Ngorongoro conservation area


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The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. It is a multiple land use area established in 1959, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Masai pastoralists. It includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera. About 20 km across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq km in area, Ngorongoro is indeed a breathtaking natural wonder.

The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Also known as an ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Crater attracts an ever-increasing number of visitors each year.  You will find other vehicles here, but we guarantee you great wildlife viewing in a genuinely mind-blowing environment. There is nowhere else in Africa quite like Ngorongoro!

From the misty mountains and lush forests to the sweeping grasslands with their teeming herds. Ngorongoro provides a rich adventure to every visitor.

Most visitors approach the Ngorongoro Area from the town of Arusha, about 180 kilometres away. The road enters the Conservation Area through the Loduare Gate near the town of Karatu. Ngorongoro, and particularly entry into Ngorongoro Crater Game-viewing safaris are always in four-wheel-drive vehicles (FWD) only.

Another common entry point is from the west, from Serengeti National Park, on a gravel road through Naabi Hill Gate. It is also possible to get to Ngorongoro by flying a charter plane. There is an airstrip on the crater rim, close to the headquarters of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Other local airlines have scheduled flights from Arusha, and other major destinations in the country, which makes easy connection to Ngorongoro. We at Kichaka tours are always read to take you to this wonderful place on our Ngorongoro safaris.