Lion at Ngorongoro crater

Attraction

Ngorongoro Crater

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Formed by a volcano two to three million years ago, the Ngorongoro Crater is 610 metres deep and covers 100 square miles of forest, grassland, salt lake, springs and swamp.

Around 25,000 large animals reside here, include rhinos, hippos, elephants, lions, wildebeest, zebra and gazelles, with te crater’s Lake Magadi is often filled with thousands of flamingos; a true sight to behold. 

The volcanic crater is the largest unflooded caldera in the world, making it a breathtaking natural wonder that must not be missed out. As well as the thriving wildlife, you'll also get the chance to see some of the local people, including the Massai who arrived around 200 years ago and live in harmony with the animals and birds. Visitors are welcome at two Massai cultural bomas, including one close to Irkeepusi village.