Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater “Garden of Eden”, the Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania is one of Africa’s Seven Natural wonders, deserved tittle considering the long list of an amazing place on this continent and also on the list of the ten Natural wonders of the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, the area covers up 8,292km2 of Northern Tanzania. Ngorongoro Crater, which had a massive super-volcano that stood higher and mightier than Kilimanjaro. The jewel in Ngorongoro’s crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest un-flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300Km2 in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breath-taking natural wonder.

Garden of Eden

The area is considered as the” Garden of Eden” of Africa and have a glorious landscape that’s teeming with about 25,000 animals including four of the Big Five and other large mammals, including ungulates, buffalo, warthog, hippo, and elephants and an amazing population of lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and leopard, the area has the world’s largest fully intact caldera which makes it the eighth wonder of the world.

Mankind Existence

The conservation area is known to hold the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors, which includes the fossilized footprints at Laetoli.

Home to Africa Big Five

Home to the king of the beast “Maasai Lions” the Conservation guarantees the tourists to spot critically endangered animals like black rhinos, golden cats and wild hunting dogs. And during the wildebeest calving season, you will be able to witness thousands of baby wildebeests being born at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Amazing birdlife can be spotted which includes 500 birds’ species out of which 400 can be found in the crater itself.

Activities

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Ngorongoro Crater offers many activities to the safari tourists.

  • Culture tour (Maasai Village)
  • Biking & Walking Safari
  • Wildlife Safar, within crater tour
  • Wedding and anniversary Safari
  • Mountain trekking, Birding Safari, Camping Safari
  • Olduvai Gorge (archaeology and mysterious stories)

Getting there

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Most travellers will visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area as part of a bigger package, including a visit to the Serengeti, Tarangire and Manyara.

The best option to access all parks of the northern circuit is from Arusha, Moshi and you get to Arusha is to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), which is situated about 46km/29mi from Arusha. It is also possible to fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) or Zanzibar international airport (ZNZ), Mwanza airport, Dodoma airport and fly on to Arusha Airport (ARK) or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

  • By road, you can drive by our safari vehicle from Arusha
  • By fly small aircraft on chartered or scheduled flights, is to fly into the near airstrip Manyara or Serengeti, and you will be picked up from airstrip

Accommodation

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There is a varied choice of accommodation in Ngorongoro inside area and nearby Karatu city from budget, Sem-luxury and Luxury lodges and camp. This offers a great variety of food, amenities, activities, guided standards, location, service and privacy for a great life experience.

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