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Exploring the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Post written by Lisa

The Ngorongoro Conservation area, also known as NCA, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site about 180km west of Arusha in Tanzania. It’s named after the Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera in the area. The NCA is the only site in the world with a high concentration of wildlife living in harmony with human communities

K03A0317-50 K03A0034-40In order to get to the entrance of the Serengeti, our jeeps followed the road that hugs the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Forming around two to three million years ago when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself creating a two thousand feet deep hole in the earth, the crater and surrounding highlands together form one of Africa’s most beautiful regions.

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It is home to about twenty-five thousand animals such as the endangered black rhino, hippopotamus, elephants, cape buffalo, wildebeest and zebras. This makes it the the most densely populated wildlife areas in the world. Within the five minutes of us driving into the crater, we spotted a small pack of hyenas enjoying their early lunch. Our jeep pulled over and we sat there observing, trying to be quiet and calm but we were overly excited that this was the first(and rare)thing to see on our safari.

The crater showcases nature at it’s finest. My photographs of Ngorongoro do this place absolutely no justice at all.

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All photographs ©Lisa Rozwadowski

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12 Comments

  • Reply Nicole Anderson March 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    What an absolutely fascinating place to visit, and what fabulous photos! This has got to me on my bucket list!

  • Reply Helen Vella March 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Great images, I have always wanted to go there, it is on my Bucket List. Thank you for sharing your experience.

  • Reply Andrea Broom March 8, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Wow, this looks mind-blowing beautiful. Love your pictures and the zebra stands out so much!

  • Reply Sahar March 8, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Oh My Goodness! Its so beautiful. Those zebras and elephants you have captured is absolitely wonderful. I wish you could show more of the part near the crate. Stunning place!

  • Reply Dani March 8, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful shots! Makes me praise God for His stunning creation. This site will go on my travel list for sure! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Crystal March 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Oh wow- this place looks phenomenaly beautiful.

  • Reply saidat March 9, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    These pictures are beautiful. I will really like to go travelling soon.

  • Reply neha March 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Reminded me of madagascar. Tanzania is so beautiful. And so is the wildlife here.

  • Reply Anna nuttall March 10, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Beautiful photos and it look an amazing safari. I would love to do this one day. xx

  • Reply Jill Conyers March 10, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Your photos are amazing. Beautiful colors. Looks like a wonderful place to visit.

  • Reply Jenni Petrey March 11, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    What a magnificent place to visit, I love your photos. My son would love it, he loves elephants and will sit and watch them for hours.

  • Reply Sushmita March 12, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Picture Perfect! Wanna go on a vacation………….

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