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Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania | Mageso chember, Tanzania
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Ranked #2 of 126 attractions in Tanzania
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Group tours/safari, Backpacking
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A highlight of my time in Africa. Just incredible! The view from the top is stunning. Lots of animals. We were there in March so it wasn't packed but we saw penny of wildebeest, hippos, zebras, lions, elephants, gazelles, hyenas and even a rare black rhino! Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Ngorongoro Crater, described as one of the wonders of the world, is an amazing natural sanctuary not to be missed. Game viewing here is among the very best Africa has to offer and is excellent at any time of year. The crater is very small at only about 10 miles across. With just one game drive in the Crater,... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

In April I went to Tanzania and only had a limited amount of time in which to do a safari. I contacted Coastal Aviation after a recommendation because I didn't have a lot of time to book flights, accommodation and safari provider independently so wanted an arranged package. I had been told by friends living there that waiting till a... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Amazing place, any time of year. Lots of animals and stuff to see at every turn. A fantastic drive down and a wildlife sighting guarantee. It gets cold though so take supplies.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I was recently in Tanzania with a group of 6 friends. We arranged a safari for four days with Popote Africa Adventures. It was the best move ever. They made everything incredibly easy. Sabi and Boni met us at the airport (Kilimanjaro airport), and gave great advice about accommodation options in Moshi and Arusha. For our safari, we had the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My wife and I did a 10 day tour with Easy Travel and Tours out of Arusha. This tour company made our trip seamless. I would like to particularily recommend our guide, Gerald Elisha, who was a fountain of knowledge about animal habitat and behaviour. To those of you who are considering this trip, I have travelled around the world... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I travelled to Moshi, Tanzania for three weeks in February/March 2014 on a service trip and went on a two-day safari with Pristine Tours, based out of Moshi. Ngorongoro Crater was incredible - we saw all of the animals on our bucket list - and this was in large part due to the knowledge and expertise of our incredible guide,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My wife and I recently returned from a wonderful 8 day trip to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti. The undoubted highlight was the 2 separate trips into the crater. On the first occasion sighting animals was difficult because of overcast skies and the fact that you were restricted to staying on the roads. The animals were too far away. On... More

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Aarau, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

If you want a real challenge during your day in the crater, try to find a spot where you DON'T see an animal. It's mearly impossible. We had an absolutly fabulous day in the crater. We saw so many lions the we stopped counting them. We also saw one of the most beautiful elephants and heaps of other magnificent creatures.... More

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We were on safari with Thomson safaris. We Spent an entire day in the crater . On our way down we saw a troop of baboons swinging from vines in a tree. Once reaching the floor we saw zebra, warthogs crested cranes, storks and gazelle. Our guides spotted a black rhino with binoculars. We had some very close encounters with... More

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