With the wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater, fascinating archaeological site Olduvai Gorge and lush highlands, the Ngorongoro region is included in many of the popular Northern Safari Circuit safaris in Tanzania. Expect to see geological wonders, archaeological gems and a huge diversity of animals, all set in spectacular scenery that includes vast grasslands and mountainous volcanic highlands.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers just over 8,000 km² and is unique in that it is a conservation area allowing human habitation. The local Maasai still practice subsistence farming in the area. The area also includes a number of fascinating sites.
The world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, a collapsed volcano, or caldera with steep sides and a floor covering 260 km² is the area's most famous attraction. Within the crater are grasslands, acacia forests, a salt lake and a swampy area, offering habitats to an incredible diversity of animals and birds. Expect to see the Big Five, many species of buck, hippo, crocodile, zebra, many of the smaller predators and fantastic pink flamingo. It is estimated that about 25,000 large animals live in the crater.
In the northwest of the conservation area, the park meets up with the Serengeti and forms part of the annual Great Migration route. Olduvai Gorge, situated on the plains, is a fascinating archaeological site and one of the most important prehistoric sites worldwide, providing evidence to support the evolution of man.
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Experience the vast expanses of true wilderness and perhaps some of the best game viewing areas on the African continent. The 7-Day Taste of Tanzania Safari takes in the untamed Tarangire, the world-renowned Serengeti (famous for the Great Migration) and Ngorongoro National Park. Accompanied by some of the country’s best guides, your safety and comfort will be in excellent hands, leaving you to enjoy the safari of a lifetime at the best possible price.