Ngorongoro Crater

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Ngorongoro Crater,

caldera in the Great Rift Valley, Arusha region, N Tanzania. It is one of the world's largest unbroken volcanic calderas, created in an eruption some 3 million years ago. The caldera's floor, c.100 sq mi (260 sq km), lies 2,000 ft (610 m) below the rim, which rises to 7,900 ft (2,408 m). Comprised mainly of open grassland, the caldera inhabited by lions, elephants, black rhinoceroses, leopards, cheetahs, and other wildlife, and thousands of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles pass through on annual migrations. Masai graze herds in the crater, and flamingos, pelicans, and other waterbirds are found in shallow Lake Magadi, a soda lake. The surrounding Ngorongoro Conservation Area, c.3,200 sq mi (8,300 sq km), which also includes the Olduvai GorgeOlduvai Gorge
, a feature of the E African Rift Valley in Tanzania. Erosional processes have exposed geological strata in the gorge dating to the lower Pleistocene epoch, about 1.8 million to 600,000 years ago.
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, is a major tourist attraction. It is bordered by Serengeti National ParkSerengeti National Park,
c.5,700 sq mi (14,800 sq km), NE Tanzania, est. 1941. The internationally famous park attracts large numbers of tourists to see the world's largest concentrations of wildebeest and gazelle (which number over 1,000,000 each), as well as large numbers of
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 on the west.
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KopeLion will also provide innovative and effective conservation methods in the area between Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Tarangire National Park.
"The natural odds are stacked against this little fellow," Hunter said, pointing out that 40 percent of lion cubs don't make it to adulthood in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
We then departed for three nights under the dark skies of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania.
We thank the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development; Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute; Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority; and the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology for permissions and assistance with field activities.
DAY 7 | Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro Crater Gate and lodge (41km) After breakfast and a good rest we started our final day of cycling towards our finishing point at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Astrid Kindsvogel caught the strange chase on camera while on safari in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The spectacular migration usually starts at the base of the Gol Mountains in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
With the future development of a luxury tented safari camp in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and an exclusive beach resort on the island of Zanzibar, Four Seasons will offer some of the finest holiday experiences in Tanzania." As with the company's award-winning Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Thailand, Four Seasons in Tanzania will offer guests opportunities to get close to wildlife in a safe and ecologically responsible environment while still being pampered in a lodge set amid unspoiled wilderness.
For example, in 2007 domestic tourists in China comprised 92% more than the international arrivals, whereas in Tanzania (using Ngorongoro Conservation Area as a case) domestic tourists accounted for an annual average of 35% of all the tourists who visited the area with an increasing trend from 27% in 2004 to 46% in 2008 (Table 4).
Tanzania is marking this month a milestone anniversary on wildlife and nature conservation after half a century of the establishment of two famous tourist parks in Africa, the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In line with the two parks, which are unique in Africa, archaeologists are celebrating mid-this month 50 years of the discovery of the skull of the earliest man, which is believed to be the oldest in world archaeological history.
By that splitting, it meant that both the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area were established in 1959.
retaliatory killing of African lions in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania.