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Ngorongoro Crater Safari

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is a large caldera, or collapsed volcano, that sits like a giant bowl on the Tanzania highlands. Considered one of the seven natural wonders of Africa, the crater has walls 2,000 feet high and a floor that covers 100 square miles. Like a gigantic natural terrarium, the Ngorongoro Crater is home to vast species of wildlife, approximately 25,000 large animals, and because many of the animals cannot scale the walls, they live within their own contained landscape. The area is known to have one of the densest populations of lions so the upside of a visit is that you are very likely to see many of the Big Five; the downside is that you will also see many other people and vehicles, which is why it is best to come early in your safari. You can cross the Big Five off of your list and head out into more secluded wilderness and enjoy the drama of what each day brings without the worry of whether or not you will go home without seeing a lion.

Written by Melissa Biggs Bradley

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