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

Lana Goodwin

Author: Lana Goodwin - 30 January 2024

Last Update: 18 April 2017

Part of the Travel To Tanzania & Mount Kilimanjaro & African Safari Collection

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  

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Video by Bas Reus

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania in HD 

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Hyena Kill in Ngorongoro Crater 

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Video by Richard Knocker

Lions vs. Buffalo at the Ngorongoro Crater 

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Water Buffalo vs Hyena 

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Video by Elliott Golnar

Cheetah chasing Thomson's Gazelle in Ngorongoro Crater 

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Video by Pradeep Kushwaha


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