The Ngorongoro Conservation Area was formed in 1976. This is the only place in Tanzania where human and animals co-exist peacefully. The human settlements of the Masai people and the animals live together in the vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. If these reasons are not enough for you to take a visit to this wonderful National Park, here are a few more.
Some Facts about the Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater Formation
The crater is believed to have been formed about 3 million years ago. It is a large, unbroken, un-flooded caldera, formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed. The Ngorongoro Crater sinks to a depth of 610 metres and has a base area of 260 sq km. The rim of the crater sits at an elevation of 2250 metre. It is believed that the height of the original volcano must have been between 4500 to 5800 metres. It means, if it had not formed world’s sixth largest unbroken caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater would have been a towering volcanic mountain as high as Mt. Kilimanjaro.