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NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

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The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a renowned World heritage Site, Consisting of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater which is actually a caldera amidst the conservation area. The stunning natural beauty of the Ngorongoro crater with its complex wildlife interacting harmoniously with the Maasai nomad community and their herds of cattle, goats and sheep, is topped up with the cradle of Humankind Olduvai Gorge, an archeological site in the Ngorongoro plains. At the base of the crater is the soda lake full of beautiful falmingoes

The Big five and cheetahs, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys dik-dik, gazelles, hippopotami, Masai giraffe, impala, zebras and many more are also found in the Ngorongoro Crater.

The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world.

The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Forming a spectacular bowl of about 265 square kilometres, with sides up to 600 metres deep; it is home to approximately 30,000 animals at any one time. The Crater rim is over 2,200 metres high and experiences its own climate. From this high vantage point it is possible to make out the tiny shapes of animals making their way around the crater floor far below. Swathes of cloud hang around the rocky rim most days of the year and it’s one of the few places in Tanzania where it can get chilly at night.

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