The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania East Africa is world famous. It is approximately 20 miles square and is 2000 feet above sea level on the rim.  Millions of years ago, it was an active volcano and one day, it emploded creating this very vast hole in the ground.  Many different African animals call the crater home, especially the Black Rhino.

The Black Rhino is endangered here and the Park Rangers are posted all the way around the rim, risking their lives to protect them.  To date, there are only 29 in the crater park.  Up to 1978, many poachers and robbers came to Tanzania’s famous crater to kill the rhinos for their horns.  There is a market for this ground rhino horn, which is believed to provide a potent aphrodisiac.  It is super expensive.

Today, we searched the crater floor for Black Rhinos but to no avail.  We did come across a pride of lions doing what lions do.  We sat for hours watching the male and female lions in action.  It was an experience of a lifetime.

(stay tuned for a one of a kind video as soon as the internet improves here)

The Lion King

Published by Robert Fox

retired teacher world traveler parent husband cook fitness instructor artist Canadian