Safari Parks

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is a large volcanic caldera located in northern Tanzania and is considered one of Africa's most spectacular natural wonders. Here are some things that make the Ngorongoro Crater special.

  1. Spectacular views:
    The Ngorongoro Crater offers breathtaking views from the rim, with the crater floor below dotted with wildlife and surrounded by steep cliffs.

  2. Diverse wildlife:
    The crater is home to over 25,000 large animals, including elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, wildebeest, zebras, and many other species.

  3. Conservation efforts:
    The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which includes the crater, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to many conservation efforts to protect the area's wildlife and ecosystems.

  4. Cultural experiences:
    The Maasai people, who have lived in the area for centuries, still practice many traditional customs and ways of life. Visitors to the Ngorongoro Crater can learn about and experience Maasai culture through guided tours and visits to Maasai villages.

  5. Geological significance:
    The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the largest intact calderas in the world, formed by the collapse of a large volcano over two million years ago. It is a unique geological formation and an important area for scientific study.

Overall, the Ngorongoro Crater is a special and unique destination that offers a combination of stunning natural beauty, diverse wildlife, conservation efforts, cultural experiences, and geological significance.