The 12-mile-wide Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s largest, with sides up to 600 metres deep and boasting an incredible array of wildlife. On safari you can get up close to its lions, elephants, flocks of pink flamingo, herds of buffalo and may even catch a glimpse of the rare black rhino. The crater is part of the wider Ngorongoro Conservation Area of northern Tanzania, a large ecosystem of some 3,200 square miles.
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The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers an area across 8,300 sq km, in northern Tanzania.The crater bowl itself is 250 square km with sides up to 600 metres deep.
The crater floor is a host to different terrains that include grassland, swamps, forests and Lake Makat, a central soda lake filled by the Munge river. All these various habitats attract an assortment of wildlife which come to drink, wallow, graze, hide or climb. Although animals are free to move in and out of this contained environment, the rich volcanic soil, lush forests and spring source lakes on the crater floor tend to incline both grazers and predators to remain.
Animals are abundant in the crater and Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most likely areas in Tanzania to see the endangered Black Rhino.All other mammals and predators are abundant and the crater is said to be the most densely packed wildlife concentration in Africa
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