Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is listed as a World Heritage Site and is considered the 8th Wonder of the World. It is located between Lake Manyara and Serengeti Parks. Its surface area is about 8300km2. Two reserves are exclusively dedicated to wildlife, the craters of Ngorongoro and Empakaai. The remainder of the conservation area is shared between wildlife, local people and livestock. The Maasai are the main residents of this region: nomads, they move with their herds in search of water and pastures. The crater of Ngorongoro is the main site of this zone because it is the biggest caldera in the world of about 20km in diameter, with an area of 265km2. The crater is protected by a rampart of 600m of height which shelters an incredibly rich fauna. The view from its edges is breath-taking and the descent into it is a time of great emotional intensity. The crater is home to almost all the great animals of the savanna: giraffes, zebras, hippos, hyenas, jackals and many herbivores… And this is one of the only places in Tanzania where it is possible to observe the famous “Big Five”: the lion, the elephant, the leopard, the rhinoceros and the buffalo. The shores of Lake Magadi allow to observe numerous colonies of pink flamingos. The Ngorongoro Crater is a visual enchantment, one of the most beautiful places in Tanzania to discover exceptional fauna and majestic landscapes. Impossible not to enjoy this gem on a trip to the country!

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