Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater
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  • Gonzalez A
    Madrid, Spain14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Every Minute Was Worth It.
    Ngorongoro is such a marvellous wildlife park with an incredible experience. From the entrance gate all the way down the crater floor the landscape is exceptionally beautiful. It's amazing how you can see animals very close to your safari jeep. Elephant herds, buffalo herds, wildebeest herds, gazelles, zebras, lions, jackals, ostriches, pumbas, hyenas and so on. If you do your in Tanzania, I highly recommend this park. We thank our guide Richard for the excellent game drive and Angelino Adventures for the perfect organisation of our dream safari.
    Visited July 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Sofia V
    Seattle, Washington5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We Got What We Expected.
    Thanks to our guide, Beatus for an incredible game drive. Thanks to Angelino Adventures for providing us with a very knowledgeable and experienced safari guide. Of course we were very luck to see almost all animals residents of Ngorongoro Crater including the rare rhinos but a professional assistance from our guide was tremendously useful and helpful. We visited 2 parks during our safari adventure in Tanzania and I must say Ngorongoro was outstanding. We expected it and we were not disappointed. You can see animals in every spot of this wonderful park both predators and prey.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 15, 2023
  • aria q
    North Carolina2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our first Africa trip with Ungitours
    We loved everything about Ungitours from the communication with Faiza she was so professional and reliable , actually this was our first time in Africa with Ungitours after the recommendation from our friend who used them. Everything was well arranged by Faiza and her guide Laurent , Laurent is very knowledgable and professional he could adjust safari time to our suggestion some days we did early game drive , some days afternoon game drive , they saved us with hot food and drinks including beer and sparkling wine, we saw all the animals we wanted in Ngorongoro, Tarangire , Lake Manyara and Serengeti the vehicles were extremely comfortable with extra leg room . Everything went off without a hitch , if you are looking to do a Tanzania safari look no further
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 19, 2023
  • Mark
    Florida7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Tanzania safari with Nafika Tours a local agent,
    Just back from an absolutely amazing trip with Nafika Tours With Edween as our guide and Godwin as our chef we (a family of 5 adults) spent 5 nights on safari and then went on for 7 days Kilimanjaro Edween was a truly excellent guide - we saw leopard, cheetah, lions, rhino, elephants, buffalo and much more! Not only was he great at spotting the big animals, but also at catering to our different interests as a family (e.g. pointing out interesting birds or plants to those interested). He really understood what we were hoping for from the trip, answered thousands of our questions and was a general pleasure to be around. We believe that it is impossible to have a good safari without a good guide. Edween is a guide worth his weight in gold. He joyfully shared with us his incredible knowledge and experience with wildlife. His knowledge and experience also allowed us to witness the best of Tanzanian wildlife. Godwin was a wonderful chef, every meal he prepared excellent food (and loads of it!). He ensured we never wanted for anything and really went out of his way to make varied and delicious meals. A massive thank you to Elias, Edween, Godwin and the whole team at Nafika Tours for making this trip the most amazing experience and one that I certainly will never forget! I would very highly recommend Nafika Tours to anyone looking to do a trip in Tanzania.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Diane L
    42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ngorongo safaro
    Well what can I say, from the minute we arrived in the crater we was following a male and female lion, walking at the side of our truck. We saw the big five an absolute amazing day. Hyena taking the kill to the water, plenty of wildebeest, zebra, warthogs, buffalo. Hippos in the watering holes, a rhino in the distance. Can highly recommend this safari.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 30, 2023
  • naomi j
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE
    Ngoro ngoro crater Kilimanjaro and zanzibar is the one adventure combination that you cant compare to others, however this was possible because we had a great Team of expert. TANZANIA ESCAPADE COMPANY (TEC)The best description for TEC is the slogan they use ' Your one stop solution for all your adventure needs "Very well organised agency, all the logistics work perfectly, the experience provided is incredible, we can see in the details how everything is designed to make the unforgettable experience. All the staff and guides, are very friendly and make the experience even better. Thank you Oscar and Lodrick and everyone who made our trip memorable, such amazing days in Tanzania. From summiting Kilimanjaro with decent equipment and trained guides, to the safari Zanzibar experience. All the local Zanzibar trips were great value for money and the food I had was mind blowing. I am truly grateful for my experience with Tanzania Escapades We recommend the agency to everyone looking for tours in Tanzania.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Road08655322734
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our Habari Adventure Guide rock the tour
    This trip was planned for 4 months because of the holidays, it was no mistake that we chose Habari Adventure for our first trip to Tanzania. Thanks to Habari Adventure they real went through this with us and made our dreams come true! Stan the man, gave very good suggestions on our itinerary, always responded fast to all our enquiries which made us worry-free before the trip. We could see the big fives, great migration, riving crossing and all wanted animals during the trip. Our tour guide Hillary helped us capture all the special moments of the animals & birds. He drove us to the most appropriate positions to see the animals and take the photos. He provided much information about the wildlife. He further fine-tuned our plan based on actual situation so that we could enjoy our safari with good weather and amazing sunrise. Hillary took good care of us during the whole trip, hot lunch every day. He listened to our needs patently and tried to meet it. All of us give him 5 star” rating same as for Habari Adventure. One thing made us feel impressive and warm was that we mentioned one kind of soft drink was good, Hillary prepared it for us for the whole trip. We needed hot water during game drive, he would coordinate with hotels to prepare for us. Every little thing counted for much. Particular highlights were seeing many lions and elephants in the Serengeti, witnessing the great migration of the wildebeests, and the absolutely gorgeous drive through the ngorngoro crater, as well as hunting with the bushmen tribesmen and learning about their life. Highly recommend Habari Adventure and Hillary for your dream of Safari! I would highly recommend this trip to everyone! Big love to my guides for this trip and I’m definitely coming back!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Lucian Peter
