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

7 Days Safari Holiday | Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Zanzibar
From$1,823

This is the 7 day safari holiday to visit the most famous parks of Tanzania (Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater) and have a few days on Zanzibar Island

5 Days Tanzania Safari
5 Days Tanzania Safari
From$2,156

This 5 Days Tanzania Safari to Manyara Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater offers game drives for 4 Nights to witness the African animals

3 Days Safari – Lake Manyara, Bushmen Tribe & Ngorongoro Crater
From$630

3 days, 2 nights safari to Lake Manyara park, Bushmen Tribes in lake Eayasi, and Ngorongoro Crater to witness the African big animals

Safari - Lion tour
3 Days Safari – Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire
From$813

Are you looking for 3 days, 2 nights safari price offers? You are on the right hand! Visit Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire from Arusha Town

2 Days Safari Cost
2 Days Safari Cost
From$555

This 2 Days Safari Cost allows you to explore as many animals as possible in Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

2 Days Safari – Lake Manyara and Tarangire
From$502

Are you looking for a short safari to Tanzania? Worry not! Here is the 2 days, 1-night safari to Tarangire National park and Lake Manyara National Park.

4 Days Serengeti And Ngorongoro
6 Days Safari Tour | 4 Days Serengeti And Ngorongoro Crater
From$1,939

This 6 Days Safari Tour covers your stay before and after the safari. 4 days Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater game viewing.

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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