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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  • Amazing place! Got tons of resident animals! Witnessed hunting of lionesses there when our visiting! So awesome. The animals lives here must have all been blessed!  more »
  • Camped and spent a day at the crater with a safari. It was my favorite place, beautiful and lots of animals to be seen. Can't wait to return  more »
  • Our safari guide said there were 1.5 million animals spread across about 300 sq. miles. That might be a bit high, but we were seeing hundreds of animals interspersed in clumps every minute or two for ...  more »
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