Mawe Lodges


Home of Black Rhinos and world’s natural wonder

Ngorongoro Crater - Conservation Area

The 8292-sq-km Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) is an extensive highland region along the eastern arm of the Rift Valley, with the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. It shares a boundary with the Serengeti National Park to the west, but the NCA is not a national park in the strict sense of the word. It was established in 1959 as a multi-use area to conserve wildlife and other natural resources and safeguard the interests of the Maasai pastoralists who graze their livestock throughout ‘the Crater’ as it is affectionately called. This means guests on safari have the unique experience of seeing the Maasai herding their cattle alongside the tremendous variety of wildlife in the area.

ngorongoro crater floor zebras

Lodges nearby

Our Karatu Lodge is the closest lodge, which is 40 minutes away from the lodge. 

Baobab Camp in Tarangire is about 1 hour and 30 minutes away. 

Day trips excursion from both lodges is possible. 



Not so explored activity in Ngorongoro


Experience the endless wildlife encounter opportunities

About FAQs

  • Three hours drive from Arusha
  • 30 minutes drive from Karatu Tented Lodge
  • 1hr, 30 minutes minutes drive from Tarangire

The Ngorongoro Crater is a giant caldera, home to thousands of animal species, primarily mammals and birds. The black rhino is very rare to see and is also found in the crater.

  • Forest Canopy walk
  • Canoe safari
  • Game drives safari
  • Walking safari

Park entrance fees valid from 1st July 2023 to 30th June 2024;
Adults fees are 60 USD per person
Child between 5 – 15 yrs is 20 USD.
Below the age of 5 is Free of charge.

Crater service fee per group per day is 250USD per car.

All park entrance fees are collected by Tanzania National Park Authority TANAPA and are exclusive of 18% VAT.

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