    Singapore, Singapore9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Tanzania safari, Best experience.
    What can I say? This was a trip of a lifetime with Nafika tours the local tours company in Tanzania,which was totally successful. First, let me say that a safari was something way out of our comfort zone; but when we started dealing with Elias from Nafika Tours over a year ago, it wasn’t long before we started to become comfortable with the idea. Her professionalism and attention to detail were encouraging; and he addressed all our concerns as they arose. He responded very quickly to all our questions, and we appreciated her support throughout the year. Secondly, our driver/guides, Edween, were fabulous. They showed a level of caring and professionalism that I wasn’t expecting. Their skill and care in driving on the challenging Serengeti roads was comforting; not like many other drivers we saw from competing companies who drove quite recklessly. It appeared that safety was Edween’s primary concern. And every morning the vehicles showed up spotlessly clean, with a cooler fully stocked with water and soft drinks. It might seem a trivial matter to some clients, but every morning we had a clean, fresh start. Edween also seemed to treat us like friends, or even family. Their sense of humour helped with the long drives between hotels or camps. And, in addition to all that, their skill in finding animals was second to none. We managed to check off every animal we wanted to see, and some we hadn’t expected. We were especially happy to have seen the rare black rhino, and an equally rare Kudu, as well as several leopards and five cheetahs; and I lost count of the number of elephants, zebras and other animals and birds we saw. Finally, I would like to note that we had fun…what a concept. We laughed, we joked, we teased each other. We had an amazing time! The Nafika Tours team helped to make this one of the most memorable trips we have ever taken. I would recommend to anyone who is contemplating an African Safari to consider Nafika Tours as their tour consultant. You won’t be disappointed.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Hedda C
    Oslo, Norway5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time and a amazing safaris experience
    This was the one of the best safaris experience. We did 5 days to Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and lake manyara. We saw different animals like Lions, A heard of elephants, rhinos, cheetah, leopard, giraffes etc. We had a knowledgeable and friendly guide from Halisi African Adventures. His hospitality was extremely nice, We slept in Marera valley lodge very clean and comfortable and delicious food. Ngorongoro is a must visit to everyone going for safari in Tanzania. I highly recommend Halisi African Adventures for the hospitality and well organized.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 28, 2023
  • Hexy
    Gloucester, Massachusetts1,138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtakingly beautiful with lots of wildlife
    Looking into the Ngorongoro Crater nearly takes your breath away; it is that beautiful! And this is before you encounter many of the 25,000 animals that live there. Spending a day here was truly unforgettable. It is my Safari-Guide's favorite place, so he knows it like the back of his hand. Flamingos, rhinos, tons of wildebeest and zebras, hippos, lions, antelopes, warthogs, jackals. There aren't enough words to express how amazing this place truly is.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 29, 2023
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billjord
Idaho Falls, ID2 contributions
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Dec 2020
When i was started thinking about climbing Kilimanjaro i was recommended by a friend to use Ungitours and was the best decision . We did lemosho route 7days we summitted on the New Year eve but safari and Kili climb ungitours exceeded our expectation i can't recommend Ungitours enough from meeting us at the Airport to departure was superb. The Kili crew was professional without them we wouldn't reach at Uhuru Peak. They wore mask & sanitizer all the time when we reached at the camp everything was ready we ate well everybody was helping us the guide told us alot about Kilimanjaro and Tanzanoa culture.
On the summit night we were 3 guides and 5 of us everyone was supportive on that challenging night was hard but not so hard sin e we have been training and climbing mountains before.we finished our stay in Tanzania with 4dats safari in ngorongoro and serengeti was very nice we saw wildebeest in Ndutu giving birth , rhinos in ngorongoro all the bug fice we wished we had more time to spend in Serengeti great experinece with Kanti he was amazing guide very very beautiful landscape in serengeti and ngorongoro all the beautiful animals it was worthy visiting not to forget hot picnic lunches with wine and soft drinks.
Ungitours is an excellent company . Asante sana.
Written February 22, 2021
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Luke Harvey
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
In early February 2021 Habari Adventure took our group of 5 safely to the summit and back again via the Lemosho route.
Our crew was so well organized, happy and cheerful. The food was plentiful and tasty (I don't know how they do it up on the mountain!). They went out of their way to help us in any way they could.
We all felt so safe and taken care of and we made to the top around sunrise.. Honestly everything was extraordinary.
For those thinking about hiking Kilimanjaro, I strongly advise to DO IT! Better yet, do it with this local company. The company sure keeps their promise and they will go with their scheduled day of departure even if there's only ONE person joining the hike
I’d definitely recommend Habari Adventure to anyone booking in the future.

