The Ngorongoro Conservation area has everything you would expect to find in a Safari, that too, in just one place! Whether you’re searching for wildlife or you just want to spend some time with nature, Ngorongoro Conservation Area has it covered!
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is so called because of the enormous Ngorongoro Crater that lies in the area. The Ngorongoro Crater is actually a caldera that was formed hundreds of thousands of years ago!
On your one-day safari to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you’ll get to witness a diverse range of wildlife species! Your safari provider will take you on a game drive, enabling you to see some of the most stunning and magnificent species of animals in Tanzania. These include critically endangered black rhinos, zebras, caracal cats, lions, hippos, buffaloes, hyenas, wildebeests, and of course, lots of vibrant flamingoes! What sets this area apart is the presence of the critically endangered black rhinos, which you will rarely find anywhere else!
The Ngorongoro Crater also has a pretty dense concentration of lions, so you’ll definitely spot at least one lion on your game drive! Typically, you’ll be able to spot about 6-7 lions.
You can basically spot the big five here – which is a huge deal in itself!
There’s also a Hippo Pool in the Ngorongoro Crater where hippos often come to bathe in the water of the pool. You can dine by the pool, enjoying the company of the magnificent hippos.
Moreover, you’ll also get to witness interesting prey-predator relationships where lions hunt down zebras and other animals. It’s actually a very fascinating sight and makes you wonder how mesmerizing nature really is (not for the zebra, of course!).
The Ngorongoro Crater is also home to a very diverse range of bird species!
Landscape and Scenery
Wildlife aside, the landscape and scenery of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are breath-taking, to say the least. Standing at the rim of the crater, looking down upon the wonderful caldera that was formed by a magnificent volcano hundreds of thousands of years ago is truly a liberating feeling!
Seeing all of the wildlife from the rim of the crater along with the green bushes and dense trees makes you realize how magnificent nature really is.
Visiting the Ngorongoro Crater is an experience of a lifetime! Although it’s a long ride from Arusha, the experience is definitely worth it! If you’re in Tanzania, visiting this crater should be on the top of your to-do list!
The longer you stay, the better it will be for you but even a one-day safari is enough to explore the beauty of this wonderful place.
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