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Ngorongoro Crater

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Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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“day safari” (69 reviews)
“hippo pool” (41 reviews)
Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place was so amazing. Actually be in it it was the best feeling ever had in my life. Our guide also make this be awesome Andre made it more awesome.

1  Thank Catherine O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ngorongoro conservation area is of great geological interest. In the top part it is a rain forest and as you go down it becomes dry with almost no vegetation. Animals to be seen: (spotted by me) - giraffes (in the forest area) - warthog -hyenas...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The most amazing concentration of wildlife. If the Garden of Eden existed this would have been it. The view from the rim of the crater was extraordinary.

Thank Gesmi2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were a little disappointed because of the incredibly crowded conditions. Anything of value would soon attract 10 or more land cruisers. The hippo pond was amazing as well as others so just be patient.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of wildlife in the crater - we saw lions up close, lots of wildebeests, crowned cranes, secretary birds, cape buffalos, ostrichs, zebras, lots of olive baboons, vulture, and had a lovely picnic lunch in the crater complete with proper plates and cutlery arranged by...More

Thank m0untainandlakes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had hoped to see the last of our big 5 but unfortunately our luck didn't hold. However the animals and birds were spectacular. Elephants, zebras, lions, flamingos, spoonbills, hippos, hawks, warthogs, monkeys and even a leopard. Would love to come back in rainy season

Thank Nikki H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No description of this place will do it justice. We came here for one day with just the Rhino to see to complete the big 5 for our trip. Just so much to see. The list of animals here is endless. Up close with lions,...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the game seen was at a distance because of "off road driving restrictions ". There is no "migration" only resident animals.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Crater in May, spent 2-1/2 days driving all over the extensive landscape, observing hundreds of animals and made great photographs. We highly recommend it - and stay at the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge if you want to be pampered.

Thank travelerwayne1997
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the Ngorongoro Carter. We saw several animals that we hadn't seen at previous parks including lions and caracal. The drive down to the crater is beautiful as you get to see some incredible views. There are several different eco systems within the crater...More

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Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
Warrior Trails is excellent!
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Response from Biff5804 | Reviewed this property |
it is but May tends to be very rainy.
March 29, 2017|
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Response from Arrowtrekking |
Month by month: the Serengeti wildebeest migration The short rains begin around early November. A little after this, in late November and December, the herds of the wildebeest migration arrive on the short-grass plains of... More