After Kilimanjaro we did 3 day safari, this was also brilliant especially the Ngorongoro crater. It is difficult to describe what you feel here other that to say it is a spiritual experience. Nature here is just amazing. And to have so many different areas in one crater...it is beyond belief. We saw, lions, elephants, zebra, water buffalo, jackals, hyenas, rhino and it was breathtaking!!! I truly will miss being here and long to come back again.
To all the porters, toilet crew, waiters, cooks, assistant guides and head guide - THANK YOU.
Written February 27, 2021
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isabela
New York City, NY5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Me and my husband we had lovely safari with Ungitours with the help of Faiza. We spent 5days exploring Kenya, Amboseli National park, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, a trip to the elephant orphanage and our lunch at giraffe manor in Nairobi the guide was awesome as they were extremely professional the entire time, we flew to Serengeti on arrival we were picked by Laurent a skilled Guide, we spend 3days in Serengeti then Ngorongoro and Tarangire we were lucky to see Big 5, fantastic landscape, our safari vehicle, accommodation, food both Kenya and Tanzania were exceptional lunches with wine, sundowner with snacks. Overall an excellent guide and trip well organized and planned worthy every penny.
Written August 21, 2020
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Parasaks
Mombasa, Kenya182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
From the view point on top- it looks like a wash basin. Stunning views and binoculars are a must to carry.

