Ngorongoro Crater - Ngorongoro conservation
The breath taking Ngorongoro crater - one f the 8
Wonders of the world
Elephants living inside the Ngorongoro Crater tend to be
elderly males who stay in the area year-round.
Safari game drive in Ngorongoro crater
Ngorongoro is not a national park but a multiple use
conservation area where people and wildlife co-exist in their
natural setting. Ngorongoro is a scenically different and
fascinating Conservation Area at the centre of which is the
Ngorongoro Crater. The landscape then extends through the Crater
Highlands where local tribes can maintain their tradition in as
natural an environment as possible. The landscape is rich and
fertile and the crater is reputed to have the densest
concentration of wildlife in Africa and at its centre an
extraordinary amount of pink hued flamingos.
Ngorongoro is also known as the paradise of the “garden of Eden”
because of the pure, unspoilt nature and the high numbers of
game such as buffalos, hyenas, leopards, lions, elephants and
Ngorongoro crater at 2286km above sea level is the largest and
huge unbroken caldera in the world. Very steep walls rising 610m
from the crater floor surround it. It is a natural amphi-theatre,
which measures 19.2kms in diameter and 304 sp kms in area. It is
a home to upto 30000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last
remaining black rhino. The rhino emerge from the forests in the
mists of early morning, and their pre-historic figures making a
striking impression, surrounded by the ancient crater walls.
Animals are free to enter or leave the crater, but many of them
stay for the plentiful water and grazing available on the crater
floor through out the year.
The Ngorongoro crater is widely known as the Eighth Wonder of the
The best time to go is when it's dry - between August
and February. During this time the available water has shrunk
Cheetah walking - Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation
Area, Tanzania. and the lush vegetation that can obscure the
animals has thinned out. Less water means there are fewer places
available for the animals to drink. Eventually all inhabitants,
big and small, end up having to congregate near the waters edge.
With only a little bit of driving you will probably be able to
see just about every animal that lives inside the crater during