What You Need To Know About A Ngorongoro Safari In Tanzania

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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.

Top Highlights Of Ngorongoro Safari In Tanzania

  • Excellent game viewing of about 30 000 animals along with reliable Big 5 sightings
  • A chance to witness the drama of predator-prey unfold right before your eyes.
  • Tanzania Camping Safari in Ngorongoro offers you a chance to sleep among 800 different wildlife species in destinations like Northern Serengeti under the starry sky.
  • Waking up to the sound of hippos grunting or lions roaring in the middle of the night will be the most exhilarating part of your Tanzania Safari Holidays.
  • Witness the largest species of flora and fauna.
  • See the largest volcanic caldera of the world.
  • Spot the big 5, rare and endangered species of wildfires.
  • Experience the Masai Mara tribal culture during Safari Tanzania in Ngorongoro.
  • You will be amazed to know that only zebras and wildebeests account for over half of the total animal population in the Ngorongoro Crater conservation area.
  • Lake Magadi is an absolute paradise for bird lovers.
  • See the Hippos submerging during the day and grazing in the nearby grass in the evening.

How To Get To Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

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.

When Is The Best Time For Ngorongoro Safari In Tanzania?

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.

What Kind Of Animals Can You See During Ngorongoro Safari?

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.

  • Rhino
  • Elephants
  • Zebras
  • Wildebeest
  • Ostriches
  • Leopards
  • Lions
  • Cheetahs
  • Birds
  • Pythons
  • Monkeys
  • Buffaloes

Most Popular Ngorongoro Safari Activities

Game Drive

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.

A visit to Lake Magadi

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 of Ngorongoro safari

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.

Participate In Local Activities

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 Accommodations

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.

And Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

AndBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is an all-inclusive luxury lodge offering some of the best views of the caldera.

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

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.

9 spacious tents

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.

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

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.

Visit Lifetime Safaris to know more about our exclusive Tanzania safari Packages. Give us a call or leave us an MSG and our Tanzania Travel Guide will help you plan your tailor-made Safaris Tanzania.

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