Ngorongoro crater is a natural wonder of the world
Ngorongoro crater is a natural wonder of the world and is found in Tanzania located in the Northern part of the Tourist city Arusha. Its located 180 kilometers from Arusha along a good tarmac road through the famous tree-climbing lions’ park of Lake Manyara. This tarmac road ends at the gate of the Ngorongoro crater Area.
Many ask why Ngorongoro crater is a natural wonder of the world and this article fully explains the unique scenic view of the crater that earned it its name as a natural wonder of the world. Ngorongoro crater was voted as a natural wonder of the world in Arusha in 2013 February. The popularity of the endless plains of Serengeti always tried to overshadow the remarks of the Ngorongoro crater but its uniqueness remains undoubtedly the best.
Ngorongoro crater is being known by many nicknames like “Eden of Africa”, “eighth wonder of the world” and many more as people try to describe the unique scenic view of the crater. The basin-like crater is 100 square kilometers wide is a home of over 25,000 animals making it busier more than any national park around as its animal per capita is very high especially for predators.
The scenic view of Ngorongoro highlands is a perfect complement to the flatness of the endless plains of Serengeti national park. The highlands are covered by forests that attract a lot of birds and a source of water that drains the crater lake and support the wildlife.
Ngorongoro crater is a natural wonder of the world due to its unique formation. Ngorongoro crater was formed about 2 million years ago after an extinct volcano collapsed on itself forming the world’s largest caldera. Ngorongoro crater today has become the most fascinating with a self-contained ecosystem that inhabits the largest number of wildlife. The crater is home of over 25,000 animals with all the African big 5 (Lions, Elephants, Black Rhinos, Buffalos and Leopards) are present and easily seen during your game drive at the crater.
Ngorongoro crater has the largest concentration of predators in the world with over 70 lions found on the crater floor and critically endangered black Rhinos are also on increase. Ngorongoro crater Conservation Area Authority has played a great role in protecting the Rhinos.
The size of the crater inside Ngorongoro Crater is just a small area of 100 square kilometers that makes doing a game drive to see many animals possible. The Crater is the largest unfilled caldera an inspiring location for the best African experience.
We cannot talk about the Ngorongoro crater without mentioning the origin of humankind that is the Olduvai Gorge where the evolution of mankind started. Great thanks go to Dr. Leacky and Mary for their discoveries and the museum set at the Gorge. Guests always go to see and learn more about humankind at the museum, They are also able to see the visible footprints that are still in existence till today at the place.
Ngorongoro crater is a natural wonder of the world as it hosts the annual largest animal migration. The wildebeest migration in the Northern sector around the Ndutu area is famous. In February to March every year, wildebeest move to Ndutu from Serengeti national park to give birth. This migration of the wildebeest is called the caving season where over 1000’s of the new calves are given birth to daily. Observing this unique live-action of the wildlife gives the crater to hold more sights and sounds as it’s out of this background that it was voted in 2013 among the natural wonders of the world.
It’s out of the most unique attractions around the crater that it was voted as the eighth natural wonder of the world in 2013. Ngorongoro crater was established in 1959. It became UNESCO Heritage site in 1979.