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Ngorongoro Crater

The Famous Nature Zoo The Ngorongoro Crater, at 2,286 meters above sea level, is the world’s biggest unbroken crater. This natural amphitheatre comprises 260 square kilometers and is surrounded by extraordinarily high cliffs reaching 610 meters from the crater bottom. There are around 25,000 huge animals living in this 100-square-mile area. Zebras and wildebeests make up almost half of the animals.

Gazelles, buffaloes, elands, hartebeests, warthogs, and the uncommon rhinoceros are also present. Maasai livestock are occasionally observed being herded down the crater walls to the lake below. Many predators, including as lions, hyenas, cheetahs, and leopards, are drawn to such large concentrations of animals. There are around 100 bird species not seen in the Serengeti that may be seen here. Thousands of flamingos emerge from a pink blanket that blankets the soda lakes.

The Crater was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ngorongoro crater is part of the 8,000-square-kilometer Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is bordered on the southwest by Lake Eyasi and on the north by the Gol Mountains. The Olbalal Swamp and the desert are about in the middle.

The Olduvai Gorge is littered with extinct craters and high grasslands, including Oldonyo le Ngai, a grey, foreboding perfect cone that is still an active volcano, to the north.

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Serengeti National Park

Home of the wildebeest migration

Ngorongoro Crater

A world heritage site & worlds largest caldera

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Home of  giants: Elephants & Baobab trees

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