Tap to inquire

Lions in Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most well-known protected sites. Being a genuine marvel of Africa, it has been inducted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 and is included in the list of the continent’s seven marvels. Visitors to this place are treated to a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape.

The Ngorongoro Crater, the largest in the world, is located within the Ngorongoro conservation area. It took over two million years for this crater to form. The crater is estimated to be 2,000 square kilometers in size and 260 meters deep. Undoubtedly, it’s among the highlights of the trip to the Ngorongoro crater.

There is more to the Ngorongoro conservation area than merely the crater. The neighborhood has a plethora of additional attractions. An approximate size of 8,292 square kilometers makes up the park. When you come to explore this enormous land, you will find a lot. Olduvai Gorge is among the other attractions that one might anticipate.

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.

Lions in Ngorongoro Crater

See the giant African tusked elephant and the critically endangered black rhino at the Ngorongoro conservation area. African wild cats, such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, caracals, and servals, can also be found in the region. The abundance of animals here for the cats to prey on is what draws them in.

Lions in the Ngorongoro Conservation area.

In the 1960s, the population of lions in the Ngorongoro had declined a lot fur to the floods the happened then. It is said that about 9 female lions and one male survived this ordeal. By the end of 1965, there were other 7 males that had come to the Ngorongoro conservation area. This boosted the efforts to improve the population of these animals. By the year 1975, there were over 100 lions that live only inside the Ngorongoro crater. There about 60 lions in the crater today. The decrease in number is due to the steep slopes of the crater that deter the lions come here and boost reproduction. Lions are also killed by the locals that graze their animals here. There have been several conflicts between the two.


Book your dream safari tour below.

    Prefix

    Your Name

    Nationality

    Your Email

    WhatsApp Number

    Length of Tour

    No. of People

    Date of Travel

    Budget

    Accommodation

    Special Requests

    How did you find us


    Tanzania safari tours Budget Tanzania safaris Luxury Tanzania safaris Kenya Tanzania safaris East African safari tours

    This Tanzania safari package can 100% be customized to match your travel style. If you feel any activity has been left out; or you prefer to add this to a bigger package, click to inquire below.

    Why book tours with us

    We've been there before. We shall guide you to the most amazing safari tour in Tanzania and more African safari destinations.

    Magical Tour
    1

    About our Tanzania tour company

    We are very passionate safari enthusiasts who have been to all travel destinations proposed in this website.

    Read more
    2

    What is it like Booking with us?

    Our extremely flexible booking terms and conditions make it easy for any changes, trip additions and crisis management.

    Read more
    3

    We won't promise heaven but we'll aim for it

    All our safari tours are carefully crafted by industry experts every step of the way. We promise you an amazing experience.

    Read more
    4

    What we value and commit to

    Delivering exceptional travel services consistently greatly defines our values, commitments and love for good service.

    Read more
    5

    A couple of single mothers depend on us

    We give back and create charity opportunities for single mothers in local tourism communities and nearby villages.

    Read more

    How we plan & ace trips

    We strictly follow the best and modern standards every step of the way; to guarantee a flawless extraordinary experience.

    1
    We listen

    Upon inquiry, we shall carefully listen to your requests, make corresponsing suggestions and advise accordingly.

    2
    We tailor

    After a couple of back and forth communication, we shall then tailor your tour package and bring it to life.

    3
    Booking held

    A tentative reservation will be made to hold your booking as we discuss payment options to confirm it.

    Reach out to us today for tour offers, trip ideas and options...

    Reach out to us via a phone call, video meeting call, drop us an email, or send a quick WhatsApp message, for us to assist you.

    +256-787-230-575
    Eddie Safari Guide
    Ronnie Safari Guide
    ×