The Garden of Eden July 19th 2006 Driving into Ngorongoro crater is unlike anything else in the world. I often joke that Ngorongoro is really more like a zoo than a nature reserve but when we crested the crater wall and looked down into the crater I felt chastised -- it is one of the most glorious and stunning pieces of land in the world, without question.
The crater is something like 20 miles across and when you are in the middl ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » North » Ngorongoro Conservation Area Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more