In case you were given a just one safari holiday to enjoy in life, then the finest way to best experience Africa and all with wonders; to mention the exceptional wildlife, would be by taking a safari to the Ngorongoro Crater. The question is, Why would you have to visit Ngorongoro crater compared to other destinations in Africa or Tanzania ? There is no other wildlife sanctuary in the whole of Africa that offers such a diverse cast of wild animals which basically congregate to graze, hunt, survive and ultimately die.
Which Wildlife animals do you expect to see in Ngorongoro ?
On just a single Tanzania safari to the Ngorongoro Crater you may be able to encounter close to 30,000 animals residing in the diverse habitats on the crater floor among which are swampy wetlands, forests, open savannah plus a lake. The crater is bordered by a steep wall of close 600 meters.
The safaris in the Ngorongoro Crater presents an opportunity to marvel at the biggest number of predators found in the whole of Africa among which are large lion prides, the playful cheetahs and the sneaky leopards all roaming on the floor of the crater.
Additional wildlife you are likely to encounter while in this crater include hippos that reside in the swamps, thousands of wildebeests plus buffaloes that graze in the grasslands, as well as hundreds of the beautiful flamingos commonly seen around the lake, in addition to hyenas that scavenge the expanse. In addition are the uncommon black rhinos that normally take refuge in the walls of the crater, and not to forget the elephants commonly seen in the forest.
In addition to this strange environment, are the impressive Maasai tribesmen easily seen in their characteristic traditional red robes as they graze their livestock along the steep walls of the crater! The legendary Maasai normally graze their livestock here, and are apparently un-traumatized by the presence of the different predators.
When to visit the Ngorongoro Crater ?
Because the wild animals remain in the crater all year round, there is actually no bad or perfect time to visit the crater. Nonetheless since the crater floor is normally having various safari vehicles trailing it, then the low tourist season would be the finest time to travel. However you should remember that visiting this park at whatever time of the year will always guarantee you splendid sights of wildlife.
The Olduvai Gorge
The Olduvai which is actually misspell of a Masai word called Oldupai. This is another spectacular place you can enjoy best known for its archaeological discoveries made in this area. These discoveries which were made by Louis Leakey and his wife Mary are dated to about two million years back in time. This gorge is also known as the “Cradle of Mankind”. At present day, a small museum has been constructed in this area and fortunately there are a number of various walks offered through the gorge. In addition you can witness well-known Laetoli footprints which are found just close by.
How to Choose a safari package to Ngorongoro Crater?
Not sure about the safari to take? It all depends on how much time you have, and your interest in other parks within Tanzania. How about combined your safari to Ngorongoro with a visit to Serengeti or even Lake Manyara? Below are some of our packages involving Ngorongoro.
Where to Stay ? Ngorongoro Crater Safari Lodges
The Ngorongoro crater offers a variety of Accommodation facilities that are tailored to suit the preferences and budget of the different visitor and among these are: the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, the Plantation Lodge, Gibbs Farm, the Ngorongoro Farm house among many others.
Lions Paw Camp Ngorongoro
Lemala Ngorongoro Lodge
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
The Ngorongoro Crater is a perfect place for not only wildlife adventures but offers a lot more than you can expect. Below I have highlighted some of the safaris you can take in this outstanding wildlife haven.
- Big Five Safaris,
- Family Safaris,
- Honeymoons Safaris,
- spectacular Game Viewing drives All through the year, and
- Accommodation with Amazing Views.
What attractions to Expect in Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania?
- Sights of the Big Five,
- Cultural visits to the adjacent Local Maasai villages/ communities,
- Enjoy views of the largest concentration of African Predators,
- Explore the Olduvai, also known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’,
- Be accommodated right at the edge of the Crater or stay nearby, and
- Combines easily with the adjacent Serengeti plains as well as Beach Destinations.
How to Choose a safari company for a safari in Tanzania?
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