Six reasons why the Ngorongoro Crater should be your next Tanzania safari destination

18 April 2017
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Commonly known as ‘Africa’s Garden of Eden’, Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater is a wildlife enthusiasts dream - as it’s home to approximately 30,000 to 40,000 birds and animals.

The Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also the world’s largest unbroken caldera -  covering 260 square kilometres in Northern Tanzania.

It’s abundance of wildlife make it the ideal African safari destination for travellers looking for that authentic African safari experience.

If you need more convincing, here are six reasons why the Ngorongoro Crater should be your next Tanzania safari destination.

Lions catch and kill buffalo in Ngorongoro crater  

Video by Bas Reus

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania in HD 

Video by Amazing Places on Our Planet

Hyena Kill in Ngorongoro Crater 

Video by Richard Knocker

Lions vs. Buffalo at the Ngorongoro Crater 

Video by girlontheverge

Water Buffalo vs Hyena 

Video by Elliott Golnar

Cheetah chasing Thomson's Gazelle in Ngorongoro Crater 

Video by Pradeep Kushwaha


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