Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most magnificent safari destinations in Africa unparalleled in its distinguished scenic beauty, wildlife and atmosphere.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is situated 180km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands region of Tanzania. Land in the conservation area is unique in Tanzania as the only conservation area, providing protection status for wildlife whilst allowing human habitation. The crater is usually visited on the return journey from the Serengeti to Arusha.
The main feature of the area is the Ngorongoro Crater, which is the world's largest unbroken volcanic caldera. The crater is 610m deep and the floor is 260km squared. The steep sides of the crater mean that it has become a natural enclosure for a very wide variety of wildlife. Ngorongoro Crater provides some of the best game-viewing in Tanzania. There is very limited accommodation in the NCA and all the lodges are built high on the crater rim and afford amazing views over and into the crater. There are also a number of fantastic lodges and guest farms on the border of the Conservation Area.
Featured Ngorongoro Crater safari lodge maps
Gibbs Farm map
: Set on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater, Gibbs Farm command huge views of the surrounding farmlands.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge map
: Perched on the lip of the famous Ngorongoro Crater, this is luxurious lodge has breathtaking views across the crater.
Ngorongoro Farm House map
: Farmhouse Lodge is located in the Ngorongoro Highlands, only minutes from the Ngorongoro Crater entrance.
Plantation Lodge map
: The Plantation Lodge is surrounded by coffee plantations about 30km from the Ngorongoro Crater gate.
Serena Lodge map
: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is on the jagged rim of the crater.