African Safari—Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater: G Adventures

African Safari—Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater: G Adventures — January 2016.

Meaning ‘the gift of life’ to the Maasai, the Ngorongoro Crater lives up to its name. Travel blogger Shelley Seale explains.

I had been in East Africa for more than two weeks; I had taken a train ride through the Kenyan savannah, had gone on safari in the Serengeti of Tanzania and had even spent a day tracking animals with a nomadic bush tribe called the Hadzabe.

But although I had laid my eyes on magnificent, awe-inspiring animals in the wild — elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and more — I had still not spotted one of the most elusive and majestic animals of the Big Five: the black rhino.

That changed when I arrived at the Ngorongoro Crater, a conservation and UNESCO World Heritage site abutting Serengeti National Park in central Tanzania. The ancient crater is the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world, which has created a singularly exquisite ecosystem that protects one of the most beautiful wildlife havens anywhere.

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