NGORONGORO CRATER FULL DAY SAFARI FROM ARUSHA

“The Eighth Wonder of The World”

Starting from/returning to Arusha area hotels, the airport, or the location of your choice.

A pair of cheetahs walking in file through Ngorongoro Crater
A group of Zebra cross a dry grassy plain in Ngorongoro Crater

We’ll pick you up in style – your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep

A UNESCO World Heritage Site. “Africa’s Garden of Eden”. And yes, often referred to as “The Eighth Wonder of the World”, Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera.

But what does that mean for safari-goers visiting for the day?

Expect to find a blue/green universe dense with every species of African mammal in numbers and concentrations not seen elsewhere. All the “Big Five” are found here and can be spotted in a single day – lions, leopards, bull elephants, rhinos, and more. This is a world of over 30,000 animals, the densest concentration of wildlife on the continent in a great volcanic bowl of only 264 sq km (101 sq mi).

And the birdlife… cranes, storks, herons, pelicans, kingfishers, and a royal pink carpet of fluttering flamingoes alight by this wonderland’s lakes and marshes.

Join Us To Explore This Startling World

Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will take you down the 609 m (2,000 ft) crater walls in your 4 x 4 Jeep to arrive in this isolated ecosystem of grassland, forest, and marshes layering the crater floor. Each environment supports its own celebration of wildlife.

Zebras, a giraffe and wildebeest grazing in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

You’ll explore the Lerai Forest, rich with acacia trees and busy home to baboons, monkeys, waterbucks, and the big tusker bull elephants that frequent the caldera floor. It is here you may even be lucky enough to spot an elusive leopard.

We’ll visit and perhaps enjoy our lunch at Lake Magadi, a blue/green algae lake that is the only source of food for the thousands of pink flamingoes that flock to the lakeshore. Along these banks, you may also lions, jackals, eland, and rhinos.

Nearby Ngoitoktok Springs bubbles from the earth at this lovely photographic spot where we can relax and likely spot hippos at the small pool and large hawks circling overhead. 

A pair of cheetahs walking in file through Ngorongoro Crater

The Volcanic Grasslands

Remember, we’re in a volcanic crater – the soil here is made from rich volcanic ash deposited here hundreds of thousands of years ago creating a fertile bed for thick vegetation. This foliage supports the thousands of wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, buffalo, waterbuck, hartebeest, eland, spotted hyena, blue monkeys, and black rhinos.

And of course, throughout our day here in Ngorongoro, we’ll be on the lookout for lions as this craterland supports Africa’s densest concentration of these regal big cats.

The Birds Are Everywhere

Not just by the lakes and marshes, but on the plains and grasslands you’ll find a lavish assortment of species such as ostrich, Kori bustard, weavers, larks, storks, starlings, and lovebirds.

Adding to the rich avian life overhead look up to see raptors such as buzzards, the secretary bird, vultures, tawny eagles, and kites.

On the ground, by the marshes, and in the sky we will fill your safari with an astonishing assortment of wildlife. Expect a very full day in this rich Eden – the most perfectly preserved volcanic paradise on the planet.

Just contact us at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your Ngorongoro Crater full-day getaway.

Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania birdlife - Africa Kenya Safaris
A lion watching zebra in the distance on a plain in Ngongoro Conservation Area

The Details

No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At AKS, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. They will guide, host, inform, and look after you like the special guest you are. That’s our guarantee.

You’ll safari in style out to the parks in your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – the best way to experience Africa with its higher seating for better views and its rugged all-wheel drive.

Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your private, personalized tour of these fun and close-by parks.

Exciting 4x4 Tanzania safaris from Arusha town

Time Capsule:

Ngorongoro Crater Safari

187 km – 4 hr. drive

5:00 am – We’ll start early to ensure you have plenty of time on safari. Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will swing by in a private 4 x 4 Safari Jeep at your hotel, the airport, or other place of your choosing.

You’ll enjoy the sun rising over Africa’s fields as we travel through Maasai country and spot some of the herders with their cattle, on our way to the Ngorongoro Crater.

Soon we’ll be standing at the crater’s rim, taking in the deep and vibrant bowl-like expanse before us. This is our safari grounds for the day, our world of exploration awaits.

We’ll descend the steep crater walls landing in a space unlike any other in Africa. This contained environment supports over 30,000 animals – predators, grazers, birds, and unexpected species like hippos and flamingoes.

The day will be filled with monkeys, baboons, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, rhinos, elephants, wildebeests, zebras, antelope, buffalo, and of course, lions and perhaps even leopards.

We will picnic at Lake Magadi or Ngoitoktok Springs with hippos and flamingoes for entertainment.

Toward late afternoon, we’ll enjoy one more natural surprise Ngorongoro gifts its visitors: back up on the crater rim, we will witness one of the area’s signature and spectacular sunsets. A glowing finish to a dazzling day safari.

And then we will head to Arusha, bringing you back to your hotel or other place of your choosing.

Hard to imagine we can fit so much safari adventure into a single day but Ngorongoro helped us with its kingdom of endless wildlife and colorful forms. From the entire team at Africa Kenya Safaris, we thank you for joining us and can’t wait to host you again!

Wild giraffes eating the leaves of a tree in Arusha National Park in Tanzania

Tour Highlights

2024-2025 SAFARI PRICES IN 4 X4 SAFARI LANDCRUISER JEEP

Please check out our prices for this private day safari – you’ll see they are the most reasonable anywhere for each tour. There are no hidden fees, plus you’ll travel in safari-style in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Tour Price is Per PersonSafari Price
1 person in private tour$780
2 persons private tour$485
3 persons private tour$390
4 persons private tour$345
5 persons private tour$315
6 persons private tour$295
Children below 5 Years
Children between 5-15 Years
FREE
$50 DISCOUNT

Your Tour Includes

  • Use of rivate 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep
  • Services of an experienced English /other language speaking driver/ guide.
  • Ngorongoro National Park National Park entry permit.
  • Game viewing drives
  • Buffet Lunch at Ngorongoro National Park
Not Included In the Tour Price:

– Bottled & Soft Drinks
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities

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