The Ngorongoro crater is one of the most impressive sights of Tanzania. This crater is the biggest complete (the walls are intact) and not flooded caldera of the world. With a diameter of 20 km, this crater shelters a large quantity of animals such as lions, hyenas, hippopotamus, zebras, gazelles of all kinds and elephants... Curiously, there are no giraffes in the crater; the walls are too steep for this animal.
Despite the astronomical fees for visiting this park, we thought that a trip in East Africa would not be complete without a small visit in the crater. We spent there an unforgettable day. We saw many lions that were the highlight of the visit.
Less than an hour after going down the crater, we had an encounter with this female lion. It was moving along the road without any worry for the vehicles following it.
We had the chance to stumble upon a group of lions busy cleaning up a wildebeest killed during the night or the day before. This show was happening about 5 metres away from us.
Being a highly visited park, you will notice that there were a lot of vehicles near those lions. The disadvantage of a popular park is the number of people. However, animals are so used to cars and humans that they just live on their life ignoring our presence.