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Mandusi Swamp

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.

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.

Mandusi Swamp in the Ngorongoro conservation area.

This Mandusi swamp is fed by the Munge stream. The Swamp is a breeding area for predators that are a hunting the smaller animals. It’s also a grazing ground for Elephants, Hippos, Zebras and large herds of Wildebeests. The Madusi swamp also collects a lot of bird species. You will find a big number of over 70 bull elephants that visit the base of the crater. The cows from the local communities also graze and drink water from the stream.

The swamp is known for its concentration of grey crowned cranes. The Leopards find this a secret spot since they are really shy. There are a lot of streams here that make the area so cal and cool. You are not advised to swim in this water.

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