Known as "Africa's Garden of Eden," the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest, intact volcano caldera in the world.
Located in northern Tanzania, 180 km west of the town of Arusha, between Lake Manyara and Serengeti. The floor of the crater is 610 m below the crater rim and has an area of 265 sq. km. The Ngorongoro Crater is truly incredible, providing some of the best and most frequent opportunities to view a wide variety of East Africa’s iconic species.
There are more than 30,000 animals, including the “BIG FIVE”
LIONS -- ELEPHANTS -- LEOPARDS -- BUFFALO -- RHINO
Other species include cheetah, wildebeest, jackals, hyenas, waterbuck, hippos, warthogs, zebras, and hundreds of birds.
As part of the Ngorongoro Conservation area, it is a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve. The area has a variety of terrains, from highlands plains to forests, covering around 8,288 sq. km. This area not only includes wild animals, but is also home to the indigenous Maasai tribe and their livestock, including sheep, goats and donkeys.
With the vast amount of wildlife and local culture, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most popular destinations on the tour!