Ngorongoro Crater

Safaris in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro crater and conservation area ranks right up there among Africa’s most popular wildlife destinations. Almost everyone wants to come here and see this amazing natural phenomenon on their trip to Tanzania - and rightly so.

The Ngorongoro Crater was formed by a giant super volcano which would have been even higher than Kilimanjaro. Over time, its collapse caused a giant crater with an area that covers 8,300 square km.

The crater itself lies in a cluster of other volcanoes that border the Serengeti and incorporates forests, peaks, valleys, rivers, lakes and savannah.  The conservation area is alive with wildlife and the crater floor is dominated by a huge flamingo-filled alkaline lake.

Lions, hyenas, jackals and leopards are often seen here, as are herds of other plains animals, such as elephants and zebras. A visit to the crater is a photographer’s dream – there are so many subjects to film!

There is a wide choice of accommodation in and around the conservation area and we can offer you a range of hotels and lodges if you are planning an Ngorongoro safari independently. Just get in touch with us before you plan to go and we will be able to advise you with regard to transfers, lodges and tour packages.

Below are a selection of our tours that visit Ngorongoro as part of the itinerary.

Tours & Holidays

In 11 incredible days you will cover the main sights of Northern Tanzania; including 3 nights in the Serengeti. You then end with a flight to Zanzibar and spend 5 days on its exotic white beaches.
Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Zanzibar
An amazing chance to see the best that Tanzania has to offer on this great safari. All the favorites are covered and fingers crossed for the adventure of a lifetime.
Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Tarangire
Get your boots on because it’s time to get up close with the African bush. On this tour, you will experience the original and best way to go on safari – on foot. This is the dream African adventure!
Arusha - Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater
Tour Tanzania takes you from the foothills of Kilimanjaro across to the baobab-studded landscape of Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti
Don't miss out on this amazing and luxurious flying safari, offering you less time on the road between the parks and more time spent watching the wildlife, and then on to Zanzibar!
Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Zanzibar
A unique opportunity to explore two different parks all while based in one place.
East Africa is known for its wildlife and you will see the best of it on this once-in-a-lifetime journey through Kenya and Tanzania.
Nairobi - Amboseli - Ngorongoro - Serengeti - Lake Manyara - Mara