highlights and main attractions of ngorongoro crater conservation area
Often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Almost with the appearance of a natural amphitheatre, it is world renowned for being the most incredible sanctuary for wildlife, enjoying the highest density of mammals in Africa across its crater floor.
The first view of the 600-metre crater below is likely to take your breath away; tusker elephants, leopard, rhino and lion all roam the depths of the crater, which measures approximately 16 miles in diameter. It is a place where wildlife and game viewing is easy and excellent year-round, making it one of Tanzania’s most popular places to visit, and the best location in the country to view the ‘Big Five’.
The ease of photographing iconic wildlife also makes it a photographer’s dream destination and some would say incorporating this into an itinerary is a must.