NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) has been listed in the world UNESCO heritage due to its archaeological and geological significance, rich wildlife, and beautiful scenery. It is situated in the volcanic Highlands of Northern Tanzania and best known for its massive crater valley that is listed among the natural wonders of Africa.
The conservation area encompasses the famous Crater, the renowned Olduvai Gorge and vast plains of grasslands, forests and mountains extending to the Serengeti.
Its beauty covers an area of 8292sq.kilometres hence joining the Serengeti national park in the northeast. This has attracted a big number of tourists all year round due to its diverse attractions;
Ngorongoro crater; it is the largest unfilled volcanic caldera in the world and has an area of 265sq. kilometres wide. It’s famous for attracting a high number of wildlife and these can be located at Lake Magadi with soda ash, hence attracting birds like flamingos. This area is good for a picnic with great beautiful scenery.
Olduvai Gorge; this is an old site and known for a great history of anthropologist where the skull of the first human was discovered. This has attracted several tourists to visit Ngorongoro and discover more about Zinjathropus and rudimentary tools.
Wildlife; this area is not just home of wild animals but also amazing birdlife. This area is home to the big five animals such as (lions, elephants, buffalos, leopard and Rhinos) and other animals like giraffes, zebras, wildebeests among others. Birds like yellow wagtail, kori bustard, and ostriches and much more.
TOURIST ACTIVITIES IN NGORONGORO CRATER.
Game driving. This activity is the highlight of Ngorongoro conservation area which takes about 3-4 hours to discover its wildlife. Here you will have a chance to spot the big five animals, the big cats, and different birds species.
Birding. As you take either a nature walk or game drive, spot the different bird species such as yellow wagtail, kori bustard, and ostriches and much more while using a pair of binocular. The field rewards you with the best experience.
Walking safaris; these take place in areas with less or no predators and they are done with the help of the armed ranger to offer you security from wild animal attacks. The experienced guide will offer the best explanation of any attraction seen during the walk. Other activities include; Cultural visits, photography, site viewing, picnicking among others.
Best time to visit Ngorongoro craters.
Ngorongoro craters are located in east Africa and as you well know that the weather in east Africa is favourable, the area therefore can be visited all year round without determining either rainy season or dry season.
However, in the dry season (May-October), the roads in the park can be accessed hence making it possible for game drives. Also, in the wet season, the grass is green making it easy for the predators to hide and catch their prey. It is a good time for birders to take a bird watching activity.
How to access Ngorongoro crater?
This area can be accessed by either road or air. Using the road, the journey takes about 2 hours to cover a distance of 165km from Arusha on a good tarmac road. And by air, tourists can fly from Kilimanjaro international airport to Ngorongoro crater or any nearby airstrips. And here the tourist vehicle can make a pickup and transfer to any booked accommodation.
Therefore, never worry about where to sleep, Ngorongoro area is surrounded by different accommodation facilities and these range from budget to luxury lodges. Also, camping is provided to camp lovers.
Our experienced safari team is ready to help you to enjoy your safari to this Conservation. All you need to do is to get in touch with us through contact as below.