The famous Ngorongoro Crater Safari, where life is as abundant as anywhere on earth, is where you'll discover nature’s “Big Five”; the Lion, the Elephant, the Buffalo, the Rhino, and the Leopard. All staking their claim to superiority in nature's caldron.
The crater, which has been declared a World heritage site, is 7,500 ft above sea level, and is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. Surrounded by very steep walls rising 2,000 ft from the crater floor, this natural amphitheater measures 12 miles in diameter and 188 sq miles in area. It is home of up to 30,000 animals, almost half being wildebeest and zebra. Buffalo, Elephant, Hippo, Hyena, Jackal, Lion, Ostrich, Warthog, Bushbuck, Eland, Hartebeest, Waterbuck and huge herds of Gazelle's are common on the crater floor.
Thanks to anti-poaching patrols, the crater is now one of the few places in East Africa where visitors can be certain of seeing Black Rhino. Leopards may occasionally be spotted in the trees of the surrounding forest while Cheetah are present but rarely seen. Large herds of Giraffe live on the rim of the crater and will be seen on the drive to Olduvai Gorge and the Serengeti. Countless Flamingo form a pink blanket over the soda lakes while more than 100 species of birds not found in the Serengeti have been spotted.
Prices are per person and range from $1,520 to $5,250 depending on duration. For more details about itineraries and prices for our 15 tours, go to our Tour Packages page.