The ancient Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the most interesting parks of Tanzania. Ngorongoro is often regarded as the 8th wonder of the world, from stunning landscapes, wildlife concentrations to the “cradle of mankind”, Ngorongoro has it all. The Crater is the remnant of the explosion of a huge volcano, which happened two to three million years ago. Ngorongoro Crater is situated some 190 km, West of Arusha between Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks. Covering approximately 8,292 square km.It consists of the Ngorongoro Crater itself,Ndutu, Oldonyo Lengai Mountain and the Olduvai Gorge where Dr Leaky first discovered human remains so ancient hence they proved that the human species originated in Africa.
A safari tour of the Ngorongoro National Park is your chance to see the greatest number of wildlife species per square kilometer.The dense wildlife within the crater includes all of the big five although it is not a sure thing to witness them all in one day.
The Crater – set amidst the tropical forests of the Great Rift Valley highlands – is the crown jewel of Tanzania’s National Parks. The tour, beginning at the Crater rim with its breathtaking views of the Crater floor and carrying on to the game drive in the Crater itself with its plains, acacia woodlands and lakes teeming with bird- and wildlife, shall leave you with a sense of wonder to be cherished for the rest of your life. Words alone cannot express the beauty of Ngorongoro, you have to see for yourself what this majestic place is all about. We are convinced that you will agree, it deserves the title of eighth wonder of the world!
The crater floor is home to tens of thousands of plains animals, including wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, elands, elephants, mountain reedbuck, buffaloes and a large predator population of lions, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs, cheetahs and jackal which can all be viewed at close quarters. The rare black rhino can be viewed here and over 500 species of bird which include ostrich, white pelican, and flamingo.
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