There is a place where abundant wildlife and pastoralists peacefully coexist. This place is a natural amphitheatre, spanning 8292 square kilometres in the Arusha region of northern Tanzania. The Maasai and their livestock who live in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, exist in nomadic harmony with the wildlife of the region, as they have done for hundreds of years. Believed to be the “Cradle of Life”, this unique ecosystem is rich in history and rich in fauna and flora.
Located within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest caldera and stands as a beacon of biodiversity that is home to abundant wildlife – including endangered species such as the black Rhino. The Ngorongoro Crater and its concentration of both predators and prey, is considered to be one of the Greatest Natural Wonders of the World. Swathes of pink flamingos, along with a myriad of bird species, form part of the epic scenery. The largest unbroken and unflooded caldera in the world, Ngorongoro Crater is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and spans a breath-taking 20km across, 600m deep and 300km2.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is a must-see for its archaeological legacy, spectacular scenery and incredible African wildlife. A premier destination for game viewing, it’s home to the Big Five as well as many other species of African game.
To stand in the place that was once the site of an epic act of God, while viewing Africa’s most iconic species of wildlife, is to be humbled by the majesty and wonder of nature.