Ngorongoro Crater is indisputably one of the natural wonders of the world. Two million years ago, a volcano collapsed on this site and formed a perfect caldera, an unbroken natural bowl with a diameter of 12 kilometres. The crater is like a giant natural zoo, with a dense concentration of wildlife including lions, leopards, elephants, baboons and rhinos.
Ngorongoro is also home to members of the Maasai tribe who continue to pursue a traditional way of life in and around the Crater, which has symbolic and historical significance in Maasai culture.
Coastal Aviation flies daily to Manyara airstrip, from where it is approximately an hour drive up the rift escarpment over Lake Manyara, through the beautiful farmland of Karatu, finally climbing on up through the cloud forest to the Ngorongoro Crater.