Ngorongoro Crater game drive Tanzania is one of the various activities in Ngorongoro Conservation Area that travelers get to enjoy while on a Ngorongoro Crater safari, any time of the year. The Ngorongoro Crater game drive is one memorable and unforgettable safari activity that travelers can enjoy whilst on a Tanzania safari. A game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater is most rewarding to travelers, as travelers get to spot all the big 5 animals as well as over 25,000 animals in such a small space of only 260 square kilometers!
Ngorongoro Crater is famous for the large concentration of wildlife especially a big population of big cats like lions, leopards among others. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the Eight Natural wonders of the World, for her scenic beauty and amazing wildlife densities.
The Ngorongoro Crater game drive Tanzania can be a half day, full day activity depending on one’s time constraints. A morning Ngorongoro Crater game drive is very rewarding, as more animals tend to head out before the on-set of sunny day ahead especially in the dry season. In the morning, the wildlife is in a frenzy looking for food, before the sun comes all out and thus a great time to enjoy a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater. Also, it is much easier to spot rhinos whilst on a morning Ngorongoro Crater game drive as the rhinos prefer grazing during the cold times of the day.
Afternoon Ngorongoro Crater game drive is also possible and rewarding, and usually starts after your lunch time, or even after 12pm. The afternoon Ngorongoro Crater game drive is a short one as travelers ought to leave the crater by 4:30pm.
A full day Ngorongoro Crater game drive is a great way to maximise your time in the Ngorongoro Crater. A full day Ngorongoro Crater game drive gives you time to explore the different parts of the crater floor, seeing so much more given the time you have. A full day Ngorongoro Crater game drive has travelers descending the Ngorongoro Crater floor with their packed lunch boxes that they would enjoy in the wilderness. A full day Ngorongoro Crater game drive is the most recommended for travelers with enough time to spare, so as to fully explore the crater floor area and see the different wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater. With a full day Ngorongoro Crater game drive, travelers can get to see the different animals, including having higher chances of seeing all the big 5 animals, including the rare and shy rhinos.
Apart from the Ngorongoro Crater game drive, there are a number of other activities in Ngorongoro Conservation Area that travelers can enjoy whilst on a Ngorongoro Conservation Area safari.
Other activities in Ngorongoro Conservation Area that travelers can enjoy include a game drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, hot air balloon rides, guided walking safaris / Crater rim walk, bird watching, Visit the Masai Bomas, Olduvai Gorge Museum visit, among so many others.
When to go for Ngorongoro Crater Game Drives Tanzania
One can go for Ngorongoro Crater game drives anytime of the day and year. Ngorongoro Crater game drives can best be done in the dry season given the grass is much shorter then and the paths more passable. Irrespective however, the Ngorongoro Crater can be visited all throughout the year and still see the different animals there are in the crater floor given that they are permanent residents of the area as they cannot get out of the crater floor!
Where to Stay
There are a number of lodges and camps in Ngorongoro Conservation Area that travelers can opt to stay at whilst on a Ngorongoro Crater safari. The various Ngorongoro Conservation Area accommodation range from budget, mid-range to luxury accommodation and even ultra-luxury accommodation. Some of the camps and lodges in Ngorongoro Conservation Area to opt for include &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Melia Ngorongoro Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge, Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp, Hhando Coffee Lodge, Karatu Tented Lodge, Lemala Ngorongoro Camp, among so many others. The different Ngorongoro Conservation Area accommodation can be found either inside the conservation area, outside the conservancy or the nearest town, Karatu where most budget-friendly accommodation could be found.
Get in touch with a reputable tour operator like Focus East Africa Tours to help you organise a memorable Ngorongoro Crater safari and get to enjoy among other activities, the Ngorongoro Crater game drive, and be rewarded with the sheer beauty of the conservancy; discovering why it is also called the “Garden of Eden”.