Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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  • Our trip was planned well with the help of Tanzania Horizon Safaris personnel. Even though we were only 2 people we travelled in a comfortable, well equipped vehicle with an excellent and...  more »
  • Very popular destination, even in Covid times. At the entrance of the park one will find a traffic jam of safari trucks. In the park this is less obvious. For us this destination was all about the...  more »
  • Ngorongoro crater; intact caldera
  • Amazing park

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