The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a protected area and a World Heritage Site in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania, also home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and “big 5” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos). Its plains are traversed by large herds of wildebeests and zebras during the annual Great Migration. Olduvai Gorge is an important archeological site within this protected area, that has revealed ancient skull and bone fragments about early mankind. Learn more about the origins of mankind and experience the famous wildebeest migration through our tour handlers, knowing you are in safe hands.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to the largest intact ancient caldera in the world and one of Tanzania's most popular wildlife viewing areas - the famous volcanic  Ngorongoro Crater, with crater lakes having a permanent supply of water that draws in thousands of animals staying & residing in the area. It's located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara, covering 8,292 square kilometres (3,202 square miles), approximately 180km from Arusha – one of Tanzania's major cities. Plan your safari with us, we'll create you a perfect travel & tour experience.

Attractions & Activities |Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

There are various attractions in the Ngorongoro Conservation area, including; Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Oldupai Gorge, Ol Doinyo Langai, Ndutu Lake, Empakaai Crater, Olmoti Crater, Lake Empakaai, Lake Masek, Laetoli, and Lerai forest. The area has different activities and things to do, including; Bird watching, Crater viewing, Bush walks, Cultural visits, Farm visits, Game drives and Photography. Below is a list of our top 5 recommendations;

1. Game Drives and wildlife viewing

Game drives are absolutely the best way to watch wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater. On each safari, you'll see all the big 5 mammals, birds, lakes, lush forests and savannah vegetation to marvel at. We'll go through your travel requirements and special requests and create you the perfect tour itinerary. 

2. Photographic Safari

A photographic safari is not only about the animals but also birds, lakes and savannah vegetation. We arrange on request to have the Maasai tribesmen, living close to the crater to be part of your photography expedition. If you have already taken a game drive at the Ngorongoro crater before and liked what you saw, we can organize another safari for you with the sole purpose of taking amazing wildlife photos with our expert support. 

3. Visit the Maasai

The Maasai are one of Africa’s most fascinating tribes. Although the Masai live outside the crater itself, they are allowed to graze their animals around the crater rim and bring them down the crater for water. While on this safari, our expert team will arrange for you a visit to one of their homes or cultural centres to learn about their traditions and culture.

4. Enjoy Picnic Lunch

Have you ever dreamt of having a beautiful picnic lunch in the African wilderness with wildebeests grazing nearby? We make your dream a reality. Book a safari with us, our support team of professionals will ensure this happens for you in the Ngorongoro Crater. 

5. Visiting the Tanzania’s Last Bushmen

When the Maasai arrived in the Serengeti area about 300 years ago, they drove out the Hadzabe Tribe and other Bushmen to remote areas of the park. Unlike the Maasai who have embraced modern ways of living, these Bushmen remain ancient and still live off hunting and gathering. Our guided tour of their remote habitats will allow you to discover their culture and secret ways of living.

Accommodation: Where to stay in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Are you looking for places to stay in Ngorongoro Conservation Area? Speak to us. We are available 24/7 to help travellers make their travel more enjoyable with our concierge and personal assistance. We'll reserve for you a luxury hotel or resort in Ngorongoro, with other options available for mid-range and budget safari hotel accommodation.

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