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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  • One of the most incredible anomalies of nature I have ever seen! You will need a guide to take you. Don't miss this experience!!  more »
  • As part of a ten day safari in Tanzania we spent a day in the crater. It was amazing - full of wildlife, nice roads, very scenic. While there we saw two male lions, over a dozen female lions and half ...  more »
  • Ngurdoto Crater is almost the final spectacular view point that you needs to be before ending up your day trip to Arusha National Park. All big five and lots of other animals can be seen, better get t...  more »

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