The Crater needs no introduction, being the largest intact caldera in the world, and a World Heritage Site. It is one of the most spectacular sights. With the exception of impala and giraffe, almost every species of plains mammal lives or visits the Crater floor - a true African Eden.
The massive depression is 12 miles wide (19 kms), and is in the Serengeti Ecosystem although under a different Wildlife area known as Ngorongoro Conservation Area which covers more than 8.000 km².
Manyara airstrip is also the embarkation/disembarkation point on a schedule service when visiting Ngorongoro. No schedule service can go to the Crater as the weather can be unpredictable.