Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater
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  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar14,440 contributions
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    Is it true
    Our guide told that over 300 million years, the volcano erupted in this area making an amazing scenic picture of beauty in this area. Wonderful view. A short stop for photos and watch what God make.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 March 2023
  • Jackson
    San Francisco, California7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable Safari with the best Agent Nafika Tours
    We spent amazing 4 days in safari with local agent Nafika Tours, The tour was very well organized and we felt good and safe, Well maintained/outfitted and comfortable safari vehicle. We saw everything we wanted to see and more! Words cannot describe how incredible our time in Tanzania was. From running into rhinos in Ngorongoro to finding leopards in the Serengeti, it was a dream come true. We visited: Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Ronald was the best driver, guide and a person himself. He is very polite, calm and funny at the same time. He exactly knew what we needed. He full-filled all our wishes, specially to Mr. Oliver and he made our tour more interesting also with his suggestions. He is really the human encyclopedia. The car was clean all the time and filled with fresh water. We got a lot more than we expected. Thank you Nafika tours and Ronald.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 March 2023
  • Abbas V
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the natural wonders on the planet
    I’d urge anyone planning a trip to East Africa make this a must. It’s the largest extinct volcanic crater in the world , easily 10 x 12 miles, housing a plethora of unique mammalian life, lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and even rhino , if you’re lucky. You’ll need an experienced guide/ driver and be prepared to start well before sunrise and spend a whole day exploring.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Geoff H
    Sissinghurst, United Kingdom12,674 contributions
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    An unforgettable day
    The first view of the Ngorongoro Crater from the viewpoint quite literally takes your breath away; it is truly awesome. The drive down to the crater floor is equally exciting and, once down on the floor, there is an abudnace of game and birdlife. Withion minutes of arriving, we were fortunate enough to see a newly-born Gnu calf taking its first tottering steps. We were also lucky in seeing three lionesses stalking some Cape Buffalo. The one buffalo they caught on its own was quickly joined by other members of the herd and the lionesses beat a hasty retreat. An unforgettable day.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Prisca
    Chicago, Illinois16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My best experience safari with Nafika Tours
    We had an amazing four day safari trip with our super agent Nafika Tours. Tarangire, Serengetti and Ngorongoro crater. Ronald , is teaching wildlife management, is an ontologist and have the best safari eyes you could ever imagine. In Serengetti we where on a CAT mission and Ronald refused to go to sleep until the mission was completed. And guess what - we found a LEOPARD just before sundown. What we are trying to say is that if you want to go on a safari you should most definitely book your trip with Nafika Tours! The guidance was perfect. We saw the big five. We saw the ugly five. Slept together with zebras and hyaenas and during the four days we got 3 lovely meals served every day, the safari vehicle was of the best quality and comfortable able Landcruiser with an open roof so that you can enjoy the nature and animals everywhere. A little bonus is that Nafika Tours had the cheapest offer for four days safari for the parks that we wanted to visit when we did the research. ASANTA SANA for the best safari experience! Big recommendations from here!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 March 2023
  • Bryan Preston
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable School Trip with Habari adventure:
    We had a great safari experience starting with Tarangire and going on to Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and finally visited Hadzabe tribe with Habari adventure Our guide living was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. We have learnt so much about the animals and how they behave. He was very vigilant in bringing us close to the animals, but he also respected the time the animals needed to leave and did not chase the animals as we saw other cars do. He also had a lot of experience in anticipating the movement of animals so several times we had the opportunity to see animals (we saw hundreds of animals) crossing directly in front of the car. He could see the natural paths of the animals, so always left space for them to cross without stress. Living also answered all our questions about Tanzania, whether they were on history or culture. We had many laughs along the way, and could not have asked for a better guide. The best interesting thing in our trip the vehicle seats were very comfortable and Habari adventure gave us binoculars and that made our trip awesome. We grew up with an indelible memory for us and with good memories to remember for life;
    Visited March 2023
    Written 26 March 2023
  • Robbin M
    Wateringen, The Netherlands63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was an amazing experience with Tanzania Specialist
    Perfect experience. Highest concentration of wildlife that we have seen in Tanzania. Besides Serengeti and Tarangire the biggest highlights from Tanzania. We went there with the whole team from Tanzania Specialist and had an amazing time!
    Visited March 2023
    Written 28 March 2023
  • BmmrBabe
    Toronto, Canada214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lions, and Rhinos, and Hippos oh my!
    This is the place to see animals. Everywhere you look there is something. It is like the Lion King in front of your eyes. When I looked down into the crater I saw nothing, and then we descended. There were animals everywhere. A lion decided to use our jeep for shade, and we could just watch him sleeping. I was thinking that the place was like a 24-hour buffet for a lion, but in fact the short grasses make hunting difficult. However, there is still food aplenty. If you go on Safari, this is an awesome location. You will most of the big 5, and get a good taste of what the animal population of Tanzania is.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Lisa Z
    Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow this is trip of lifetime
    After Kilimanjaro I decided to join two travelers for safari in Tanzania also this was organized by local company Nafika Tours, We were treated like royalty on our safari. There are so many reasons why Tanzania is one of the most special places on earth. The landscapes are beautiful, the people are so welcoming, the food was delicious, and the wildlife is so vast! Our safari vehicle and guide were incredible - so knowledgeable, entertaining, and passionate. He would explain an animal behavior, and boom! We saw exactly what they had talked about moments before. We saw so many special things! To name a few, we saw a leopard in a tree jumping from branch to branch, we saw elephants fighting, baby hippos playing, hyena chasing wildebeests, 60+ ostriches prancing along the road, etc. etc. The camps were so comfortable, I felt like I was staying in a luxury hotel room, but out in the bush so immersed in the environment. The camp staff goes above and beyond and all logistics went off without a hitch. It was also wonderful to see all that Nafika Tours does to give back to the local Tanzanian communities,( supporting the orphanages)Asante Sana (Thank You) Nafika Tours , This is a trip that will be hard to surpass, and Tanzania will hold a special place in my heart forever.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 April 2023
  • Vacation62982869738
    Arusha, Tanzania1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect experience. The best.
    We had an amazing tour. This company was good caring and gave a fantastic experience and nice whole tour schedule. Everything was perfect. When we come here next time, we will do tour with this. Highly recommended.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 27 April 2023
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Emily D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We did 4 days luxury safari organized by Habari Adventure. This was one of the best safari experiences. We went to Serengeti, Northern Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and also we visit Maasai tribe. Their services were great.

