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The immense volcanic Ngorongoro crater, along the northern circuit in Tanzania, is the world's largest unbroken caldera, also described as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". The crater along with other places of interest is located in the Ngorongoro conservation area which is a protected world heritage site and in the conservation area over 42,000 Maasai live and farm in harmony with wild and dangerous animals. The gigantic depression is 19km wide volcanic crater surrounded by towering steep walls and sheltering forests, grassland, fresh springs and a large lake called Lake Magadi well known for its flamingos. For any visitor a breathtaking and unforgettable moment is when you first set your eyes on the crater about 600m below the crater rim.
The Ngorongoro Crater is home to large task elephants, black rhinoceros, lions, zebras, hyenas, herds of wildebeest, eland, Thompson's gazelle, reedbuck and more than a 100 species of bird, all living in perfect balance in this self contained environment. Visitors can view these animals at close quarters and also explore the forest in search of smaller craters, mountain rivers and waterfalls but they have to be accompanied by an armed guide.