our guests the chance to explore two world-famous destinations in under a week
This four-in-one calving season safari includes not only the Serengeti, but Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorogoro Crater
If the great migration is on your travel bucket list, then this memorable safari in Tanzania is ideal for you.
Enjoy the wildlife of Tanzania as well as the paradise of Zanzibar
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Explore the wonder of the great wildebeest migration from the best Tanzania has to offer
The wildebeest migration, is one of the “Seven New Wonder of the World” and also known as The World Cup of Wildlife. If there is a safari you should go on, this has to be it!
These mass ungulate herds cross plains and rivers as the season's change and rain-ripened grass are depleted in their area, forcing them to move on to the next.
With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!
Enjoy a romantic honeymoon at the Ngorongoro Crater where you can spot the Big Five and experience the wildlife-rich Serengeti National Park
From Lake Manyara to the Ngorogoro Crater and the Serengeti, this Tanzania safari offers real value and shows off the burgeoning green world of Tanzania's rainy season migration
'The greater Ngorongoro Conservation Area is far more than just the Crater itself. You have options to see the birth of the new generation of migratory species at Ndutu, visit Olduvai Gorge, do multi-day walks to Empakai or Natron. Where you stay is important, so let us know how much time you plan to spend and we can design your NCA experience carefully.'
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Despite its name, the Ngorongoro Crater isn't technically a crater (i.e. the top of a volcanic pipe that spewed lava); it's a caldera (collapsed volcanic mountain). Try to imagine a mountain that was more than 7 kilometres above sea level and 5 000 metres high – higher than Mount Kilimanjaro – before it imploded about 3 million years ago. The peak safari season (July to September) is very crowded. To experience its true magnificence, it's better to visit Ngorongoro when it's green and less busy. During the months of March to June, the Crater floor is covered in yellow flowers and you can watch big elephant bulls standing among them. Another draw-card of the area is the famous red-clothed Masai tribe, whose villages were relocated to Ngorongoro from the Serengeti during the late 1950s.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ngorongoro
Northern Tanzania! Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, has some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in the world as well as the Serengeti, but don't forget about the southern circuit. go there.
Reviews on our Ngorongoro safaris
All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.
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Excellent combination of calling to chat about plans and details, followed up with emailing of detailed information. Made all arrangements easy for us from the actual booking to payment procedures, exchange rate recommendations, visa advice,…
from South Africa
Waking up at 5:00 am to a bumpy ride all the way to a hidden hyena den, was something I’ll never forget. But the absolute best part was when the 1 month old cub peeked his head out to say hello. It was heartbreakingly cute.
from United States of America
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from South Africa
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