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Game-viewing drives in Ngorongoro Crater

Known for its breathtaking landscapes and abundant animal and bird-life, Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a thrilling wildlife safari destination located in North Tanzania that can be explored on a Game drive in a 4WD tourist car / van.

Game drives  in Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the floor of the crater are permitted, around its perimeter, around Lake Ndutu, on the short plains to the west of the Gol Mountains to the northwest of the crater, and on the Serengeti plains.

A look at the game drives in the different areas of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Crater rim game drive

The views of the largest caldera in the world from the rim are heavenly and breathtaking. The drive around the crater rim gives you an opportunity to appreciate and marvel at this magical natural wonder before you descend into the crater and the lush green landscapes of the conservation area. You get to take amazing landscape photographs of the crater from above.

Ngorongoro crater game drive

The crater is home to over 25,000 animals and a varied avian life.  On top of animals being more active in the morning hours, you will have the chance to spot all the Big 5 African animals that is the lion, buffalos, elephants, leopard and even the endangered black rhino among so many other animals.

Lake Ndutu surrounding areas/plains game drive

A game drive in this area offers you the chance of witnessing the beginning of the annual wildebeest migration. The calving season where hundreds of wildebeest calves are born happens in this area. This is in late February through to early March. Keep your cameras rolling to record the first steps of the newborn calves. As they are up and walking within the first 10 minutes after birth.

Serengeti plains game drive

The Ngorongoro vast grassland plains outside the crater merge with the Serengeti ecosystem. Game drives in the Serengeti plains offer you a chance to be an eye witness to millions of wildebeests…… Zebras and gazelles marching northwards in search of fresh grazing grounds during the great migration.

A guided safari walk on the crater rim can be a cherry on top of your adventurous game drive around the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.


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