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Ngorongoro Crater

Listed as a UNESCO site, the Ngorongoro is considered one of the most beautiful and unique places in Africa. The Ngorongoro was once a mountain as high as Kilimanjaro, however three million years ago it blew up, covering the Serengeti in ash while the crater floor sank into the mountain. It is the world’s largest complete volcanic caldera, with a rim of just over 600 metres at its highest point.

Here you will find a haven of wildlife, as the crater alone has over 20,000 large animals (half of them zebra and wildebeest). This includes sightings of the endangered black rhino, which are very difficult to spot elsewhere in Tanzania. The crater is also home to some very impressive elephant bulls with huge tusks.

Animals are free to leave or enter the crater but most of them stay because of the abundance of water and food available in the crater throughout the year. One animal lacking inside the crater though is the giraffe, who cannot negotiate the steep cliffs easily.

Highlights

  • Be a Part of Heritage Route.
  • A must Go Place with Family.
  • Make Memories For Life Time.

Best time to go

Wildlife safaris inside the Ngorongoro Crater are superb at all times of the year. The dry season (June to October) is best since animals are more easily seen as grass on the crater floor is shorter. However, the scenery is equally as spectacular in the wet season months (November to May).

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