Arusha to Ngorongoro Day trip

Arusha to Ngorongoro Day trip : The majestic Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest inactive caldera that is located on the Northern part of Tanzania, the Ngorongoro crater is the animal’s sanctuary. Have a quick day tour to Ngorongoro crater and explore the beauty of nature the breath-taking views that might make you want to stay more here.

The Ngorongoro crater is about 6 meters deep and about 260 square kilometers which is inhabited by more than 2,500 different animals’ species. Its 4 hours drive from the city center of Arusha, so if you’re in Arusha spare one day to explore the beauty of this crater.  The floor of crater is the home of animals such as zebras, elephants, lions, the rhinos, buffalos, gazelles, leopards and many more.

One-day itinerary to Ngorongoro crater

Arusha to Ngorongoro Day trip
Ngorongoro crater

Your day will begin in Arusha around 6 am and end around 5 pm at the same place you will the beautiful and scenery drive while on your way to Ngorongoro. You will the sight of the Maasai hut, occasionally you will spot animals such as giraffes and zebras while the sight of different bird species will not be missed.  The spectacular views of the sweeping plains that are well decorated by the dotted acacia trees that are well scatted will amaze you.

Upon arrival you will have time to enjoy looking at the crater from its rims before going inside the crater for the game drive. The perfect view is all you need to make you relax and feel at peace as the wind slowly blows on your face.  Driving down the crater will begin immediately so that you can have enough time to explore the inside of the crater. You will have the best five hours while inside the crater, have your camera ready as there will be a lot capture and if it’s your lucky day you will see the big five. The game drive is the right opportunity for you to explore different animals that are found inside the crater, the birds, different plant species and meet the Maasai people that are found inside the crater grazing their cattle’s.  It’s the only place that you will find people living with the while animals with no fear and they don’t get harmed at all, is that not amazing.

You will have lunch inside the crater, the perfect place to have the picnic lunch is around the swamps that are well inhabited with hippos. The swamps that are found inside the crater they create ecosystem as they are the only source of water for this crater, Arusha to Ngorongoro Day trip

After lunch you will have another round of the game drive before heading back to Arusha city.

Cost:  A private tour in Ngorongoro costs $762 while a group tour costs cheaper, a group of 3-4 people pays $ 321 per day as you will share the costs such as transportation fee from Arusha to Ngorongoro and back again. The amount also covers the lunch boxes, 1-liter bottle of water, and entry fee for the crater.

What is the best time to visit Ngorongoro?

The perfect to visit Ngorongoro crater is during the dry season which is normally in the month of June to October which is the exceptional for the amazing game viewing activities. The best part of visiting during the wet season between March and May is that there are less people and the prices are cheaper at this time of the year. The roads of the caldera might be muddy and slippery but the crater is lush and green compared to the dry season which is normally dusty.

Is it worthy going to Ngorongoro?

Ngorongoro crater is definitely worthy visiting, its beauty is beyond measures it’s one of the places that you must visit. The perfect sceneries and the abundance wildlife that is found inside the crater is worthy visiting.

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