NGORONGORO CRATERNgorongoro Conservation Area northern Tanzania
The Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, holds Africa’s Big Five in the continent’s most dramatic setting. Fantastic cats, as well as huge tusker elephants and a large population of black rhino, are the major highlights.
- The world’s largest intact volcanic caldera
- One of the most beautiful settings for safari in Africa
- Fantastic cats, huge tusker elephants and black rhino
- One of Tanzania’s hotspots – can be very busy
Located in northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous parks. Two to three million years ago, this ancient volcano, supposedly as high as Kilimanjaro, imploded, leaving the world’s largest intact caldera, complete with 600m-high walls. Over the years, the fertility of the volcanic soil and year-round water supply has attracted one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa.
Today, Ngorongoro is a truly stunning site and has some of the best of anywhere we operate safaris.
Sprawling Plains, Soda Lake & Acacia Woodland,
For good reason, it is known as ‘the garden of Eden’ and ‘the cradle of life’! Cats that roam the Crater floor include plentiful prides of lion and leopard as mentioned, benefiting from the influx into the area of wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra and further game species throughout the winter months. In fact, the Crater boasts the highest density of lion worldwide!