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3 DAYS EXCURSIONS SAFARI OVERVIEW

Ngorongoro Crater Safari – Our 3 Days Safari to Ngorongoro Crater is the best tour you can Experience the breathtaking of the Africa nature

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is without doubt among the most beautiful and fascinating places in Tanzania. It is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife. The vast Ngorongoro Crater that is the area’s centerpiece is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. Its magical scenery and abundant wildlife never fail to enthrall visitors.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts the finest blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeological sites in Africa. Often called an ‘African Eden’ and the ‘Eight Wonder of the Natural World’, it is also a pioneering experiment in multiple land-uses. The multiple land-use philosophy in the area is to maintain the peaceful co-existence of human and wildlife in a natural and traditional setting. The volcanoes, grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests are home to an abundance of animals and also to the Maasai people.

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, is nestled in a range of extinct volcanoes which rise to heights of more than 3,500 meters (11,483 feet). It is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world – 19.2 km (12 miles) in diameter, 610 m (2,000feet) deep and 304 sq. km (117 sq. miles) in area. The first view of the Ngorongoro Crater takes your breath away. The crater alone has over 20,000 large animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. No fences or boundaries border the crater walls; animals are free to enter or leave the crater, but many of them stay for the plentiful water and grazing available on the crater floor throughout the year.

Ngorongoro Crater Safari – Lodge safari

The crater floor harbors more than 20 thousand animals and a birders haven with more than 500 bird species recorded.

See our 3 days Safari to Ngorongoro itinerary sample on the next tab. The tour can be done while staying at Standard luxury lodges or tented camps or a mid-range lodge called Country Lodge in case you wish to keep the price low. There are several mid-range lodges and tented camps also just outside the Conservation area around Karatu where you can stay while enjoying your safari in Ngorongoro Crater, but it is worthy noting that the entrance fees to the Conservation area is paid per entrance.

Safari Prices Depend on number of persons coming with you and the accommodation used.

3 Day Safari Ngorongoro from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar

This safari can be done from Zanzibar or Dare es Salaam with a flight into Ngorongoro or Arusha town. If you wish to do the Ngorongoro Crater Safari from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam you can also take a flight into Kilimanjaro International Airport where you can make your own way to Arusha; the starting point of the safari or you can also ask for transfer from us. We can also easily arrange your connection flight from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar to Arusha or Ngorongoro Crater. Coastal Aviation also flies to Lake Manyara where it will be a shorter 1 hour drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area’s main gate of Loduare.

The same safari to Ngorongoro can be done starting from Mwanza. Contact one of our safari experts for a customized Ngorongoro Crater Safari and an experience of a life time!

NGORONGORO CRATER SAFARI ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARUSHA – NGORONGORO CRATER

First day of your Ngorongoro Safari tour you leave Arusha town as early as 07.00 – 08.00 AM and drive through the Maasai Steppe and pass Lake Manyara area in the Rift valley; drive up the escapement and across Karatu area to the Loduare Gate of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After a short stop at the gate for registration we drive up to the View point where we make a brief stop to get some of the most breathtaking views over the Crater floor and take some photos. We then descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game drives for the rest of the day. Picnic lunch will be served at the picnic site by the hippo poolside then continue with game drives later in the afternoon we drive up the Crater rim for overnight at a lodge.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House or Acacia Farm Lodge or similar at Karatu. Lunch and dinner included.

 

DAY 2: NGORONGORO CRATER

After breakfast you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater also often referred to as the “Eden of Africa”. The largest unbroken caldera in the world; the Ngorongoro Crater is unparalleled in terms of wildlife concentration. Your drive will be in constant contact with other drivers to locate the best sightings of animals and with a little luck you will be able to spot the big 5 inside the Crater. Lunch will be served at the picnic site and late in the afternoon we will drive back to the Crater rim to relax and enjoy the views over the Crater. If staying at Ngorongoro Farm House or Acacia Farm Lodge or similar at Karatu you will have the chance to have a dip in the swimming pool if you wish.

 

DAY 3: NGORONGORO – ARUSHA

On this day after a leisurely breakfast at the lodge you will choose between visiting a Masai Village and going for a nature walk in the forests of Ngorongoro (at a small extra fee). Guided by an armed ranger you will walk in the forest trails and if lucky you might bump into herds of buffaloes, elephants as well as other forest species like the duikers, also lions, leopards etc.
After the activities you will drive back to Arusha town with a brief stop at Karatu and Mto wa Mbu market towns where you may mingle with the locals and do some shopping if you so wish.

–End of 3days in Ngorongoro Crater with HTT-Safaris unforgettable service–*** routing subject to changes if necessary ***
All Accommodations subject to availability

Item Included:

  • Unlimited game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All Meals inclusive as stipulated
  • Complimentary mineral water x1.5 liters per person in the safari vehicle
  • 4×4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)
  • Emergency Evacuation Cover
  • All transfers and activities as mentioned above
  • Park fee, Conservation fees and Community Development Fees
  • Accommodation as stipulated
  • All Airport pick up and transfers in private car
  • Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

For Mountain climbing tours:

  • Camping Equipment
  • Porterage
  • Rescue Fee
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag

The Item Exclude

  • Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities or tip for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately)
  • Travel insurance if needed
  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (549 USD per person), including concession fees
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Accommodation at Arusha on arrival

Tour Inquiry Form

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+ Overview

3 DAYS EXCURSIONS SAFARI OVERVIEW

Ngorongoro Crater Safari – Our 3 Days Safari to Ngorongoro Crater is the best tour you can Experience the breathtaking of the Africa nature

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is without doubt among the most beautiful and fascinating places in Tanzania. It is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife. The vast Ngorongoro Crater that is the area’s centerpiece is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. Its magical scenery and abundant wildlife never fail to enthrall visitors.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts the finest blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeological sites in Africa. Often called an ‘African Eden’ and the ‘Eight Wonder of the Natural World’, it is also a pioneering experiment in multiple land-uses. The multiple land-use philosophy in the area is to maintain the peaceful co-existence of human and wildlife in a natural and traditional setting. The volcanoes, grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests are home to an abundance of animals and also to the Maasai people.

