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About Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a protected area and a World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. The conservation area is administered by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, an arm of the Tanzanian government, and its boundaries follow the boundary of the Ngorongoro Division of the Arusha Region. It has been reported in 2009 that the government authority has proposed a reduction of the population of the conservation area from 65,000 to 25,000. There are plans being considered for 14 more luxury tourist hotels, so people can access "the unparalleled beauty of one of the world's most unchanged wildlife sanctuaries".


Overview of Ngorongoro Crater

Walking past the city of Arusha, you will come across Ngorongoro Crater. On your trip to Arusha, you can consider a quick visit to Ngorongoro Crater. Use this comprehensive guide to plan your visit to Ngorongoro Crater and you'll thank us later!

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7-Day Luxury Safari: Best of Yaida Tanzania from Arusha
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After your long flight, you will be pleased to discover that Arusha, the undisputed "safari capital" of East Africa, is perched at 1400 meters above sea level, keeping the temperatures and humidity relatively low. All around the city are some of Tanzania's greatest delights. Mount Meru towers above Arusha, while distant Kilimanjaro can be seen on a clear day. Arusha provides the ideal starting point for safari lovers, being a short distance from Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

6-Day Tanzania Camping Safari: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Cater and Tarangire National Park from Arusha
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Experience the “Wild Africa” in an authentic way with a 6-day camping safari. Enjoy the Northern Circuit of Tanzania, see the highlights of Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Witness the open savanna and experience the beauty of the Rift Valley led by a certified safari guide. Journey to Tanzania in search of phenomenal wildlife in its natural habitat. Full-service camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife and improve your chances of snapping that perfect shot of one of Africa’s elusive "Big Five".

5-Day Lake Manyara Serengeti and Ngorongo Crater Camping Safari from Arusha
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This 5 days safari will start our from Arusha and display some of Tanzania's best safaris, that will take place in a 4x4 wheeled vehicle with pop-up roof.

The vehicle is driven safely by a driver and guide who will take you around. On the first day of this safari you and your fellow travellers will visit Lake Manyara at the first day where you will see tree-climbing lions regularly climbing into the acacia canopy, probably to run away the concentration of biting insects. Further wildlife activities and scenic drives will follow on the rest of the days.

7-Day Safari: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire from Arusha
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The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants. Lake Manyara is unique for a tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Take a safari to Serengeti National Park, with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. Head to the central park area, known as Seronera, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. The Seronera River is a valuable water source to the area and attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species.

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  • Have been reading and then watching videos about this place since I was a kid, and the first view from the crater rim brought me to tears. If there is an Eden left on this planet, this must be it. To have so many systems and consequently so many different species in such a comparatively small area has to be unique. Even watching the kites mugging people's food at a picnic spot - despite knowing that in a nutshell this is how the presence of humans alters behaviour - was interesting. Not easy to reach from NZ, but 100% worth it.

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  • The place itself is great but if u dont get a good driver, then you wont see anything. Also bring yr big camera as the car roads will normally stay very far from the animals

  • Been there last week. It was a one day safari here. Unfortunately we had less than that because it was rushed due to certain delays in departure. That is to be expected in Tanzania with 40km/ h speed limits! Nevertheless, for someone who got to be on a Safari in Africa for the first time, and first time seeing the big 5, it was amazing! No huge action happened, but it was still great!

  • A very unique place. We saw loads of zebra and wildebeest. Views from the ridge are incredible, but going down inside is where it's at!

  • One stop to see all the Big 5! A truly incredible place.

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