The smallest place in the world where you will find the Big 6 all together
You go down a steep path until you reach a plain, you turn your head 360º and you realize that you are inside the caldera of a crater with 600m high walls. And inside you are waiting for the Big 6 of Africa: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros and hippopotamus. Be careful.
The Ngorongoro crater is the delimited area of least extension in which it is possible to find the Big 6 Animals.
The Ngorongoro crater is one of the largest volcanic calderas in the world. It was formed when a gigantic volcan exploded and collapsed two or three million years ago. The caldera is a huge bowl with walls over 600 meters high, covered with forests, and with a flat and fertile soil of about 260 km2. This particular natural world is organized in several ecosystems – forests, savannahs, lakes and marshes, salt ponds, arid lands … -, embedded in an area that does not exceed 20 kilometers in diameter.
|ARRIVAL TIME||1,5 h flight|
|TRAVELLER PROFILE||Inclusive Families with children|
The Ngorongoro was declared a conservation area in 1959 when it was separated from the Serengeti National Park.
The area became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1979. On July 31, 2010, the protection zone was extended to the archaeological remains that have been located inside the park, in the Oldupai Gorge, one of the sites most important places for the investigation of the evolution of the human species, which include traces and remains of the Homo Habilis, being classified as mixed, natural and cultural heritage.
Another option will be to take a plane from Arusha to Ngorongoro Airstrip. A journey of 30 ‘. It depends on the budget you want to spend. In the early afternoon we will arrive at our chosen hotel. We will check in and we will have the afternoon to rest and enjoy the panoramic views of the crater.
It combines with any trip to Kenya and Tanzania as … Hiking to KilimanjaroThe Great Migration