The Ngorongoro Crater Day Trip

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A day trip to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an unforgettable experience. It’s Tanzania’s famed caldera, a collapsed volcano, forming a massive wildlife sanctuary teeming with diverse animal species.

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Early morning start: Day trips typically begin with an early departure from Arusha, around 6:00 AM. You’ll travel through scenic landscapes, passing Maasai villages and the beautiful Rift Valley.

Descent into the crater: As you reach the rim of the crater, prepare to be amazed by the panoramic view. The descent into the crater takes roughly 45 minutes, offering breathtaking vistas.

Wildlife viewing: The Ngorongoro Crater boasts the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa per square kilometer. Keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffaloes. You might also spot zebras, wildebeests, hyenas, jackals, and a plethora of bird species.

Lunch break: Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the stunning scenery, often near the hippo pools where you can witness these fascinating creatures.

Afternoon game drive: Continue your exploration of the crater floor in the afternoon, encountering more wildlife and the diverse landscapes within the crater, including the Ngoitoktok Springs, a permanent water source for the animals.

Ascent from the crater: As the day winds down, embark on the scenic ascent from the crater, taking in the final views of this magnificent natural wonder.

Return to Arusha: Relax on the return journey to Arusha, arriving in the late afternoon, filled with memories of your incredible day trip.

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Prices are Per Person and Valid for Trips from December 31, 2023, to

December 31, 2024

# People in Group:   234-56+
Price per person :$350$300$280$250
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  • All Park entrances & taxes
  •  Meals (lunch)
  • soft drinks & water (bottled water 3litres or more a day)
  • Safari Jeep
  • Guide
  • Tips for guide, drive
  • International and domestic flights
  • Tanzania Visa fee

Note: We have a discount for kids under 15 years old

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$350 per person

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Tanzania – East Africa