Ngorongoro has at its heart what many consider to be the Eighth Wonder of the World: the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. Formed when a massive volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, the Ngorongoro Crater is 610 metres deep, its floor covering 260 square kilometres. This is the largest intact crater on Earth.
Hike around the edges of the crater’s chasm and gaze down its sheer drop to watch the wildlife roam below, or head down into the crater’s basin and its forests with your specialist guide to see them up close. A veritable ‘secret society’ of species reside within the Crater, including an extraordinary population of predators, such as lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. These fertile slopes and steep, forest-covered walls are home to around 30,000 animals including the rare black rhino, hippo, wildebeest, warthog, zebra, eland, buffalo, gazelles and waterbuck.