A Photo Tour – Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
A Photo Tour – Ngorongoro Crater
Although the entire continent of Africa is blessed with an insane amount of natural beauty and wildlife; we’d argue that Tanzania leads the way. With the seemingly untouched white sand beaches of Zanzibar, the iconic silhouette of Mount Kilimanjaro and national parks bursting at the seams with some of the world’s most exotic wildlife, Tanzania is nature lovers dream!
A Little Background
Ngorongoro Crater was our main reason for travelling south from Kenya after experiencing once in a lifetime safaris in the Masai Mara. We booked a tour with a company in Moshi called Rafiki Backpackers that would take us to Tarangire National Park, which surprised us with its huge number of elephants and wondrous baobab trees.
Ngorongoro Crater which is the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera is as unique a place in the world as you’ll find. The crater which measures about 260 square kilometres (100 square miles), is home to about 25,000 animals and one of the densest number of Masai lions in Africa.
The crater does act as a bit of a bio-dome of sorts as only about 20% of the wildlife will ever leave the crater.
The crater is home to the infamous “Big Five”: buffaloes, rhinos, lions, elephants and leopards. In the same way that Tarangire National Park was an elephant lovers dream, Ngorongoro Crater is paradise for big cat lovers; you are virtually guaranteed to get an up close encounter with lions. We even had a lioness lie in the shade behind our Landrover!
Please enjoy our photo tour of Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania:
The Pride Enters the Swampy Crater
The Hippos of Ngorongoro
A Young Male Lion
Wildebeest on the Move
The Elusive Serval Cat
An Elephant Emerges From the Swamps
The Zebras Little Friends
A Massive Cape Buffalo
The Odd Looking Hamerkop
My Eye is On You
The Local Pub
Relaxing in the Midday Sun
A Flamboyant Secretary Bird
Baby Hippo Protected By Family
Finding Shade Wherever She Can
Have you ever been to or are wanting to travel to Ngorongoro Crater? Please let us know about your experience, we would love to hear from you!
Cheers and thanks for reading,
Ross & Alyse