Attractions in Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area – Let the adventure take you to northern highlands of Tanzania a home to one of the most spectacular safari experience on the continent, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Ngorongoro Crater. The Attractions in Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area are a spectacular to watch while on Safaris in Tanzania. The Conservation area is famous for hosting African Big Five Animals and the floor of the crater is perhaps one of the remaining few places in the word where people live with wild animals.
About Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Attractions in Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area stretches on about 8,292 square kilometres and 180 kilometres west of Arusha. The Conservation Area spreads on vast expanses of the high land plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests adjacent from the plains of Serengeti National Park in the North West and the Eastern arm of the Great Rift Valley. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was established in 1959. The area has been subjected to extensive archeological research for over 80 years which has yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution with human environment dynamics that extend from over four million years to the early modern era. Safaris to this enchanting safari destination in Tanzania are incredibly rewarding with spectacular attractions to view.
Attractions in Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area – Ngorongoro crater was formed when a giant volcano erupted and collapsed against its own weight 3 million years ago. Although some scientists believe it was about 19,000 feet high, there are those who believe it was even higher than Mountain Kilimanjaro. Ngorongoro crater is approximately 20 kilometers wide and 2,000 feet deep and as a result of its enclosed nature, the Ngorongoro Crater has formed its own ecosystem consisting of swamps, savanna grasslands, acacia forests, small streams and lakes. The Ngorongoro Crater is also Dumbed the Garden of Eden.
The Crater Area and Conservation Area attracts holds a variety of attractions that attract thousands of tourists to Tanzania each year. The Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area is one of the best places to spot all the Big Five of Africa’s famous mammals( lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants and buffaloes). Other animals found within the crater include hippos, jackals, reedbuck, waterbuck, wildebeest, warthogs, hartebeests, servals, zebras, cheetahs among others. The Ngorongoro Area holds over 26,000 big mammals and 500 species of birds that are resident and call it home.
The main activities within and around the Ngorongoro crater are game drives, photographic Safaris, picnics, nature walks, birding, visiting the Maasai villages, hot air ballooning, a tour of Olduvai Gorge, visiting the Empakaai Crater, hiking to the summit of the Gol Mountains and Oldoinyo Lengai. There is also visiting the Olmoti Crater, the Lerai Fever Tree Forest and Lake Magadi. Acacia Safaris Limited has well-crafted safari packages for you that will take you to this enchanting safari destination in Tanzania.
Why is Ngorongoro a top tourist attraction?
If this question still lingers in your head, here is the reason. Ngorongoro holds a significant number of attractions that any visitor wouldn’t like to miss on safaris in Africa. The main feature is the astounding Ngorongoro Crater which is famous for being the largest inactive and intact volcanic caldera in the whole world. The area one of the places where migrating mammal Grazers pass during the great wildebeest Migration.
Is Ngorongoro Crater worth visiting?
For any wildlife lover, Ngorongoro Crater is more than worth visiting. The crater floor is home to an incredible number of wildlife and a top place to see all the famous African Big Five Animals while on safaris in Tanzania. Flanking the eastern edge of the Serengeti, the site houses the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s sixth-largest intact volcanic caldera – and Olduvai Gorge. Will spice up your vacation while here.