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Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers a vast expanse of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forest. Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area with wildlife co-existing with semi-nomadic people (Maasai) practicing traditional wildlife grazing, it also encompasses the Ngorongoro Crater,  the world’s largest caldera.

This area has huge importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of so many globally threatened species,  the density of wildlife inhabiting the area and the annual migration of Wildebeest,  Zebra and Gazelle in to the Northern Plains.

The stunning landscape of Ngorongoro Crater,  combined with its spectacular range of wildlife is one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet. Spectacular Wildebeest numbers (well over 1 million) pass through this land as a part of the annual migration across the Serengeti Eco-system. This constitutes a truly spectacular natural phenomenon.

Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and is truly a sight to behold. The crater together with the Olmoti and Empakaai Craters is part of the Eastern Rift Valley, whose volcanism dates back millions of years.


The conservation area is home to some 25,000 animals. The highest population of mammal predators in Africa, including the densest population of Lion, the are is truly sensational. Ngorongoro harbours a range of endangered species including the Black Rhino, Wild Hunting Dog and Golden Cat as well as 500 species of bird.


Ngorongoro is more than something special and we look forward to sharing this beautiful, important and historic land with you.

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