Ngorongoro Conservation Area
This 2 days Ngorongoro crater safari is the shortest safari you can do to Ngorongoro, it is suitable for those you don’t have ample time, but it equally grants an amazing experience. The Ngorongoro crater is the epitome of Tanzania’s tourism, the crater spans an area of 300 square Kilometer, 600 meters deep and 20km if across. The crater in its massiveness harbors 30,000 wildlife. The park is home to the rare black rhinos, buffaloes, zebras, elephants, lions, leopards , hyenas and many more . This 2 days Ngorongoro crater tour will surely grant you unmatched experience of Ngorongoro.
A 2-day trip to Ngorongoro Crater tour is a perfect way to explore the natural wonders of Tanzania. Here’s a suggested itinerary for your trip:
- Early morning departure from Arusha, the gateway city to the northern safari circuit.
- Stop at the small town of Mto wa Mbu, located at the entrance to Lake Manyara National Park. Take a short guided walk around the local market and sample some of the local food.
- Continue driving through the scenic countryside to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
- Upon arrival, descend into the crater floor, which is home to over 25,000 large animals, including wildebeest, zebras, elephants, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and many more.
- Enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater, with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
- After lunch, continue exploring the crater before ascending back to the crater rim for the night.
- Overnight stay at a lodge or campsite on the crater rim.
- Early morning breakfast at the lodge or campsite.
- Depart for a cultural visit to a local Maasai village, where you can learn about the Maasai way of life, their traditional dances, and customs.
- Return to Arusha in the afternoon, where you can catch a flight or continue with other plans.
This itinerary is just a suggestion, and you can customize it according to your preferences and interests. Make sure to pack comfortable clothing, sunscreen, and a hat for the hot sun. Also, don’t forget your camera to capture the breathtaking views of the Ngorongoro Crater.