Ngorongoro Crater Safari
Ngorongoro Safari Tours Cost & Prices
Ngorongoro crater tours are amazing! With accommodation perched right on the rim, Ngorongoro tours offer some of the best wildlife views in Africa, if not the world.
Ngorongoro Safari Tours are not only for solo travelers and couples but also for families with children.
Staying at these prime-location lodges will put you first in the queue to drive down to the crater floor in the morning but for more affordable Ngorongoro tour accommodation in an equally tranquil and not much less scenic setting, head for the town of Karatu, set some 20km south from the crater in the green rolling hills of the Karatu Highlands.
Here you’ll find several excellent lodges, some set on working coffee plantations and offering a range of additional activities that aren’t so accessible to visitors staying on the rim of the crater.
A hassle-free, ideal destination for first-time safari visitors and families, the wide range of resident wildlife and the ease with which the animals can be observed makes Ngorongoro safari holidays an obvious choice for wildlife photographers too. The romantic cliff-top lodges provide the perfect base for a Ngorongoro honeymoon, while visitors who want to maximise their Tanzania safari experience will find that the Ngorongoro safari holidays combine seamlessly with a Serengeti safari holiday or Tarangire and Lake Manyara Safaris.
What Determines Your Ngorongoro Safari Cost
Your Ngorongoro safari cost is determined by the park entry fees, the duration of your stay and the accommodation choice during your safari.
Wildlife and Scenery
Ngorongoro Crater is home to over 25,000 large animals, including the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and rhinos), zebras, giraffes, hippos, and many more. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also home to the Maasai people, who have been living in harmony with wildlife for centuries. The scenery in the area is breathtaking, with views of the crater, the Serengeti Plains, and the Great Rift Valley.
There are many activities to enjoy during your Ngorongoro safari tour, including game drives, guided nature walks, cultural visits to nearby villages, hot air balloon safaris, mountain biking, and more.
Weather & Climate
The weather in Ngorongoro varies depending on the time of year. The area experiences two rainy seasons, the long rains from March to May and the short rains from October to December. The best time to visit Ngorongoro is during the dry season from June to September and January to February. During the dry season, the weather is cool and dry, and the wildlife is more easily visible.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Ngorongoro is during the dry season from June to September and January to February. During these months, the weather is dry and cool, and the wildlife is more easily visible. The dry season is also the peak tourist season, so it’s essential to book accommodations and tours in advance. If you’re looking for a more affordable option and don’t mind the rainy season, you can visit Ngorongoro during the low season from March to May and October to December.
Choosing the right accommodation is essential when traveling with children. Some popular family-friendly options include the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Karatu Simba Lodge, and the Ngorongoro Farm House. These lodges offer a range of amenities, from swimming pools and spas to children’s activities, such as nature walks and cultural visits to nearby villages. We also have great accommodation options for couples solo travelers and groups.
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