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Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater
Tailor-made Ngorongoro Crater Holidays

Descend 600 metres into the Ngorongoro Crater, an ancient amphitheatre home to one of Africa’s largest wildlife concentrations. In this gigantic cauldron, created by a volcanic collapse nearly three million years ago, over 30,000 animals roam. If you’re short on time, there’s no better place in Tanzania for guaranteed animal sightings. Within the steep walls of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, big cats and spotted hyenas hunt herbivores in the grasslands, giant-tusked elephants patrol the forests and salmon-hued flamingos flock to the algae-laced waters of Lake Magadi. Most coveted are the sightings of endangered black rhinos, who thrive in this fertile volcanic basin.

The crater is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation area where tented camps, farmhouse coffee plantations and hilltop lodges litter the landscape, even tottering directly on the crater rim. Here, your days are spent enjoying crater floor game drives and picnics overlooking waterholes that attract over 500 rainbow bird species. Ngorongoro is also the land of the Maasai and lesser-known Iraqw and Datoga people, who, in centuries-old tradition, continue to graze their cattle on the lush plains fed by Ngorongoro’s permanent springs, rivers and hippo-inhabited swamps. Look out for their bomas, clusters of circular mud huts, as you traverse Ngorongoro’s wild, volcanic terrain.

Explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa with help from our Africa experts, who know all the best Ngorongoro Crater lodges and can arrange game drives with local guides.

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Spa treatments and high tea at The Manor

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Experience the Ngorongoro Crater

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Dine in style on the Ngorongoro Crater floor

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The Ngorongoro crater picnic

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Crater rim views at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

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Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Adele, who's travelled extensively in Tanzania. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it on their own. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife, the village chiefs who'll give you a genuine insight into local life and the camp managers who can recommend the very best spot to enjoy your sundowner.

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