Location: The conservation area is located between the Serengeti NP and Lake Manyara. It is home to the famous volcanic Ngorongoro crater which is the largest unbroken caldera in the world.
Size: Conservation area covers an area of 8,300 sq km with the crater at a size of 610 metres deep and 260 km squared surface area
Most famous for: There are 25,000 larger animals within the crater itself, mostly Zebra and wildebeest. However, this is undoubtedly the best place to see black rhino in Tanzania as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-mane males. There are lots of colourful flamingos and a variety of other water birds around the soda lake on the crater floor. More than a 100 species of bird not found in the Serengeti have been found in the crater. Other game: leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephants, warthog, impala, buffalo, hartebeest, eland and lots of other members of the antelope family and smaller mammals of sorts.
The visit to the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater is an optional excursion over 3 days and 2 nights. This excursion is operated by a local ground operator in 4×4 vehicles.