Ngorongoro Crater is the main highlight of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania. Considered to be the 8th natural wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is a geological phenomenon of unparallel proportions. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979 and one of Africa’s greatest conservation areas, the flat, open plain within the immense caldera of an extinct volcano contains a population of approximately 25,000 large animals including the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa, which live permanently in the crater.
The crater formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago, creating a nature enclosure measuring is 610 m deep and a floor which covers an expansive 260 km. Within this crater lies every type of ecosystem, including ravine forests, open plains, freshwater and alkaline lakes which attract a number of wildlife and Africa’s Big Five which can be seen on a Tanzania safari.
See recommended Ngorongoro Crater safari lodges, tours and safaris in Tanzania below.
From this Tanzania game lodge in Ngorongoro Crater, guests can take guided walks into the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area forest. Crater Forest Tented Camp...more
Set among formal English gardens, in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, the Gibb's Farmhouse and 17 en-suite cottages are the heart of a working farm. Built in 1929, the Farmhouse has hardly changed...more
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in Tanzania offers exciting activities and romantic luxury accommodation on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater....more
The Ngorongoro Farm House is an exclusive Tanzania game lodge in Ngorongoro Crater just outside of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area....more
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is built into the rim of the Ngorongoro dormant volcano. Most of the rooms at this Tanzania lodge have private terraces...more
Perched right on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, this stylish Tanzania game lodge is the only property on the eastern rim of this World Heritage Site...more
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge offers an unforgettable experience for both game viewing and scenery on an Ngorongoro Crater safari in Tanzania...more
The Ngorongoro Crater is truly one of the greatest sanctuaries on earth and should be experienced by everyone with an interest in natural history...more