Ngorongoro Crater Day Trip

Discover the UNESCO-listed Ngorongoro Crater on a full-day, small group safari tour from Moshi/Arusha, and experience Tanzania’s most extraordinary wildlife and landscape. Explore the 100-square mile (260 sq. km.) crater with your own safari vehicle and guide for a completely personalized, all-inclusive experience. Watch for the staggering herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles that thunder through the caldera in their annual migrations, and try to spot the lions and leopards that hunt them.


 Full-day Ngorongoro experience from Moshi/Arusha

 Travel with a personal car and driver

 Get off the beaten track in a 4x4

 See native wildlife in their natural environment

 All entrance fees included

 Breakfast and lunch included

What You Can Expect?

Meet your driver at your Moshi/Arusha hotel for transfer to a central location, where you’ll prepare for the day with a hot breakfast, packed lunch and safari supplies. Take in views of the Tanzania countryside during the 2.5-hour drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and then descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a day of wildlife viewing.

Learn about the dramatic natural history of the 2,000-ft. (610-mt.) deep crater, and find out why the sprawling caldera is so important to East African wildlife. This remarkable place shelters globally-threatened species like the black rhino, wild hunting dog and golden cat, along with 500 species of birds.

Explore some of Ngorogoro’s varied ecosystems, which include savanna woodlands, high moorlands, highland forest, short grass plains and montane long grass plains. Keep your camera ready as you look for elephant, buffalo, gazelle, hippo and ostrich, then take in the unforgettable sea of bright pink flamingoes that thrive on the caldera floor. Find out how the semi-nomadic Maasai people have coexisted with Ngorogoro’s varied wildlife since pre-historic times, and about the ancient traces of hominids found within the crater.

Focus on experiencing the Ngorongoro animals and landscape—with a boxed lunch, personal car and driver, and all entrance fees included, this is a worry-free safari to Tanzania’s most iconic destination. Finish the day with return transfer to your Moshi/Arusha hotel.


 Entrance fees, National Park fees and local taxes

 Fuel surcharge


 Bottled water



 All activities


 Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

 Small-group tour


 Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

 Gratuities (recommended)

 Souvenir photos (available to purchase)