Explore the Ngorongoro Crater


Explore the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania

Once a gigantic volcano, the Ngorongoro is now no other than  the biggest intact (unbroken) volcanic caldera on Earth. Some maintain that, before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Long since having collapsed and eroded, this three-million-year-old caldera now shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Indeed it is a natural sanctuary for some of the densest populations of large mammals in Africa. Due to its enclosed nature, the Ngorongoro Crater has effectively formed its own ecosystem.

The Ngorongoro Crater, formed millions of years ago by a volcanic eruption, is often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Explore the history and geology behind this remarkable caldera and understand how it became a sanctuary for a diverse range of plant and animal species.

An estimated 25 000 large mammals are resident in this bowl of plenty, including a large population of lion. Cheetah move in and out of the crater, while leopard are most often encountered in the spectacular Lerai Forest. Among the smaller carnivores, both golden and black-backed jackal are abundant, while the normally shy and nocturnal serval are frequently seen during daylight hours. Indeed, lions, elephants, cheetahs, zebras, and countless other species call this natural haven home. We’ll take you on an unforgettable virtual safari, describing encounters with these magnificent creatures and sharing fascinating facts about their behaviors and habitats.

Experience one of nature’s most spectacular events, the Great Migration, which often takes place near the Ngorongoro Crater. Witness the epic journey of millions of wildebeest and zebras as they traverse vast distances in search of fresh grazing land. We’ll provide insights into the migration patterns and the impact it has on the ecosystem of the crater.

Prepare to be spellbound by the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater as we’ve only scratched the surface of what this extraordinary destination has to offer. Whether you’re an avid wildlife enthusiast, a nature lover, or a cultural explorer, the Ngorongoro Crater promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. So, pack your bags, embark on this virtual journey, and let the enchantment of this natural wonder captivate your senses.


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