Experience Surrounding Attraction In Ngorongoro

The Ngorongoro National Park is located west of Arusha, connecting to the Serengeti in the north-west and to the Great Rift Valley in the east.Attractions in Ngorongoro National Park and conservation area comprise of the location or destination Ngorongoro itself, what visitors see, the attractions or objects of tourist gaze within or without the park, the physical features like Ngorongoro, Empakai and Olmoti Craters, Mounts Kilimanjaro, Meru and Oldonyo Lengai, visible elevations in the Ngorongoro Highlands like Mt Oldeani (3216M), Mt Loolmalassin (3648M), Mt. Noomurata (2781), Oldoinyo Waas (2637), Lakes Natron, Magadi, Maseki, Ndutu; and what visitors do, cultural, recreational and leisure activities and events on offer such as game drives, bird watching, sundowners, the rich culture of the local people and the visitor experience at various points of contact with the locals and other visitors.

The Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area attracts thousands of tourists to Tanzania each year. It is one of the best places to spot all 5 of Africa’s famous mammals – lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants and what to see in Ngorongoro Crater buffaloes. Other animals found within the crater include hippos, jackals, reedbuck, waterbuck, wildebeest, warthogs, hartebeests, servals, zebras, cheetahs and crocodiles.

In total, over 26,000 big mammals and 500 species of birds call the crater home. The main activities within/around the Ngorongoro crater are game drives, photographic Safaris, picnics, nature walks, birding, visiting the Maasai villages, hot air ballooning, a tour of Olduvai Gorge, visiting the Empakaai Crater, hiking to the summit of the Gol Mountains and Oldoinyo Lengai. There is also visiting the Olmoti Crater, the Lerai Fever Tree Forest and Lake Magadi. You can check out our 3 Days Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Package.

Visiting the Tanzania’s Last Bushmen: When the Maasai arrived in the Serengeti area about 300 years ago, they drive out the Hadzabe Tribe and other bushmen to remote areas of the park. Less than Attractions in Ngorongoro Conservation Area 2000 of these Bushmen still live in the area.

Birdwatching: The Ngorongoro crater is one of the best places for birding in Tanzania. The species to look out for are the flamingos, Kori bustards and crowned cranes. From the crater rims, one can observe species like the African cytrill sights, forest buzzard, golden winged sunbirds and white eyes slaty.

Hot Air Ballooning: This is an expensive but very adventurous way to explore the vast crater and surrounding areas. Hot air ballooning is highly recommended especially during the migration – when the wildebeest are roaming or calving outside the crater and the nearby Serengeti. The great thing about hot air ballooning is that it allows tourists to appreciate and enjoy the beautiful scenery within the crater.

Hiking to the summit of the Gol Mountains: The Gol Mountains are found within Serengeti National Park. The slopes are excellent for wildlife viewing and cultural encounters with the resident Maasai Herdsmen. At the base of the Gol Mountains is the famous Nasera Rock where tourists can spot a variety of birds and hundreds of baboons.

For the best Experience, Saso Uganda Safaris is the best tour operator in Tanzania organizing affordable Tanzania Safari Tours in different destinations like the Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara etc.

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