The Ngorongoro Crater safari is a breathtaking safari where you will glimpse all-Big Fives at a single plain. This is the greatest tour to start your African safari adventure. Here you’ll be descending into the floor of the world’s largest and unbroken volcanic caldera the home of most spectacular safari destinations in Africa and the global.
Any African Adventure safari you should think never miss to include Ngorongoro Crater: The Park is one of the most beautiful natural wildlife safari sites on earth. The largest intact volcanic Caldera in the earth, dwelling the highest density of big five in Africa.
Ngorongoro Crater is the result of a giant volcanic exploded and collapsed around 3 Million years ago. This eruption made the caldera collapse inwards and created this Crater. Ngorongoro Crater has a diameter of about 16-19 Km with a wall of 400-610 m height.
In 1978 UNESCO declared this park as the World Heritage site.
What to Do at Ngorongoro Safari.
The Only activity which can be done inside the Crater is Game driving. However, there a full range of activities that are offered around the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Walking, trekking, excursions to Olduvai Gorge, visiting Masai families and other tribes are some of those activities.
The Ngorongoro safari and Serengeti Safari are the Only African Safaris in Tanzania where you’ll see all 'The Big Five'.
The Park is Populated with healthy black Rhino, African Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Hyena. Whenever you visit Ngorongoro you will see herds of Wildebeest, Zebra, and Buffalo.
The Crater is stocked with other wildlife animals like Jackal, Grant's and Thompson's gazelle, Flamingo and Bat-eared fox.
However Cheetas can be spoted rarely.
The home of approximately 400 species of bird.
MAKE A TOUR TO EMPAKAAI CRATER.
If you’ve more time in your Ngorongoro tour, don’t miss out on a day Hiking trip to explore the Dramatic Empakaai crater. This is a small caldera Crater which is 90 Minutes drives from Ngorongoro Crater.
The Empakaai Crater is Volcanic Caldera with 300 meters in height and more than 6 Kilometers of diameter. At the centre of the Crater, there is rippling water of the Lake Empakaai. The alkaline lake with 85 meters deep which occupies more than ¾ of the Crater’s floor is the home of thousands of Flamingos.
After arriving at the Outer Rim of the Crater you have 45 minutes of walking down to the crater’s floor. The path through densely forested slopes with its ancient strangler figs and highly populated with an array of Birds. After some Minutes of your trail will end up at the lakeshore.
While your hiking with the glorious sights, you will spot a plethora of African wild animals including buffalo, bushbucks, blue monkeys, waterbucks, and an extensive array of Birds.
Visit Oldovai Gorge
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area does not only generate interest purely based on wildlife, the area has also got arguably the most extensive history of any place on earth. It has been proved that various Hominid species have lived there for millions of years. This has been discovered because of fossils preserved in volcanic rock, which date back to 3.6 million years ago.
The 30 mile long Olduvai Gorge is a steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley. This is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world and has been instrumental in understanding human evolution. This is well documented in the museum, which has replicas of some of the hominid fossils unearthed at the site, as well as the Laetoli footprints (the most ancient footprints ever found).
It also has genuine fossils of some of the extinct animals that used to live in the area. We can arrange day trips to the Gorge and the museum, which is an interesting addition to an Ngorongoro safari.