The crown jewel of Ngorongoro is a deep, volcanic crater, the world’s largest unflooded and unbroken caldera. The Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder that is about 20 kilometers across, 600 meters deep, and 300 square kilometers in size.
The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites, with the highest density of wildlife in the continent. The Crater, sometimes referred to as the “eighth wonder of the world,” has achieved worldwide acclaim, attracting an increasing number of visitors each year. You’re unlikely to escape other vehicles here, but you’ll be rewarded with incredible wildlife viewing in a truly breathtaking setting. Ngorongoro is unlike anywhere else in Africa!
Though its named Ngorongoro Crater, in actual sense Ngorongoro is the vast Caldera that explodes million years ago creating a wide ground with a lake in it. Within it, it attracted a vast number of animals that explores the richness throughout the year. The Flora and Fauna in it is not easily compared to any in the world. Walking tours are also arranged at the crater rim and highlands towards other smaller craters and towards Oldonyo Lengai which is an active Volcanic Mountain.
The Lerai Forest resides in the South-Western corner of the crater holds unique yellow fever trees. If you go toward the Northern part of the forest, you’ll find the glistening Lake Magadi, Gorigor Swamp and the Ngoitokitok Springs on the Eastern side. You can’t go to the Ngoitokitok Springs without seeing the African hippos in their natural habitat, it’s a once in a lifetime experience!
The crater is the paradise of animals like the endangered Black Rhinos, Lions, hippos, elephants, wildebeest, zebras, cheetahs, leopards and antelopes plus different birds’ species. Its easily accessible both by roads and air from Arusha and other parts of Tanzania.