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Tanzania Safari and the Ngorongoro Crater

The Tanzania safari in the Ngorongoro Crater is highly exciting and the duration of this safari is 6 hours. The Crater will be open from 6AM to 4PM and safari permits area available either for 6 hour game drive in the morning or for 6 hour drive in the afternoon. The Lerai Forest and the Ngiotokitok are the two famous picnic spots in this place. The Ngorongoro Crater is in North Tanzania and about 2.5 million years ago it was a volcanic mountain of the size of Mount Kilimanjaro. After the collapse of the mountain it became the largest unbroken caldera. Elephants, rhinos and buffaloes can be seen while standing on the rim of the Crater.

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Olduvai Gorge

The famous Olduvai Gorge is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The theory that man originated in Africa was proved here only following the discovery of the remains of the “Handy Man” by Dr. Louis Leakey and family. The many other fossils that were discovered in the Olduvai Gorge include the fossils of elephants of prehistoric times, huge ostriches and giant horned sheep. The footprints of 3 million years old humanoids have also been discovered here. During the Tanzania safari trip one can visit the interesting museum at Olduvai Gorge where actual artifacts and replicas which were found at Olduvai Gorge are exhibited.

Wild animals

The dense wildlife areas of the Ngorongoro Crater make the Tanzania safari here highly exciting as well as adventurous. There are about 30000 animals in these forests. Throughout the year water and fodder are available in plenty here and as a result this is an ideal living place for a wide variety of animals. Ngorongoro Park teems with buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, eland, warthog, hippo, huge elephants, aggressive hyenas and black rhino. This park is known for its dense population of predators including lions, cheetahs, leopards and jackals.

Unique photography as well as viewing experience

The Tanzania safari in the Ngorongoro Park is one of the most ideal occasions for photography and viewing of wild animals. For the photos that are shot here, the steep walls of the crater provide a unique and impressive backdrop. The visitors will be busy with taking the pictures of the various animals which are very tame. They are well habituated to the safari vehicles. Taking pictures of the animals is very easy here since they move in the open land.

Lake Magadi and the Lerai Forest

The size and spectacular beauty of Ngorongoro Crater are incomparable and it is even considered as one among the wonders of the world. There are three main Tanzanian safari routes to visit the Crater and return. The main road to descent the Crater is on the north-western part and the road to ascend is on the southern side. The large and shallow alkaline lake Magadi is in the south-west corner of the Crater and in the lake one can see flamingos, hippos and many other water bird species. The Lerai Forest is in the south and this is an ideal location in the Park to view animals like elephants, swamps, flitting sunbirds and waterbuck.

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