Ngorongoro Conservation Area includes the famous Ngorongoro Crater and huge expanses of highland plains, scrub bush, and forests that cover approximately 8300 square kilometers. The crater caldera, filled with an unparalleled quantity and assortment of rare African wildlife, is the main attraction. Accommodation is located on its ridges and after a beautiful descent down the crater rim through lush rain forest and thick vegetation, the view opens to grassy plains throughout the crater floor. The game viewing is truly incredible, the craters rare black rhinos, bountiful plains game, and numerous lions and cheetahs are unforgettable. The topography and views of the surrounding Crater Highlands are simply wondrous as well. The gem of Tanzania’s safari options, Ngorongoro is truly unmatched by any place on earth.
The magical place is also home to Olduvai Gorge, where the famous Leakeys discovered the remains of a 1.8 million year old hominid skeleton, one of the distinct links of human evolutionary chain. Also, just north of the crater, the Leakeys and their team of international archaeologists unearthed a complete series of hominid footprints estimated to be over 3.7 million years old. Fossils excavated in Olduvai show that the area is one of the oldest sites of hominid habitation in the world.