Ngorongoro Day Trip
$470 per person
Ngorongoro Crater Day Trip – The jewel in Ngorongoro’s crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest un flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder.
The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Crater has achieved world renown, attracting an ever increasing number of visitors each year. You are unlikely to escape other vehicles here, but you are guaranteed great wildlife viewing in a genuinely mind-blowing environment. There is nowhere else in Africa quite like Ngorongoro!
The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Forming a spectacular bowl of about 265 square kilometers, with sides up to 600 meters deep; it is home to approximately 30,000 animals at any one time. The Crater rim is over 2,200 meters high and experiences its own climate. From this high vantage point it is possible to make out the tiny shapes of animals making their way around the crater floor far below. Swathes of cloud hang around the rocky rim most days of the year and it’s one of the few places in Tanzania where it can get chilly at night.
The crater floor consists of a number of different habitats that include grassland, swamps, forests and Lake Makat (Maasai for ‘salt’) – a central soda lake filled by the Munge River. All these various environments attract wildlife to drink, wallow, graze, hide or climb. Although animals are free to move in and out of this contained environment, the rich volcanic soil, lush forests and spring source lakes on the crater floor (combined with fairly steep crater sides) tend to incline both grazers and predators to remain throughout the year.
Our expert guide will accompany you throughout the adventure in our well-maintained Land Cruiser with a roof hatch for up-close game-viewing
Departure Timemorning from Arusha
Return Timeafternoon to Arusha
Dress CodeComfortable casual, athletic clothing, comfortable sneakers, shoes or sandals, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
IncludedDrinking water one bottle of 1.5 ltr a day while on safariEmergency Evacuation by Flying DoctorGovernment Taxes, VAT and all relating service chargesKnowledgeable driver/guidePark FeesPrivate 4x4 custom built vehicleRescue Fees
Not IncludedAccommondation per Tour DescriptionAll meals during safari as per itineraryBeveragesDestinations transfers (airport transfer)FlightsMeals not listedOptional ToursPersonal Expenses (i.e. laundry and communications)Tanzania VisaTips for guidesTrip & medical insurance
Africa's 'eighth wonder of the world'
At 0530 Hrs in the morning, be ready for a pick up from your hotel or from your stay in Arusha town, your driver guide will collect your picnic lunches, drive 190 km on tarmac road to Ngorongoro Conservation entry gate. From the gate, drive to the Crater Rim and spend few minutes for awesome view of the Crater from the top, descend into the crater floor for a day game drives. Ngorongoro Crater is one the largest intact caldera in the world and one of the most spectacular sights in the whole of Africa. All the BIG FIVE Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant live in this wonderful caldera; others are Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Hyena and more... Birds include flamingos on the Soda lake, Geese, Storks, Vultures and more other bird families. Your picnic lunch will be served in the Crater picnic site at Ngoitoktok swamp, a Hippo pool, after lunch proceeds with afternoon game viewing. At 1500 hrs ascend the Crater and drive back to Arusha
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