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Ngorongoro Crater

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Ngorongoro Crater Safari

Looking for the perfect 5-star safari recipe? Take 30 000 animals, including the Big 5, and pack them into a steep-walled extinct volcanic crater. Add a mix of habitats from forest to wetlands and throw in a lake for fun. Make sure there are no signs of man in the crater itself, but decorate the crater rim with a selection of superb, top-end lodges and finish off with a sprinkling of red-robed Maasai warriors tending their cattle.

An Ngorongoro Crater safari is without question one of the best safari experiences on the African continent. What the 260 km² crater lacks in size is more than compensated by the game viewing, rated as phenomenal even by East African standards.

The Big 5 in a single drive? More than likely. Classic views of flamingo-covered wetlands? Got it. Chances of seeing a kill? More than good. And it's not like staying there is a problem either: have a look at our range of Ngorongoro Crater accommodation - we've selected only the very best lodges both perched on the rim with the best views in Africa to nearby luxury accommodation.

We've also got a great selection of Ngorongoro tours to choose from. An Ngorongoro Crater safari is usually part of Tanzania's famous 'northern safari circuit' but there are some fantastic beach and bush combinations - after all this amazing game viewing you may need to unwind on a tropical beach somewhere.

Ngorongoro Crater safari - everything a safari should be.

Experts Reviews

The Ngorongoro Crater is a large, unbroken and unflooded volcanic caldera with a population of approximately 25,000 large animals plus the highest density of predators in Africa.  It is an amazing game viewing experience not to be missed but please keep in mind that in high season it is very busy with lots of vehicles and tourists.

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