Ngorongoro has the most beautiful views from the above but the real magic happens when you get down inside and drive among an unparalleled concentration of wildlife, including the highest density of lions and overall predators in Africa. This is one of the Africa’s premier attractions and world-renowned natural wonder is deservedly a Unesco World Heritage site.It’s steep, unbroken walls provide the setting for an incredible natural drama as prey and predators graze and stalk their way around the open grasslands, swamps and acacia woodland on the crater floor. It’s such an impressive sight that, other vehicles aside; you’ll wonder whether you have descended into a wildlife paradise.
There are plenty of hippos around the picnic site and Lake Magadi attracts flocks of flamingo to its shallows in the rainy season. You can also find around 250-300 Elephants in the crater. The other predators include around 600 spotted hyenas, 60 Lions and golden, black-bucked jackals.The predators are sustained by a large number of resident herbivores with, wildebeests, zebras, and buffaloes. The reason for abundance of animals is the presence of water from both the permanent springs that sustain the swamps and the permanent streams and rivers fed by run-off from the certain rim forests.