Ngorongoro Safari Holiday Guide – Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife And Volcanic Landscapes

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts the finest blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeological sites in Africa. Often called an ‘African Eden’ and the ‘eighth wonder of the natural world’, it is also a pioneering experiment in multiple land use. The highlight for most is the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater – a huge caldera (collapsed volcano), 265 sq. km in size and 610m deep with over 20,000 large animals!

Established in 1959 to protect a unique blend of scenery, wildlife, human culture and pre-history, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is not a National Park, but a Multiple use Conservation Area where people and wildlife co-exist in their natural setting. It is an area so special that it has been declared a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.


Safaris in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Attractions within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are many – from the Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Highlands, Northern Highlands Forest and Serengeti short-grass plains to Olduvai Gorge, Empakai Crater and an abundance of wildlife.

The absolute highlight of a visit to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a descent into, and game drive-in, the Ngorongoro Crater. In recent years trekking in the Ngorongoro Highlands has become an increasingly popular activity. Accompanied by Maasai guides and with luggage transported by mules, hikers camp en route whilst enjoying some of the most impressive volcanic scenery in Africa.

Consider a stay in one of the comfortable lodges on the edge of Ngorongoro Crater for one of the best views on the continent!

Highlights of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

1 Enjoy a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater in search of black rhino.
2 Visit Olduvai Gorge for a step back in time to the ‘Cradle of Mankind’.
Encounter colourful Maasai pastoralists tending their cattle, goats and sheep.

Tanzania Parks & Reserves

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Serengeti National Park

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Kilimanjaro National Park

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Selous Game Reserve

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Mahale Mountains

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Arusha National Park

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Lake Manyara

ruaha leopard

Ruaha National Park

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Gombe Stream

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Ngorongoro Crater

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Mkomazi National Park

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Kitulo National Park

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Uzungwa Mountains

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Tarangire National Park

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Mikumi National Park

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Saadani National Park

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Katavi National Park

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