Characterised by the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, the 8,292km2 Ngorongoro Conservation Area sits in the volcanic mountain highlands of Northern Tanzania.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and unofficially, an ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the 600 metre deep Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unflooded and unbroken volcanic caldera in the world. Covering 300km2, the mineral rich open grasslands of the crater floor have turned the crater in to a wildlife haven, whilst the crater rim hosts elegant accommodation in vast coffee plantations, farms and mountain forests due to it’s cool and dewy conditions.
Host of the annual migration, with over 1.7 million wildebeest, 260,000 zebra and 470,000 gazelle moving South in to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in December followed by North in June – the area is also home to large resident populations of hartebeest, spotted hyena, jackals, servals, cheetah and lion.
The Southern and Eastern boundaries are marked by the rim of the East African Rift wall, preventing animal migration towards the South and East and enhancing the migration towards the southern Serengeti plains which border the North-west of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
● Home of the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
● Host of the annual migration in June and December
● Unique to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the land is multi-use: it is the only conservation area in Tanzania that protects wildlife while allowing human habitation
● Day Game Drives
● Guided Bush Walks
● Horse Riding
● Crater Floor Bush Lunches
● Mountain Biking
● Cultural Community Visits.