Animals in Ngorongoro Crater are one of the reasons why travelers do visit Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the very first place. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely populated game reserves and national parks of Tanzania, with a huge variety of animal species freely. There are over 25,000 animals in Ngorongoro Crater floor, which travelers can see while on various activities in Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area also has the highest record of predator per capita, according to the recently concluded wildlife research in Africa.
After the volcanic eruption which resulted into the formation of the world’s largest caldera, diverse vegetation emerged greatly attributed to the fertile grounds and soils. With this, a diversity of wildlife species dwell in the Ngorongoro Crater thanks to the availability of vegetation to feed on as well as a great inhabitant to a variety of species of animals in Ngorongoro Crater. Animals in Ngorongoro Crater are attracted to the area thanks to lush green grass especially on the cliffs and walls of the crater.
Animals in Ngorongoro Crater that are most sought after are the Ngorongoro Big 5 animals. The Ngorongoro Big 5 animals include Black rhinos, Elephants, Lions, Buffalos, and leopards. The current animal census in the world indicated that the Ngorongoro Crater inhabited the highest lion pride per capita than anywhere else in the world. The Ngorongoro Crater harbors over 55 permanent resident lions at the crater floor.
There are well over 7,000 wildebeests in Ngorongoro Crater, 6,000 spotted Hyenas, 4000 zebras, over 3000 gazelles, over 300 elephants, more than 3,000 Elands, over 55 Lions, about 30 Black Rhinos, among so many others. The Ngorongoro Crater animals are recorded to be more than 25,000 in total.
Other animals in Ngorongoro Crater include Kobs, Antelopes, and Jackals, Hippos, occasional giraffes, Cheetahs, black-backed and golden jackals, spotted hyena, among so many others.
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the last and few places in the world to see black rhinos in the world. Travelers who visit Tanzania on Ngorongoro Conservation Area safaris can get to see rhinos up-close in their natural habitat, with Ngorongoro Crater drives being one of the best activities to see the various wildlife including the rare Black rhinos.
Apart from animals , there are a number of other attractions in Ngorongoro Crater that travelers can get to enjoy with Tanzania safaris in the beautiful Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Other attractions in Ngorongoro Conservation Area include birds, landscapes, culture, shifting sand, among so many others.
Birds in Ngorongoro Crater are one of the other significantly amazing attraction in Ngorongoro Crater to look out for amazing Tanzania birding safaris. There are over 500 birds in Ngorongoro Crater that travelers can spot while on Ngorongoro Crater safaris. The Ngorongoro Crater is a true birder’s paradise where travelers can see more bird species over a short period of time and space. The Ngorongoro Crater inhabits both resident and seasonal birds, which travelers can see especially in the wet season.
Most common birds in Ngorongoro Crater that travelers can spot while on Ngorongoro Crater safaris include the Open Billed Stork, Flamingos, the Great White Pelican, Augur Buzzard, and Kori Bustard, among so many other species of birds of Ngorongoro Crater.
The wet season is the best time to visit Ngorongoro Crater for amazing bird watching safaris in Tanzania. The wet season, in the months of November to April have a variety of bird species that travelers can see while on Tanzania birding safari, including the migratory birds from Europe, Asia and South Africa.
The various animals in Ngorongoro Crater, as well as other attractions in Ngorongoro Crater can be seen with the various activities in Ngorongoro Crater that travelers can do. The various Ngorongoro Crater activities include game drives including the Ngorongoro Crater drive, walking safaris, cultural tours, bird watching, and horseback riding, among so many other activities in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The best time to visit Ngorongoro Crater for amazing game drives to see the various animals in Ngorongoro Crater is during the dry season when the grass is shorter. However given that the animals in Ngorongoro Crater are residents, they can still be seen anytime of the year. It is thus safe to say that you can visit Ngorongoro Conservation Area any time of the year.
Looking to visit Tanzania, on a Tanzania safari tour to see the various attractions in Ngorongoro Carter including the various animals in Ngorongoro Crater? Get in touch with a reputable tour operator to help you pitch together amazing Ngorongoro Crater safaris. A 1 Day Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best ways to see the Ngorongoro Crater animals for travelers with limited time to spare but would like to see the various wild animals in Tanzania. You can combine your Ngorongoro Crater safari with other Tanzania national parks including the world-celebrated Serengeti national Park, Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara National park, among so many others; as well as other destinations like the beautiful Zanzibar beaches.