We had an amazing safari driver and guide Michael who helped us to see the most breathtaking animals beyond our expectations. He was knowledgeable and friendly, his hospitality was extremely nice; we slept in Serengeti Serena Lodge very clean, comfortable and delicious food.

Finally, I would like to note that we laughed, we enjoyed, we really had a great time! The entire trip was all around awesome and it is something that we will not forget. Habari Adventure is absolutely the best local company.
Written 27 February 2024
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MLAY T
Arusha, Tanzania1 contribution
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Feb 2024 • Family
Ngorongoro Lengai UNESCO Global Geopark is the Only one and Sub-Saharan Africa

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a World Heritage Site.

The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unfilled, intact and inactive volcano in the world.

Ngorongoro Crater is also referred to as ‘the Garden of Eden’.

Ngorongoro Crater has the densest known population of lions in the world

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the best places in Africa to see the critically endangered black rhino in their natural habitat.

The crater was once voted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.

In 1959, Dr Louis Leakey, discovered the skull of Zinjanthropus boisei dated 1.75 mya.

In 1978, Dr Louis Leakey discovered the Laetoli footprints dated 3.6mya - the only evidence of bipedalism in the world.

The Oscar-winning movie ‘Out of Africa’ was partly filmed in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Each year, the spectacular Great Migration happens in the grass plains of Ngorongoro.

There are over 500 species of bird in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Written 21 February 2024
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Cruize Wild Safaris
Arusha, Tanzania2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The most and beautiful time adventure in the part of Tanzania. Reliable, good source of information and accurate time frame for safaris
Written 19 February 2024
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Asha K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Nafika Tours, a local company, exceeded our expectations. Elias, our coordinator, listened to our preferences and provided excellent recommendations. He ensured our requests were met, even organizing accommodations and a backup flight when our return flight was canceled.

