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
1 / 6

Day Trip to Ngorongoro Crater

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

1 day
Spanish, English and German
Starts: 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

You can cancel this tour and you will receive 80% of the amount paid if you cancel more than 91 days in advance. If you cancel between 90 days and 61 days before the start of the tour you will receive 70% of the amount paid. If you cancel between 60 days and 31 days before the start of the tour you will receive 60% of the amount paid. If you cancel between 30 days and 16 days before the start of the tour you will receive 30% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be made.

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)

Questions & Answers

  • How many people are in the group?

    This Ngorongoro Day Trip is a private tour, so you will be the only ones in the jeep. The jeep has a maximum capacity of 7 travelers.

Other tours that might interest you from Tanzania

Other travelers also booked

from ‌