Being the world’s largest intact caldera, Ngorongoro is a true African natural wonder with over 30,000 animals roaming on the crater floor. With a depth of over 600 Meters and a surface area of over 20sqkm,
The crater is the best place to spot the big 5 and other endangered species including the Northern black Rhinoceros. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Ngorongoro also harbors over 30,000 Maasais, a perfect place where man and nature interact.
The crater floor being unflooded supports swamps and soda lakes that are a breeding site to flamingos and other waterbirds making it a paradise for any bird lovers. At the crater rim, the majestic stellar views of the crater and surrounding landscapes are spectacular.
ATTRACTION AND ACTIVITIES AT NGORONGORO
Attractions and activities found in Ngorongoro include game drives, bird watching, picnicking, photography, Nature Walks, and filming. Nearby attractions include the Oldupai gorge museum, Empaakai crater, Olmoti crater, Lake Ndutu, Lake Masek, and Lake Magadi.
BEST TIME TO VISIT NGORONGORO
Ngorongoro can be visited throughout the year however the best time to visit the Ngorongoro Crater is during the dry season,
June to October (these are the driest months, making it an ideal perfect time for any safari lover since the animals are easily spotted.
Most of these times animals especially carnivores are gathered along the swamps, lakes, rivers, and water holes where prey are congregated and gathers to drink since most water sources are dry.
November to April is the best time for bird lovers is between when the migratory birds are present and gather on lakes, swamps, and river banks.
The best time to egg laying is between November to January but December is when egg cracking is at its peak and hatchlings begin to emerge.
January to March is the best time for calving since thousands of wildebeests and zebras give birth to new ones. This is the perfect time to witness newly born calves take their first steps minutes after birth and predators in action.
April to May are the long rainy seasons and see fewer visitors at the crater.
LOCATION & HOW TO BE IN NGORONGORO
Ngorongoro is Located in the Northern parts of Tanzania, the Crater is accessible by road from Arusha, Tanzania’s safari capital and it takes about 3 hours to get there.