Livin, our guide, was a true blessing. He was knowledgeable about wildlife, offering Animal Planet-worthy narrations. Livin's respect for nature was contagious, and his animal spotting skills were impressive. He was patient, courteous, and always punctual, making our safari experience memorable. The vehicle was comfortable, equipped with amenities like Wi-Fi, refrigerator, electrical plugs, blankets, seat cushions ,and we would unquestionably book with Nafika Tours again.
Written 18 February 2024
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visitall50
New England709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Wow! The closeness of the wildlife is amazing. Saw black rhinos, zebra, elephants right around our truck, a lion that marked our truck, wildebeest, flamingoes, on and on. So much to learn about this amazing natural area-- visit with a knowledgeable local guide.
Written 15 February 2024
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Rob123235
Halifax, Canada383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
During my visit to Tanzania I completed a safari to the Ngorongoro crater with Altezza tours and it was unbelievable. It’s a must see! The first day we travelled by Landcruiser from Moshi to the Serena hotel located up on the rim of the crater. The views of the crater at the look off points were amazing and give a great perspective of the size and layout of the crater. If you zoom in or use binoculars you can actually spot various animals from high up on the rim.
My Altezza guide Karim was very knowledgeable and professional. He knew that I wished to see giraffes and that there were none in the crater. The next morning before entering the crater, he drove a few kilometres down the road past the crater entrance and we saw many giraffes and zebras. Something to keep in mind if visiting the crater and wanting to see giraffes. Upon returning to the entrance and descending into the crater, we immediately observed the abundance of wildlife that lives in the crater. Within the first hour or two we were able to observe lions, zebras, buffalo, wildebeest, hyenas, jackals, rhino, elephants, hippos, gazelles and many species of birds including ostriches. There was wildlife everywhere and it was very interesting to see them interacting with each other without paying any attention to the onlookers and safari vehicles. If visiting Tanzania, the Ngorongoro crater is a must see and left me wanting to go back to visit again. I was awestruck and although only there for a short time, it exceeded all my expectations. Altezza tours and my guide Karim were great and I highly recommend booking a safari to Ngorongoro with them.
Written 13 February 2024
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Scenic12592848154
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
My friends and I looked at few different tour companies and I’m so grateful that we choose Habari Adventure. Habari Adventure is truly the best local company. From the time we started conversation, they we very professional and patient they never get tired of our questions and making adjustments where we needed even after plan the trip.

Our guide Hillary was amazing and exceptional. He is experienced, knowledgeable and responsible. He is also mannered, fluent in English and French; he was also attentive to our needs like dietary requirements.

The vehicle was in great condition and very comfortable water, soda and snacks were provided. Our guide and driver, Hillary was very knowledgeable of the game drives, general Tanzania information and great stories. He was so helpful and made sure we had the best experience and of course we saw the big five.

Our 5 day Safari was a transformative journey. It surpassed our expectations leaving us with not only appreciation for the beauty of Tanzania but also with memories that will remain for a lifetime. Thank you so much for the best safari experience.

I appreciate this company so much our time with them was perfect from start to finish and I highly recommend anyone looking for a memorable safari experience, Habari Adventure never disappoint!!
Written 13 February 2024
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Andrew Frederick
United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This trip must be repeated as soon as our budget and time allows. We had come to Tanzania for a family visit, then decided to go on safari with Halisi African Adventures. Brighton was quick to come up with a good itinerary within a very short time, then worked his magic and got us accommodations to very nice lodges.
Frank guided us in the parks and he is exceptional. We managed to see all the big 5 - we saw the rhino and leopard in Ngorongoro Crater, plus many other animals. The trip was enjoyable because Frank drove very responsibly, struck great conversation as the taught us about the animals and the ecosystem that live in.
We still managed to visit the Hadzabe Bushmen and they are the most gracious people I have ever met. We felt safe and comfortable and definitely we would highly recommend Halisi African Adventures 👍
Written 12 February 2024
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Asger bo
Denmark8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Lovely national park,Amazing sighting.Unforgettable unique visit to the crater where we saw lots of animals.Lions,Elephants,wildbeasts,zebras etc.We had the best guide from a top local company Tanzania Escapade.Highly recommend booking with Oscar Tanzania Escapade
Written 29 January 2024
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daddyo-2
Westchester County, NY113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Wow wow wow. A must see if you are out this way. Evidently a volcano collapsed into itself millions of years ago creating a huge caldera that has become its own eco-system teeming with animals. Big lake, forest/jungle, open plains. We saw tons of animals to include rhino, lions, flamingos, hippo, zebra (lots of babys), wildebeest, elephant - you name it. Evidently no giraffe (steep mountains are a problem) and the cheetah got chased out by the other predators. Physically beautiful with the 1800 ft mountains in all sides. We lucked out with the weather. Plan for a day here. Definitely need to visit.
Written 28 January 2024
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