- Oct, 08/2019
- By: Fahad
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a World Heritage Site located 191 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The area became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, and it is the highly visited African tourist attraction. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to the famous volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and is one of Tanzania's most popular wildlife viewing areas. This huge volcanic crater has a permanent supply of water and abundant vegetation, which draws thousands of animals and birds that inhabit the area.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers an area of 8,292 km2 of Africa’s most incredible landscapes, wildlife, people (the traditional Maasai, Datoga and Hadzabe tribes), Ngorongoro crater (the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera) and many archaeological sites of international importance such as the Olduvai Gorge which is known as “the Cradle of Mankind”, this important archeological site has revealed ancient skull and bone fragments that have delivered critical information about early mankind.
The Ngorongoro Crater is the heart of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Wildlife is spectacular in the crater is all year round. Thousands of animals and birds can be seen on the crater floor, including lions, elephants, rhinos, gazelles, wildebeests, zebras, Hippos, buffaloes, flamingoes and many more.
Other attractions within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are;
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