Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro conservation area is one of the recognized wonders in the world located in the northern region of Tanzania in a distance of about 153 kilometers west of Tanzania, the conservation area lies in the northern safari circuit of tourism and is a distance of 139 kilometers from Tarangire national park, 213 kilometers from Arusha national park and 50 kilometers from Lake Manyara national park.
Ngorongoro conservation area is one of the scenic areas in the world hosting the world’s largest unbroken volcanic caldera “Ngorongoro crater” the main features of the area, the volcanic caldera is said to have been formed about 2-3 million years ago during a volcanic explosion and it 2,000 feet deep with a width of 260 square kilometers.
Ngorongoro conservation area is a unique destination and a UNESCO world heritage site declared in 1979 because of its beauty, Ngorongoro conservation area consists of other physical features such as craters (Olmoti crater and Empakaai crater), archeological sites such as Oldupai gorge, Ngoitokitok springs, Gol mountains, Mount Lolmalasin and Losirua, Laetoli footprints, Nasera rock, Lakes such as lake Magadi, Lake Ndutu and Lake Maseke, Munge stream and Rumbe hills.
Ngorongoro conservation area hosts 115 mammal species including lions, zebras, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards, elands, reedbucks, warthogs, hartebeests, bushbucks, serval cats, hyenas, black-backed jackals, topis, impalas, vervet monkeys olive baboons, and many more.
There are also a variety of birds in the Ngorongoro conservation area with over 550 bird species, these birds include Kenya Rufous sparrow, Livingstone turaco, Namaqua dove, Rufous-tailed Weaver, Speke’s weaver, white-naped raven eagle, white-eyed Slaty Flycatcher, white-naped raven, Hartlaub’s turaco, Hildebrandt’s Spurfowl and many more.
Ngorongoro conservation area offers amazing safari activities such as game drives, bird watching, walking safaris, archeological tours, cultural tours, and camping safaris.