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Ngurdoto Crater

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Arusha National Park | Mageso Chember, mzzanine floor, Arusha, Tanzania
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Located in Arusha National Park and off limits to humans, this verdant crater’s mossy, swampy habitat provides a natural sanctuary for elephants, buffalo and Colobus monkeys.
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Arusha National Park | Mageso Chember, mzzanine floor, Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see all the big 5 and a lot more. Get there early as thats when the animals are more active. The view from the top of crater is pretty spectacular.

Thank Will154943
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Booked our trip through TrueAfrica. we were told in advance we would have to share a closed vehicle and that there could be upto 400 jeeps on the crater floor at any time. We got lucky as there were about 70 so did not feel...More

Thank rdella
Reviewed 28 September 2017

An amazing place. The animals wander across the crater floor from one water hole to another. There are lakes, forested areas and grassy plains. It is a massive wild animal reserve unlike anywhere else on earth. Go see the animals in the wild. It's incredible

Thank GogirlVancouver_BC
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We went to see this amazing place and the natural plants surrounds there it was awesome. This was great and we had a great views

Thank Catherine O
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

It was a wonderful trip. I will remember it rest of my life. Seeing wildlife that is rapidly vanishing is worth seeing it while you have a chance.

Thank Vinod K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It is a unique experience to be in the crater and see the animals, but Tarangari and Serengeti have much more to see.

Thank jbaukus
Reviewed 6 September 2017

So many animals in one place and a great landscape to feast your eyes on. downside there were too many tourist cars - almost a traffic in a park.

Thank Catherine N
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Ngurdoto Crater is a volcanic crater in Arusha Region, Tanzania. The crater is 3.6 km in diameter at its widest and 100 metres deep. Ngurdoto Crater is surrounded by forest whilst the crater floor is a swamp. It is located in Arusha National Park.

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for an amazing place to get up close and person with the largest wild animals on the planet - this is the place. We saw - lions mating, ostriches mating, wildebeest, antelope, dozens of species of birds, warthogs, jackels, hippos, elephants,...More

1  Thank wayne s
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is a must see destination and a unique wildlife reserve. It is like an oasis of animals with the crater forming a stunning backdrop. We were also surprised by the diversity of bird life.

Thank Stephen K
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Response from tennis_bum1209 | Reviewed this property |
I used African Brothers. I panned the trip for almost a year and they were very knowledgeable and the price was more then fair, I have no hesitancy in recommending them.