Overnight Safari to Ngorongoro

“The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’. A massive extinct volcano, the sheet walls drop thousands of feet to a “Noah’s Ark” of animals on the verdant floor below. Large herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. It is quite unique as its physical protection from man natural beauty ranks it among the most pristine wildernesses on earth. It is regarded as a natural wonder of the world and has been declared a World Heritage Site. It is the largest intact crater in the world, being 610 meters deep, 16 kilometers across and covering an area of 540 square kilometers. On the crater floor, grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and mountains – all a haven for wildlife, including the greatest predator population in Africa. The volcanic crater is jampacked with wildlife, including all the big game. Its pride and joy, however, is that it remains the last great wild refuge for black rhino.

  • Departs: Daily
  • Departure Point: Tour departs from centrally located Arusha hotel or JRO International Airport
  • Departure Time: 07:30hrs
  • Duration: 2 days / 1 night (approx.)
  • Return details: Tour concludes with drop off at your flight or hotel. Please note safaris return between 2:00pm and 5:00pm, therefore we recommend if you are departing Arusha the same day you do not book a flight any earlier than 8:00pm.

Day 1 Arusha – Ngorongoro

Pick at your city center based hotel or at the JRO airport and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/ tented camp

Day 2 Ngorongoro – Arusha

Today you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the crater for a half day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephant, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Lunch at the lodge/ tented camp, after lunch, drive back to Arusha, drop off in Arusha town at round 1700hrs.