Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
One of the world’s breathtaking natural wonders with a breathtaking setting. One of the places to see the big five. Once a giant volcano, Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania is the only unbroken volcanic caldera found in the whole world. It is believed that before its explosion it was more elevated than Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest pinnacle of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The crater together with the surrounding highlands makes one of Africa’s most unique and beautiful regions. The craters make a stunning background to several of the majority rich and fertile grazing grounds in Africa. The walls of the crater rim are steep and soar 400 to 610m high. Giving off an incredible natural drama as predators and prey pursue and graze. Their way into the open grasslands, acacia woodlands, and swamps on the crater base, giving off a wonderful spectacle.
Ngorongoro is a haven for approximately 25,000 animals and around 400 different bird species. You can find a good population of black manned lions that trail the grasslands, robust herds of wildebeests along endangered black rhino, zebras, hyenas, and leopards.
Apart from, other wildlife including bat-eared foxes, Giant and Thompson’s gazelle, cheetah, jackal plenty of hippos. You can also spot pink-hued flamingos, warthogs, hartebeests, waterbucks, bushbucks, and Bohor’s reedbucks. Apart, from the diverse wildlife, you can also find the Massai tribes in the area, who dwell around the carter who have been grazing in the area for millennia.
Best time to visit Ngorongoro crater
Travelers can visit Ngorongoro Conservation Area all year round. Although the best time to visit the Ngorongoro crater is the dry season from June to October regards as the best time for wildlife viewing. however, it is easier to spot the flourishing wildlife population amid the dry season.
Wildlife & Animals in Ngorongoro Crater
You can witness the splendor of the by standing on its crater rim. It is home to around 35,000 animals including the Big Five of Africa, along with elephants, giraffes, hippos, waterbucks, zebras, buffaloes, warthogs, baboons, and other primates.
Ngorongoro also has a rich birdlife with over 500 species of birds with migratory birds spotted from November to April. The other major attractions are Lake Ndutu, shifting sands, and Oldupai Gorge, the cradle of mankind. All major animals are easily seen. There are over 7,000 wildebeest at the crater, 6,000 Black spotted Hyenas, 4,000 zebras, 3,000 Elands, 3,000 Gazelles, 300 Elephants, over 55 Lions, 30 black Rhinos and many small animals like Kobs, Antelopes, Jackals, Hippos and others. Popular wild animals in Ngorongoro ·
- Great white pelican
Norongoro Crater Park entry fees.
Norongoro Crater Park fees ; Ngorongoro Crater fee $300, Only Entry $71.00, $9.00 while Serengeti National Park, $106.00, + accommodation. $9.00 ; Children from 5 years to 15 years.
You can reach both via airways or roadways to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Roadways: Ngorongoro Conservation Area is 160 km away from Arusha while 140 km away from the Seronera area of Serengeti National Park.
Airways: You can take charter flights from Kilimanjaro International Airport or Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam to reach Ngorongoro airstrip.
Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
You can do a lot of Ngorongoro Crater Safari Tours with a minimum of 1 Day up to 7 Days Ngorongoro Private Safari/ activities at Ngorongoro Conservation Area listed below are some of them ready careful our guide about where to go in Tanzania:
- Game drives
- Walking safaris
- Aerial safari
- Archaeological site visits
- Maasai cultural tours
- Bush dinners