Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is just a small part of the Crater Highlands which consist of a series of volcanoes and collapsed volcanoes rising out of the Great Rift Valley.

Why visit Ngorongoro Crater ?

  • Awe inspiring views over one of the world’s greatest natural wonders
  • Superb game viewing of East Africa’s Big Five in open grassland
  • Fascinating walks in the scenic highland region
  • Appreciation of the local Maasai culture and traditions

The Ngorongoro Crater is a collapsed volcano and one of the largest calderas in the world, with a radius of about 20 km at its widest point, and has evolved over thousands of years into one of the most famous and exciting game viewing areas in Africa.

When European explorers first reached the area in the early 20th Century it was affectionately known as the Garden of Eden, since within its high walls there appeared to be a teeming mass of life which fed on the lush grasslands, in the thick forests and around the swamps.

The ‘Big Five’ can be seen here relatively easily, as well as many other species including the greater and lesser flamingos that can descend upon Magadi Lake in their shimmering thousands. Even the views from the lodges that perch on the edge of the crater are truly spectacular and help to make Ngorongoro an uniquely special place.




A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever vaccination required if arriving from an endemic area.

Time Difference

GMT + 3 Hours

Flight Time

11.5 Hours Indirect


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