The Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro is an ecological and natural wonder. The conservation area is a natural enclosure that surrounds a former volcano that collapsed to produce a caldera, affording breathtaking views and a diverse range of flora and wildlife that will stun you.
The area spans 3000 kilometers, so you’ll need to know the top 5 things you shouldn’t miss when on a Ngorongoro safari to make sure you see everything you want to see.
- THE NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR
This 19-kilometer-wide crater is one of the world’s largest calderas. A Ngorongoro Crater tour is unique in that the crater is not a lake, which is highly rare. The caldera’s walls soar to a height of 400-600 meters, creating a spectacular and safe environment for natural drama to unfold.
On the same day, see the Big 5!
Elephants, wildebeests, zebras, buffaloes, and gazelles abound, and hyenas, lions, jackals, and leopards hunt them down. A visit to the crater will also allow you to get closer to the highly endangered black rhino.
- EMPAKAAI CRATER
You might hardly trust your eyes the first time you see the Empakaai Crater. The alkaline lake in the crater is bordered by the caldera’s sheer walls, beyond which you can enjoy breathtaking views of Tanzania’s active volcano, Ol Doniyo Lengai, and even the Kilimanjaro’s snowy peak.
Nature at its most beautiful.
The lovely green woodlands with fig trees, blue monkeys, and colorful birds surround this lake. Buffalos, bushbucks, and waterbucks, as well as pink flamingos, can be found here.
- GORGE OF OLDUVAI
The Olduvai Gorge is most likely why the Ngorongoro region is considered the “cradle of civilization.” The remarkable finding of ancient human fossils and artifacts at the Gorge by Mary Leakey shed a great deal of information on the beginning of human history.
The site where mankind was born
Marvel at the ancient elephant bones, fossils, and artifacts unearthed here. The Gorge, as well as the museum, will educate you and make you consider your position in history.