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Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Crater is a major drawcard for tourists coming on a Tanzania safari holiday and is an essential component of any Northern Tanzania safari circuit.

The game viewing on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater is sensational at any time of year and the chances of seeing rare black rhino and also big cats, especially lions, is as good as anywhere in Africa. Lion and cheetah can often be spotted hunting by day and flamingos are present in the soda lake on the crater floor.

The Ngorongoro Conservation area also includes Olduvai Gorge, and huge expanses of highland plains, scrub bush, and forests that cover approximately 8300 square kilometers. Only indigenous tribes such as the Maasai are allowed to live within the borders of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Lake Ndutu and Masek, both alkaline soda lakes are home to rich game populations, as well as a series of peaks and volcanoes and ...

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WHY VISIT Ngorongoro Crater

  • World Heritage site
  • Superb game viewing at any time of year on the crater floor
  • See the migration during the calving season in the conservation area.
  • The world’s largest intact volcanic caldera
  • Great place to see big cats in daytime
  • Private overland safaris with your own private guide and vehicle
  • Range of accommodation to suit all budgets
  • Great place to meet and interact with the friendly local Maasai people
  • Olduvai Gorge location of the earliest findings of primitive man

ACCOMMODATION IN Ngorongoro Crater

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.

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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

Born to Run

Tanzania

9 days from £3607 (US$4509)

Crater and Plains Lodge Safari

Tanzania

8 days from £2324 (US$2906)

Migration Highlights

Tanzania + Zanzibar option

10 days from £4278 (US$5347)

Stars of the North

Northern Tanzania

7 days from £2658 to £3172

Tanzania Overland Adventure

Northern Tanzania

13 days from £3084 to £5358

Tanzania Overland Adventure – Family special

Northern Tanzania

13 days from £12064 to £15710 Family of Four


PHOTO GALLERIES

Safari Club Photos - Wildebeest migration Serengeti

Tanzania Varndell Trip 2014

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PLACES TO GO IN Ngorongoro Crater

At least one night on the crater floor is a must. During the migration it is also very important to include a stay in the Ndutu and Lake Masek areas as part of any safari itinerary. Contact us and we will work out a plan for you to maximise your seasonal game viewing.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

The crater is great to visit at any time of year although it can be quite cold, damp and foggy on the rim from May to July. For the migration and the Lake Ndutu and Masek areas the best time is between late December and March.

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DRY SEASON

January and February are mid-summer, your days should be warm and sunny. The migration is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation area and the Southern Serengeti at this time where the herds have returned to graze on the rich grasses and calve.

June sees the end of the long rains and the bush now supports green, lush vegetation. The days should be relatively cool and clear.

July to October is the main dry season and perfect safari weather

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April and May experience the wettest weather and as a result there are less visitors the game viewing is still excellent.

This is the cheapest time to visit the crater.

SHOULDER SEASON

The shoulder seasons are also a good time to visit the crater but it can be quite cold in June with the last of the rains lingering on.

November and December are warm and characterized by sunshine and showers



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