Ngorongoro Crater

The unique and unusual Ngorongoro Conservation Area, situated adjacent to the Serengeti in the Crater Highlands region of Tanzania, boasts an abundance of wildlife and breath-taking natural beauty. Covering an area of over 5000 square kilometres, this wildly diverse eco-system contains volcanoes, grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests and is home to the peaceful Maasai tribespeople.

The Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, lies within the centre of this area and is the world’s largest intact volcanic cauldron. This extraordinary volcanic landscape is rich and fertile, with stunning craters and lakes and moreover, the high altitude creates a malaria-free microclimate. This, combined with some of the densest concentrations of wildlife on the continent, makes for an amazing African wildlife safari.

The nearby Olduvai Gorge, commonly referred to as “The Cradle of Mankind”, is a steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley that stretches for 48 kilometres. Recognised as one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world, the Gorge has been instrumental in furthering our understanding of early human evolution. As such, the Olduvai Valley has achieved international recognition, and is encouraging a growing number of visitors each year to experience a trip to Tanzania.

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