Ngorongoro Conservation area was established in 1959 and was awarded the status of World Heritage Site in 1979. The Ngorongoro conservation area is also the site of Olduvai Gorge, the earliest evidence of mankind’s existence and evolution. The name, Olduvai, is originated from the Masai word, Oldupai, meaning “the place of the wild sisasi”, a flowering plant that grows abundantly here. The steep gorge is about 48 kilometers long and 90 meters deep. It stretches from Lake Masek in the east to the Olbalbal swamp near Olmoti in the west. The place is famous for being the world’s largest unbroken Caldera, which is a cauldron-like depression formed from magma emitted by a large volcano. Strong seismic activity about 500,000 years ago created rifts in the sedimentary rocks and revealed the different layers in the walls of the gorge.
The gorge is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world. Numerous extinct species and remains of hominids have been brought into the light following multiple archaeological expeditions conducted here. In the Ngorongoro conservation area, the local Maasais are allowed to graze their cattle and have their villages. However, this permission is not valid for the Crater, which is a protected wildlife safari area. Even in Serengeti National Park, the Maasais are not allowed to have their villages.
There are two main seasons in the crater – the dry season and the wet season. The dry season from June to October is generally the most popular time to visit the Crater. During this time there is less rain and the grass cover is short making wildlife viewing and wildlife photography easier. Wildlife frequents the lakes and watering holes making it easier to spot them. It is not unusual to see leopard, lion, rhino, buffalo, and elephant all in one day. Clear skies mean you will experience clear views over the crater. You will however find the most visitors in the park from July to September making this a very busy time in the crater.
November to May is the wet season and this includes the short rains (November and December) and the long rains (March to May). During the short rains, rain typically falls during the evening and it is highly unlikely it will impact your safari.
We firmly believe that planning a Tanzania safari can be just as much fun as going on the trip itself. But we also know that organising a trip can be confusing and even a little bit frustrating – and that’s where we come in. Below, we’ve put together our top Tanzania travel tipsRead More
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Most foreign visitors are required to obtain a visa for entry into Tanzania, there are some exceptions. The visa doesn’t always need to be obtained prior to arrival as they can be issued at the port of entry.Read More
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