Ngorongoro Crater

The flourishing basin of Ngorongoro Crater

Known as one of the world’s most astonishing and renowned natural wonders, the vastness and beautiful setting of the Ngorongoro Crater are truly overwhelming and the best place to visit. The Crater is the largest unflooded, intact caldera and the World Heritage site that is characterized by a highland plateau with volcanic mountains as well as several craters, extensive savannah, and forests.

The crater floor is predominantly grasslands with two swamps fed by streams, and the Lerai Forest. The walls of the crater are lightly forested.  Conceivably, Ngorongoro contains the largest permanent concentration of wildlife in Africa, with an estimated average of 30,000 large mammals.

Game viewing is good year-round. Because there is a permanent source of freshwater, there’s no reason for much of the wildlife to migrate as they must do in the Serengeti national park.