Ngorongoro Crater is often thought the crowning jewel of East Africa’s wildlife safaris. It’s easy to see why; here is a spectacular enclosed microcosm of Africa’s habitats, where everything from The Big Five to the black rhino and flamingo reside in relative abundance. The enormous Ngorongoro conservation area around the crater connects with the Serengeti, but many animals have all they need without moving outside the crater walls; it’s a veritable Garden of Eden. Within the steep, ancient unbroken caldera lay all the major types of sub-Saharan ecosystem, including riverina, forest, open plain, freshwater and alkaline lake. With 25,000 head of wild African game to boot. This remarkable concentration of wildlife make Ngorongoro God’s own nature park.