Ngorongoro crater Day Trip

From $270PP (USD)

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Tour Highlights

Ngorongoro Crater, Maasai Culture, Unique Ecosystem, Scenic Views, Diverse Wildlife, The Big Five, Private Tour

Ngorongoro crater Day Trip Overview

Your expert Key2Africa Safaris driver-guide will take good care of you throughout the day, enjoying the chance to share his knowledge with you. We will start the day very early at 6:00 am with a transfer from Arusha city to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful Hippo Lake. After lunch, you will have the opportunity for a fantastic afternoon game drive and then ascend the crater and transfer to Arusha.
Ngorongoro Crater is considered one of the wonders of the Natural World. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the Black Rhino. The concentration of African wildlife is the greatest on the continent. It’s also famous for its elephants which are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. This is due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World.

Ngorongoro Crater Day Trip Tour Price

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Price Inclusions
  • Park fees
  • Conservation Fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • Lunch
  • Airport Pick Up and Drop Off
Price Exclusions
  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Ngorongoro crater
Safari Add-Ons And Activities During This Safari.
Hot Air Balloon
Cultural visit
Community center visit
Village tour
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Frequently Asked Questions For This Tour
How long does the Ngorongoro Crater day trip last?

A Ngorongoro Crater day trip typically lasts about 8 to 10 hours. The journey starts early in the morning, with a descent into the crater after breakfast. You will spend most of the day exploring the crater floor, enjoying game drives and wildlife viewing. There is usually a break for a picnic lunch at a designated spot within the crater. The trip concludes with an afternoon ascent back to the crater rim and a return drive to your lodge or starting point by late afternoon or early evening.


What wildlife can I expect to see in Ngorongoro Crater?

During a day trip to Ngorongoro Crater, you can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife. The crater is home to the Big Five: lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, and rhinos. Additionally, you might spot zebras, wildebeests, hippos, and hyenas. Bird enthusiasts can enjoy sightings of flamingos, ostriches, and many other bird species around the crater lake and grasslands. The diverse habitats within the crater, including forests, swamps, and open plains, support a rich array of animal life, making for an exciting wildlife experience.



Is it possible to visit a Maasai village during the day trip?

Yes, it is possible to visit a Maasai village during your Ngorongoro Crater day trip. We can include a cultural visit to a nearby Maasai village as part of the itinerary. During this visit, you can learn about the traditional Maasai way of life, see their distinctive homes, and experience their customs and traditions. You might also have the opportunity to purchase handmade crafts and interact with the villagers, gaining a deeper understanding of their culture and lifestyle

What should I pack for a Ngorongoro Crater day trip?

For a Ngorongoro Crater day trip, pack comfortable clothing in neutral colors to blend with the environment. Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen for sun protection. A light jacket or fleece is advisable for the cool mornings and evenings. Comfortable walking shoes are essential, especially if you plan to explore on foot. Don’t forget your camera, binoculars, and extra batteries to capture wildlife sightings. Carry a small backpack with water, snacks, personal medications, and insect repellent. A raincoat may also be useful during the wet season.


What is the best time of year to visit Ngorongoro Crater?

The crater can be visited year-round. However, the best time to visit Ngorongoro Crater is during the dry season, from June to October. During this period, wildlife is easier to spot as animals gather around water sources, and the vegetation is less dense. The weather is generally pleasant, with cooler mornings and evenings. However, the crater can be visited year-round. The wet season, from November to May, brings lush green landscapes and fewer tourists, offering a different but still rewarding experience. Each season has its own unique attractions and benefits for visitors.

What Animals Can Be Seen On This Tour?

On this tour, you can see a variety of animals including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, buffaloes, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, hippos, gazelles, and many types of antelopes. Bird lovers will also enjoy spotting numerous bird species like ostriches, eagles.

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