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Traveling to Ngorongoro Conservation: Everything You Need to Know

Traveling to Ngorongoro Conservation: Everything You Need to Know

How to get to Ngorongoro.

One of the few easily accessible locations in Tanzania is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is only 140 miles from Serengeti National Park and 177 km from Arusha. Taking a plane from Arusha to one of the park’s seven airstrips is the most practical choice.

A 4×4 safari vehicle can be reserved for an overland trip from Arusha to Ngorongoro. You can stop at Tarangire and Manyara on the route.

You can also mix and match these choices. Plan a one-way air travel safari to the Ngorongoro Crater and return to Arusha.

Getting to Ngorongoro Crater by Air.

Travelling to Ngorongoro conservation Area by Air is so far the best way one should use to reach there.
Below are some of the airports you will have a stopover on before you arrive to your final destination.

Kilimanjaro international Airport.
Dar es Salaam International Airport.

The distance between Julius Nyerere International Airport and Dar es Salaam is 13 km/8 miles southwest. Arusha is located 46 kilometers/29 miles east of Kilimanjaro International Airport.

There are two further regional airports: Arusha (8 km/5 miles west of Zanzibar) and Zanzibar on the island of Zanzibar. A large portion of safari travel into and out of the reserves is handled by these airports.

If you intend to travel to Tanzania’s western and southern regions, specifically Zanzibar. Traveling by air to Dar es Salaam, the capital, is the best option.
A few European airlines operate flights to Dar es Salaam. Incorporate Swissair, British Airways, and KLM (all of which have codes shared with Delta). Long-distance bus routes connect Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda.

If you intend to travel to Tanzania’s northern region. Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) is the greatest airport to arrive at. KLM offers daily flights from Amsterdam. Additionally, Kenya Airways / Precision Air and Ethiopian Airlines operate flights into KIA.

The cost of the tour package always includes all transportation to and from the airport.

Through a number of hubs, Tanzania is linked to the Middle East, the United States, Asia, Africa, and Europe. And among these include.
Fast Jet connecting South Africa and Tanzania.
Air Kenya flies between London and Kilimanjaro international Airport via Nairobi.
Ethiopian Airlines flies between London and Kilimanjaro International Airport via Addis Ababa.
KLM flies between London and Kilimanjaro international Airport via Amsterdam.
Emirates flies between London and Kilimanjaro international Airport via Dubai.
Zan Air and Air Excel and flight link also offer various domestic options in Tanzania.

Tanzania is often served by flights from London and around Europe. Depending on stopovers, the flight takes approximately 11 hours. You should allow roughly 19 hours for the trip from New York, including stops.

How to Book a Flight to Ngorongoro Crater.

The best places to look for more information regarding flights to Tanzania are websites.
For additional information on the airport to travel into to start your safari, consult our team as well.

The cost of the ticket includes the departure tax when you book a flight to Tanzania.

Airstrips To and From Ngorongoro Crater.

Seronera Airstrip in Serengeti to Ngorongoro.
It is roughly 140 km/90 mi to the crater from the Seronera area in the Serengeti. It takes roughly three hours to drive there.
This can take a lot longer, giving you the opportunity to see wildlife as you go.

Lake Ndutu Airstrip to Ngorongoro Crater.

This airstrip is located in the southern part of lake Ndutu. It is not far away from Ndutu ranger post of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The lake is near lake Masek of which both lakes are Saline and located just near the Olduvai Gorge.

Manyara Airstrip to Ngorongoro Crater.

This airstrip offers flights to and from the Ngorongoro conservation Area.
Manyara airstrip connects Ngorongoro with other destinations like Zanzibar.
The airstrip is located just a distance of 80 km/ 50mi drive from lake Manyara to the Ngorongoro crater.

Major Airports to Ngorongoro Crater.

Tanzania has three main airports from which flights to the Ngorongoro Crater are operated. These include the airports in Arusha, Kilimanjaro, and Dar es salaam.
An other option is to fly from Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. From Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Wilson Airport (WIL).
The preferred airport for flights departing from the Lake Victoria region is Mwanza Airport (MWZ).

Getting to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by Road.

Ngorongoro Drive in safaris.

Scheduling a drive-in safari is the most common method of accessing the Ngorongoro Crater by car. Generally speaking, drive-in safaris begin in the town of Arusha.

The trip from Arusha to the Ngorongoro Crater takes roughly two hours. You can choose to spend the night in one of the tented camps or lodges.

Ngorongoro Self-drive Safaris.

It is not recommended to drive to Ngorongoro by vehicle, however sometimes it is accessible by a 4 by 4 vehicle since the crater is accessible through out the year.

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