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Best time to visit Ngorongoro Crater


Best time to visit Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater was formed nearly 2.5 million years ago when an active volcano erupted on itself, causing the walls to collapse inwardly, creating a large depression known as a caldera. The crater is now recognised as one of Africa’s seven natural wonders and has become of global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Garden of Eden’, the 260 square km expanse is home to over 25,000 animals, enclosed within its 600metre high crater walls. Many animals in the crater are permanent residents, choosing not to migrate, making the crater a fantastic safari destination all year round, and a favourite area to spot the Big 5.

The best time to visit the Ngorongoro Crater depends on what you’re hoping to see. We’ve detailed what you can expect to find over which months, to help make the decision easier.

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