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Day Trip to Ngorongoro Crater from Arusha

Day Trip to Ngorongoro Crater from Arusha

By Face of Africa Adventures
Ngorongoro Crater is highly rated sanctuary, despite its spectacular land formation and its deep crater, Ngorongoro boasts an incredible array of game animals and birds. It is in Ngorongoro where you can see almost every animal including the Big five. Searching for wild animals and watching at the birds is easy here. Elephants roam freely, wildebeests in conjunction with Zebras can be easily spotted. Buffaloes, Impala, Gazelles, Warthogs, Ilands, Hippos and waterbucks lives here.
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Ages 4-80, max of 7 per group
Duration: 1–12 hours
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Written guide
Print or digital reading material such as a guide, map, brochure, etc.
: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Packed Lunch
  • Transport in 4x4 safari Landcruiser
  • 3ltrs of Mineral water per person
  • Proffessional driver guide
  • 24hrs Office Assisitance
  • Pick up and drop off at the Hotel or any Agreed Location.
  • Entry/Admission - Ngorongoro Crater
What's not included
  • Accommodation before and after Safari
  • Itimes of Personal Nature
  • Tips to a driver guide
  • Airport Transfers
  • Any other Services not included

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Apart from the identified pick up points, Another pick up locations are at Arusha Clock Tower or Arusha Shoppers Supermarket. A client can find these places through map search or through phone call to us before safari date and we will give directions.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69157P8

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Day Trip to Ngorongoro Crater from Arusha?
        Day Trip to Ngorongoro Crater from Arusha price starts from $465.00. Discover and book Day Trip to Ngorongoro Crater from Arusha on Tripadvisor
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        • celticlassacramento
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          Amazing, once in a lifetime safari!
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        With Face of Africa Adventures you are in a safe & experienced hands where you can get the maximum enjoyment and the best experience in your Safari!

        I’m quite sure that they have the best rates among other competitors.
        Written January 27, 2022
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        hello there, great feedback from you.
        Written April 8, 2023
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