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Ngurdoto Crater

Arusha National Park | Mageso Chember, mzzanine floor, Arusha, Tanzania
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Located in Arusha National Park and off limits to humans, this verdant crater’s mossy, swampy habitat provides a natural sanctuary for elephants,... more » Owner description: Located in Arusha National Park and off limits to humans, this verdant crater’s mossy, swampy habitat provides a natural sanctuary for elephants, buffalo and Colobus monkeys. « less
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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Spent 2 days here and loved every minute. Lions and all!!! I am so glad this was included in our trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

what a drive to get into this world heritage site! once down below the clouds, animals mostly headed to the watering holes. Gazelles, Zebras, Wildebeasts, hippos, lions, you name it -- we saw most of them.... all but the rhino....vast land to cover - not to be missed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed at the Serena Hotel at Ngorongoro Crater. Beautiful hotel, excellent service and good food. You need to know that the hotel is at 7600 feet so you really need a heavy fleece because in July/August it gets down to about 40 degrees in the evening and in the morning. We saw a black rhino there, one of about... More

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Merelbeke, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

unique experience, try to go as early as possible in the morning, but this will depend on your driver/guide

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I liked and , loved everything. The one thing I disliked was having to leave and come home. I would've known when I blocked I would've possibly wanted to stay at least a month to six weeks there was just so much to see so much to do and the people there were unbelievable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Upon entering the crater, we saw three lions beside the road. The crater was unique and held different animals and scenery. The hippos were amazing. The entire crater was breath taking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was to me the best part of Safari I really enjoyed the landscape and the lakes inside the crater. So cool to realize that you are in a crater!

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Blantyre
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A must to see when visiting Tanzania! Wildlife is magic and full of surprises! BUT again park fees is excruciatingly high and not justifiable!Ablution facilities are average and not serviced regularly enough according to the amount of visitors, especially during high season! Where does all this money goes, it certainly is not visible in the parks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was one of the best experiences of my lifetime. Being an animal lover anyway, it didn't take much for me to get extremely excited when we were able to go here. The crater is absolutely gorgeous. We were there early in the morning and saw animals everywhere. We saw every animal that you could possibly imagine except leopards and... More

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Los Angels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beautiful Crater, with abundant wildlife. But so many jeeps. The animals seem used to visitors. Try to visit when it is not busy

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