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There's nothing quite like descending into the Crater floor early morning and there before you on the open plains are hundreds of grazing Zebra, Gazelle, Wilderbeest and oh wait is that a Rhino?
If you loved the book “Animalia”as a child then this is the real thing!
The Crater sits within what is known as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) and is an extinct collapsed volcano caldera that is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
We won't lie to you – this is not the national park to visit for a solitude experience with the wild as it does get insanely busy with safari trucks in peak season. However, don't let that deter you – if you are enroute to Serengeti you need to pass through the Crater and no trip to the Northern circuit is complete without a visit to the Crater in our opinion – anytime of the year.
Size: 304 sq km (4% of Ngorongoro Conservation Area which is 8292 sq km).
Location: 177 km from Arusha to the park HQ – approx 3.5 hours drive
Weather: Dry season generally runs June to October and wet season November to May. The small rainy season runs December – February. March to April is the highest rainfall generally recorded and the lowest is generally July to September.
Accommodation options: There are numerous lodges and public campsites within the conversation area as well as on the Crater rim which you can choose to stay at.
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World Fusion Tours also recommends some of the following options as add-on's to your safari experience:
• Mt Kilimanjaro climb
• Mt Meru climb
• Lake Natron add-on
• Old Doinyo Lengai add-on
• Hadzabe & Datoga tribe add-on
• Zanzibar add-on
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