2 Days Tanzania Safari Ngorongoro Crater – SAFARI OVERVIEW
This 2 days Tanzania safari Ngorongoro Crater is a wonderful 2 day Ngorongoro safari in Tanzania, offering you a fantastic wildlife viewing tour in the majestic Ngorongoro Crater, which offers a classic Big 5 safari experience in the unique setting of an ancient volcanic caldera.
Beginning in Arusha, your 2 days Tanzania safari takes you on a beautiful African drive to Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, a World Heritage Site, and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. Measuring in at around 2000 feet deep, the Crater’s floor covers about 260km2. Its surprisingly diverse habitats support around wild 30,000 animals, resulting in almost guaranteed sightings of Africa’s big five animals: elephants, Rhinos, Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard.
During this 2 days Tanzania safari Ngorongoro Crater, you will travel in a comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle, seeing some scenic Tanzanian countryside as you drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro and back again.
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2 Days Tanzania Safari to Ngorongoro Crater – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES
- Game drives inside Ngorongoro Crater
- See Africa Big Five in an Ancient Volcano
- Spot Africa Big Cats – Lion, Cheetah, and Leopard
- Track the rare Black Rhinos on the crater floor
- Enjoy fantastic birdwatching
- Have great photographic opportunities
- Cultural interactions with the Maasai people
2 Days Tanzania Safari to Ngorongoro Crater – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS
Day 1: Transfer from Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater & do an afternoon crater tour
Day 2: Half-Day Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater & Transfer Back To Arusha (Kilimanjaro International Airport).
2 Days Tanzania Safari to Ngorongoro Crater – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY
Day 1: Transfer From Arusha To Ngorongoro Crater & Do An Afternoon Crater Tour
Your affordable short 2 days Tanzania safari in Ngorongoro Crater begins at 7:00 am with pickup from your hotel in Arusha or at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) latest by 9.00 am. This will enable sufficient time for you to transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area (approximately a 4-5-hour drive).
Along the way, you’ll drive through beautiful Maasai Villages. The name Ngorongoro actually comes from the Maasai; the Maasai pastoralists named the area after the sound produced by the cowbell (ngoro ngoro)! You’ll also pass through the colorful town of Karatu, arriving in time for a late lunch at your lodge.
After lunch, take some time to rest and then go on a thrilling game drive. Descend 2000 feet to the crater floor and look for the mammals and birds that call the inside of Ngorongoro Crater their home. It is an unforgettable experience!
On the way into the crater, learn some amazing facts about this incredible natural geological wonderland. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) covers some 8,292 square kilometers adjacent to the legendary Serengeti plains. It is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site and is listed as an International Biosphere Reserve.
The conservation area’s main feature is the Ngorongoro Crater. This world’s largest unbroken and unfilled volcanic caldera was voted as one of Africa’s 7 Natural Wonders by the Seven Natural Wonders organization in 2013. It is surrounded by incredibly steep walls rising 610 meters above the floor. It’s incredibly beautiful and definitely a must-visit place on any safari to Tanzania or even east Africa.
The grasslands within the crater host some 25,000 large animals including all the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Rhinos, Buffalo, and elephants), as well as Cheetahs, Hyenas, Wildebeests, Zebras, Gazelles, Hippos, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Bat-Eared Foxes, Painted wolves, and Servals. The only animal you won’t see here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steep sides of the crater.
You’ll return to the crater rim and go back to your lodge for dinner, and overnight.
Luxury: – Ngorongoro Crater Lodge/Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Midrange: – Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge
Budget: – Karatu Simba Lodge
Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Drive Distance & Time: – Approx.180km/4-5 hours
Activities & Services: –
- Transfer to Ngorongoro
- Game drives
Day 2: Half-Day Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater & Transfer Back To Arusha (Kilimanjaro International Airport)
After an early breakfast, go for a half-day game inside Ngorongoro Crater. Take in the breathtaking views from the crater rim as you make your way to the bottom, where animals roam the lakes, rivers, woodlands, and hills.
While in Ngorongoro, you will also have a chance to encounter the colorfully dressed Masai people who often water their cattle at the lake here. And if all goes to plan, you will see all of the Big Five animals. This is the best place to see some of Africa’s last remaining black rhinos.
Also look for Wildebeests, Zebra, Hyenas, Eland, Cheetah, Jackals, Caracals, Gazelle, Flamingos, and Ostriches. The crater walls form a stunning backdrop and seeing herds and solitary animals roaming within it make for some of the best wildlife viewings in Africa. The only animal you won’t see here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steep sides of the crater.
After the thrills and excitement of the day, you’ll have a picnic lunch on the floor of the crater. Then, drive up the steep road out of the crater. Thereafter, set off on a 4-5 hour drive back to Arusha. You may stop for lunch or some last-minute shopping. You will then be dropped off at Kilimanjaro International Airport for our flights home at the end of this exciting 2 days Tanzania safari Ngorongoro Crater.
Please note: Extensions to Zanzibar, parks in Kenya or Uganda/Rwanda for gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking easily be arranged. Don’t hesitate to contact us.
End of the 2 Days Tanzania Safari Ngorongoro Crater
2 Days Tanzania Safari Ngorongoro Crater − SAFARI INCLUSIONS
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari
- Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof &AC
- Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
- Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
- Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
- Bottled water while on safari
2 Days Tanzania Safari Ngorongoro Crater − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS
- General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
- Laundry Services
- Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International Flights
- Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Airport Transfer unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
2 Days Tanzania Safari Ngorongoro Crater: GETTING THERE.
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