The Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtakingly beautiful setting and the best place in Tanzania to see the Big Five. It is one of the world’s most astonishing and renowned natural wonders. It measures about 16-19km in diameter, with walls of 400-610m in height. It is renowned both for its geological splendour, and for being a natural reserve which is home to some of the densest large mammal populations found anywhere in Africa.
The crater is home to some 30,000 plains game, this huge volcanic crater is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. The swamps and soda lake attract an extraordinary number of flamingos, and the plains offer a variety of wildlife including black rhino, Cape buffalo, hippo and wildebeest.