Ngorongoro Conservation Area


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WHY VISIT Ngorongoro Conservation Area ?

Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Where The Human And Wildlife Co-Exist

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spread across 2km of high land plains, savannah, savannah woodland, as well as forest. The area was established in 1959 starting from the plains of the Serengeti national park in the northwest to the eastern arm of Great Rift Valley. Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the great Tanzania Destinations, where the human and wildlife co-exist.

The conservation area includes a spectacular carter that is the world’s largest unbroken natural caldera. The extensive ecological research also makes the place unique. It yields about the evidence about the evolution including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years ago.

The highland trees in the area include peacock flower, yellowwood, and sweet olive, etc. the conservation area is home to 25,000 numbers of large animals.Explore Ngorongoro Conservation Area holidays and discover the Best Time For Safari In Tanzania and places to visit & it should be included on Tanzania Safari Tours experience.

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When To Go

  • The climate is temperate throughout the year
  • Two wet seasons – November to December (short rains) and March to May
  • Driest months – August to October
  • Best time to visit is anytime between July and March
  • Best time to climb Mt. Meru is between June and February


  • Covers an area of over 8,300 sq km
  • Located within the Great Rift Valley
  • Stretches from Lake Natron in the northeast, to Lake Enyasi in the south, and Lake Manyara in the east
  • 190km west from Arusha and only 40km from Lake Manyara National Park


  • Abundant wildlife; the conservation area is home to 25,000 large animals
  • The lush Empakaai crater is a sight to behold. A 6km wide crater has an alkaline lake covering half its floor.
  • Enjoy dramatic views of Oldoinyo Lengai, an active volcano. The mountain is worshiped by the locals as they believe their god is residing on the top of the mountain.
  • Oldupai Gorge, discover the prehistoric site famed for ancient human and elephant fossils
  • If you love archaeology, then don’t miss out of the remote Laetoli where 3.7-million-year-old hominid footprints discovered


  • Walking Safari on the Rim of the Crater
  • Camp along the rim of the Crater
  • Game driving in and around the Crater
  • Visiting the Masaai tribes’ village
  • Discovering the oldest humans’ footsteps, at Old via Gorge


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WHEN TO GO Ngorongoro

What is the Best Time To Visit Ngorongoro, choose the right Season today!

  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC


January is one of the best times to visit coast


It’s hot and humid during February, and it’s the start of calving season when thousands of wildebeest give birth to their young and predators


A great month. Game viewing in East Africa


April is by far the wettest month of the year and while the rains predominantly come in the form of afternoon thundershowers


The long rainy season is in full swing.


June is dry, busy and is considered the best time of year to visit


Peak Safari Season Is In Full Swing And Is The Best Time To Travel'.


August is still considered peak season with tourist crowds flocking '.


Tourist Crowds Begin To Dissipate And There Is Still No Rain


Sees The Building Of Thunderclouds And The Arrival Of The First Rains.


Rains in East and Southern Africa mean this is the least desirable month for a safari.


Falls In The Middle Of The ‘Short Rains’


visit Ngorongoro Conservation Area, see the following Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Ngorongoro Conservation Area?

The nearest airport to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the Kilimanjaro International Airport, which is about a four-hour drive away. Alternatively, you can fly into Arusha Airport and then take a four-hour drive to the conservation area. You can also opt for a guided tour that includes transportation.

What is the best time to visit Ngorongoro Conservation Area?

The best time to visit Ngorongoro Conservation Area is during the dry season, which runs from June to October. During this time, the wildlife is more concentrated around the water sources, making it easier to spot. However, keep in mind that this is also the peak tourist season, so it can get crowded. The wet season, which runs from November to May, is less crowded but the roads can become impassable due to heavy rains.

What animals can I expect to see in Ngorongoro Conservation Area?

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos, hippos, and various antelope species. You may also spot cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, and wildebeests, among others.

Can I go on a walking safari in Ngorongoro Conservation Area?

Walking safaris are not allowed in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, except for a few designated areas outside the crater. However, you can go on a game drive, which is the most popular way to experience the wildlife in the area.

Do I need a permit to visit Ngorongoro Conservation Area?

Yes, you need a permit to enter Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The permit is valid for 24 hours and can be obtained at the gate. There is also a conservation fee that is charged per person per day.

What other activities can I do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area?

Apart from game drives, you can also visit Olduvai Gorge, which is an important archaeological site where the remains of early humans were discovered. You can also visit Maasai villages to learn about their culture and way of life. Additionally, you can go on guided nature walks and bird-watching tours.

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