Ngorongoro is a conservation area declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1978. The main feature of the NCA is the Ngorongoro Crater. The magnificent crater located 180 km west of Arusha, world's largest, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera, considered as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. Ngorongoro Conservation is the only place on earth where mankind and wild animals co-exist in harmony.
Ngorongoro Crater rated among the top destinations for safari in Tanzania. Apart from the main caldera, Ngorongoro also has two other volcanic craters: Olmoti and Empakai, the former famous for its stunning waterfalls. This amazing area comprises archaeological sites, extinct and active volcanoes, forests, vast lakes and magnificent wild animals and birds. A high population of birds makes it a good place for bird watching.
The crater also has the densest known population of lions, leopards, elephants, mountain reedbuck, buffalos, spotted hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, cheetahs, black rhinoceros, wildebeests, zebras, eland and Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles and other felines.