Ngorongoro tour offers the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and rich in
archaeological sites, extinct and active volcanoes. Perfect for a family vacation
Ngorongoro Conservation Area was established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, designated to promote the conservation of natural resources, safeguard the interests of Ngorongoro Conservation Area indigenous residents and promote tourism.
The jewel in Ngorongoro crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest unfolded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq. kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder.
The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Crater has achieved world renown, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year.
BEST KNOWN FOR
. This amazing area comprises archaeological sites, extinct and active volcanoes, breathtaking mountains, forests, vast lakes and magnificent wildlife.
. The Ngorongoro Crater is world famous for its World Heritage Site.
. Also has famous paleontological and archaeological sites: Olduvai Gorge, Laetoli site, Lake Ndutu site and Nasera Rock Shelter
. The Engakura Ruins (the remains of a terraced city and irrigation system) lie on the eastern side of the Empakaai Crater.
. Nominated as one of the contenders for the 7th Natural Wonder of the World.
. Together with the Serengeti National Park and the surrounding areas, the Ngorongoro Crater supports the greatest concentration of wildlife left on earth. If you’re lucky, you can view the big five (Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhino) among other African wild animals and birds.
. Spectacular view of the crater from the rim. High population of birds, making a good place for bird watching.
WHEN TO GO
Rainfall is seasonal and follows the altitudinal gradient varying from 500 mm per annum on the arid plains, to the west, to 1700 mm per annum on the forested slopes in the east. Temperatures in the semi-arid plains vary from as low as 2 degrees to as high as 35 degrees celsius.
Anytime of the year is a good time to visit, as animals do not leave the lush grasslands of the crater.
. Walking Safari on the Rim of the Crater
. Camp along the rim of the Crater.
. Game driving in and around the Crater.
. Visiting the Masaai tribes’ village
. Visiting the oldest humans footsteps, at Old via Gorge
. Visiting the shifting sands