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Perspectives on East Africa: 2) Ngorongoro Crater and the Ulduvai Gorge.

1999 Tanzania 001.  Ngorongoro Crater.  Black Rhino

In all my travels, visiting the Ngorongoro Crater remains one of my most precious experiences.  The setting of this collapsed volcanic crater, its many animals and beautiful landscapes are still fresh in my mind.  A nomad I met in Guatemala once described his visit to the Ngorongoro Crater like “visiting Noah’s Ark” — now I know why, because there are so many different animal species here.  It’s a destination worth flying half way around the world to see by itself.  When you combine it with a visit to the Serengeti and a trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro, you’ve an itinerary that’s hard to beat!

The journey to the Ngorongoro Crater:

From Serengeti National Park we drove overland heading …

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