NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
“Discover the Cradle of Humankind”
The Ngorongoro conservation area also contains the spectacular Ngorongoro crater (250Km. sq.), which is the world largest unbroken caldera in the eastern Great Rift Valley. There is a large population of wild ungulates in the crater, including the visible population of black rhino in their natural environment, the crater also has the world densest population of lions. The crater is the only conservation area in the world where visitors are likely to see elephants, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard within a span of four hours, in natural environment.
We will take you for a lovely trekking experience at Empakai crater which will be the most rewarding experience. The time taken for the hike depends on whether you wish to descent from the southern wall [1 km. 700 meters of altitude. 1, 5 hr.] or from the eastern wall [2 km. 300 meters of altitude. 2 hr. The trekking will take up to 3 to 4 hours. You will find that the sides of the crater are steep in both ways.
Mount Lemagarut (3155m)
Mt. Lemagrut lies on the western part of Ngorongoro crater. It takes less than an hour to drive to the lower slopes and for trekking, it takes 4 hours top and down. You can enjoy the beautiful view over the Serengeti plains, Lake Eyasi and the Ngorongoro Crater on a clear day. If you wish you can include this trek in safari tour to the Ngorongoro crater area.
Olmoti Crater (3700m)
We give you an amazing opportunity to hike through the rain forested slopes to get the view from the edge of the crater. The trek winds down to the grassy plains of the crater floor, and to Mungwe Falls, named after the peculiar white flourish of the Colobus Monkey tail. You can explore the Crater’s rim with an armed ranger in two to seven hours on a walking safari. Unfortunately, there is only one Ngorongoro and these Is in Tanzania the land of Kilimanjaro and the Breathtaking Serengeti.
There are a good number of lodges on the rim of the crater and comfortable lodges, tented camps and semi Permanente tented camps on the western of the Ngorongoro conservation around the Ndutu area. The Ndutu area is the actual place where wildebeest room between the months of December to March, and these is the caving area in the month of February.
Ngorongoro crater is home to a population of about 30,000 large mammals, mostly ungulates, alongside the highest density of hyena and lions. Ngorongoro harbors’ a ranger of endangered species, such as the black rhino, wild dogs and Africa golden cat.
It is also a home to about 500 species of birds. The mix of forest, grassland, lakes, and marshes forms an ideal habitat for an enormous variety of birds. During the rainy season you can see the arrival of European migrants at the open pools. White storks and yellow wag tails mingle with the local inhabitants, stilt, saddle billed stork, ibis, ruff and various species of ducks, lesser flamingoes fly in from their breeding ground at Lake Natron, distinctive grassland birds such as ostrich, kori bustard and grey crowned cranes occasionally put on truly magnificent display.
- Meet the local people who will make your experience unforgatable
- Experience the legendary landscape
- Discover Africa big five
- See big tusker elephants
Tour Idea to Get you Dreaming.
Our Favorite Tours Showcasing the Best of Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
8 Day | Tanzania's Tarangire Ngorongoro and Serengeti West Fly-out
Your journey begins at the foot of Mt. Meru in Arusha, a gateway to Tanzania’s safari destinations. From emerald green coffee bushes to the wildlife-teeming wilderness of Tarangire for a more private safari.
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7 Day | Wilderness Tanzania Tented Safari
Begin your adventure by exploring Tarangire mobs of elephants, and the dotted baobab landscape, then to Lake Manyara for the famous tree-climbing lions before moving on to encounter the spectacle of the Ngorongoro Crater, home to Africa’s Big 5.
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7 Day | Tanzania Big Five Safari and Culture
Your adventure begins in Tanzania’s biggest breeding site of the lesser flamingoes Lake Natron. Then to the fable Serengeti to deliver incredible sightings of big game. Ngorongoro’s rich grass plains offer a chance to see the black rhino