Ngorongoro Crater

We went to the Ngorongoro Crater. We got up really early to get to the park gates. It was very expensive and we wanted to spend as much time as possible. It was still dark when we got there and Daddy got the tickets. There were lots of other people queue too. When we got in the gate we saw some cape buffalo!

We had to drive up to the top of the crater rim, and we looked over the top. Ngorongoro Crater is a volcano. Scientists think the volcano was as big as Mt. Kilimanjaro, but it erupted and collapsed on itself, making a big cauldron called a caldera. It is really big. The walls are 600m high and its area is 260 km².  The view was good. There is one steep road to drive down and one steep road to drive up. There were lots of safari cars, but it was no problem for the Taniwha!

There are lots of animals inside. The only animal that is not in the crater is giraffes, because it is too steep for them to climb down. I also learnt that the lions in the crater are really big because there is lots of prey. The lions chase off any other lions that try to come in the crater.

These are the animals we saw:

  • Antelope
  • Cape Buffalo
  • Ostrich
  • Elephant
  • Wilderbeest
  • Hippos
  • Zebra
  • Hyena
  • Jackal
  • Baboons
  • Lots of lions!!

I have chosen my favourite animal photos. There were also lots of safari trucks….

We left the crater at lunch time. Mummy and Daddy wanted to go to the Olduvai Gorge, but it was too expensive. I learnt that there are lots of early human bones and footprints found there.  Then we drove to the Serengeti Park…


Categories: Education, Eleanor, Roaming

1 comment

  1. I really like the pictures of the animals you put in this blog Eleanor. How close were you to the lions?


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