The Ngorongoro Crater, also known as the ‘Garden of Eden’ due to its beauty, is another very popular tourist attraction – it is the largest caldera in the world, and the crater is 100 square miles in area, with walls 1970 feet high. It is enclosed in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania. This crater is home to approximately 30,000 to 40,000 birds and animals, notably the black rhino.
View from the Ngorongoro Crater
A mother rhino and it’s calf walk to find their family
A long spiraling road down the crater gives the most amazing views of the area that you are about to enter into – it is a world of its own. Many have said to have seen cheetah’s darting across the plains in order to catch prey. There are said to be at least 5 black rhinos, the rarest rhino in the world, which live in the crater. In addition to these animals, there are many other notable animals such as the lion, leopard, zebra, wildebeest etc. A native African tribe is also found in the area of the Ngorongoro Crater.
A couple of hours in the crater guarantees that you will have seen majority of the animals that inhabit the area. It’s a beautiful place, one not to miss if you were to visit Tanzania!
You’ll be able to stay at an amazing lodge of your choice, either looking down into the crater, or one closer to civilization, you get to pick where. Everything will be taken care of at your satisfaction, and you will not be disappointed with the results!