Ngurdoto Crater, Arusha

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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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  • It is truly animal kingdom. One realises how we human beings have killed our fellow living being of this planet. One enjoys to watch so many animals roaming freely with out any fear. We should more su...  more »
  • This was a nice preview of the Ngorongoro Crater. Greener, and therefore more difficult to spot wildlife because of vegetation also because you can't drive down into it as you can when you visit Ngoro...  more »
  • I visited the crater recently escorted by our naturalist / guide Andrew. We saw lots of animals. I got great pictures of the elephants that posed for us. And a hyena eating its lunch.  more »
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