Large mass of geological treasure
Enveloping a large mass of land and with a fair smattering of the Masai pastoralists, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is perennial geological flux. The 8000 sq km of the park, rich in wildlife, encompasses lush highlands, savannah, woodlands, lakes, volcanic calderas, and forests. As a natural, ecological and archaeological wonder the park conjures enough mystiques to keep you enthralled throughout.
A ‘must see’ region
Arguably the prime tourist attraction in Tanzania, the Ngorongoro crater– which is not a lake, is always the focal point of tourists. The 269sq km crater is 610 meters deep and 19 km across and offers fascinating vistas in the diversity of habitat and inhabitants. Nearly 30,000 animals call the crater home. Also nestled in the region are a variety of birds, ranging from the dainty flamingos to the famous white-backed vultures and eagles. The panoramic high altitudinal view from crater rims throw open breathtaking natural features aptly justifying its reputation as the crown jewel,
Pan out your vision to catch the Big 5 and the wildebeest, zebras, buffaloes and Grant’s gazelles which sustain the resident predators
Attractions that should be on your to-do list
The lush Empakaai crater is a sight to behold! Clothed in forests, the 6km wide crater has an alkaline lake covering half its floor. Take a walk in solitude in the serene beauty of the crater and enjoy dramatic views of OldoinyoLengai, an active volcano.
Standing on the rim of the Oldupai Gorge, discover the prehistoric site famed for ancient human and elephant fossils, tools excavations. Know more about the evolution of humans Oldupai museum
If history and archaeology excite you then don’t miss out of the remote Laetoli. It is here that Mary Leakey’s team discovered a 27m-long trail of 3.7-million-year-old hominid footprints
If you seek adventure, then the obscure Gol Mountains should be in your bucket list. Far from the trappings of modernity this remote region is home to the warrior Masai
There is still plenty of hiking and trekking to do in the altitudes and the photographer in you will find the place extremely rewarding.
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