Ngorongoro Travel

The Ngorongoro Crater is a scenic wildlife safari destination just south of the famous Serengeti National Park. Due to its almost enclosed nature, the park is one of the best places to view Africa’s big 5. It has one of the highest population densities of lions in Africa. The wildebeest migration also passes here and the park ibecomes a temporary home for the over 1 million wildebeest and their travelling companions. Evidence of human evolution has been found by archeologists. The park is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Masai people live in the dispersal areas of the park and a visit to interact with them is usually a feature of Ngorongoro itineraries.

The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest inactive, intact, and unflooded volcanic caldera in the world. It slopes to a depth of 610 metres deep with the floor covering 260 square kilometers. The Magadi (or Makat) lake is a seasonal salt lake at the centre of the crater. It is fed by the Munge and Lerai streams. The Ngoitokitok Spring on the eastern wall feeds a huge swamp supporting the resident hippos, elephants, lions  and other wildlife. It is not uncommon to find the Maasai herding their cattle in the crater though their activities are controlled. If staying at one of the lodges along the crater rim, exciting activities include mountain biking and guided (and guarded) nature walks.

The wildlife at the Ngorongoro Crater is both thrilling and satidfying. All of the big 5 are found here. Rhinos and elephants are in plenty as are lions, leopards and hyenas. Cheetahs can also be seen around populations of topi and Thomson ’s gazelle. Others include serval cat, cheetah, jackal, Grant's and Thompson's gazelle, flamingo and bat eared foxes along with approximately 400 species of bird.

Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Highlights

  • Mountain climbing
  • game drives
  • bird-watching tours
  • trekking & hiking tours
  • camping tours
  • cultural visits

Sample Ngorongoro Travel Tours

9 Days Tanzania Camping 9 Days Tanzania Camping

Camping Safaris

The Arusha National Park is a peaceful game-rich destination often bypassed by tourists. This ...

3 Days Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara Tanzania Classic Safari 3 Days Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara Tanzania Classic Safari

Wildlife Watching Safaris

This is a quick “highlights safari” that is ideal for those who want to ...

10-Day Migration & Beach Adventure 10-Day Migration & Beach Adventure

Beach Holidays

This safari sets off in Arusha town taking you the rough the best wildlife ...