Going On a Ngorongoro Safari With Your Partner? Don’t Rush, Plan Wisely!

If you are planning your honeymoon, nothing can beat the choice of Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. Located in Tanzania, you get to experience natural wonders at their best. When you step in for a safari, you get to witness wildlife roaming in their natural habitat, the vast landscape, and other fascinating activities, such as the great migration or game drive.

However, if you are stuck on the best time to visit this crater, this guide will walk you through the details. 

Why should you visit Ngorongoro Crater?

Ngorongoro Crater is the best place for all wildlife enthusiasts. Here, you can enjoy game drives. The crater hosts the Big Five, and you can also witness rare and peculiar bird species. Among predators, you can enjoy stargazing and camping and immerse yourself in the cultural activities of the Maasai people.

Understanding the weather conditions

Understanding the climatic condition of this crater becomes quite important, as there are two distinct seasons, each offering a different type of experience.

  • Dry season

The dry season lasts from June to October. At this time of year, you get clear skies, cool temperatures, and the best time to view the wildlife. It is also known as the high season when the safari is crowded, and the accommodation rates are higher. However, you can witness the great migration without any hindrance.

  • Wet season

The wet season starts in November and ends in May. Here, intermittent rain can transform the landscape into lush green. However, road conditions deteriorate, which can affect game drives. This is also known as the low season, and the crowd is comparatively less. Also, you get discounts on accommodation and enjoy vibrating vegetation around.

  • Cultural engagement

For an engaging cultural experience with the Maasai people, you can choose to visit this  crater any time of the year. They are available throughout the year, and you get to build connections with the local community and learn about their customs and way of living.

Factors to consider

There are certain aspects you must condition along with the weather, such as the following:

  • Budget

You must have strategic planning and be ready to incorporate any unforeseen changes. You can also go for midrange accommodation or take advantage of off-season discounts. You can also join group tours and complete the safari within your budget.

  • Accommodation option

There are various options, starting with tented camps and lodges; you must go through the pros and cons and get a secure and desired place to stay here. It would help if you did not compromise your comfort.

Safety tips 

It would help if you took all the precautions to stay safe when visiting this place. Follow the guide’s instructions, and do not approach the wildlife too closely. Also, pack all the necessities required for a successful trip. You must have the documents and permits necessary for the 


Summing it up

If you only want to view wildlife, you must choose the dry season and go on a safari in Ngorongoro Crater from June to August. At this time, you can also see the Big Five and other animals gathering around the crater floor water sources.

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