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Great place to stretch your legs!

So we had the perfect day to view the crater and to walk down and back up. You could see the entire... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Fantastic walk with an armed ranger

The walk down from the rim to the lake at the bottom of the crater is a fantastic experience. It... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

So we had the perfect day to view the crater and to walk down and back up. You could see the entire rim. There are flamingos at the bottom but not that many considering. The journey from Ngorongoro Sopa lodge to the crater rim is...More

1  Thank Buggedeyed
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The walk down from the rim to the lake at the bottom of the crater is a fantastic experience. It can only be done accompanied by an armed ranger. Arrangements must be made trought the park authorities. Our safari agent had made the arrangement for...More

1  Thank Chambesy
Reviewed 14 July 2017

It is a very nice hike that provided a welcomed break from sitting in the jeep for most part of the day. I was initially a bit intimidated by "steepness" that was refereed in many reviewed, but it was not steep at all ( even...More

1  Thank Rozann
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We are a family of four and booked the crater hike as part of our 11 day safari in Tanzania. Most of the drive from the Ngorongo Sopa Lodge was scenic but it got really bad and rough as you get to the crater. It...More

1  Thank WinkSea
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We had taken an armed ranger with us for this hike and it took us about 45-50mins to ascend and similar time to ascend.. We did not pay much attention to looking around for the lake when descending as we were surrounded by thick foliage...More

Thank travellertrail6
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

A must!!! A 30 minutes descend and 1 to 1.5 hours of steep walk up the crater but what a view! A 3 hours break from the sit down safari drive games...

2  Thank Ymym65
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

You will not see animals here but you will see beautiful nature and this is your chance to do some not too difficult hiking. Maybe not for small kids but my teens loved it.

1  Thank Danizel
Reviewed 24 February 2017

If you visit during the flamingo migration months (August - Sept), you will be treated to approximately 1 million flamingos in the lake at the bottom of the crater - so many that the lake will appear pink from the ridge above. If you visit...More

2  Thank harvman
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

What a magical, mystical place. Well worth the long drive and hike down into the crater. Although we didn't see much wildlife, the isolation, tranquility and view was spectacular. It can be a bit tough hiking back out so take it easy and pack lots...More

1  Thank JacRedHK
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is one of the rare chances to break a driving routine and do a 'walking safari'. It was a very welcome opportunity to get out of the car and walk for a few hours. You are escorted by an armed ranger, who also doubles...More

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6 March 2016|
Response from Jordan D |
We have done several hike to this place, no one had any altitude problem. In case you have altitude issue, best to ascend at a slower pace. Jordan D' Souza / Tanzania Serengeti Adventure