The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a conservation area situated 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera, lies within the area.
Ngorongoro is listed as a World Heritage Site – UNESCO
A population of animals is approximately 25,000 large , largely ungulates along with reputedly the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa.
The crater has the densest known population of lions. On the crater are leopards, cheetahs, spotted hyenas and jackals, elephants including the black rhinoceros.