One of the world's largest craters containing prolific wildlife. It is a 20-km wide volcanic crater with 600m walls, packed with just about every species of wildlife to be found in East Africa. The crater floor has been compared to Noah's Ark and the Garden of Eden. Animals seen are: lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Thomson gazelle, Zebra, Reedbuck and Flamingos in Lake Magadi - the Soda Lake on the floor of the crater. This is a favored spot for wildlife and the local Masai tribespeople because there is permanent water and grassland on the crater floor. You can visit Ngorongoro crater any time of the year, though the months of April and May are extremely wet.