- A world famous wildlife viewing area.
- Reportedly, 25,000 large animals live in the crater – these animals include ungulates (herbivores / prey species) and the highest density of mammalian predators found anywhere in Africa.
- Ngorongoro crater is approximately 610 meters deep and covers an area of 260 square kilometers
- The Crater has variety of vegetation, including grasslands, swamps, forests, salt pans, and a fresh water lake.
- Animals to be seen here include lions, elephants, buffaloes, black rhino, wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, reedbucks, flamingos and more.
- The local Maasai tribe shares the crater with wildlife as they graze their cattle.
- Found within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which is situated between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara National Parks. The area contains interrelated ecosystems including the crater plus vast stretches of plains, bush and woodland. The prominent Olduvai Gorge, where many famous fossils have been unearthed is found around the center of this area