Facts About Ngorongoro Crater
Facts About Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro crater is one of the most visited tourism attractions not only in Tanzania but also Africa as a continent and there are a number of facts about ngorongoro crater. Its listed as UNESCO heritage site which has boosted the preservation and protection of wildlife in the crater.
The Ngorongoro crater is considered as on of the seven wonders of Africa and 10 wonders in the world that attracts more guests to Tanzania. Below are the best facts about Ngorongoro crater conservation Area:
Ngorongoro crater is a home of the largest caldera in the whole world. The caldera was formed after volcanic explosion that caused the volcanic mountain to think down word. The Ngorongoro volcanic mountain was estimated to be in the size of Mt Kilimanjaro the African highest mountain before the volcanic explosion took place.
Ngorongoro crater is fully intact caldera that did not turn into the lake though small crater lake is inside the caldera making it the 8 wonders of the world. It covers an area of 100 square miles equivalent to 260 square kilometers.
Below are some amazing facts about ngorongoro crater that will blow your mind away;
- Ngorongoro crater is the best destination to spot black Rhinos in Tanzania. The crater habits over 20 Black rhinos which can be easily seen during your day game drive.
- The landscape of Ngorongoro crater in conjunction with high concentration of wildlife has made the crater one of the greatest wonders of the world.
- Ngorongoro crater conservation area is the only protected area where humans live together with wildlife harmoniously
- The Ngorongoro crater conservation area hosts over 30,000 wildlife including 30 black rhinos, over 60 lions, more than 7500 wildebeest, zebras, Eland and many more.
- More pride per Capita than anywhere on earth. The caldera is a home to over 60 lions on this small area making it one of the highest destinations hosting lion prides on the whole world.
- Olduvai Gorge a steep ravine found on the walls of the great Rift Valley where paleoanthropologists Louis and Leakey discovered the remains of the homo habilis. These are the fossils of humans dating back 2 million years.
- Birding Paradise: For all bird lovers Ngorongoro acts as one stop shop for birds with over 500 bird species. From the largest bird on earth the Ostrich, Kori bustards, secretary birds name them to the smallest Hummingbird.
- Ngorongoro hosts the million wildebeest during their calving season in Ndutu North of Ngorongoro conservation area.
Ngorongoro is one of the 7 natural wonders of Africa and one of the 10 natural wonders of the world.