Visit the famed wildlife haven of Ngorongoro Crater, with its 2,000-foot-high walls and nearby tribal communities. On the 105-square-mile crater floor, you'll find elephant, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, and endangered black rhino. While at Ngorongoro, you'll have the option to visit the famed paleoanthropological site of Olduvai Gorge, dubbed “the Cradle of Mankind.” The extension also includes an option to visit the traditional Datoga and Hadzabe tribes near Lake Eyasi and time to explore the subtropical forests of Lake Manyara National Park, home to troops of baboons and monkeys plus a wealth of exotic birdlife.
Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Days 1-3 (3 nights)
With 16 lovely cottages spread out across flowering gardens and located near the Ngorongoro Crater, this elegant lodge has a peaceful setting and is in fact a working coffee plantation. The lodge offers very comfortable and nicely decorated rooms with en suite bathroom, a small sitting area, and a spacious...
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With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.
Level 1 – Easiest
Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.
Level 3 – Moderate
Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.
Level 5 – Strenuous
Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.