Malanja Depression


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    Altitude: 2100 m.a.m.s.l.

    A large valley near the western rim of Ngorongoro crater in northern Tanzania. Apart from a grazing ground for Maasai cattle, it is home to several bomas including a few that are cultural or tourists can visit.

    Best time to visitAny time of the year

    Location of Malanja Depression

    The Malanja depression is located next to mount Satiman (west) and the Ngorongoro crater (east). It is visible on your left while on the road used to get to Olduvai. For more information on its location, please see the map below.

    How to get thereMostly by vehicle, from any point in the conservation area, although there are hiking routes that could be used to get there. As it is inside the conservation area, you probably would need a permit to visit it (see NCAA website)

    AbbreviationsNCAA - Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority
    m.a.m.s.l. - metres above metric sea level
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