Tanzania safari - Ngorongoro Crater
Ngororngoro Crater is the world largest un-flooded and unbroken caldera and one of the worlds greatest natural wildlife and habitat spectacles. Ngorongoro Crater is home to many big game animals and a special place to include in any Tanzania safari adventure.
Ngorongoro crater is a natural amphitheater with a diameter of 19.2 km, a depth of 610m and covers an area of 304 sq km.
Ngorongoro crater is the heart of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (N.C.A.) a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.
This ever changing Ngorongoro ecosystem supports around 25,000 animals throughout the year, including numerous grazing animals, such as Thomson gazelle, predatory animals such as lion, leopard, cheetah, and scavengers such as hyena and jackal.
As a direct result of successful anti-poaching patrols, Ngorongoro Crater is where you are likely to see glimpses of the increasing rhino population. Llions in Ngorongoro Crater now number five prides of between 10 and 20 animals. Each pride defends it's own territory.
Old bull elephants descend to the floor of Ngorongoro crater to find food. The elephants destruction of yellow acacia trees is much in evidence.
The mixture of habitats - forest, canyons, grasslands, plains, lakes and marshes - are home to abundant bird species.
Highlights: Explore Ngorongoro crater floor. Hiking around the crater rim will get you even closer to the wildlife and diversity of the environment.
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