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Ngorongoro Crater

Explore Ngorongoro Crater

Famous for its immense natural beauty, the focus of this stunning area is the gargantuan Ngorongoro Crater. Measuring approximately 16 miles in diameter, a visit to this once volcanic crater is a must-see stop on a classic Northern Circuit safari. Breath-taking scenery and an abundance of mammals and birds is common for this kaleidoscope of color and life. On a short game drive you can see lion, elephant, buffalo, black rhino, leopard and more.

Highlights

  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the ancient volcanic caldera filled with wildlife
  • Sensational game viewing and safari activities
  • Witness some of the greatest views in Africa from the crater rim
  • Diverse range of habitats from open grassland to mature forest and wetlands

Iconic Activities

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Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in the Ngorongoro Crater

  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • Thompson Gazelle
    Thompson's Gazelle
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Ostrich
    Ostrich
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
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