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Ngorongoro crater - one of the great natural wonders of the world

Views: 788 Visited: Jan 2015 Reviewed: Apr 21, 2015

When you are coming from Arusha, the tarmac road ends as you reach the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The dramatic landscape of the Ngorongoro Highlands is the perfect complement to the flatness of the Serengeti. Populated by Masai tribes, this area of grasslands, volcanoes and forests makes utterly superb hiking terrain. The area includes the Oldupai Gorge, the cradle of mankind, and the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. Spectacular as it is, the crater accounts for just a tenth of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The crater itself has been described as one of the great natural wonders of the world. Eight million years ago, the Ngorongoro Crater was an active volcano but its cone collapsed, forming the crater that is 610 meters deep, almost 20 kilometers in diameter, and covers an area of 311 sq. km. The crater is home to many species of wild game and birds, including the endangered black rhino.

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