Ngorongoro Crater - Safaris, Wildlife & Camps

Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater 2
 

A volcano explodes in northern Tanzania... and the Ngorongoro Crater is born. Kilometre after kilometre of flat plains ringed with steep walls thousands of metres high, this is the world's largest unbroken caldera.

Sharing part of the Serengeti plains to the northwest and Mount Kilimanjaro to the east, it forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem. "Africa's Garden of Eden" is a haven to an abundance of elephants, lions, cheetahs, wildebeest, buffaloes, gazelles and rare black rhinos. An ornithologist’s paradise, birds flock to the varied terrain of forest, canyons, grass plains, lakes and marshes. For safari adventurers, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most interesting wildlife preserves in the world.


Ngorongoro Crater - Zebra

Wildlife

The Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder where within the crater rim large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Travel through the Lerai Forest looking for leopard and onto the plains where the wildebeest and zebra graze whilst cheetah and lion lay and watch. Old elephants pass your vehicle whilst further afield rhino wander and hippos hide in the pools. Just outside the crater's ridge, tall Masaai herd their cattle and goats over green pastures living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries.