Tanzania Is A Safari Destination...
Did you know that the Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera? Ngorongoro Safari in Tanzania is breathtakingly beautiful and perhaps the best place to see the elusive African Big5. Here is all the information you need to know to add Ngorongoro Safari to your Tanzania Safari Tours.
The quickest and easiest way to get to the Ngorongoro Crater is to fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). From the airport, it’s a 1-hour journey to get to Arusha, from there it’s roughly around a 3.5 to 4 hours’ drive to Ngorongoro Crater.
Nairobi in Kenya and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania are the closest two major cities near Ngorongoro Crater.
Ngorongoro safari offers good year-round Tanzania Safari Activities. If you visit around February to April, you can see herds gather to have their young on the short grass plains. It is the ideal time to see the migration when the great herds gather followed closely by the hungry predators. Consequently, you’ll get to witness the spectacular predator-prey drama unfold right before your eyes.
However, the dry season of June to October is the best time for wildlife viewing in Ngorongoro Safari. As the large herds of animals migrate to the park from the surrounding areas, it makes for some of the best game drives and wildlife viewing.
So, if you plan your Tanzania Safari Tours around the dry season, it will be easier to spot the animals here because the vegetation is thinner and wildlife congregates around the permanent watering holes.
Ngorongoro Safari in Tanzania offers excellent game viewing of about 30 000 animals along with reliable Big 5 sightings in a unique setting of volcanic carter, wetlands, forest.
Game drives are the primary Tanzania Safari Activity in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This is the best way to spot incredible flora and fauna than from the comfort and safety of your safari vehicle, of course with a little help from our Tanzania Safari Guide.
This huge lake is situated right in the middle of the crater and is a must-visit Ngorongoro safari activity. The Magadi lake has a huge population of pink flamingos, hippos, crocs, and many birds.
The Lerai Forest is situated inside the crater. This forest with its unique straight, yellow/green fever trees is one of the most unique wooded areas in the world. The trees here produce bright yellow flowers while blooming. Animals, especially elephants and baboons love this forest and are pretty easy to spot around here.
The Ngorongoro crater is a wonderful place where man & beast coexist in harmony. Approximately 42,000 Maasai tribes live here. Lifetime Safaris offers a unique opportunity to participate in cultural activities beyond the game drives. Explore the local villages, craft markets, and banana plantations near the crater and learn more about community projects with our cultural tours.
Ngorongoro safari offers a wide range of lodges to tented camps along with excellent good old camping options. Here are Lifetime Safaris’s most popular accommodations in the Ngorongoro area of Tanzania safari Tours.
AndBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is an all-inclusive luxury lodge offering some of the best views of the caldera.
Located on crater ridge, the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is an amazing place to soak up the views from the stunning pool or while enjoying a drink by the fire. The ambiance of the lodge has a rustic touch to it which pays homage to the animals and the culture of the region.
It is the best option for an authentic Safari experience. 9 spacious tents with their en-suite bathrooms contain a dressing area, flush toilet, and a large safari-style shower that offers a simple yet comfortable stay.
The Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp just 10 min drive to the crater floor, offers a comfortable full-board experience. Located in the ancient acacia forest close to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, the Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp offers great access to the crater.
The Ngorongoro Crater Safari in Tanzania is truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. For there are very few places in the world as dramatically scenic and lively as this. You just cannot miss this incredible work of nature during your Tanzania Safari Holidays.