The Ngorongoro Crater is called the 8th wonder of the world for good reason! You will be amazed by the sheer amount of wildlife on your awe-inspiring game drive. The floor of this ancient volcanic caldera will be bursting with animals. It is truly astonishing the concentration of wildlife that lives inside the walls of the Ngorongoro Crater.
If you have a keen eye you might see all of the “Big Five” in one single safari game drive. You will be in shock as to how close you will get to the animals. In the heat of the day, prides of lions are known to lounge in the shade of your safari vehicle.
Our Ngorongoro safari guides are experts at spotting even the most camouflaged leopards resting in acacia trees. We know all the best spots for finding the majestic rhino! Our guides will teach you why these extremely rare animals are being hunted to extinction and what Tanzania is doing to try and protect them.
Chacha Tours Africa is your passport to the Ngorongoro Crater and beyond. We are well known for being the best African safari company in Tanzania. Our guides are experts on the flora and fauna of Africa and love sharing their knowledge. We will make sure you see and hear the trumpet of the largest elephants to the whistles of the tiny rock hyrax.
A Ngorongoro Crater safari will be an experience you will never forget. You will experience Mother Nature up close and you will see how she can be so beautiful and at the same time so cruel. Come join us on a safari on the floor of the majestic Ngorongoro Crater. Learn why so many of our guests call us the best safari company in Tanzania.
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A one-day safari is about 6 days too few, but sometimes life gets in the way and there isn’t enough time for a proper African safari. If you only have enough time for a single day safari, we recommend either a shorter day trip to Lake Manyara, or a very full day trip to either Tarangire National Park or the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. The trip from Arusha to Ngorongoro is a long one, but it is worth the effort. You will need to start your safari very early because the crater is 180 kilometers away and this usually is a 2 or 3-hour drive from Arusha.
The crater is teaming with animals and you will see so many animals in a single day. Within the park there are huge prides of lions, packs of hyenas, noisy hippopotamus, herds of wildebeest, rowdy buffalo, massive elephants, and thousands of zebras. Lake Magadi is in the center of the crater, which attracts a large number of birds, including the famous pink flamingo. Ngorongoro truly is the eighth wonder of the world.
A two-day safari is enough time to get a taste of Tanzania’s national parks, but probably not enough time to get into the heart of the Serengeti. If you only have enough time for a two-day safari, we would recommend either a trip to Lake Manyara or Tarangire and then a day in the Ngorongoro Crater. A slightly more expensive, but well worth the additional cost option is to spend 2 days on Safari at the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is absolutely incredible and is a beautiful way to spend a couple of days on safari.
The crater is littered with wildlife and the crater walls make for an amazing backdrop for photography. Within the park there are prides of hungry lions, noisy hippopotamus, massive herds of wildebeest and zebras, ornery buffalo, giant tusked elephants, and thousands of gazelles. Lake Magadi attracts a large number of birds and is frequently lined with pink flamingo. Learn why so many people consider the Ngorongoro Crater to be the eighth wonder of the world.
A three-day safari is enough time to get a taste of Tanzania’s national parks, and if you fly into the Serengeti there is probably enough time to see some of the world-famous Serengeti National Park. A typical 3-day safari would include two days in the Serengeti and one day at the Ngorongoro Crater. A slightly more expensive safari option would be to spend one day at Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park and 2 days on Safari at the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is absurdly good and previous customers have commented that they are glad they spend 2 days at the crater.
Three days is plenty of time to have a great safari, but we are going to warn you that you will probably wish you had more time. The Serengeti is worth seeing and the Ngorongoro Crater is packed full of interesting wildlife. On a three-day safari you will most likely see many prides of lions, countless noisy hippopotamus, massive herds of wildebeest and zebras, ornery buffalo, huge families of elephants, and if you head to the Serengeti you will most likely see giraffes, cheetahs, and leopards. There are many options for a three-day safari in Tanzania and we can help put together an unforgettable safari.
A four-day safari is a quality amount of time to experience a proper African safari in Tanzania’s national parks. We would still recommend flying into the Serengeti to save time, but there are many options for a really exciting four-day safari. We would strongly recommend spending 3-days on safari in the Serengeti and one day at the Ngorongoro Crater. Depending on the time of year another good option would be spending one day on safari at Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara, 2 days in the Serengeti around the Ndutu area and one day at the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.
Chacha Tours Africa can help put together a proper safari and we can advise where to go based on the time of year. We will know where the animals and great migration is based on the season and we will make sure to put together the best safari in the best parks.
The Serengeti is always worth seeing and the Ngorongoro Crater is a must see. Tarangire National Park offers some unrivaled elephant sightings from July – October. During the peak season as many as 2,500 elephants inhabit Tarangire and elephant herds can be as large as 600 strong. On a four-day safari you will see many lions, many pools filled with hippopotamus, massive herds of wildebeest and zebras, rambunctious buffaloes, large families of elephants, and if you go on safari in the Serengeti you will likely see a few cheetahs and some leopards. There are many options for a four-day safari in Tanzania and we highly recommend contacting us so we can put together a proper safari based on the time of year.
A five-day safari is when we have enough time to put together a top-notch proper African safari. With five or more days there are lots of quality safari options which we can organize for optimal wildlife viewing. We strongly recommend spending at least 3-days on safari in the Serengeti and one day at the Ngorongoro Crater. Between the months of July and October we strongly recommend spending at least one day on safari at Tarangire National Park.
For a safari of 5 or more days, Chacha Tours Africa can help put together an exceptional safari and we will have enough time to visit multiple parks or spend more time getting to know one park really well. Depending on the time of year we can customize a safari to follow the great wildebeest migration and you can witness the countless wildebeest and zebras first hand.
The Serengeti is always worth a visit and the Ngorongoro Crater is a must see. From July through October Tarangire National Park is teaming with elephants. During the peak season as many as 2,500 elephants inhabit Tarangire and the elephant herds can number as many as 600.
When you have enough time to spend five or more days on safari you will get to experience so much of Tanzania and have a little time for relaxation. You might get sick of spotting lions while on safari and will instead spend your time searching for cheetahs, leopards, or even the allusive serval cat. There is no perfect amount of time to spend on safari, but five or more days is usually a quality amount of time to truly get to know Tanzania.
“Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all.”