The Malanja depressionof Ngorongoro conservation area, (near) with mountains Satiman and Makarot in the distance
The Malanja depressionof Ngorongoro conservation area, on the left with the road to Olduvai gorge on the right
The Malanja depressionof Ngorongoro conservation area, after the trees - as seen from the road to Olduvai gorge
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)