- Location: Arusha region, Tanzania
- Best Time to Visit: October to March
- Established: 1859
- How to reach: Getting to Ngorongoro is convenient by frequent bus services from Arusha.
- Nearest Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Nearest railway station: Arusha Station
Considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world and covering an area of 8,288 square kilometers, Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania boasts of its unique combination of scenic landscapes, diverse wildlife, people and archaeology. The key attraction of the NCA is the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest uninterrupted volcanic caldera in the world.
The Magadi soda lake is a favorite place of interest for flamingos and other water birds while predators hide in the marsh to trap animals that come to drink from the river that feeds the lake. Game viewing around Lake Magadi is simply superb. Apart from this, you may visit the Lerai Forest on the crater floor.
The crater is home to a huge population of approximately 25,000 large animals along with the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa. Wildlife in Ngorongoro includes black rhinoceros, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, zebra, gazelle, wildebeest, eland, etc.
If you are offered a single safari tour of your lifetime, one chance to experience and explore Africa, the Ngorongoro Crater is undoubtedly the place where you would want to go. Nowhere else in Africa you will find such a diverse range of wildlife get together to graze, live and hunt than Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro Crater Safaris will help you to get a glimpse of some of the 30,000 animals in the crater’s varied range of habitats: swampy wetlands, open savannah, dense woodland and charming lake.
Ngorongoro offers enormously varied opportunities for travelers. No matter where your interests lie, be it in diverse wildlife, treasured culture, adventurous hiking, ancient archaeology, or simply solitude amidst pure Nature, Ngorongoro will not disappoint you.
Accommodation in and around Ngorongoro is not at all a problem. There are a number of lodges at the top of the crater including a campsite.
Ngorongoro Crater with its captivating setting and copious wildlife never fails to mesmerize you.
Related Links :
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=jIT8Co-1nxA: Check out the wonderful beauty along with the exotic wildlife of the region in this beautiful travel video!
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=19XYppLG-28: Wonder at how up, close and personal you can get with the majestic lions at Ngorongoro Crater in this exciting travel video!