Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is a huge volcanic crater about 20 miles across and 600m deep. The image above is taken from the rim of the crater. In the centre is a huge soda lake (it looks white in the photo).


The campsite is on the edge of the crater. When we arrived there were only a couple of tents and a group of zebra but by the evening, once the buses has arrived there was hardly a spare piece of ground! We had our evening meal under cover as it has started to rain.

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There are lots of animal in the Crater. We saw large herds of wildebeast and zebra as well as hippo, lions, buffalo and a rhino. Although they can get out of the crater many of the animals stay all year round as there is plenty of grazing and water.

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There were also lots of birds.

Black necked heron

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Crested Cranes

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