Size- 3,200 square miles (8,300 square km)
Location: Northern Tanzania, Arusha region
The view of the Ngorongoro Crater will take your breath away. It’s a huge caldera of 250 sq km in size and 600 m deep. The crater is home to 20,000 large animals including some of Tanzania´s left over black rhino. The wildlife strolling inside the crater makes a striking impression, surrounded by the ancient walls. No fences or boundaries border the crater walls; animals are free to enter or leave the crater, but many of them stay inside for the availability of plentiful water and grazing field on the crater floor throughout the year.
The spectacular area is the place where you can see wildlife and humans coexisting in a natural setting. Beyond the crater rim, the Maasai people herd their cattle across the plains, seemingly oblivious to the herds of wild animals sharing this vast landscape. The area also bears great significance in tracing the origins of human where some of man’s earliest remains have been found, including 3.5 million-year old human footprints.
The natural resources of the area ensure a fantastic experience for tourists.
Wildlife viewing inside the Ngorongoro Crater is wonderful throughout the year. Starting from the migration, the breeding patterns or simply the beauty of the region, Ngorogoro is a heaven for wildlife lover. All seasons have their points of interest with some variety of offers. In any case, grass on the crater floor is little in the Dry season (June through September) and this makes animal spotting simpler. The landscape is lavish and tremendous in the Wet season months (from November to May).
The glorious landscape harbours almost 25,000 animals including four of the Big Five and other large mammals
Especially rewarding – large antelope like zebra and gazelle come to drink, while herds of hippos sun themselves in the thick lakeshore mud.
Witness thousands of baby wildebeests being born and a number of opportunistic predators on hunting and killing modes
The Makat soda lake is a great attraction for flamingos and other water birds
Adults from 15 years and above- $70.80
Children from 5 to 15- $23.60
Children below 5- $11.80
The vehicle entry fee is $295 per vehicle
Like other national parks, travelling to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also safe. Although some health concerns are necessary to follow, like mosquito repellent with at least 30% DEET, antimalaria medication and covering the skin during the evening time.
Most importantly you need to follow the instructions of your guide on your whole trip.
Our guides, our accommodations and our tour not only lived up to our expectations, they exceeded them. We were a group of six. We were met at the Nairobi airport by Mark, who drove us to our hotel (Eka). In the brief time we had with him, we thought Mark was great. Read More...
Everything was very well arranged. Except for our first gate entry which took more than 1 hour everything else was perfectly planned and done. Excellent professional and polite service through out our stay. Read More...
It is always a little intimidating traveling overseas and there were some minor hiccups in communication, however, the situation was dealt with promptly and professionally. The trip was organized to our specifications with much appreciated recommendations to improve our visit. Read More...