Book ID 9
East African Annual,1957-58, 1958
Extract Author: C.A.Spinage
Only 30 miles from Ngorongoro is a typical desert formation known as "barchane". This is in the form of a crescent-shaped sand dune, characteristic of many deserts in Central Asia. Other than to wandering Maasai herdsmen, the area known as the Crater Highlands, north of Ngorongoro, is virtually unknown and consequently little has been written about it, apart from two obscure German publications compiled in 1916 and 1930.