The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera.
It was named by the Maasai pastoralists after the sound produced by the cowbell (ngoro ngoro). This is a protected area and a world heritage site located 180Km west of Arusha.
When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you’ll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation.
It is home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five.It is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It’s a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water.
From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you’ll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa’s most recognizable faces.
Ngorongoro crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa’s premier safari destinations.
There are hotels and lodges located within the crater and outside .The ones outside the crater are abit cheaper compared to those inside the Crater.Flying dove tours have custom made itineraries to this park and other places of interest in Tanzania.
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