The Ngorongoro Crater
The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th National Wonder of the World’, a visit to the crater is a main drawcard for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun.
Size: 8,300 sq km.
Location: Within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area at the eastern edge of the Serengeti.
Getting there: Drive from Arusha, Lake Manyara, Tarangire.
What to do: Besides vehicle safaris to Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, and surrounding attractions, hiking treks through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
When to go: All year round. To follow the wildebeest migration, December-July.To see predators, June-October.
Accommodation: Luxury lodges.