Exploring the Wildlife Paradise of Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Last update: March 8, 2024 in Activities & Places
Exploring the Wildlife Paradise of Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompassing 8,292 km² of diverse landscape including savannah, forest and bushland, as well as the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater.

The crater is home to the highest density of mammals in Africa, with over 25,000 of them making this enormous natural landmark their home. It is the best place in Africa to see the Big Five in a concentrated area, and has the largest number of Black Rhinos on the continent, along with Elephants, Lions and great herds of Wildebeest and Zebra.

Tourists are able to see this first hand by visiting a traditional boma, where they can see firsthand the tribal lives of the Maasai people living in the Caldera. 

Luxury lodges on the rim offer spectacular views, although some visitors may prefer to rough it a little by trekking in the areas around the rim of the crater and sleeping in one of the 16 campsites, with a good chance of a closer encounter with some of the wildlife. 

Discover here available day trips and longer safaris available in Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.