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Buffalos in Ngorongoro Crater

Geography: Ngorongoro is the largest unbroken caldera in the world which is unflooded. The crater is about 3188 meters above sea level, and about 610 meters deep, 20 kilometers in diameters, covering an area of 325 square kilometers (which accounts for 10th of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
It hold the densest and permanent concentration of wildlife on earth 
The steep slopes are dominated by scrubs and remains of dense montane forests, open grassy plain, swamps and acacia trees occupy the plain of the crater especially around water lakes. The steep mountain slopes of the crater have been providing protection and natural settings for wildlife, such as elephants, while the crater floor has been home for more than 20,000 large mammals such as wildebeest, zebra, hyenas, cheaters, rhinos elephants, buffalos and lions. which are supported by the availability of year round water patches and alkaline in the the lake Magadi. The Lake is home for Greater and Lesser Flamingos, accompanied  by seasonal migrant birds, normally arrive here during the wet months. Lerai Forest is famous for the giant tusker bull elephants and resident leopards; The southern and northern parts of the crater there 2 large seasonal swamps, which are excellent for hippo and many species of water birds. Thousands of buffalo roam on the eastern side of the crater where the long glass are dominating.
Ngorongoro Crater
Sources of Water
There is a soda lake called Makat, filled by Munge River from Olmoti Crater; attracts many water birds, including flamingoes. around the lake marshes predators hide to ambush large animals that come to drink water. Swamps support most of large animals including hippo, buffaloes and elephants
Ngorongoro Crater
Safari in the crater floor: one full or half day tour is enough to enjoy the game viewing, in Ngorongoro Crater; game drive in some parts are restricted for conservation purposes; there are designated picnic sites and 
It is better to combing Ngorongoro Crater tour with Tarangire, Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Parks for safari and Lake Eyasi for culture tours


Distances: 3 hours from Arusha, 1 hour to Lake Manyara, 1.30 hours. to Tarangire and 2 hours to Serengeti National Park
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