Ngorongoro Crater



Once you’ve mastered how to pronounce it, put Ngorongoro Crater high on your Tanzanian must-see list. We like to think of it as an African Eden. It’s brimming with wildlife. The views from the lip of the Crater, across the Caldera, are mind-blowing. And the fertile valley it’s located in is filled with coffee plantations and fruit-growing farms.

The only drawback? It’s busy. But let us help you plan your visit to avoid peak times as much as possible and we promise you won’t be disappointed. 

Places to stay

  • andBeyond Crater Lodge

    Ngorongoro Crater

    This place is like nowhere else on earth. When you awake, surrounded by velvet curtains and silks, you'd be forgiven...

  • Gibbs Farm

    Karatu - Ngorongoro Crater Area

    Gibbs Farm is cool, in a craft beer and homemade cupcake kind of way. Think organic cottons and vegetable patches...


Fly into Kilimanjaro or Arusha, then take a light aircraft flight or continue by road with a driver guide. The Crater sits comfortably en route between Tarangire and the Serengeti.


The game viewing in the Crater is excellent year round - as a result it's a popular destination and can be busy. June to September are dry and sunny, with game easier to spot as the vegetation is less dense. The wettest months are generally March and April.


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