Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

October 2013

Ngorongoro Crater is the the world's largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera. The wildlife inside are relatively protective and it is meant to be the only place in East Africa to see the Black Rhino. While a beautiful area, this was one of the places I had high expectations of and they just weren't met. 

My view of dense animal populations is obviously different from reality. We did however see the Rhino here (rounding out the Big 5 for Tanzania) and a Cerval Cat as we were leaving the crater.

I originally wanted to spend more time here but was talked out of it by the company we used for our safari for an extra night in the Serengeti and I'm glad we did it that way. Was it a stunning unique, location? Yes. Was it the best part of our trip to Africa? No


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