In the Ngorongoro Conservation Area lies the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro was an active volcano which last erupted about 8 million years ago. The tip of the crater collapsed, leaving a 265 sq kms wide caldera with extremely nutritious pastures that attracted wild animals first […]

Ngorongoro Crater

In the Ngorongoro Conservation Area lies the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro was an active volcano which last erupted about 8 million years ago. The tip of the crater collapsed, leaving a 265 sq kms wide caldera with extremely nutritious pastures that attracted wild animals first and Maasai livestock later. The Ngorongoro Crater is 600 meters deep, and hosts an impressive concentration of animals, grazers such as Gazelles, Wildebeests and Zebras, and predators such as Hyenas, Lions and Cheetahs. Magadi lake at its center is a soda lake that attracts Flamingos, while Lerai forests attracts huge bull Elephants with enormous tusks. While it is an extraordinary spectacle, we don’t recommend it highly for photography, as there are many vehicles and very few tracks and a strict no off road driving policy. However, we will be pleased to arrange a one or two days extension to our Southern Serengeti safaris into the crater.