THE GATEWAY TO AWESOME MOUNTAINS & THE MAJOR PARKS OF NORTHERN TANZANIAThe Ngorongoro Crater is a magnificent natural amphitheatre showing an amazing wildlife show. Often described as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is so spectacular that it touches all the senses. A volcanic crater of over 300 square kilometres, with surrounding walls rising 609 metres above it, the crater is a natural sanctuary for over 25,000 animals. Also referred to as “God’s Zoo” the crater is home to almost every species of African plains mammals, including the densest population of lions in Africa and the endangered black rhino. It is also a conservation area inhabited by the Masai tribe.
Lake Manyara National Park stretches for approximately 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley and is a beautiful park covering a total area of about 329 square kilometres. The area has almost everything in terms of vegetation with sub-tropical rain forest, scrubland, scattered woodland, grassland and stony semi-arid vegetation. Notwithstanding, the Lake itself covers over 70% of the total area of the park which is home to hippos and a variety of aquatic birds ranging from the skiing white pelicans to the rare African Jacana. Known as Tanzania’s scenic gem, Lake Manyara was noted by Ernest Hemingway to be “the loveliest region I had seen in Africa”. It is also often called Tanzania’s water wonderland due to the large number of birds and animals the lake supports, Lake Manyara National Park is also famous for its’ tree-climbing lions.
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