The view point and picnic place has clean toilets. Be careful at the picnic place because the birds can snatch your sandwich right out of your hand. I would recommend eating in your touring van as opposed to having an open air sit down picnic.

The game is dispersed and you can easily go round the set tracks in the hope of catching all of them. The binoculars will help for animals far from the set tracks as going off road is prohibited.

4-6 hrs is enough at the park.

If you see the rihno here ...you are lucky. Probably easier to see them here rather than the Serengeti.
Written January 1, 2021
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welcome again
Written January 2, 2021
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Mike
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Bantu Pori was immensely helpful during these uncertain times. They communicated often and were very transparent. They also made rescheduling of our safari a complete breeze and stress free. We were unable to take our trip to Tanzania last year because no flights were available due to Covid-19 country restriction.

A big shout out to our safari guide and the entire team involved for organizing our entire Tanzania Safari itinerary for us, since we were first-timers for a safari, they ensured that our trip covered what we wanted and made excellent recommendations.

Thank you so much for organizing our 7 days itinerary for Tanzania. It was a trip of a lifetime. We had a spectacular time. The game drives were exquisite and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the safari. We enjoyed Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire. Truly five star destinations.

The lodges/camps that you booked for us were beyond our expectations and so were the staff at each of the lodges/camps. We couldn’t have done this trip without your detailed planning, organization and expertise!! Thank you for discussing all the details with us and customizing the trip for us. We really appreciated your attention to detail and your willingness to chat with us over the phone to alleviate any of our concerns. We knew we were in good hands and that made us feel at ease throughout our trip.

Thank you for organizing this entire itinerary for us and making excellent recommendations. We hope that you and everyone at Bantu Pori are staying safe during these difficult times.

Absolutely fabulous customer service even in a time of such uncertainty, I am so pleased we booked with you!!
Written January 24, 2021
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Road08655322734
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This trip was planned for 4 months because of the holidays, it was no mistake that we chose Habari Adventure for our first trip to Tanzania. Thanks to Habari Adventure they real went through this with us and made our dreams come true!

Stan the man, gave very good suggestions on our itinerary, always responded fast to all our enquiries which made us worry-free before the trip.

We could see the big fives, great migration, riving crossing and all wanted animals during the trip. Our tour guide Hillary helped us capture all the special moments of the animals & birds. He drove us to the most appropriate positions to see the animals and take the photos. He provided much information about the wildlife. He further fine-tuned our plan based on actual situation so that we could enjoy our safari with good weather and amazing sunrise.

Hillary took good care of us during the whole trip, hot lunch every day. He listened to our needs patently and tried to meet it. All of us give him 5 star” rating same as for Habari Adventure.

One thing made us feel impressive and warm was that we mentioned one kind of soft drink was good, Hillary prepared it for us for the whole trip. We needed hot water during game drive, he would coordinate with hotels to prepare for us. Every little thing counted for much.

Particular highlights were seeing many lions and elephants in the Serengeti, witnessing the great migration of the wildebeests, and the absolutely gorgeous drive through the ngorngoro crater, as well as hunting with the bushmen tribesmen and learning about their life. Highly recommend Habari Adventure and Hillary for your dream of Safari!

I would highly recommend this trip to everyone!

