Formed by the collapse of a massive ancient volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest unbroken caldera and is around 18 kilometres in diameter and over a third of a mile deep. It’s home to a range of habitats – including soda lakes, wetlands, open savannah and woodlands – making it a veritable Eden that supports a spectrum of wildlife species and a highlight of the northern Tanzania safari circuit.
Here you can expect to see large tusk elephant, pods of hippo in the wetland area, vast herds of buffalo and wildebeest, and even black rhino, while the shallow waters feature the unforgettable sight of hundreds of pink flamingo. Due to its plentiful game it also lays claim to Africa’s largest predator population – including leopard, lion and cheetah, among others.
Additionally, it’s home to the traditional Masai tribesman who graze their cattle on the fertile crater floor and who are easily visible against the plains in their signature traditional red robes.
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