Ngorongoro Conservation Area is considered as one of the most important wildlife protection areas in Africa. It is situated 180 kilometers west of Arusha in northern Tanzania. Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers a total area of approximately 8,288 square kilometers, at the surrounding areas of Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro is a dead volcano that has been around for 2.5 million years. Its last eruption around 250,000 years ago had formed Ngorongoro Crater, widely considered as the world’s currently largest unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera.
The Ngorongoro area was part of the Serengeti National Park until 1959, when it was separated from Serengeti and was newly declared as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area by the British. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is wildlife’s heaven. Here you can find black rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs but surprisingly, no giraffes or crocodiles are found here. If you like safari, you should go to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for one of the best wildlife viewing in Africa!
Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania UNESCO World Heritage Site