Live View from the Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is also referred to as ÔÇśthe Garden of EdenÔÇÖ due to its dazzling beauty and because it is a paradise for animals.

Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater

It’s one of the largest craters in the world and was formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed around 3 million years ago. When it was a volcano itÔÇÖs thought to have been a similar size to Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the worldÔÇÖs highest mountains.  

Located in Northern Tanzania, Ngorongoro (as most people refer to it) is famously known for its vast diverse beauty in nature, landscape, wildlife and cultures. This highly visited African attraction is the worldÔÇÖs largest inactive, unbroken and unfilled volcanic caldera.  ItÔÇÖs also one of the Sevens Natural Wonders of Africa. Parts of the Oscar-winning movie Out of Africa was filmed partly in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In fact, Ngorongoro is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Man and Biosphere Reserve and a UNESCO Global GeoPark.

What Animals Can I See?

There are around 30,000 animals ranging from leopard, cheetah, elephant and hyena to warthog, buffalo and impala. ItÔÇÖs also one of the best places to see the endangered black rhino and black-maned male lions.

Learn More

You can learn more about this amazing place on the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority website.