Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” is a remarkable geological formation and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania. This massive caldera, spanning approximately 260 square kilometers, is a living testament to the immense natural beauty and biodiversity found in East Africa.


Observing the "Big Five" – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceros – all in one location. The crater floor is also teeming with zebras, wildebeests, hippos, and various species of antelopes.

Park Size

260 sq. km. (100 sq. mi.)

Driving Distance

3 Hours from Arusha

What to Know

Ngorongoro Crater Overview

Ngorongoro Crater Highlights

The Ngorongoro Crater, often hailed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” is easily accessible for safari enthusiasts, making it a pivotal destination on many Tanzanian safari itineraries. Whether you’re planning a day trip or an extended exploration of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the caldera’s convenient location ensures you can appreciate its wonders with ease.

About Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is not just a sanctuary for wildlife and natural beauty; it also carries historical and cultural significance. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which encompasses the caldera, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a designated “Multiple Land Use Area.” The indigenous Maasai people inhabit this area and have coexisted harmoniously with the wildlife for generations, adding cultural depth to the region’s significance.

Birdlife in Ngorongoro Crater

The birdlife in the Ngorongoro Crater is as impressive as its terrestrial wildlife. Over 400 species of birds call the caldera home, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. Flamingos, pelicans, raptors, and a variety of forest-dwelling species grace the area, creating a captivating avian spectacle.

What to Do


Game drives

The quintessential Ngorongoro experience, guided game drives provide a front-row seat to the diverse wildlife that populates this natural amphitheater. Seasoned guides navigate the park’s roads to ensure you have the best chance to encounter the resident fauna.


With its striking landscapes and abundant wildlife, the Ngorongoro Crater offers unparalleled photographic opportunities. Capture the essence of Africa’s wildlife and natural beauty from a perspective that’s truly unique.

Cultural Experiences

Learn about the Maasai culture and their harmonious coexistence with wildlife through guided cultural tours. Visit Maasai villages, engage with local communities, and gain insights into their traditional way of life.

Where to Stay


More lodging options are available, and you’re welcome to choose your own on your adventure with us.




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