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Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area reviews

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“The Crater is breathtaking with its other volcanic caldera floors. ” - Ken Firestone

A jaw-dropping visual experience

Views: 742 Visited: Apr 2013 Reviewed: Jan 13, 2015

It takes about a 3 hour drive from Arusha to get to the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area includes the crater, the majestic Ngorongoro Highlands, wildlife and a high concentration of Maasai settlements. Maasai graze their cattle throughout the Conservation Area. This area also includes Oldonyo Lengai, a Maasai holy site which remains an active volcano. It also includes Olduvai Gorge, famous for being the archaeological site where the Leakey's unearthed the oldest human skeleton in the 1950's from 1.8 million years ago.

The Ngorongoro Crater overlooks half mile drop to its volcanic caldera floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. It is 100 square miles and the 30,000 animal that live within its unique ecosystem include the main animals found throughout the Serengeti. This ecosystem is defined by the rim of the Great Rift Valley wall escarpment, making it difficult for animals to migrate out of the crater easily, due to its natural enclosure. Cool breezes at its rim creates ideal conditions within the crater for animals to keep cool with it during hot days.

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