Ngorongoro Safari Tours

Find the top Ngorongoro Safari Tours and the Best Time To Visit Crater to experience the Big 5 Animals, the Maasai tribe, and Historical sites at the best Ngorongoro Packages and Cost for 2022/2023.

Nevertheless, due to the ancient presence of the Maasai people, the area remains nature’s paradise.


The conservation area is located west of Arusha town which has an altitude from 1,350 meters to 3,600 meters above sea level, covers an area of more than 8,300 square kilometers, and has three species coexisting: wildlife, livestock, and human beings.


The Ngorongoro Crater safari provides some of the simplest and most gratifying game viewing in East Africa. Amazing accommodation perched right on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Best Time To Visit Crater


All monthly of the year the wildlife watching inside the Ngorongoro Crater is always spectacular.

  • During the Dry season (June through September) animal spotting is easier.
  • During the Wet season (from November to May) there are far fewer visitors and the crater is wonderfully lush and green compared to the dusty dry-season landscape.

What To Do


  • Enthusiasts game drive to Ngorongoro Crater and Ndutu area
  • The place to spot the Africa Big Five “Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo”
  • Hiking the Ngorongoro highlands
  • Experience in the culture of the Maasai tribe
  • Historical sites tour
  • Walking tour to Empakai and Olmoti Crater
  • Scenic flight to Oldonyo Lengai Mountain
  • Balloon safari to the Ndutu Plain area
  • Bird watching tour from different species of birds, from raptors birds to aquatic birds

Ngorongoro Packages And Costs

14-Day Safari Cost
14-Day Safari Cost

Experience this 14-Day Safari cost, including Tanzania Tour and Zanzibar Beach. National Park game drive.

10-Day Safari Cost
10-Day Safari Cost

This 10-day safari cost includes a trip to Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater, and Zanzibar.

10 Days Luxury Safari and beach
10 Days Luxury Safari and beach

10 Days Luxury Safari and Beach Holiday to Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater, Arusha walk, then fly to Zanzibar

9-Day Tanzania Safari Experience
9-Day Tanzania Safari Experience

9-Day Tanzania Safari Experience. Hike to Kilimanjaro Mountain & safari tour to the great migration.

6-Day Great Migration Safari
6-Day Great Migration Safari

From December to January, February, and early March, you will experience a 6-day Great migration safari.

5-Day Great Migration Safari
5-Day Great Migration Safari

This 5-day Great Migration Safari takes you to the south of Serengeti. From December to early March.

9-day safari experience
9-day safari experience

The 9-day safari includes a waterfall, a coffee tour, and Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti & Lake Victoria 

12 Days Safari Cost
12 Days Safari Cost

This is 12 Days Safari Cost: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, and Zanzibar Beach tour. 

8 Days Safari Cost
8 Days Safari Cost

This 8 Days Safari Cost goes to Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire

Ngorongoro Highlights

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater covers 260 square kilometers and is 610 meters deep and was created when a large volcano erupted and collapsed on itself around 2.5 million years ago.

The crater holds a global significance due to the concentrated biodiversity and density of globally threatened species” and offers some great birding

Lake Magadi normally hosts large flocks of flamingos, giving its edge a pinkish tingle when seen from a distance.

Olduvai Gorge

A long year of searching came in 1959 when Mary Leakey, Louis’s wife, discovered a heavy fossilized jawbone that displayed unambiguous human affinities

  • 5 million years ago: Australopithecus Afarensis – Brain 450cc
  • 3.75 million years ago: Australopithecus Boisei – Brain 500cc
  • 1.7 million years ago: Homo Habilis – Brain 600cc
  • 1.1 million years ago: Homo Erectus – Brain 900cc
  • 10,000 years ago: Homo Sapiens – Brain 1,400cc

Ngorongoro Animals

The craters’ lions are generally very relaxed around vehicles.

The concentration of wildebeest, Zebras, buffalo, hyena, jackals, warthog, hippo, gazelle, waterbuck, bushbuck, eland, and elephants, while impala and giraffes are common in the crater rim.

Leopards and Black rhinos are resident, particularly in swamp areas, but they are not often seen.

The Maasai Tribe

The Ngorongoro is the homeland for the Nilotic-speaking Maasai – who believe in benevolent Engai Narok “Black God” and vengeful Engai Nanyokie “Red God”


They believe that Engai, who resides in the volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai, made them the rightful owners of all the cattle in the world, often regarded to be the archetypal east African pastoralists.

Ngorongoro Highlands

The east protects the Ngorongoro highlands – extinct volcanic peaks include the Lolmalasin at 3,648 meters above sea level, the third highest peak in Tanzania after Kilimanjaro and Meru mountains.

The Crater Highlands rise far above the adjacent savannas, capture moisture from passing air masses, and host rainforests.

From mountains to small hills, gives the area a stunning scenic view.

Other Attractions


  • Shifting Sands: The remarkable dune is composed of volcanic ashes from Oldonyo Lengai which is moving magnetic sand according to wind direction.
  • Laetoli footprints: The hominid footprint preserved in volcanic rock represents the earliest sign of mankind 3.6 million years ago.
  • Olmoti and Empakaai Crates: Are noted for their beauty and solitude. The floors are easily accessible on foot but should be accompanied by a local guide although are smaller than Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Nasera Rock: The granite monolith rising 80 meters above the plain, residence to Klipspringers and varieties of bird species.
  • Olkarien Gorge: The spectacular and narrow rock which is the nesting site of Ruppel’s Griffon Vulture.
  • Ndutu Plain area: The open grassland is located north side of Ngorongoro and the Southside of Serengeti, which is the breeding site for migration animals of Serengeti.
  • Lake Ndutu and Lake Masek: The alkaline lake that is located between the border of Ngorongoro and Serengeti.

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