Ngorongoro Crater Day Trip Safari From Arusha

Ngorongoro Crater is widely considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world. 12 miles wide, 2000 feet deep, and covering an area of 102 square miles, it is the largest intact volcanic crater on earth and home to a spectacular concentration of wildlife. Ngorongoro Crater is just one part of the 8300 sq. kilometer area called the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA). Also contained within the NCA's boundaries is the geologically important and historically controversial Olduvai Gorge, where Louis and Mary Leakey discovered numerous types of the fossil remains of early man.  


Ngorongoro Crater● Hippo Pool● Lake Magadi● Picnic lunch at Ngoitoktok●Lake Manyara Serena Lodge


Duration: 1 DayPick up Point: ArushaDrop off point: ArushaActivities: In-depth Game viewing


Private $ 850 pp | Small-Group $ 798 ppReserve your space with a full payment or a deposit and then pay the rest in installments (up to 6 installments without any fee).

The eye never forgets what the heart has seen...
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African Proverb

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5:05 A.M.

Meet & Greet at your hotel or residential place in Arusha city.

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    Our safari vehicle will meet you exactly at your hotel and our favorite safari guide—will pick you up and drive for about 3 hours and 30 minutes to Loduare gate—the entry gate of Ngorongoro Crater.

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7:15 A.M.

A Sumptuous Breakfast at Gibb's Farm—Travel + Leisure’s #1 African Safari Lodge.

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    Having a full course farm—to—table breakfast served at the panoramic restaurant, lit by the soft glow of lanterns...

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8:40 A.M.

Check—in at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area—a protected area and a World Heritage Site

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    Upon arrival at Loduare Gate, your friendly safari guide will take care of all check—in procedures, you might be required to show your passport...

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9:30 A.M.

In—depth Exploration of the Ngorongoro Crater...

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    Millions of years ago, Ngorongoro was an active volcano with a cone that some speculate was as high as Mt. Kilimanjaro. The volcano eventually became extinct and its cone collapsed and sunk, forming an enormous crater. The crater hosts an estimated 30, 000 animals on its floor, including large herds of buffalo and wildebeest, eland, hartebeest, elephant, hippo, lions, and the endangered black rhino.

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12:35 P.M.

Drive to Ngoitoktok Picnic Site —for our sumptuous packed lunch

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    We will drive to the Ngoitoktok Springs picnic site for our packed lunch while enjoying plenty of hippos around this lovely picnic site...

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1:05 P.M.

Beverages including Soft Drinks, follow after enjoying our packed lunch...

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    We will continue having beverages (including soft drinks, house wines, local spirits, and local beers), this is sure to be a memorable picnic lunch.

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1:35 P.M.

Extensive exploration of the Crater floor.

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    After having our lunch and drinks... proceed with game viewing on the Crater floor. With its stunning natural beauty and the tranquility of its surroundings, Ngorongoro is frequently referred to as "Africa's Garden of Eden". It's also the only place in the Northern circuit where the endangered black rhinos can be found.

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3:30 P.M.

One last look at Ngorongoro Crater before driving back to Arusha...

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    One last look at the Ngorongoro Crater and the safari will then depart the Crater for the journey back again to Arusha city...

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7:45 P.M.

Arrive in Arusha city at your hotel or residential place

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    Feel free to advise your safari guide on your drop—off point whether at the airport, hotel, or residential place in Arusha city. We expect to arrive in Arusha city at around 7.45 p.m. depending on the traffic.


INCLUSIONSWhat we'll Provide for you...

  • Gratuities

    Gratuities included for meals and porterage even substantial ones to your Safari Guide

  • Dining Experience

    ● 2 Meals are included i.e Breakfast at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge and Packed Lunch at the Ngoitoktok Springs picnic site● Beverages including soft drinks, house wines, local spirits, and local beers.

  • Guaranteed Departure

    • Once booked, your trip will depart as scheduled. • No surcharge or supplemental cost ever imposed.

  • Seriously Stress—free Safari

    ● Government taxes● Ngorongoro Crater service fee ● Snacks and refreshments en route●  Ngorongoro Conservation entry fee● Transfers to and from your hotel in Arusha

  • Top—notch Local Safari Guide

    A highly—credentialed local Safari Guide during your safari.

  • Emergence Medical Evacuation Service

    This assures Shrike guests in the wilderness area of prompt medical attention and air transportation to the nearest medical facility in the unlikely event that an emergency should arise. However, this should NOT replace your travel insurance.

    Moreover, when you travel with Shrike, you are assured of the services of the Flying Doctors, a group of well—qualified physicians who travel by aircraft throughout the bush to provide treatment and transportation in East Africa.

  • Touching Lives of Forgotten Local Community

    A safari with us helps to change the lives of destitute and orphaned children in Tanzania

  • The Finest and Well—equipped 4x4 Safari Vehicle

    • Guaranteed window seat• Every guest is provided with a personal set of binoculars • Safari vehicles are equipped with a field guide library, an ice chest of soft drinks and mineral water, and bean bags for stabilizing long lenses.


  • All—Inclusive

    This safari is unmatched in its degree of included extras—from exceptional special events, seriously stress—free, and educational enhancements to the myriad little luxuries lavished upon guests throughout the safari.

  • Flexible Payment

    You may opt to make full payment either US Dollar 850 pp for Private Safari or US Dollar 798 pp for Small—Group or lock in your safari with a deposit and then pay the rest in installments whenever you like. (Without Any Fee).

  • Secure Online Payment

    Pay securely; book and make payment online using our partner's secure payment system, authenticated by DigiCert.

  • 2—Year Deposit Scheme™

    We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why we have introduced a 2—Year Deposit Scheme™ i.e the payment or deposit will remain valid until you’re ready to do the same trip or another available trip within the next 2 years. And if you can't do the trip anymore, you can pass it on to a friend or relatives. 


US Dollar 850

Per Person

We convert this safari into a completely PRIVATE safari for you and your loved one, or family, or your friends


US Dollar 798

Per Person

The group varies from as few as 4 guests [and what service..!] to an average of 6 and never more than 12.



We had an incredible safari with Shrike Safaris! Our private local safari guide was knowledgeable and more attentive and told us a lot of interesting stories about the life of Masai people, Ngorongoro Crater, etc...

Quannetta Edwards (Tucker), PhDProfessor at Western University of Health Sciences, California