Ngorongoro Crater Day Trip

Meet at your hotel in Arusha, after tour briefing you will collect packed lunch and drive to Ngorongoro conservation area, a UNESCO World Heritage site for crater tour. The largest inactive caldera in the world (260 square kilometres), sunken or collapsed cone of volcano nowadays hosts the most unique ecosystem on Earth with more than 20,000 large grazing mammals and the largest concentration of predators on earth playing important part in the maintenance of the nature balance. Your experience will start by descending 2000 feet (over 600 metres) to the floor of the caldera to explore the Lerai forest inhabited by monkeys and huge elephant families, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos, the open savannah to sport many predators probably hunting to make their kill.

Wildly beautiful as it is, not surprisingly that Ngorongoro Crater has been called The Real Garden of Eden located in 2018 by American Biblical Archaeologist Stan Deyo.  In the evening drive back to Arusha and drop off at your hotel.


Price Includes

  • Game drives as Indicated on the Itinerary using Land Cruiser 4 x 4 – 6 Seaters
  • English Speaking driver guide
  • Mineral Water
  • Park entrance fees as indicated on the itinerary
  • Crater service fees
  • Packed lunch
  • Meet and greet services

    Price Excludes

    • Tips, Porterage, beverages, items of personal nature such as laundry, phone, fax, insurance etc.
    • International flights, visas and airport taxes
    • Any other item not mentioned on the itinerary

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      Important Travel Information

      Driving in the Parks

      • For clients’ safety and that of the wildlife, our driver-guides are not allowed to exceed a speed of 50KPH in the parks, while speed limit inside the Ngorongoro Crater is strictly 25KPH.
      • Game viewing from vehicles is restricted to designated tracks/ roads and driving off road is not allowed except in specified areas; please check with your guide.
      • Night driving is not allowed in the parks {from 1900hrs evening to 0600hrs in the morning}, except where night game drives are permitted like in Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park

      Consider below notes while in the national parks

      • Do not take water from any natural sources in the Park.
      • Please put your trash in authorized sites only in order not to litter the Parks.
      • Put burning cigarettes and butts in your vehicle’s ashtrays.
      • Do not remove any animate or inanimate object from the Park.
      • Do not bring any animals or any plants in the Parks.
      • Do not bring any poison, weapons, explosives or any object of that kind into the Parks.
      • Do not get out from your vehicle, or hang out of the windows near any animal.
      • Do not kill, harass, disturb, feed or interfere with the wildlife or vegetation.

      Do not take photograph of Maasai or any local people. Please ask your driver/Guide for assistance if you wish to do so; a small fee may be applicable.

      Tipping guidelines

      It is habitual to tip your safari driver-guide. Tips are paid at the end of the safari and are given to your guide, below are just a guideline for tipping:-

      • We suggest $20.00 per person in the vehicle per day for driver-guide during safari days
      • $3.00 per group for porters/waitress upon checking in and when checking out.

      General Terms and Conditions

      Holiday Surcharge

      A supplement of US $ 50.00 per person per day will apply to all bookings on the 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December and 1st January except Zanzibar accommodation

      A supplement of US $ 45.00 per person per day will apply to all bookings between Easter Friday and Easter Monday (for all 4 days) as Easter holiday surcharge

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       Prices Include

      Prices quoted for safaris generally include transport as per the itinerary, airport transfers, game drives, flying doctor membership where appropriate and charged separate at price of $30.00 per person , full board accommodation, picnic/extra lunches where stated, scheduled charter flights where mentioned, Mineral water  and park entrance fees.

      Prices Exclude: Itinerary prices generally exclude international flights, visa costs, optional excursions, personal insurance (medical or other), drinks, tips, phone calls, laundry and any items of a personal nature.

      Children Policy

      Children between the age of 3 and 12years

      • Pays 60% of the adult rate if sharing a room with two adults
      • Pays 80% of the adult rate if sharing a room with another child
      • Pays 100% of the adult rates if sharing a room with one adult
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