The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is the largest inactive and unfilled volcanic caldera in the world and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The crater is 610m deep and the surface area covers 260 sq km.
Need to know:
It’s popular to group together the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti since they’re so close. See more on my Serengeti post for what to expect here.
The night before you descend into the crater, you stay at the top of the crater which is higher elevation, so it gets very cold at night. If you’re not on a tour, come prepared. If you are on a tour, they will provide you with a warm blanket. But a warm blanket can only do so much when it’s that cold, so bring a warm sleeping bag and warm clothes too.