Spanning an area of 8,292 square kilometres, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a mosaic of grassland, forest, marsh and lakes, home to 25,000 large animals including all the Big Five. At the centrepiece is the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest un-flooded and unbroken volcanic caldera in the world lying on the border of the Serengeti National Park. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the otherworldly setting of the crater offers one of the most incredible game viewing experience in Africa while providing sheer spectacular landscapes adding into the dramatic quotient that has secured its status as a quintessential safari destination.
Why the Ngorongoro Crater?
Full of prolific game viewing experiences, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the densest wildlife population anywhere in Africa with healthy numbers of the Big Five including the endangered black rhino. The waters of Lake Makatare are home to thousands of migratory flamingos. Thanks to an abundance of prey such as wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, oryx, thomson's gazelle, this contributed to one of the strongest pride of lions anywhere in Africa while also attracting a good population of leopards, hyenas and cheetahs.