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, is nestled in a range of extinct volcanoes which rise to heights of more than 3,500 meters (11,483 feet). It is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world – 19.2 km (12 miles) in diameter, 610 m (2,000feet) deep and 304 sq. km (117 sq. miles) in area. The first view of the Ngorongoro Crater takes your breath away. The crater alone has over 20,000 large animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. No fences or boundaries border the crater walls; animals are free to enter or leave the crater, but many of them stay for the plentiful water and grazing available on the crater floor throughout the year.

Ngorongoro Crater Safari – Lodge safari

The crater floor harbors more than 20 thousand animals and a birders haven with more than 500 bird species recorded.

See our 3 days Safari to Ngorongoro itinerary sample on the next tab. The tour can be done while staying at Standard luxury lodges or tented camps or a mid-range lodge called Country Lodge in case you wish to keep the price low. There are several mid-range lodges and tented camps also just outside the Conservation area around Karatu where you can stay while enjoying your safari in Ngorongoro Crater, but it is worthy noting that the entrance fees to the Conservation area is paid per entrance.

Safari Prices Depend on number of persons coming with you and the accommodation used.

3 Day Safari Ngorongoro from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar

This safari can be done from Zanzibar or Dare es Salaam with a flight into Ngorongoro or Arusha town. If you wish to do the Ngorongoro Crater Safari from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam you can also take a flight into Kilimanjaro International Airport where you can make your own way to Arusha; the starting point of the safari or you can also ask for transfer from us. We can also easily arrange your connection flight from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar to Arusha or Ngorongoro Crater. Coastal Aviation also flies to Lake Manyara where it will be a shorter 1 hour drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area’s main gate of Loduare.

The same safari to Ngorongoro can be done starting from Mwanza. Contact one of our safari experts for a customized Ngorongoro Crater Safari and an experience of a life time!

+ Itinerary

NGORONGORO CRATER SAFARI ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARUSHA – NGORONGORO CRATER

First day of your Ngorongoro Safari tour you leave Arusha town as early as 07.00 – 08.00 AM and drive through the Maasai Steppe and pass Lake Manyara area in the Rift valley; drive up the escapement and across Karatu area to the Loduare Gate of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After a short stop at the gate for registration we drive up to the View point where we make a brief stop to get some of the most breathtaking views over the Crater floor and take some photos. We then descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game drives for the rest of the day. Picnic lunch will be served at the picnic site by the hippo poolside then continue with game drives later in the afternoon we drive up the Crater rim for overnight at a lodge.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House or Acacia Farm Lodge or similar at Karatu. Lunch and dinner included.

 

DAY 2: NGORONGORO CRATER

After breakfast you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater also often referred to as the “Eden of Africa”. The largest unbroken caldera in the world; the Ngorongoro Crater is unparalleled in terms of wildlife concentration. Your drive will be in constant contact with other drivers to locate the best sightings of animals and with a little luck you will be able to spot the big 5 inside the Crater. Lunch will be served at the picnic site and late in the afternoon we will drive back to the Crater rim to relax and enjoy the views over the Crater. If staying at Ngorongoro Farm House or Acacia Farm Lodge or similar at Karatu you will have the chance to have a dip in the swimming pool if you wish.

 

DAY 3: NGORONGORO – ARUSHA

On this day after a leisurely breakfast at the lodge you will choose between visiting a Masai Village and going for a nature walk in the forests of Ngorongoro (at a small extra fee). Guided by an armed ranger you will walk in the forest trails and if lucky you might bump into herds of buffaloes, elephants as well as other forest species like the duikers, also lions, leopards etc.
After the activities you will drive back to Arusha town with a brief stop at Karatu and Mto wa Mbu market towns where you may mingle with the locals and do some shopping if you so wish.

–End of 3days in Ngorongoro Crater with HTT-Safaris unforgettable service–*** routing subject to changes if necessary ***
All Accommodations subject to availability

+ Includes/Excludes

Item Included:

  • Unlimited game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All Meals inclusive as stipulated
  • Complimentary mineral water x1.5 liters per person in the safari vehicle
  • 4×4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)
  • Emergency Evacuation Cover
  • All transfers and activities as mentioned above
  • Park fee, Conservation fees and Community Development Fees
  • Accommodation as stipulated
  • All Airport pick up and transfers in private car
  • Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

For Mountain climbing tours:

  • Camping Equipment
  • Porterage
  • Rescue Fee
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag

The Item Exclude

  • Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities or tip for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately)
  • Travel insurance if needed
  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (549 USD per person), including concession fees
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Accommodation at Arusha on arrival
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Tour Inquiry Form

We would love to hear from you! Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly.