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Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The jewel in Ngorongoro's crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest un flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder.

NGORONGORO CRATER

Ngorongoro crater is the world`s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera.

This geological masterpiece was formed as a result of an extremely large volcanic explosion which caused the volcano to collapse in on itself!thus creating the crater.

Today the crater forms a bowl of 20 kilometres(12.5 miles)wide with side up to 610 metres (2000 feet) deep and 304 sq kilometers (188sq miles).

The crater is dynamic ecosystem with diverse vegetation,woodland and forest covers the edges of the crater,There are two forests in the crater and several  swamps.

The extremely fertile crater floor is the reason why there is such  a highly concentrated  of Fauna and Flora.

Over 20000 mammals call the crater their paradise.including some of the only remaining black rhinos in the world.

The crater floor also boasts one of the highest carnivore densities  in the world including large prides of lions, packs of hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and leopards especially on the rim forest. large herds of zebra and wildebeests, buffalo and hippos.

Experiencing Ngorongoro:

We recommend 2 days in ngorongoro ,This will allow you to enjoy the nature sorrounds you and exploring nearby areas.

Activities

Game drive in the ngorongoro crater ,oldupai gorge and surrounding attractions also maasai village culture tours and walking safaris on the crater rim.

How to get there:

It is 3 hours drive from Arusha.

When to go:

All year round

Where to stay:

there are number of options in the area to suit any budget,we recommend:

Inside the conservation Area:

Ngorongoro serena lodge 

Ngorongoro sopa lodge

Ngorongoro wildlife lodge

Ngorongoro rhino lodge

Ngorongoro crater lodge

Outside the Conservation Area:

Ngorongoro farm house lodge

Gibbs farm lodge

Kitela lodge

Tloma lodge

The manor at ngorongoro

-Eilleens trees inn:

Bouganivillea lodge

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