Ngorongoro Crater, one of earth’s wonders
The Ngorongoro Crater is a large volcanic caldera (a cauldron-like hollow formed after a volcanic eruption) located in northern Tanzania, East Africa. It is a part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered to be one of the most unique and breathtaking natural wonders in Africa.
The Ngorongoro Crater is approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) in diameter and is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, including lions, elephants, leopards, hyenas, wildebeest, zebras, buffalos, and many more species. It is estimated that over 25,000 animals live within the crater, making it one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in the world.
The crater was formed about 2-3 million years ago when a large volcano erupted and collapsed on itself, creating the massive caldera. Today, the Ngorongoro Crater is a popular tourist destination for wildlife safaris, and visitors can enjoy game drives, nature walks, and cultural tours in the surrounding conservation area. Additionally, the area is also home to the Maasai people, who have lived in the region for hundreds of years and continue to practice their traditional way of life.
It is also one of our favorite safari destinations. We love the gamedrives here and meeting up with the indigenous Masaai tribes is always a joy. Especially since Nuhu, our guide here, is a Masaai himself.