Ngorongoro Crater

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Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania boasts a remarkable blend of wildlife, archaeology, geography and people. Game drives into the Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, are a highlight of any North Tanzanian safari.

Family safari in northern Tanzania

We have had an amazing time! Thank you for putting together such a fabulous trip.

Sam and family

Featured itineraries

Tanzania Northern Highlights

Seven-day small group safari visiting the world famous Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, and Ngorongoro Crater. This is an affordable way of exploring northern Tanzania in the company of other travellers. Travel is in custom 4x4s, accommodating a maximum of 6 guests per departure.

Destination

  • Tanzania

Experience

  • Family Travel
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Group Travel

Prices from £1685 pp

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Altitude Acclimatisation Safari

This short, 3-day altitude acclimatisation safari visits Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara, and includes a climb of Mt Lemagurut in the Ngorongoro Highlands. It provides good acclimatisation to over 3,000ms, and is ideal for those attempting a fast Kilimanjaro ascent.

Destination

  • Kilimanjaro

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from £998 pp

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Ngorongoro, Mahale, Selous and Zanzibar

10-day luxury Tanzania safari visiting Ngorongoro Crater, Mahale Mountains National Park, Selous Game Reserve, and the spice island of Zanzibar. This programme can be extended to 14 days to include the Serengeti. NB. Availability in Mahale is limited and seasonal - please contact our office for current rates and availability.

Destination

  • Zanzibar
  • Tanzania

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Price on application

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Into the Maasai Lands

Explore the Maasai Lands of Tanzania, East Africa, visiting remote Maasai communities, seeing wildlife within and outside the national parks, and ending with a tour of Ngorongoro Crater.

Destination

  • Tanzania

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing
  • Cultural Holidays

Prices from £2450 pp

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The Great Migration Fly-in Safari

This 8-day private safari is designed to get you as close to the Great Migration as possible, from both the Kenyan and Tanzanian sides of the border! Starting in the Mara, you’ll stay at the classic Bateleur Camp, before flying south to the Serengeti for 2 nights bush camping at the fabulous Serengeti Under Canvas, a luxury mobile camp that moves in conjunction with the migratory herds. A 2-night stay on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater follows.

Destination

  • Tanzania
  • Kenya

Experience

  • Honeymoons and Weddings
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from £5870 pp

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Accommodation

Acacia Farm Lodge

Acacia Farm Lodge is an attractive country lodge set on working farmland just outside Karatu, on the Great Rift Valley escarpment.

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Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is situated within the small town of Karatu, midway between Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and within easy reach of Tarangire.

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Crater Lodge

This charming lodge boasts an enviable location on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania's greatest natural wonder.

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Endoro Lodge

Endoro Lodge is a comfortable country retreat set in the foothills of the Ngorongoro Highlands, and an ideal stop-off point for those on a Northern Circuit safari.

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Gibb's Farm

A rustic, homely retreat, Gibb's Farm occupies a marvellous spot in the Crater Highlands, close to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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Ngorongoro Farm House

Ngorongoro Farm House is a charming country retreat situated a short distance from the Ngorongoro Lolduare gate, in the Crater Highlands, ideal as a stop-off point en-route to the Serengeti or for those wishing to explore the Crater.

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Ngorongoro Serena

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge occupies a dramatic location on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, from where it looks down several hundred metres to the crater floor below.

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Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge enjoys a stunning view of Ngorongoro Crater from its perch on the rim of the great caldera. A large, resort-style hotel, it boasts facilities that other hotels in the area lack.

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Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge is a charming, privately-owned guest house set on a working coffee farm just outside Karatu, a short drive from Lake Manyara and the Crater Highlands.

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Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge is located on Tanzania's popular Northern Circuit, between Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. A small, simple lodge, it enjoys a marvellous location on a high hill overlooking a valley.

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Tloma Lodge

Tloma Lodge is a comfortable, mid-range lodge situated on the eastern shoulder of the Ngorongoro Highlands, some 15 minutes from Ngorongoro Crater.

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