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Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

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Ngorongoro Crater, often hailed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World," is a geological masterpiece nestled in northern Tanzania. Formed from the collapse of a massive volcano, this caldera creates a unique ecosystem within its walls, fostering an extraordinary concentration of wildlife. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Crater is a captivating destination that combines breathtaking landscapes with unparalleled Tanzania Safari experiences.

We hope our Ngorongoro Crater travel guide has inspired you to include this incredible national park in your Tanzanian adventure.

For more information about any of our Tanzania Safari Tours, please feel free to contact Love & Dove Africa.

Best Time To Visit

The Ngorongoro Crater welcomes visitors throughout the year, each season offering a distinct allure. The dry season, from June to October, is favoured for optimal game viewing as wildlife congregates around the crater's water sources. This period provides clearer visibility and a higher chance of witnessing the resident predators in action. The wet season, from November to May, transforms the crater into a lush, green expanse, adorned with blooming wildflowers. This time is ideal for birdwatching, and the scenery becomes a picturesque canvas of life and colour.


Ngorongoro Crater offers a range of activities that promise an immersive safari experience:

Game Drives: Explore exhilarating game drives within the crater's confines. The caldera's unique topography allows for close encounters with an impressive array of wildlife, including lions, elephants, and rhinos. The open grasslands, soda lakes, and acacia forests provide diverse habitats that support a thriving ecosystem.

Ngorongoro Guided Walks: Explore the rim of the crater and its surrounding highlands with guided walks provided by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. Led by knowledgeable guides, these walks offer insights into the flora, fauna, and geological wonders of the area.


Ngorongoro Crater is renowned for its extraordinary concentration of wildlife, creating a living theater of natural wonders:

The Big Five: Encounter the iconic members of the Big Five—lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos. The crater's unique ecosystem ensures that all these majestic species thrive within its boundaries, offering an unparalleled safari experience.

Large Mammals: Beyond the Big Five, Ngorongoro hosts a variety of large mammals, including zebras, wildebeests, hyenas, and hippos. The diverse habitats cater to the different needs of these species, making every game drive a spectacle of wildlife encounters.

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