Ngorongoro Conservation Area

A Volcanic Gift...

Location & History

Some 2.5 million years ago it was once a volcano, but now a beautiful creation of a 600 meter
crater (caldera) that accompanied the formation of the Rift Valley. The crater has become
the world’s largest unbroken and unflooded caldera.  In addition, the conservation area displays
one of the most important discoveries to man. In 1921 Ngorongoro became a  heavily protected
Game Reserve, prohibiting hunting and cultivation. To this day, well trained rangers protect
the areas to stop indiscriminate poaching and illegal exportation of wildlife.

 

Ngorongoro Crater

One of Tanzania’s wonders and safe havens for wildlife. A natural amphitheater for wildlife
spectacle and landscape enthusiasts. Ngorongoro Crater is where you’ll witness storybook
scenery and encounter the Big Five on the prowl: lions, leopards, elephants, African
buffaloes and black rhinos. When viewed from the crater rim wildlife below is a blur of specks.
While seen above the crater, Tanzania’s bird life is well alive circling in a fluid formation.

Quick Fact : Ngorongoro also has two other volcanic craters: Olmoti the former famous
for its stunning 
waterfalls, and Empakai the latter holding a deep lake and lush, green walls.

 

Odlupai Gorge

Located  on the edge of Salei Plains lies Oldupai Gorge rock strata known to be the “cradle of
mankind”
. A treasure trove of archaeological discoveries where the remains of  animals and
humans date back almost 2 million years ago! In the 1930’s an incredible exploration was made
by Louis Leakey and his wife. To this day, their discovery seal our understanding that Africa is
indeed the birth place of mankind. Along with symbolizes our historical existence in this world
and how we partake in it in which continues to baffle humankind.

 

Lake Ndutu and Lake Masek

Lake Ndutu and Masek and the heart of North Ngorongoro Area bordering South Serengeti.
Theseshallow basins are extremely saline. Lake Ndutu becomes alive during the calving period
between December and May, depending on the rains. Throughout the period Ndutu woodlands
and the Short Grass Plains of the Serengeti are surrounded by vibrant wildlife and the joy of
the young.

 

“He who wanders around by day a lot, learns a lot”

 

Best times:
All year round

Lake Ndutu Area

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TEMP16-25 C
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