10 Amazing Facts about Ngorongoro Crater.

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Ngorongoro National Park is in northern Tanzania. It’s home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and “big 5” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Huge herds of wildebeests and zebras traverse its plains during their annual migration. Livestock belonging to the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe graze alongside wild animals. Hominin fossils found in the Olduvai Gorge date back millions of years. Following are some the Facts about Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.

  1. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact caldera, a cooking pot shaped collapsed volcano, in the world, with a crater 259 square kilometers (100 square miles) in area and with walls 600 meters (1970 feet) in height.

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  2. Ngorongoro Crater is situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, Africa.

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  3. It is believed that the Ngorongoro Crater volcano was originally taller than, or as high as Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the highest mountains in the world.

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  4. Ngorongoro Crater is hosting to approximately 30,000 to 40,000 birds and animals, most notably some stunning pink flamingos and the rare black rhino.

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  5. In the center of the Ngorongoro Crater is a salt-water lake by the name of ‘Makat’ or ‘Magadi’, and to the east of the crater is a spring named Ngoitokitok Spring.

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  6. The Ngorongoro Crater sees approximately 450,000 tourists a year, who are required to be accompanied by a guide and a permit.

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  7. ‘Ngorongoro Crater’ is also known as the ‘Garden of Eden’, due to the crater’s beauty and it being a paradise for animals.

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  8. Many significant fossils have been found in the area surrounding the Ngorongoro Crater, some of which can be found in a nearby museum, and burial mounds have been found in the crater itself.

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  9. Ngorongoro Crater became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, as part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which also includes two other craters.

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  10. A native African tribe, Maasai, can be found in the area of the Ngorongoro Crater, and the crater has the highest density of lions in the world.

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