Ngorongoro conservation Crater

Ngorongoro crater is a unique place naturally closed off from the outside world with walls rising from 400 to 600 meters in height. These walls were just an icing on the cake as nature gifted this park with exotic plants and different animal species toping it up with the big five and the endangered black rhinos.

The crater is made up of roaming landscapes ranging from dense mountain forests, grasslands, lakes and swamps. With herds of zebras, wildebeests, elands, buffaloes Leopards, elephants, lions, black rhino, hyenas, cheetahs Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelles roaming the crater floor. And the Pink shade from the flamingos on the lake.

Ngorongoro lies at 8,288 sq Kilometers with its walls opening to breath taking panorama. On entry you will enjoy nature with all of its glory as you walk on to a set stage of numerous game, different bird species, a spring, primates and hundreds year old tree species. This Garden of Eden stands at 7,600 feet high at the rim with are floor some 2,000 feet showcasing a Picasso painting.

Best time to visit Ngorongoro Crater

The definitive visit to Ngorongoro crater starts upon entry to the crater and have a glimpse of the breath-taking view with elephants, lions, black rhino, zebras, wildebeests, elands, buffaloes Leopards, hyenas, cheetahs Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelles. This visit can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Recommended days to Visit the crater

At Escape To Africa, we advise all our visitors to at least stay in the crater for 2 days and experience all of its glory!

Activities in Ngorongoro crater

The crater ranks as one of the most visited destination in Tanzania. Apart from its beauty, there is so much to do from game drives, photography, Bird watching and walks in the company of an armed ranger and cultural visits to the masai land.


Being one of the most visited places in Tanzania, one has a variety of accommodation with different styles and budget to choose from found at the rim of the crater. When traveling with Escape To Africa, be guaranteed of overnighting in the best that there is!

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