The crater is home to around 30,000 large mammals!
When to visit Ngorongoro Crater
I want to see as many animals as possible!
I want to see the herds of the Great Migration
I want to see animals and a lush landscape
I want to see baby animals
I want to see animals and birds
I want to see newborn animals – January to March I want to see lots of birds – November to April I want a green landscape and flowers – March or April I want to see as many animals as possible – June to October I want no rain during my safari – May, June or October I want to avoid the crowds – November, December, May or June I want to see the Great Migration – December to March
Fascinating Ngorongoro Crater facts
4 tips for visiting Ngorongoro Crater
Bring a decent pair of binoculars. You cannot drive off the road inside the crater, so when you spot wildlife a little ways away from you, you’ll want to be able to train your binos on it for a better view. For the same reason, a camera with a good zoom is a definite bonus. Beware the monkeys and baboons – they love pinching things from unsuspecting tourists. Bring plenty of water, a sunhat, and sunscreen. It can get very hot in the crater, especially in summer.