The Ngorongoro Crater and surrounding highlands are one of Africa's most
beautiful regions. Volcanic craters form stunning backdrops to some of the
richest grazing in Africa.
The most famous is without doubt the Ngorongoro Crater,
the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera; home
to the highest density of big game in Africa.
With 600 meter high walls and a rich volcanic floor that plays host to the
big five, Ngorongoro is one of the continent's most famous safari
destinations. A trip to Northern Tanzania has to include Ngorongoro, it is
an exceptional place in which to interact with the Maasai and is one of the
most beautiful natural wildlife sites in the world.
The Ngorongoro Crater is the best place in Tanzania to see the 'Big Five' and is “the place to be” to be on safari. However due to the crowds we recommend a 2 night stay only, after that the safari time should be spent in the Serengeti.
The advantage of staying at a hotel on the Crater rim is the view, the
advantage of staying away from the Crater at nearby Karatu is the range of
activities that Karatu offers such as walking and taking in the views
The Ngorongoro Crater: What activities are on offer
Activities in the Ngorongoro Crater itself are limited to game driving only .but there are also picnic spots in the park. When you include the surrounding Ngorongoro Conservation area you will discover a full range of activities that are on offer including walking, trekking, plus visiting the Maasai and other tribes and also exploring the Olduvai Gorge.
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