A visit to the Ngorongoro Crater tops every list of things to do in Tanzania. A place we like to call Africa’s ‘Garden of Eden’, it is perfectly positioned within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, southeast of the Serengeti.
Wildlife is abundant on the basin floor, with various plains game like big tuskers and black rhinos feasting on its nutrient-rich grass. Just above is the surrounding highlands area, comprising a blissful mix of tumbling waterfalls and Acacia woodlands.
This legendary landscape further boasts UNESCO World Heritage Site status, and with good reason. Its origin story began nearly three million years ago when it was once a gigantic volcano (higher than Mt Kili!) that erupted and collapsed on itself.
As a special surprise, there’s also a smattering of Maasai villages nearby should you want to learn more about their way of life. Adding to that is a collection of hilltop coffee farms where you can get your caffeine fix and do a walk-through of how this delicious bean goes from crop to cup.
What more could you want with culture, coffee and game viewing at your fingertips? When you’re ready to see it all for yourself, check in at the ultra-stylish Highlands Camp or &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge