Ngorongoro Crater Day Trip

from $191 /person


The Ngorongoro Crater is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, East Africa. It’s part of the larger Serengeti ecosystem and is situated in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania.

About the Place:

Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” It’s a large volcanic caldera, formed by the collapse of a volcano millions of years ago. The crater floor is home to a vast array of wildlife and is one of the most densely populated wildlife areas in the world.


You can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife during your visit to Ngorongoro Crater. This includes the famous Big Five: lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceroses. Additionally, you’ll encounter zebras, wildebeests, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs, and an abundance of bird species.

Top Experiences:

  1. Game Drives: Explore the crater floor on a guided game drive to spot the diverse wildlife that inhabits the area.
  2. Maasai Culture: Visit a Maasai village near the crater to learn about their traditional way of life and interact with the local community.
  3. Lerai Forest: Take a walk in Lerai Forest, located within the crater, to see the lush vegetation and encounter different bird species.
  4. Hippo Pool: Visit the hippo pool and watch these massive creatures as they wallow and play in the water.
  5. Picnic Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the designated picnic sites within the crater, surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

When to Visit:

The best time to visit Ngorongoro Crater is during the dry season, from June to September, and from January to February. During these months, the weather is dry, and wildlife congregates around water sources, making it easier to spot them.


  • Is it possible to visit Ngorongoro Crater in a day?
    Yes, day tours to Ngorongoro Crater are quite common, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the crater and its wildlife in a single day.
  • Do I need a permit to visit Ngorongoro Crater?
    Yes, a permit is required to enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which includes the crater. Your tour operator can arrange the necessary permits for you.
  • Are there accommodation options near Ngorongoro Crater?
    Yes, there are various lodges and camps located near the crater rim, offering accommodation options for visitors who wish to stay overnight.