On entering the main gates at the Ngorongoro Crater, it looks like any other park. Not long into your journey upwards, you are able to stop and view the crater from the outside looking in... Here you begin to understand the magnitude of the crater “bowl”, you will witness first-hand the extensiveness and uniqueness that makes it one of the natural wonders of the world and has been declared a World Heritage Site. It is the largest intact crater in the world, being 610 metres deep, 16km across and covering an area of 54sq km. On the crater floor, grasslands blend into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and mountains – all making for a perfect wildlife setting. It is believed by some to have been the proverbial Garden of Eden - as its beauty is truly overwhelming.