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Interesting Facts about Ngorongoro Crater

There’s no need to search much farther than the Ngorongoro conservation area to find one of Tanzania and Africa’s most renowned locations.

Located within this Ngorongoro conservation area is the world’s largest crater lake, Ngorongoro Crater. About two million years ago, this crater formed. About 2,000 square kilometers make up the estimated depth of the crater. Undoubtedly, it is among the most memorable experiences of the trip to the Ngorongoro crater.

In addition to the Crater and the oldest ruins, there are numerous more attractions. There are over 25,000 different animal species in the Ngorongoro conservation area. For the purpose of giving birth, nearly 1.7 million wildebeests migrate onto the ndutu plains during the wet seasons. Around 470,000 gazelles and more than 260,000 zebras will give birth in this same season and region.

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Interesting Facts about Ngorongoro Crater

Here are the Facts about Ngorongoro:

  • This crater was formed by the volcanic forces. There was a large volcanic eruption that occurred to form the crater. The crater later collapsed on its self.
  •  The crater itself is about 610 meters deep and 260 kilometers squared.
  • The Masai people live here and its estimated that about 40,000 people share this conservation area together with about 25,000 animal species. It’s also one of the best places to see the endangered black rhino and black-maned male lions.
  • There are no giraffes in the Ngorongoro crater. It is believed that they can’t make it on the steep slopes o the crater to walk down and up. You will however be able to see them in other areas of the Ngorongoro conservation area.
  • . The Ngorongoro crater was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in the year 1979. It’s also among the seven wonders of Africa.
  • The Olduvai Gorge is one of the most prestigious archeological sites in the world. This site is also located n the Ngorongoro conservation area.
  • Tourism has a great impact on the development of the area and the lives of the locals here. There are over 40,000 visitors to the Ngorongoro conservation area and each of them is required to have permit. This means a percentage of these incomes will be used to improve the community and boost conservation efforts.
  • There are several prominent people that have visited this area. These include former USA president Bill Clinton, the queen of Denmark and Prince William of the United Kingdom.
  • The movie “out of Africa” was shot in the Ngorongoro conservation area. This movie won an Oscar.
  • The Ngorongoro Crater is also called to ‘the Garden of Eden’ due to its stunning beauty and being a haven for animals.

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