About Ngorongoro Crater
Both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a protected area – the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is the largest caldera in the world. Once it was an enormous volcano but nowadays it’s an extensive highland area that has the famous 600-meter deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. The caldera is a wildlife haven and home to the Big Five and other African game that is endemic to Tanzania.
Situated in Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit, the Ngorongoro Crater offers one of the most rewarding Big Five safari experiences in East Africa. Explore the crater on a Ngorongoro day safari and its 30,000 animals – including abundant predators. The habitats inside the caldera are diverse and the variety of animals is like nowhere else on earth.
Guests can choose from accommodation that’s perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, offering wide, expansive views. Staying at these luxurious lodges in prime locations means that you can be the first 4×4 game vehicle to enter the crater for your game drive in the early morning. Just a note: as the Ngorongoro Crater is a protected wilderness area, there are no lodges inside the crater.