Ngurdoto Crater, Arusha

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Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Observe herds of buffalo and warthogs in the marshland at the bottom of Ngurdoto Crater, a volcanic crater in the midst of a forest. This spectacular 100 m (328 ft) deep caldera spans some 3.6 km (2.2 mi) in diameter, with steep rocky cliffs formed when two volcanic cones merged and collapsed. Keep your eye out for reed bucks, black-and-white colobus monkeys, and blue monkeys. Note that there is no road to the crater and you cannot descend into the marsh, but you can stay on the rim and observe. Make Ngurdoto Crater a centerpiece of your Arusha vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Arusha travel itinerary planner.
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  • This Crater is amazing to see in person! Wow it's just spectacular! To stand there on the tip of the Rim omg! We stayed at the lodge right on the top of the rim so it was very easy to head for game.....  more »
  • We had an afternoon rim walk (3 hrs) which was a great way to see the crater and get a sense of the size of it. The next day we drove down and did a full day in the crater. Being a strange year...  more »
  • Ngorongoro crater i s really awesome and fantastic area , i s where you can a head the creature inside the crater.  more »
  • Such beauty & splendor can only testify of a Creator way beyond Compare...
  • Very scenic view

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