When going for a Tanzania safari, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated to the west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands. To the northwest, it connects Serengeti National Park, and to the south and west are volcanic highlands that is Ngorongoro Crater. Southern and eastern borders run along the Great Rift Valley.
Formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, the crater is a natural enclosure providing stunning sights, and with a wide variety of flora and fauna that will definitely blow your mind away. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a natural and ecological marvel.
This 19km wide crater is one of the largest calderas in the world. What’s unique about a Ngorongoro Crater tour is that the crater is not a lake- and that is extremely rare. The walls of the caldera rise up over 400-600m, providing a stunning and protected enclosure for nature drama to occur.
SIZE: 8,292 kmq; the crater is 260 square kilometers, 610 meters deep
LOCATION: Northern Tanzania
CRATER SIZE: 260 sq.km of surface
CRATER DIAMETER: 22.5 Km
Get to Know the Ngorongoro Conservation Area! The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's supreme geological features. Our Ngorongoro Safari Packages are like the spots the best of wildlife sightseeing. Suricata Safaris will tailor-make your trip to suit your individual needs rather than simply asking you to choose. Contact us today, we'll take care of all of that for you.
Breathing in the pure air of the African highlands, it went to my head like wine, I was all the time slightly drunk with it.
A shortlist of the “most wanted” animals in the Ngorongoro Conversation Area and in the Crater, including the chances of spotting them. Some animals are unique to each park or only appear in certain areas. It’s important to let us know your wildlife preferences, so we can give you the best chance of spotting your favorite animal.
The numbers listed are an estimation of how often we’ve seen these animals ourselves based on our visits. Some animals we’ve seen 100%, every time we’ve visited. However, it’s not a zoo, so there’s always a chance you miss an animal.
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There are 6 lodges along the crater rim, and 16 campsites that can be treated as the best Accommodations In Ngorongoro Conservation Area. If you stay closer to the crater, you can often be the first to arrive at the Ngorongoro Crater the following morning, allowing for the best wildlife sightings and photo opportunities.
There are two options to get to the crater. The first is to drive from Arusha to the crater, which takes about 4 hours. A common setup is to get picked up from Kilimanjaro Airport.
Note that if you have booked your safari with us, all transport will be taken care of for you.
With more than 25,000 large animals and hundreds of bird species, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area lives up to its reputation for incredible wildlife viewing. The Ngorongoro Crater is home to wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, and Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle. From the crater rim, watch the herd’s journey across the base in long columns. The crater is home to some 30,000 animals as well as 500 species of bird.
The Ngorongoro Crater offers at least one day’s worth of Tanzania Safari, but those staying for more than a day or two can enjoy some hikes up the wall of the crater.
Spend a day on safari in the crater, pausing for a special lunch in the bush. Visitors can also hike up the Olmoti volcano, trek down to the Empakaai Crater Lake (where pink flamingos flock in the shallows).
Animals against the beautiful Ngorongoro backdrop
Lions and cheetahs and rhinos, oh my! Our guests pay a visit to Ngorongoro and have a real adventure!
Tanzania's biggest tourist attraction isn't Zanzibar, nor is it the sprawling plains of the Serengeti. The stunning Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes out that honour, and it's with good reason. Exploring this verdant lost world is among the most memorable experiences a traveler is every likely to have.Key to Ngorongoro's enduring appeal is that sheer variety of experiences that can be had within the reserve. It's far more than just a simple game-viewing destination (although in this area it excels), with a variety of day trips and excursions such as guided hikes, cultural visits, and archaeological sites available to offer a more intimate experience.
Allow us to let you experience one of the most unique vacations you will ever have. Your eyes would glow from the beauty of the wildlife and nature of Tanzania. We also provide the possibility of visiting traditional Tanzanian villages to further your understanding. It will be an exhilarated experience!
We had a great experience with Suricata Safaris!! It was all very comfortable since they took care of all the transportation. As soon as we arrived, Hilary came to our accommodation to explain what our itinerary was going to be for the next few days. It is very expressive and pleasant. We started the safari with Frederic as our guide.
We are a group of six friends, we chose the 5-day safari with Suricata Safari on the recommendation of a friend who did the same last year, and of course it was a great choice. The route of the trip was Tarangire-Manyara-Serengeti-Ngorongoro. In short, an incredible experience, good value for money and above all a ten to Rocky. One hundred percent recommended!
We chose this company based on TripAdvisor reviews and we couldn't have made a better choice! From the first moment Hilary took great care of us, making sure that everything was perfect. The Florid guide is very attentive and he tried to make us see as many animals as possible; Chef Chaz cooks amazing!! Suricata Safaris is undoubtedly the best option!
We did a complete search and compared with many companies and Suricata seemed to us the best option, without a doubt a GREAT SUCCESS. We had Florid as a guide, who made an effort to find all the possible animals, apart from making us a super pleasant and fun stay.
Based On 750 Reviews
Based On 750 Reviews
Based On 750 Reviews
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