The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing, it includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera. The property has global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and other animals into the northern plains. Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years.
ATTRACTIVENESS OF NGORONGORO CRATER
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most famous and interesting of Tanzania’s national parks because here you can find the greatest number of different animal species:
- Include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants.
- Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard.
THE NGORONGORO CRATER IS ONE OF THE MOST DENSELY CROWDED AFRICAN WILDLIFE AREAS IN THE WORLD AND IS HOME TO AN ESTIMATED 30,000 ANIMALS INCLUDING SOME OF TANZANIA’S LAST REMAINING BLACK RHINO. SUPPORTED BY A YEAR ROUND WATER SUPPLY AND FODDER.