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Safari tours to the Ngorongoro Crater

About Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is a natural amphitheatre created about 2 million years ago when the cone of a volcano collapsed into itself, leaving a 100 sq. mile cauldron-like cavity. This caldera, protected by a circular unbroken 2,000-foot high rim, contains everything necessary for Africa’s wildlife to exist and thrive.

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Ngorongoro Crater Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Ngorongoro Crater

Leopard | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

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Zebras & Zanzibar

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Masai men under Acacia trees | Kenya Active Days, Rustic Nights

East Africa Encompassed

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Flamingos in Lake Nakuru | Kenya | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Flamingos to Falls

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Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Kenya to Kruger

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Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Big Five Safari Explorer

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Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

The Big Overlander

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Giraffe and zebras | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Absolute Africa

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Giraffe | African Safaris | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Tanzania Wildlife Week

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The Migration | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

Kenya & Tanzania Trails

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On safari | Serengeti | TanzaniaTailored To Suit You

Wild About Tanzania

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Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | AfricaTailored To Suit You

The Best of East Africa

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Ngorongoro Crater Hotels

If you are planning a Ngorongoro Crater holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Ngorongoro Crater

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Lodge

Described as one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa, the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge consists of three adjacent, camps with Masai-inspired suites perched on stilts. Set in classic crescents, each suite has spectacular views of the crater, yet is almost invisible from the crater floor. Each suite benefits from a large fire bowl outside perfect for relaxing evenings listening to the sounds of the crater with a delicious sundowner in hand! The lodge is perched on the south western edge of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Crater

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

The bedrooms are set in large two-storey rondavels, separate from the main building. There are two bedrooms in each rondavel, with one above the other, and each has views out over the Crater.

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge Ngorongoro Crater

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood. The rooms have breathtaking, uninterrupted views.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Ngorongoro Crater Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Ngorongoro Crater.

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Active Days, Rustic Nights OTG Adventure

Active Days, Rustic Nights

Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

Cultural Experiences, Local Partners OTG Handpicked

Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

On our OTG Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.

Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent

Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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