Ngorongoro crater area – Tanzania
Standing on the Ngorongoro Crater rim, looking across to the other side or down to the plains, ranks as one of the mosr incredible sights in the world. It will take your breath away. This is not sight seeing, it is sight feeling!
Nearly everybody has heard of one of the best places to see wildlife in Africa, the Ngorongoro Crater. It is such an incredible feature, with the wildlife inside and the stunning location. You will not forget the first time you reach the rim of the crater and look into this huge expanse, trying to spot any animals from up there.
The crater is located inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (often called the NCA), but what a lot of people don’t know is that the NCA also encompasses the Olduvai Gorge and a huge wildlife area to the east of the Serengeti, as well as the Ndutu Plains.
Discover this extraordinary piece of Tanzania.
Delve into the millions of years of human history, and peek over the crater rim and descent into this wildlife hotspot. Soak up some of the Maasai wisdom and learn something about this amazing culture. And if you are there in the right season, witness the birth of thousands of wildebeest at the start of the migration circle.
This is an area like no other. If it isn’t on your bucket list yet, add it now and move it right to the top. You won’t regret it.
About the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area was created in 1959 and is 8,292 square kilometres in size. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve. The area is unusual being the only site in Africa where human settlement (the Maasai people) is allowed within a wildlife protected area.
The most famous features of the area are the Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, and the Ndutu Plains.
In 2013 experts declared the Ngorongoro Crater as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa. The inside of the crater covers 265 square kilometres and the rim sits just over 600m above the crater floor. It is the world’s 6th largest unbroken caldera.