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The Ngorongoro Crater is a sight to behold, the world’s largest intact caldera, this phenomenal natural amphitheatre boasts some 250km of plains and lakes, and an estimated 30,000 animals including the endangered black rhino, lion, cheetah and flamingos.

As you begin the long decent into the crater, the abundant wildlife starts to reveal themselves from the mist and thick forest that lines the crater walls. When you reach the crater floor, you see the overwhelming volume and variety of game that have made this former volcano their home. The crater now provides a whole ecosystem, so the animals don’t move or migrate as everything they need is right there. The crater is a majestic site, offering excellent opportunities for close up wildlife photography and game viewing. This is an experience not to be missed.

Did you know?

  • The crater was created around 2.5 million years ago when a huge active volcano (that was probably Africa’s highest peak) collapsed inward following a ferocious volcanic eruption.
  • The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest intact, unfilled caldera. The crater itself is about 610 metres from rim to floor and covers an area of around 260 square kilometres.
  • It is very busy in the crater so I would only recommend a morning or evening drive.
  • Staying on the crater edge is an amazing experience.
  • There are plenty of walks we can arrange in the Ngorongoro Highlands.
  • A visit to the Olduvai Gorge is a must to learn about our earliest ancestors.
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Area highlights

A true natural wonder
Amazing wildlife photography opportunities 
Olduvai Gorge
Endangered black rhino

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