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NGORONGORO CONSERVATION

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NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
 
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area extends over 8,000 km 2 (3,200 sq mi) from the Serengeti National Park in the north to the Great Rift Valley in the east. These include Ngorongoro Crater, Ndutu, Oldwy George, Empakai, Olmoti Crater and Oldonyo Lengai Mountain. A mixture of forests, valleys, savannas, craters, lakes and wetlands provides habitat for a wide variety of animals.

DESCRIPTION

NATURAL WONDER NGORONGORO CRATER

The magnificent Ngorongoro crater is the main feature of the region. This collapsed volcano creates a unique ecosystem with a wide variety of vegetation. That’s why today’s crater is home to some of the highest density wildlife in Africa. It is choked with zebras, buffaloes, warthogs, baboons, elephants, flamingos, ostrich and hippo.

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EXPLORE THE WILDLIFE OF NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Not to mention the overpopulation of predators, including lions, hyenas, foxes, leopards and leopards. Another big attraction of Ngorongoro crater is the Big Five – buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, rhinoceros. You can see them all in this 20 km (12,5 miles) wide and 600 meters (2,000 feet) deep crater.

Enjoy the wealth of animals and the beautiful colors of the landscape. The visuals from the vent edge on the vent floor are incredible.

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MAASAI TRIBE

During your safari you can see the people of the Masai tribe because they are allowed to graze their cattle in the area. If you really want to know more about the lifestyle and customs of this lovely tribe, we recommend you to book the Masai Tour.

You like to incorporate Ngorongoro Crater into your itinerary? Check our Tanzania safaris for inspiration or contact us for personal advice.

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The Ngorongoro crater is one of the main reasons many people visit Tanzania. It is a wonderful experience and I recommend everyone to spend at least 1 day on the vent floor.

Advice: How long should it be? 1 day on the vent floor and an extra day if you want to explore the area around the vent.

ANIMALS TO SEE IN SERENGETI

  • Rhinos

  • Hippos

  • Lions

  • Grant Gazelle

  • Thomson Gazelle

  • Zebras

  • Wildebeest

  • Warthogs

  • Highland Antelope

  • Elephants

  • Jackals

  • Ostriches

NGORONGORO FACTS

  • Ngorongoro crater floor with its unique habitat and wildlife

  • Ngorongoro Highlands

  • Olmoti Crater and Empakaai Crater

  • Tropical rainforest

  • Olduvai Gorge,  earliest place of human existence on earth.

  • Museum Laetoli Footprint, has oldest known footprints of early humans.

EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES IN NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

  • Mountain Bike tour Lake Manyara

  • Visit Maasai village

  • Visit Hadzabe tribe

  • Cultural tour Mto wa Mbu

TRAVEL TIME TO NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

  • Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area: 3 hours

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park:  2 hours’ drive.

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Lake Manyara: 1 hour drive.

  • Ngorongoro to Tarangire: 2 hours’ drive

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