Ngorongoro Crater(redirected from Ngorongoro Conservation Area)
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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.
..... Click the link for more information. , 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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