Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area lies in the northern side of Tanzania and it is a host to vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and the big five game. It is situated about 180 kilometers away from Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. It derived its name from Ngorongoro Crater a vast volcanic caldera which is set within this area. This conservancy area is run by Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority-an arm of the Tanzanian government and its boundaries follow the boundary of the Ngorongoro Division of the Arusha Region.

Ngorongoro’s crater features an onomatopoeic origin. It was named by the Masai pastoralist. The Europeans set into this protected area around 1892 and that was when Oscar Baumann paid a visit. Around 1921, the first game conservation ordinance was passed that limited hunting to permit holders in Tanzania. In 1928, hunting was prohibited across apart from the former Siedentopf farms. Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority was founded by the Game Park Laws Act 1976 and it manages the largest part of this conservancy area. This conservancy area’s main feature is Ngorongoro crater which is remarkably the largest inactive volcanic caldera in the world. It makes up a stunning bowl of approximately 265 square kilometers with about a depth of about 600 meters. This area is a host to 30000 wildlife species. The crater rim stretches up to 2200 meters high and has its own unique climate. Its floor comprises of distinct habitat which featuring mainly swamps, forests, Lake Makat and grassland.

What to see in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
With a thousand travel destinations that exist on earth, African safari to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is by far the most rewarding experience. While in this spectacular wilderness area, you have a chance to spot out wildlife species like lions, black rhinos, hippos, buffaloes, blue wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, bush elephants, spotted hyenas, cheetahs as well as bird species like lapwing, rufous tailed weaver, rufous napped lark, Kori bustard, Red capped lark, common ostrich a mention but
a few.
What to do while on safari in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts of its most astonishing safari activities which are worth exploring while on safari in Tanzania. They include exploring the Attractions in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
stunning Ngorongoro Crater-one of the exceptionally beautiful sites in this conservancy area, explore the crater the highlands area, hike the flanks of the Olmoti volcano, hike through Empakaai crater, wildlife photography, birding where you will have a chance to sight at variety of bird species including the northern European migrant species, flamingoes and others.

Best time to visit Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Visitors on Tanzania safari to Ngorongoro Conservation Area can get to this protected at any time of the year. The dry season is usually characterized by short grass thus offering the best views over wildlife species. This season is experienced between June and September. The wet season equally comes with stunning sceneries and it is experienced from November to May. The dry season is usually considered as the high/peak season and the wet season especially between April and May it is low season.

How to get to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
There are no public means to take you to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the best to get here is by embarking on a road trip using a 4 WD safari vehicle. In case you are setting off from Arusha, the main entry point to this conservancy area is Lodoare.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area on its own is very stunning with diverse natural wonders for you to explore that will reward you with amazing encounters. Visit this conservancy area and get the best of its unique wildlife and landscape