3 days
Duration

Ngorongoro Crater Safari – Our 3 Days Safari to Ngorongoro Crater is the best tour you can take to the Ngorongoro. Also referred to the Eden of Africa or the 8th Wonder of the world ; Ngorongoro Crater is the place to be if you are short of time while visiting Tanzania for just a few days, but still want to make the most of your shortest time that you have got. Ngorongoro Crater safari offers the rare chance of spotting the big 5 with such limited time. The Crater floor itself is just a small area of about 21 Kilometers in diameter and animals an be spotted in amazingly short distance.

Ngorongoro Crater Safari – Lodge safari

The crater floor harbors more than 20 thousand animals and a birders haven with more than 500 bird species recorded.3 Days Ngorongoro Crater safari

See our 3 days Safari to Ngorongoro itinerary sample on the next tab. The tour can be done while staying at Standard luxury lodges or tented camps or a mid range lodge called Country Lodge in case you wish to keep the price low. There are several mid range lodges and tented camps also just outside the Conservation area around Karatu where you can stay while enjoying your safari in Ngorongoro Crater, but it is worthy noting that the entrance fees to the Conservation area is paid per entrance.

Safari Prices Depend on number of persons coming with you and the accommodation used.

3 Day Safari Ngorongoro from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar

This safari can be done from Zanzibar or Dare es Salaam with a flight into Ngorongoro or Arusha town. If you wish to do the Ngorongoro Crater Safari from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam you can also take a flight into Kilimanjaro International Airport where you can make your own way to Arusha; the starting point of the safari, or you can also ask for transfer from us. We can also easily arrange your connection flight from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar to Arusha or Ngorongoro Crater. Coastal Aviation also flies to Lake Manyara where it will be a shorter 1 hour drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area’s main gate of Loduare.

The same safari to Ngorongoro can be done starting from Mwanza. Contact one of our safari experts for a customized Ngorongoro Crater Safari and an experience of a life time!

Additional information

LocationNgorongoro Crater
DestinationTanzania
AgeAll Ages
DatesYear-round

Ngorongoro Crater Safari Itinerary

Day 01

Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater

First day of your Ngorongoro Safari tour you leave Arusha town as early as 07.00 – 08.00 AM and drive through the Masai Steppe and pass Lake Manyara area in the Rift valley; drive up the escapement and across Karatu area to the Loduare Gate of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After a short stop at the gate for registration we drive up to the View point where we make a brief stop to get some of the most breathtaking views over the Crater floor and take some photos. We then descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game drives for the rest of the day. Picnic lunch will be served at the picnic site by the hippo poolside then continue with game drives later in the afternoon we drive up the Crater rim for overnight at a lodge. Overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House or Farm House Valley or similar at Karatu. Lunch and dinner included.
Day 02

Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater also often refereed to  as the “Eden of Africa” . The largest unbroken caldera in the world; the Ngorongoro Crater is unparalleled in terms of wildlife concentration. Your drive will be in constant contact with other drivers to locate the best sightings of animals and with a little luck you will be able to spot the big 5 inside the Crater. Lunch will be served at the picnic site and late in the afternoon we will drive back to the Crater rim to relax and enjoy the views over the Crater. If staying at Ngorongoro Farm House or Farm House Valley or similar at Karatu you will have the chance to have a dip in the swimming pool if you wish. 
Day 03

Ngorongoro - Arusha

On this day after a leisurely breakfast at the lodge you will choose between visiting a Masai Village and going for a nature walk in the forests of Ngorongoro (at a small extra fee ). Guided by an armed ranger you will walk in the forest trails and if lucky you might bump into herds of buffaloes, elephants as well as other forest species like the duikers, also lions leopards etc.
After the activities you will drive back to Arusha town with a brief stop at Karatu and Mto wa Mbu market towns where you may mingle with the locals and do some shopping if you so wish.

End of the  03 days Safari in Ngorongoro Crater.

End of Tour.

Safari Prices Depend on number of persons coming with you and the accommodation used.

This safari can be done from Zanzibar or Dare es Salaam with a flight into Ngorongoro or Arusha town.

The same safari to Ngorongoro can be done starting from Mwanza

Ngorongoro Crater Safari Prices

A Group of 2 Persons – USD 1237 per person sharing (Double room or Twin room)

A Group of 4 Persons – USD 896 per person sharing (2 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

A Group of 6 Persons – USD 795 per person sharing (3 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

Single Traveler – Ask for price

Group of more than 6 Travelers – Ask for price

We can customize the program according to your interests and budget.

The Price includes

03 days private safari from / back to Arusha

Transport and game drives in clean well maintained 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch

Services of a professional English speaking safari guide

All game reserve entry fees

All game drives as mentioned

02 x FB at safari lodges or tented camp as per your itinerary

One and a half liter mineral water per person / day during game drives

Tourist Development Levy

Wildlife Management Area Fees where applicable

Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

The Price does not include

All items of a personal nature

Tips and gratuities for safari guide & lodge /camp staff

Travel insurance

Accommodation at Arusha before/after the safari

Laundry services during the safari

Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks & beverages

Flights from Zanzibar / Dar es Salaam to Arusha if needed

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