Ngorongoro crater vs Serengeti national park

This Ngorongoro crater vs Serengeti national park article simply focuses on comparing the two national parks namely ngorongoro crater and Serengeti national park in terms of size, location, wildlife count, flora and founa , the conservation strategies.  This two national parks are apparently the most visited, diverse and endowed national parks not only in Tanzania but in east Africa and the rest of Africa. Both national parks have rich in geographical gifting’s, both national parks contain the big five animals to mentions lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants and rhinos. The big five are apparently the most sought after wildlife by any travel in any wildlife safari or simply on Tanzania tours.

Ngorongoro crater is an iconic feature in other words a caldera that was formed as a result of volcanic activities where by the top of the rock (cone) is blown by intrusive or extrusive forces forming open to known and the crater, the craters depending on their sizes are sometimes filled with water hence leading to the formation crater lakes, other crater remain empty and stay as craters. Ngorongoro is the largest crater in the world thereby qualifying it to a world heritage site. Ngorongoro crater measures 610meter deep and 260 square kilometer in size.

As we advance in ngorongoro crater vs Serengeti national park,    the entire Serengeti ecosystem encompasses ngorongoro crater and Serengeti national park spanning an area of 30,000 square kilometers. The Serengeti is famous for the vast lands or extensive lands that cover the entire great masai area chracteresied with large expanses of land filled or dotted with vegetation of trees of mainly the acacia species.

Plants/ vegetation

Inters of flora, Serengeti national park exhibits one of the most unique and   attractive vegetation, no wonder is it plays as substantive wildlife haven that have thrived in it and will continue thriving in it. The western part of the Serengeti possess extensive land masses filled with short vegetation or short grasses dotted with short trees of the acacia species. As you extend further to the north towards Lake Victoria, the land starts getting forests filled will multiple trees therefore creating a perfect spot for the black rhinos to thrive, therefore the northern part of Serengeti national park is well known for the black rhinos presence, the northern part alone contains over 5 species of acacia trees.

Meanwhile in ngorongoro crater floor is covered with short grass  some  swampy vegetation and  other crater areas is covered with lerai forest, the  short grasses  act as an attraction to several herbivores such as wildebeest, zebras, antelopes among others.  While the walls of the crater is filled with montane vegetation made of trees , peacock flowers.

Ngorongoro crater vs Serengeti national park interns of wildlife

The Ngorongoro crater area is famous worldwide for possessing huge numbers of wildlife per capita as compared to   Serengeti national park. Ngorongoro os know for hosting  up to a tune of 25,000 large animals with the distributions as follows; 3000 elands, 4000 zebras, 26 black rhinos, 400 buffaloes, 7000 wildebeest  among others.

As for the Serengeti national park, the wildlife is distribution is as follow; 1million wildebeests, 1000 leopards, 3000 lions, 8000 elephants ,8000 hyenas others include cheetahs giraffes, buffaloes,  zebras, elands. With such a huge numbers of wildlife, the land  in Serengeti offers enough carrying capacity of the wildlife that it hosts.

Another credible similarity of  Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti national park is that both national parks   receive  large numbers of travelers or tourists with Serengeti national park along scooping up to a tune of 350,000 guest a year. But the most fascinating fact is that most of the visitors that make their way to   Ngorongoro crater to have an experience of the crater.

Both  ngorongoro crater  and Serengeti national park  host the biggest annual exodus of wildlife in history dubbed the great wildebeest  that sees amillion of wildebeest depart Ngorongoro to Serengeti national park and cross to masai  mara national reserve in Kenya . the wildebeests movements is triggered  by climatic conditions and see them depart  Tanzania to  better  pasture in Kenya’s masai Mara. During the great wildebeest migration, the wildebeest also breed.

Both national parks do have big five animals which most visitors yarn to experience  while in their safari to Tanzania / tour to Tanzania .

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