Ngorongoro Conservation Area

A protected area of multiple land use, like conservation, and the local people live with their livestock. Specifically, Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers approximately 8292sq kilometers. And it was established in 1959 as a conservation area.

ATTRACTIONS:

Ngorongoro Crater:

The Ngorongoro crater cover 304sq kilometers. Undeniably inside the crater is where you will be able to see wildlife animals and plants. In addition, you will be able to spot the Big 5s that are Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos, and Black rhino. However other animals include zebras, hyenas, wildebeests, hippos, and many birds species can be found in the crater.

Lake Eyasi:

The lake is found in the northern part of Tanzania. Evidently, it is the salt lake on the floor of the great rift valley.  And at the base of the plateau is Serengeti national park in the south part. And immediately southwest of the Ngorongoro conservation area it covers 1050 square km.

Shifting sand:

Beyond the Olduvai Gorge lie the remarkable dune of volcanic know as shifting sand. Most importantly, the sand has a half-moon shape and takes about 17 meters yearly to move. Moreover, the Maasai people believe the shifting sand dune has come from the nearby sacred mountain OL  DOINYA LENGAI.

Oldupai Gorge Museum:

The museum was founded in the late 1970s by Mary Leakey archaeologist and paleoanthropologist who conducted research in the gorge for decades. As a result, the museum holds such important information in understanding the early human evolution. It is located in the eastern Serengeti plains within the Ngorongoro conservation area.

How to get there:

It will take 2-hours and 34min by vehicle 154.1 km from Arusha to the main gate of Loduare.

Accommodations (within and near Ngorongoro conservation area);

Hotels, lodges, public campsites, and special campsites.

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