Mt. Ngorongoro was the size of Mt. Kilamanjaro until it blew its top three million years ago, covering the Serengeti Plain with volcanic ash. The mountain collapsed into itself leaving the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world. The crater rim is 7,500′ above sea level and 12 miles in diameter; 2,000′ below, the wooded slopes give way to vast grasslands.
Declared a World Heritage Site in 1978, the Ngorongoro Crater is a Conservation Area, where the Maasai (original inhabitants) continue to water their livestock while mingling with an estimated 30,000 animals. It has been called the most densely crowded game area in the world.
At times I thought Noah’s ark must have just landed nearby.
Thought for the Day: Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. Henry David Thoreau