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Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

One of the most famous Tanzania safari destinations; the Ngorongoro Crater is a World Heritage Site. With 30,000 animals in a 100 square miles game viewing, and particularly Big 5 game viewing, is undeniably the best in the world! At the Ngorongoro Crater you have the opportunity of seeing all Big 5 in one game drive.

The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact caldera in the world. It supports a variety of habitats within the crater walls. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the few places you can see hippo, and supports a strong birdlife. It also has one of the densest Lion populations due to the permanent availability of food within the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater rim provides some breathtaking views. With the 600m sheer drop into the Ngorongoro Crater, the African Panorama unfolds in front and below you. Accommodation is found on the crater rim rather than within the crater, making use of this unique setting.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is the ultimate luxurious experience sometimes said to be at the end of the world. When the swirling mist sets in, combined with the lodges' unusual architecture you feel you have stepped into another world. There are a few lodges found nestling on the crater rim, but others are located in the surrounding area. Logistics can be tricky so for the best accommodation and Ngorongoro Crater Safari options it is best to consult an African safari Expert. You can also find out more in our Tips and Information pages.

The local Masai Tribesman is an integrated part of the life here and can be seen grazing their cattle in the wilds of the Ngorongoro Crater. This is a unique part of Crater life. Activities in the area include game drives into the Ngorongoro Crater, cultural interaction with local tribes, excursions to Olduvai Gorge, or relaxing in style at your selected African safari lodge at the Ngorongoro Crater.

Gibbs Farm

Ngorongoro Crater
Ideally situated halfway between the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and majestic Lake Manyara, Gibbs Farm is the perfect base from which to enjoy Tanzania's most exciting wildlife opportunities in the Ngorongoro Crater. The picturesque colonial farmhouse accommodation encircled by magnificent forests and overlooking large plantations offers visitors haven of seclusion from which to explore the many attractions Tanzania has on offer.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater
Carved into the rim of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the exclusive Ngorongoro Crater Lodge brings together colonial elegance and luxury with African art in spectacular architectural style. The humble Masai homestead styled exteriors blend perfectly into the Tanzanian bush whilst belying interiors of lavish safari comfort and chic, creating a paradise to rival the natural splendor of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Ngorongoro Crater
The magnificent colonially inspired Ngorongoro Farmhouse is situated on a lavish farm estate in the shadow of the majestic Oldeani Volcano. Only 10 minutes drive from the Ngorongoro Crater, the serene farmhouse accommodation is the ideal vantage point from which to explore Tanzania's wildlife and cultural extravaganza.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater
In a prime position on the Eastern rim overlooking the plains of the Ngorongoro Crater, the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge offers travelers' sophisticated safari comforts, fine dining and excellent service at Tanzania's best value for money rates. The rustic yet comfortable accommodation and beautiful natural surrounds are a welcomed alternative for frugal visitors.
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