Ngorongoro Crater

The largest intact volcanic caldera in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is the remnant of a three-million-year-old volcano that’s estimated to have dwarfed Kilimanjaro before its eruption and collapse. 

Testament to the Immense Power of Nature

Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania was created through volcanic activity millions of years ago. This vast caldera, with its sheer walls reaching heights of over 600 meters, forms a self-contained ecosystem that holds a staggering diversity of wildlife. Descending into the crater, you’ll be greeted by a pristine wilderness teeming with an incredible array of animals, including elephants, lions, hyenas, zebras, wildebeest, and the critically endangered black rhinoceros. The crater’s unique topography and permanent water sources create an environment where wildlife thrives, offering unrivalled opportunities for game viewing and remarkable encounters with nature at its grandest.

Experience Unparalleled Natural Splendour

Ngorongoro Crater is a place of immense natural beauty, where sweeping vistas unfold at every turn. From the crater floor, covered in golden savannah and dotted with shimmering soda lakes, to the verdant forests that line the crater walls, the landscape offers a mesmerising blend of colours and textures. As you explore, you’ll encounter diverse habitats, including open grasslands, acacia woodlands, and fever tree forests, each harbouring its own unique species and offering a captivating backdrop for wildlife photography and unforgettable moments in the heart of the African wilderness. A natural sanctuary for some of the densest populations of large mammals in Africa, due to its enclosed nature, the Ngorongoro Crater has effectively formed its own ecosystem.


Ngorongoro Crater provides a range of accommodation options, from luxurious lodges perched on the crater rim, offering extraordinary views of the crater floor, to tented camps nestled within private conservancies.