The wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater is extremely special. The caldera's 600 m-high walls have created a wildlife sanctuary. Consequently, the crater has one of the best concentrations of wildlife to be found anywhere. In fact, it has Africa's densest predator population! We're talking lions, leopards, cheetahs, African wild dogs, black-backed and golden jackals, and a supremely impressive number of spotted hyenas. Overall, the crater is home to around 30,000 large mammals, which include black rhinos, elephants, hippos, wildebeests, zebras and various antelopes. This makes an Ngorongoro Crater safari an absolute must!