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Day Trip to Ngorongoro Crater

Explore the Ngorongoro Crater in one day with a private vehicle and guide

  • ngorongoro park lions
  • various animals in ngorongoro park
  • cheetah sleeping in ngorongoro tree
  •  jeep route on the Day Trip to Ngorongoro Crater
  • guide looking for animals in ngorongoro park
  • traveler taking pictures in the jeep of the excursion
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1 day
Spanish, English and German
Starts: Pick up from your hotel in Karatu at 6:30 a.m.
Ends: To your hotel in Karatu at around 6:00 p.m.
Free cancellation!

On this Day Trip to Ngorongoro Crater you will visit one of the main attractions of Africa and a UNESCO protected heritage site: the Ngorongoro Crater. It is the largest caldera in the world that preserves its walls intact. The Ngorongoro crater floor, with a drop of 610 meters below the crater rim, has an area of 264 km2 and a diameter of 19 km.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a pioneering experiment, where the Massai and wildlife coexist and share the same protected habitat. In the crater, you will experience a high concentration of wildlife, a high density of lions and breathtaking scenery. We'll tell you what this day will be like below 😀

Tour details


  • Pick up and return at your hotel
  • Transfer to and back from the crater
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance + day fee for the crater
  • Lunch picnic and a bottle of water

Not included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 21 days before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. You will receive a 70% refund of your reservation if you cancel at least 14 days before the tour start date. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Day Trip to Ngorongoro Crater

Departure: Every day
Total duration: 11 hours
Group size: maximum 7 travelers in one jeep

Pick up at your hotels in Karatu

This day trip to Ngorongoro crater adventure begins with pick up from your hotel at 6:30 am. From Karatu we will be driven directly to the main entrance of the Ngorongo Crater. The distance is about 9.2 mi (15 km).

traveler and guide with the private jeep for the one day ngorongoro tour

Viewpoint and Ngorongoro Crater

Before entering the crater, we will pass by a beautiful viewpoint from where we can see the entire crater and take wonderful pictures. We will then descend into the crater and begin our safari. We will experience seeing a variety of different wild animals at a distance of 3,28 ft (1 m). With a little luck, we will be able to see the big five.

lion with jeep of the ngorongoro day tour

Lunch and return

Around 1:00 p.m. we will enjoy lunch in the hippo pool area. With a full stomach, we will ascend the crater to return to Karatu. The Day Trip to Ngorongoro crater comes to an end around 6:00 p.m. at the lodge, an unforgettable day.

hippo pool at ngorongoro park

What to bring to Day Trip to Ngorongoro Crater

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Binoculars
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Camera
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Optional: warm jacket (depending on the season)

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