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The Ngorongoro Story Hardcover – 20 Sep 2004

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Camerapix (20 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904722040
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904722045
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 28.9 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,987,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was first published in 2004, has 144 pages, 28 old B/W pictures and drawings, 101 beautiful colour photos, 2 colour maps and then endpaper old German map of 1894. This book is dedicated to ADOLF SIEDENTOPF (1872 - 1932) explorer, naturalist and King of Ngorongoro. TOM LITHGOW was born in London in 1926 and moved to South Africa and then in 1949 to KENYA. Later he took over ex-German coffee farm at Oldeani, next to Ngorongoro Crater. He was also a professional safari guide and hunter and later retired to Spain. LUGO VAN LAWICK was born in Indonesia on 10.4.1937, married JANE GODALL on 28.3.1964 and has spent 30 years at NDUTU, Tanzania filming the wildlife. He retired in 1998 due to emphysema and at the age of 65, on 2.6.2002, died at Dar-es-Salaam and was buried in Ndutu.
Ngorongoro is world's largest, unflooded, unbroken Caldera. It is 10 to 12 miles in diameter covering an area of 102 sq miles. This area was discovered in 1911 by German Professor Kattwinkel. However, Dr OSCAR BAUMANN was the first whiteman to see the Caldera on 18.3.1892. In 1899, German brothers Adolf and Frederich Siedentopf farmed in the Crater floor. In 1972, the Caldera was made a World Heritage Site and called "THE 8th WONDER OF THE WORLD". The Maasai have lived here for 400 years, possibly from 1640. Baumann's writes about the Caldera, just as todays visitors see it from the 'VIEW POINT' on its rim. Adolf arrived in German East Africa (Tanganyika) in 1898 and with his brother Frederich, started a farm in 1904 in the northern end of the Crater. In 1911, Adolf now 39, married Paula Meyer, 27, from ARUSHA. In 1914, Frederich started hunting safaris in the Crater. The 1st World War saved the Crater.
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Format: Hardcover
An amazing story of one of the worlds best places to see first hand all the wonderful wildlife
and birds.This is a must read if you are unable to visit personally.Beautifully written and including photographs to entice you to see for yourself.
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