Big love to my guides for this trip and I’m definitely coming back!
Written August 14, 2023
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Dominique G
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We left our hotel in Arusha in our Dolphin Tours & Safaris 4x4 Land Cruiser for a 2 day trip at 07:30 in the morning to Tarangere National park and Ngorongoro Crater with an overnight in a lodge on the rim of the crater. After a beautiful ride through Tarangere National park spotting elephants, Masai giraffes, impala’s, and many other animals, we stopped at the picnic area to have lunch.
After lunch, we proceeded towards our lodge located on the Ngorongoro crater rim.
We stopped at a viewpoint and were blown away by the view of the crater with a beautiful sunset as a bonus.
The next day we went down into the crater and we could not believe our eyes; within half an hour we spotted lions, rhino’s and herds of elephants thanks to the trained eyes of our excellent driver, guide and spotter, Vincent. The variety of animals and species that we have seen there is truly unbelievable and makes the Ngorongoro crater a unique place to visit not to be compared with any other place I’ve seen so far in Africa. The crater is very green at this time of the year (rain season) which makes it easy to see every animal from quite a close distance because there is plenty of grass for them to eat. After lunch at one of the picnic areas along a little lake with hippo’s swimming around, we set course back to our hotel in Arusha with the impression that we had just awakened from a dream!
I can’t thank Dolphin Tours & Safaris enough for this magical experience and the perfect organization. I can really recommend these guys to everyone. And to Vincent; our driver, guide and spotter: you are the best!
Written May 5, 2021
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Thank you for your great review
Written May 23, 2021
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Chris L
Clapton on the Hill, UK330 contributions
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Aug 2019 • Family
On reflection this trip didn’t really live up to my expectations, I’d do want to visit. The view from the entrance on the rim is simply breathtaking, a view that will stay with me forever. The road into the park is incredible and not for the faint hearted, the descent is awesome, very pleased I wasn’t driving!
Once inside we saw lots of groups on wildebeest and buffalo, also a couple of groups of elephants, but I think that we’d been spoiled by our time on the Serengeti. It really only warranted a half day and we ended up leaving earlyish as there were huge groups of trucks racing to see anything of interest.
I was glad to see that they’ve laid a proper road on the way out.
Written January 17, 2020
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lonutmihal
Romania3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
We reached the summit on 18th January morning . The group was of 9clients and 32 staff and guides . Our Guide Robert , Mohamed, John and Saimon all the guides were knowledgeable and helping all the time we were in contact with the team they wore mask and sanitizer we loved how operation procedures was observed all the 7days of Machame Route we could make to summit bacause our guides were very helping us to adopt step according to the level of acclimatization to give the best chance to reach the summit at the best shape and we did. Porters and chef were extremely wonderful people they never tie to dance and sing the Kili hakuna matata song it kept us going , great food especially when we knew it was carried all way by porters. Our before and after the climb and safari hotels were excellent Parkview inn in Moshi and planet Lodge was very nice and clean after the trek we went lunch with Faiza she offered us a complement lunch of local food was a very great experience. 3days safari in Manyara N Tarangire and Ngorongoro crater after our climb was our driver Jamal and kanti was awesome great guides they knew exactly where to find all animals we saw all the big 5, we enjoyed all the lodge selection marera in karatu and maramboi lodge near Tarangire gate ,we had hot picnic lunches,wine glass each after every lunch, snacks lots of water, juice ,soda and coffee.
Luxury jeep with air condition our guides wore mask all the time . Overall unforgettable experience thank you UT.
Written February 15, 2021
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Voyager2
Chippenham, UK400 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The experience of visiting Ngorogoro is quite unique and one you need to absorb.

After going through the main gate you climb through rain forests with wonderful views back over the approach and come to the view point, a panorama of the whole caldera. It’s breakingly beautiful and so massive.

The main gate merely gets you onto the road towards Serengeti and the road after the view point takes you around the edge of the caldera to a second gate allowing you, and dozens of other vehicles down into the caldera floor.

Do read up about life down there before you go, so you are aware what is, and is not there. We spent surreal hours there, keeping to the roads and picnic area. Lots of Wildebeest giving birth, zebra, different antelope, hyena, elephants and several lion plus array of birds. It’s a great location to experience life among such a diverse group of animals.

It’s a vast area but the day we visited was after heavy rains and it did rain as we were leaving. Guides have a communication system so you get to know where key animals are. Rhino were sighted of far side from where we were so we set off to see them. But roads were flooded, vehicles in from trapped in floods and mud and had to rescued so a large area was inaccessible and we missed the rhino.

It’s a wonderful place. We were purely let down by very wet conditions
Written February 26, 2020
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