Ngorongoro Conservation Area Overview

Around three million years ago, and extinct volcano collapsed forming a huge caldera known today as the Ngorongoro crater. If it still stood as a volcano, it would have been higher than Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa and tallest free-standing Mountain in the world. Today, this natural wonder of the world is one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. The crater is incredibly scenic, with a myriad of plant and tree life climbing its walls and covering its surface. Fever and fig trees cover a vast area of the crater floor providing shade for an incredible array of wildlife. Maasai tribesmen continue to tend their herds on the crater floor offering stunning dots of purples and reds in their robes (known as shukas) when viewed from a distance. The Maasai add to the drama of this incredible scene. On the crater floor lies a large soda lake full of pink flamingo. This is perhaps the only park where it is still possible to spot the endangered black rhino. Everything is here from large elephant herds to healthy lion prides with incredible black manes typical to the crater. With approximately 25,000 animals inside this area, it’s easy to tick off most animals on your wish list. The downside? You’ll be ticking off your list alongside a countless number of lists inside vehicles which enter and depart every day year- round. At 610 metres deep and 260 square kilometres, although a huge caldera, it is one of the smaller wildlife preserves making getting away from the crowds an impossibility. We prefer to take our guests to view the crater from its rim as we think this the most dramatic view.

How to go to Park

How to go to Park

Whilst there are scheduled flights of light aircraft from Dar es Salaam landing at Lake Manyara

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What makes Parks Unique

What makes Parks Unique

The crater is one of a string of volcanoes that pierce the horizon in northern Tanzania.

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Activities to do

Activities to do

  • Birding
  • Walking Safari
  • Cultural Activities
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Our travellers’ wildlife sightings in Arusha

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Hyena

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Wildebeest

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Hippo

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