Day Trip to Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Crater)

Ngorongoro crater
Ngorongoro crater
Ngorongoro crater
Ngorongoro crater
Ngorongoro crater
Ngorongoro crater
500 USDfor a group of 2-10 people
Car tour
6-8 hours
The start time of the tour is agreed upon with the tour guide

No booking fees at the time of ordering a tour. The tour guide will receive a request for this tour and will contact you.

Description of the tour

Tour itinerary: Moshi → Arusha

Join us for an unforgettable journey into one of Africa's most iconic and breathtaking landscapes. Our day trip to Ngorongoro Crater offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As the world's largest intact volcanic caldera, Ngorongoro Crater presents a stunning ecosystem teeming with diverse wildlife. Marvel at the vast plains, lush forests, and shimmering soda lakes that form this unique microcosm. Be prepared to encounter Africa's famed "Big Five" – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos – along with a multitude of other fascinating creatures, including zebras, wildebeests, hippos, and an array of bird species.

Our expert guides will navigate the rugged terrain, offering insightful commentary and ensuring an enriching experience. Capture stunning photographs against the backdrop of the crater's panoramic vistas and witness nature's grandeur unfold before your eyes.

Day Trip to Ngorongoro Crater Itinerary:

5:00 AM - 6:00 AM: Departure from Arusha

  • Your safari guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Arusha or nearby areas. The departure time is early to ensure you arrive at the crater in the morning when wildlife is most active.

6:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Scenic Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

  • Enjoy a picturesque drive through the scenic landscapes as you head towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Your guide will provide information about the area and its wildlife during the journey.

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Descend into the Crater

  • Arrive at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into the crater floor. The descent itself is an adventure with stunning views.
  • Start your game drive upon reaching the crater floor.

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Morning Safari/Game Drive

  • Explore the diverse habitats of the crater, including grasslands, forests, and the crater's central soda lake. This area is home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, hippos, zebras, wildebeests, and an abundance of bird species.
  • Your guide will help spot wildlife and provide interesting information about the animals and the crater's ecosystem.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Picnic Lunch

  • Take a break at a designated picnic spot within the crater. Enjoy a packed lunch amidst the natural surroundings and observe the wildlife from a safe distance.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Afternoon Safari/Game Drive

  • Resume your safari, exploring different areas of the crater. Keep an eye out for wildlife you might not have encountered earlier in the day.
  • Take advantage of this time to capture photographs and immerse yourself in the incredible scenery.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Ascend from the Crater

  • Begin your ascent from the crater floor back to the rim. The journey back provides another opportunity to admire the stunning views.

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Return to Arusha

  • Depart from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and head back to Arusha. Use this time to reminisce about the day's adventures and wildlife sightings.

The cost of the tour includes
Meeting at the hotel
Transportation to the hotel
Transportation costs
Entrance tickets
Food and drinks
Additional information
Book tour at least 7 days in advance
Tour suitable for children
Tour is suitable for the elderly