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As one of the famous parks across the world, Ngorongoro Crater is one of the natural wonders in Africa and also is the world’s largest inactive and empty volcanic caldera, formed about 2 to 3 million years ago. About 25,000 large animals live in the crater which has 30,000 hectares, including the Big Five such as elephants, Lion, Buffalo, Black Rhino, and Leopard.
Experience adventure inside the crater, as well as enjoy the spectacular view of the Ngorongoro landscape. Tourists can also practice some activities like hiking the Olmoti volcano, then move down to the Empakaai Crater Lake (where you will spot pink flamingos flock in the shallows) or visit a Ngorongoro village where the Maasai tribe live and learn about their culture and tradition.
What to See
The crater consists of more than 25,000 wild animals and hundreds of birds with different species, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area captures the attention of many tourists for the incredible wildlife sightings as well as its surrounding beauty as it’s referred as a “Garden of Eden”. Wild animals to see in Ngorongoro Conservation Area are Zebra, Wildebeest, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, and buffalo.
During game viewing in the crater rim, you may see Black Rhinos in the bushes and old bull elephants with long tusks around the Swamps. You may spot Leopards around the Lerai forest, while the pride of Lions slinks the plains. On the northern part of the Olmoti volcano, you may spot Zebra, Spotted Hyena, and Buffalo.