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Ngorongoro Crater

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Could not believe the number of game here. You’ll see such a variety and large groups of each. A must do on your trip.enjoy a box lunch by the water.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful wildlife viewing. Maybe a bit crowded with vehicles? Doesn't seem to deter the wildlife though.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Plenty of wildlife to see including lions and elephants. The wildlife doesn't seem too phased by the amount of tourists in jeeps.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Outtherestuart
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you plan a safari in Tanzania, don't miss the Ngorongoro! The area of Ngorongoro is small if you compare it to Serengeti, but the wildlife is very rich. During a couple of hours you can see hundreds of gnus, buffalos, zebras and gazellas and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ivan F
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place was amazing - an environment unlike any we had safaried in before. Breathtaking view from the top before descending into the crater. Loads of wildlife to see though as there's no 'off-roading' some of it was quite a way away. We saw a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our safari with TANZANIA HORIZON SAFARIS was incredible. We had a 5 day private safari, incorporating Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater. Our driver and guide in Tansania - Moses- was very kind and we where totally happy with the Safari he did with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lucas-aiden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told before our trip that Ngorongoro can easily be seen as the animal paradise. After having been I wholeheartedly agree. If Tarangire is elephant heaven and Serengeti is wild, rugged and vast, Ngorongoro is peaceful, fulsome and absolutely beautiful. This must be what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Applefee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been reading and then watching videos about this place since I was a kid, and the first view from the crater rim brought me to tears. If there is an Eden left on this planet, this must be it. To have so many systems...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kelly4020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

UNESCO had a good reason as to why they gazetted NCAA, it is the best place on earth. A visit to Ngororongoro crater means a lot a willing visit Africa attempt. The wild and bird life finally got a please to live in with a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Maserotours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going on the journey down into this crater is well worth it! There was a wide variety of wildlife but my favorites were the lions and the elephants.

Date of experience: July 2018
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October 24, 2018|
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Hello try safari bando company best in organize shared group travel
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April 10, 2018|
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Sorry, I don t know... When I Will be there I have rent a driver and visit around with him, without any Group. Regards 😊
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Sorry for the delayed answer. Do NOT miss Ngorongoro Crater! You will absolutely love it. We saw a female lion drag a zebra (after kill) 1/4 mile from open prairie to a shaded area. We saw so many animals and it is just... More
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Hello: We are a family of four and plan to visit Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Masai Mara.( and/or any other place which should be seen!) Our dates have been finalized. We reach Nairobi on the 28th July and depart from Nairobi on the 6th August, 2013. What would be the ideal itinerary to visit Tanzania and Kenya wildlife? Our budget would be about US$2500 per person, not counting airfare. We are vegetarians and would appreciate hotels/lodges where vegetarian/indian food is available....More
May 18, 2013|
Response fromKarl_Gingrich|
With your 9 days available, you really don't have enough time for two countries (Kenya and Tanzania). It will take you a day of this to get to Tanzania, unless you fly out on the same day as arrival. In July I would suggest Tarangire (with lots of animals at this time of the year) for 2 days, Ngorongoro Crater for a day, and Serengeti for 3 or 4 days. If you are departing from Nairobi it will take you a day to get back to the Airport. Most all the lodges will be able to accommodate a...More
Driving through the Serengeti (4 Replies)
Hi. I will be leaving Ntulya, a village, 3 hours SW of Mwanza and I'm wondering whether I should drive across the Southern Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater and onto Arusha or whether to drive to Mwanza and then through Senora, past the Crater down to Arusha, because the roads look better. Any suggestions? Thanks, Lulusurfdog
May 05, 2008|
Response fromKarl_Gingrich|
The roads can change every year due to weather. Take you choice and take you chances. Personally, I would go for the shorter distance, as both can be difficult roads.
5 days/ 4 nights (1 Replies)
We have a short visit planned to northern Tanzania in the last week of May. I am planning the following: Day/night 1: Dep Arusha 7am and continue to Ngorongoro Crater. Night in Ngorongoro Serena. Day/night 2: Depart to the Serengeti national park via the Olduvai Gorge. Lunch at Serengeti Serena, and continue to arrive a Kirawira by evening. Night at Kirawira Day/night 3: Game viewing, hopefully of migration. Night at Kirawira. Day/night 4: Game viewing, hopefully of migration....More
May 07, 2009|
Response from4sandi|
End-May the migration can be anywhere from Central to Western Serengeti. Kirawira is great choice, but may I suggest on Day 2, when departing Ngorongoro you spend that night at Mbuzi Mawe Camp (also a Serena property) in Central Serengeti. Then on Day 3, you can game drive your way towards Western (Kirawira). Distances between the two is about 2/hr drive,, so you can go back/forth between the two. Mbuzi Mawe will also be a few $$$ less expensive than Kirawira. Though for May you're...More