Without any doubt, the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. Nowhere else in this world can you find such an abundance of wildlife, all within a relatively small location, to view all year round. Beyond the sheer beauty of the crater itself, that is what makes the Ngorongoro Crater so special. More than anywhere else, you are almost guaranteed to see the wildlife you came to see when you visit Ngorongoro.
One of the neatest and most educational experiences we had when traveling in Tanzania last year was a visit to a Maasai village. They have such a unique and amazing culture and it was really cool to be able to visit with them and learn more about their way of life.
We took a 4 day safari thru Lake Manyara National Park, the Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Along our many drives we would see the Maasai villages and the young boys out herding their cattle. It was fascinating to see how they lived from a far, but we wanted to know more about their culture and way of life.
Without a doubt, one of my favorite things we got to see was a black rhino chasing a number of spotted hyenas in the Ngorongoro Crater. You can see how formidable black rhinos can be, and why most other animals give them their due respect.