Area: North Central Tanzania
Unlike other protected areas Ngorongoro is not a National Park but a Conservation Area, which means that not only the flora and fauna is protected, the Maasai and their herds also allows inhabit the area, and has an area 8,300 km2.
The Ngorongoro highlands are an incredibly beautiful volcanic scenery, with a variety of microclimates: the rainforest of the upper slopes to Rift fault, craters and peaks of the central region and the semi-desert lands near the Serengeti .
The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest complete crater in the world, 610 meters deep, a diameter of 21 km and an area of 260 m2. The stunning views are the main attraction, besides the black rhino, black-maned lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, elephants, warthogs, flamingos and other 100 species of waterfowls, herds of zebra, impala, buffalo, wildebeest and other small mammals.
It is one of the must if you visit Tanzania.