Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that with is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards. Within the crater rim a daily wildlife drama is played out as large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby lions, leopards, elephants and black rhinos. Outside of the crater a similar drama continues in a more spread out manner with Masai herdsmen thrown into the mix.

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Highlights in Ngorongoro Crater

  • Go on a day’s safari into the Ngorongoro Crater – Tanzania’s most famous game viewing area to see the Big Five
  • The crater has the densest population of Maasai Lion
  • Bird watchers will enjoy the wonderful and diverse birdlife
  • See the archaeological site at nearby Olduvai Gorge
  • Depending on the season, you can see huge flocks of flamingos at the soda lake
  • A visit to a local Maasai village can be arranged

Featured Accommodation

Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro

Known for its superior and customised offering, The Manor at Ngorongoro promises a sense of grandeur in its accommodation and culinary offerings and easy access to thrilling safari adventures. A visit to the Ngorongoro Crater – the eighth Wonder of the World – is a definite bucket list item. …

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andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has a spectacular rim-side setting with the crater stretching out below you. Stepping into this luxurious lodge feels rather like entering a baroque chateau with plush furniture, beaded chandeliers and a personal butler on hand to draw you a petal-strewn bath. Spend full days game viewing…

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The Highlands

The Highlands is set on the edge of the mountain forest next to the Olmoti volcano to the north of Ngorongoro Crater. It redefines the Ngorongoro experience by striking the perfect balance between a true wilderness experience and a stylish, contemporary escape. Carefully positioned for maximum privacy, the camp offers…

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Featured Tours in Ngorongoro CraterDiscover our tailor-made tours

Tanzania Migration & Island

A 5-star safari and beach vacation, this East Africa itinerary takes you to northern Tanzania’s top reserves. Experience the rim-side setting of the opulent Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and an exciting safari in Singita’s Serengeti reserve. Then unwind with a wonderfully relaxing week at an exclusive resort on Zanzibar Island….

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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is a small national park offering a rich diversity of habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to acacia woodlands and baobab-strewn cliffs. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and vast herds of elephants.
Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons…

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Zanzibar is an enchanting paradise just waiting for your arrival. Set just off the Tanzanian coastline, it has beautiful sandy beaches, luxury accommodation, vibrant culture and some of the best diving spots in the world. Steeped in history the island has been populated over the centuries by traders from India, China,…

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Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park, in the far west of Tanzania, is a truly raw and wild reserve – well off the main tourist track. The park centres on a series of wide flood plains, connected by a network of seasonal rivers.  These rivers are a hotspot for game viewing, particularly during Tanzania’s…

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Northern Serengeti

The parks in the north of Tanzania are some of the most popular safari destinations in the world; partly because of the opportunity to view the annual Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti to Masai Mara in Kenya. Northern Serengeti features the plains of the Serengeti, the vast volcanic bowl of the…

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Mahale Mountain National Park

The mountainous terrain of the Mahale National Park is home to some of Africa’s last surviving wild chimps, and trekking in search of these endearing primates is one of the main attractions of the reserve. Other highlights include on-foot game safaris that take in the park’s diverse wildlife, hiking up the…

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Arusha lies in the shadow of Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest peak. The town can be reached via two airports: Arusha Airport (domestic flights) and Kilimanjaro International Airport (an hour to an hour and a half’s drive away). This easy access makes Arusha the gateway to the Northern Safari Circuit, and…

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Serengeti – Singita Grumeti

Situated next to the Serengeti National Park, the reserve was created to protect Tanzania’s wildebeest migration path. With 350,000 acres of wilderness, Singita Grumeti is a lush ecosystem that’s home to a large diversity of animals. It’s low impact tourism mixed with luxury lodges. The Great Migration in Tanzania is an…

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Serengeti Western Corridor

When the annual Great Migration is underway in the Serengeti, everything is alive with action. Predators hunt their prey; and wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles move to new grazing grounds. The Western Corridor is the most remote part of the Serengeti. It’s defined by two rivers, the Grumeti and the Mbalageti, making…

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Southern Serengeti

When the annual Great Migration is underway, the Serengeti comes alive. Predators hunt their prey; and wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles move to new grazing grounds. The Southern Serengeti is the most accessible area of the park and makes up a third of it.
It’s classic savannah landscapes – busy in peak…

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