Ngorongoro Conservation

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a protected area located in Tanzania, 185km from Arusha. The area was gazetted as a protected area in 1959 and as UNSCO world heritage site in 1979. The place was named Ngorongoro crater due to large inactive caldera within the area which host different species of mammals and birdlife. Ngorongoro crater is one of the popular tourism destination.
Ngorongoro conservation area also protects the geological site; the Olduvai Gorge, which is steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley, which stretches along eastern Africa considered to be the seat of humanity after the discovery of the earliest known specimens of the human genus, Homo habilis as well as early hominidae, such as Paranthropus boisei. Many research have been carried out in the place trying to understand the prehistoric evolution of humanity.
Visitors can enjoy great diversity of the ecosystem in the crater which host over 25,000 mammals including all the big five: lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopard and rhinos among other like blue wildebeests, grants gazelles, Thompsons gazelles, waterbucks, impalas, giraffes, topi, crocodiles cheetahs and African wild dogs. At Lake Magadi, located within the Ngorongoro Conservation area, host lesser flamingos.
The best time to visit when scenery is lush and spectacular and the game drive is spectacular is from June to September

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