Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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A natural wonder and World Heritage Site, Ngorongoro Crater provides an oasis of life for a vast population of indigenous wildlife and the nomadic Maasai tribe. The rich terrain of this huge volcanic crater stretches some 260 sq km (100 sq mi) within a protected conservation area, ranking as one of the largest inactive calderas in the world. See endless vistas and the densely populated highlands of the crater, and observe wildebeest, zebras, and one of the largest known populations of Maasai lions. Set within a strict conservation area, safari tours provide visitors with access to the crater. Arrange to visit Ngorongoro Crater and other attractions in Ngorongoro Conservation Area using our Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip app.
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  • We made our third visit to the Crater in early February and it was lush with fresh vegetation. Our previous visits were in July and October so it was quite a different landscape from our prior...  more »
  • The crater views are awe inspiring spectacular... Best trip of my life and I have been a lot of places... A must see... Tears of joy when I first saw it from a viewpoint on our journey to safari...  more »
  • Amazing place. We were able to see the all the big five within few hours. Great view and worthy coming back.
  • This was an excellent experience. I highly recommend staying the night at one of the lodges around here and taking a safari down into the crater for a few days. We booked with Zara Tours. We loved it.

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