Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Crater is often called the ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ’8th Natural Wonder of the World’. It has as well being declared as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. A visit to the crater is the main drawcard for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Maasai herd their cattle and goats over the green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries

Interesting Facts About Ngorongoro Crater

  • This amazing area comprises archaeological sites, extinct and active volcanoes, breathtaking mountains, forests, vast lakes, and magnificent wildlife.

  • The Ngorongoro Crater is world-famous for its World Heritage Site.

  • Also has famous palaeontological and archaeological sites: Olduvai Gorge, Laetoli site, Lake Ndutu site, and Nasera Rock Shelter

  • The Engakura Ruins (the remains of a terraced city and irrigation system) lie on the eastern side of the Empakaai Crater.

  • Nominated as one of the contenders for the 7th Natural Wonder of the World.

  • Together with the Serengeti National Park and the surrounding areas, the Ngorongoro Crater supports the greatest concentration of wildlife left on earth.

  • The high population of the big five (buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion, and Rhino)

  • Spectacular view of the crater from the rim.

  • The high population of birds, making a good place for bird watching.

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