Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp


The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 180km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, is 610 metres deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometres. The park is densely populated with wildlife and is home to about 30,000 animals. Supported by a year round supply of water and food, the park supports a massive variety of animals.

There are no giraffe, topi or impala in the park - they most likely find it too difficult to negotiate the crater rim cliffs and there is also inadequate grazing for large herds of antelope, inside the park. The park is full of wildebeest, zebra, rhino, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo and elephants. Supported by a year-round supply of water and food, the park supports a massive variety of animals, including its impressive population of predators, including lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the elusive leopard.


Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp Flamingo

There is spectacular bird life in the Ngorongoro Crater. Ostriches, kori bustards, secretary birds, and crowned cranes as well as vultures, egrets, herons, geese, and flamingos have all been seen.

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp May 2015 Lion Sighting

Ngorongoro Crater has one of the densest known populations of lions so it is a great place to spot these wonderful big cats.

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp May 2015 Zebra Sighting

Guests have reported seeing numerous zebra, wildebeest, eland, Grant's and Thomson's gazelles as well as Cape buffalo and waterbuck. Of course, with such abundant numbers of grazers, the predators always follow! Specifically lion, cheetah, leopard and even wild dog.

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp Jackal Sighting

Jackal are common sightings within the Ngorongoro National Park, with three different species calling this area home. As well as this, serval and even bat-eared foxes have also been spotted.

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp May 2015 Hyena Sighting

Spotted hyena are a common sight in Ngorongoro National Park who enjoy the high numbers of zebra and wildebeest.