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Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari

Listed under Wildlife in Tanzania.

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The Ngorongoro Crater and the area surrounding it are part of a Conservation Area inside which local tribes continue their traditional lifestyles amongst thousands of wild animals. The vast crater at the conservation area's centre is the world's largest intact volcanic caldera (approximately 265 square and 600 metres deep) and provides nutrient rich soil which supports a huge range of wildlife.

Springs along the crater floor provide year round water so there are no migrations in this region. The craters high walls mean the area remains cool and moist for most of the year and the animals are kind of trapped.

Both grazers and predators of all kinds live in the crater and it represents a microcosm of African animals. There are also large numbers of the most popular game animals with elephants, buffalo, leopards and over 100 lions. This is an excellent place to visit if you’re hoping to see the rare Black Rhino, the rhinos here are original, not re-introduced as in most parks.

Local tribes graze their cattle on the crater floor among the buffalo.

Written by  Jodie Kimbah.

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