Attractions in Ngorongoro conservation area, Tanzania



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loduare
loduare

national park gate

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 1760 m.a.m.s.l.The southernmost entrance gate into the Ngorongoro conservation area, and also the closest to a major city - Arusha. It is the most popular of all gates, normally filled with a multitude of tourists at all times.What to do there?Get your permits checke
simba a
simba a

campsite

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 2320 m.a.m.s.l. One of the public campsites inside the Ngorongoro conservation area, that is located on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater. It is the largest and most frequently used in the area, due to its proximity to the Loduare gate where most tourists come from, and the crater.
simba b

campsite

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 2320 m.a.m.s.l. A private campsite located on the south eastern rim of the , that is normally the location of a tented lodge. Prior booking is required to be able to use the campsite, but while used as a tented lodge, this has to be made with the company running it.
olmoti
olmoti

crater

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 3040 m.a.m.s.l. (rim - highest) 2800 m.a.m.s.l. (floor - lowest) One of three large volcanic calderas that are located inside the Ngorongoro conservation area, and the second highest in terms of altitude of the rim. Its crater floor is a marshy highland plateau that serves a water source
kerimasi
kerimasi

crater

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 2600 m.a.m.s.l. (rim - highest) 2300 m.a.m.s.l. (crater - lowest) A volcanic crater that is part of the great east African rift and located inside the Ngorongoro conservation area. Along with Ngorongoro crater, it is one of the older volcanoes in the area.
nasera rock
nasera rock

attraction

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 1800 - 1840 m.a.m.s.l. A gneiss inselberg that is located near the northern border of the
empakaai
empakaai

crater

in ngorongoro conservation area, ngorongoro conservation area
A volcanic caldera located in the Ngorongoro conservation area of northern Tanzania. It is also where lake Empakaai is located. Empakaai is located about 30km north east of Ngorongoro crater, well inside the eastern rift valley and sharing the same volcanic system as Lakes Eyasi and Natron as well a
ngorongoro
ngorongoro

crater

in ngorongoro conservation area, Arusha
a large volcanic caldera in northern Tanzania that is part of the Ngorongoro conservation area.
magadi
magadi

lake

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Lake Magadi of Ngorongoro is an alkaline crater lake, with the name 'Magadi' being swahili for soda. It is often inhabited by thousands of lesser flamingoes and gets its water from combination of rainfall and a stream that drains water from Olmoti crater
hippo pool of ngorongoro crater
hippo pool of ngorongoro crater

attraction

in Ngorongoro conservation area
A small pond in the southern part of the Ngorongoro crater that is inhabited by a bloat of hippos. It is one of the few areas in the crater where tourists are allowed to alight from their vehicle, have a picnic or meal.
embulmbul depression
embulmbul depression

attraction

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 2200 m.a.m.s.l. A beautiful valley located between Olmoti and Empakaai, Lolmalasin an Losirua that serves as a grazing ground for wild herbivores as well as maasai cattle - who can most of the times be seen side by side. It is one of the features seen along the road from Ngorongoro crater
makarot
makarot

mountain

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 3130 m.a.m.s.l.A volcanic cone/mountain located inside the Ngorongoro conservation area of Northern Tanzania. It serves as a potential hiking destination for tourists - a one day hike with the option of visiting its neighbour mount Satiman and the Malanja depression as well.
olduvai gorge
olduvai gorge

museum

in Ngorongoro conservation area
A museum that showcases the history and information about the findings made in and around the Olduvai gorge of the Ngorongoro conservation area. Enclosed in its own compound, it
shifting sands 2
shifting sands 2

attraction

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 1500 m.a.m.s.l. The smaller version of Ngorongoro's shifting sands located about a 10 minute drive north of it. A crescent shaped black dune, composed of volcanic ash from the nearby volcanic mountain -
olkarien

gorge

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Alititude: m.a.m.s.l. An extremely deep and narrow gorge that cuts through the Olgol mountains, near the northern border of the Ngorongoro conservation area. It serves as a primary nesting site for the Ruppell’s Griffon vultures as well as a hiking destination and attractions for tourists. It is a
ndutu
ndutu

lake

in Ngorongoro conservation area
A shallow alkaline lake that is located on the eastern border of Serengeti national park, in northern Tanzania. Its serves as a water source for both animals as well as hotels, camps and other facilities in the area. It shares the same basin as lake Masek that is located a short distance east of it
masek
masek

lake

in Ngorongoro conservation area
A strip shaped, shallow alkaline lake that is located next to the western border of Ngorongoro conservation area, in northern Tanzania. Just like its bigger sibling lake Ndutu, it
elemeti
elemeti

lake

in Ngorongoro conservation area
A shallow, alkaline and seasonal lake that is located on the Ngorongoro side of the border between Ngorongoro conservation area and Serengeti national park. Most of it dries up during the dry season, with some of its water draining
l dabash
l dabash

lake

in Ngorongoro conservation area
A shallow and seasonal lake that is located next to the western border of Ngorongoro conservation area, in northern Tanzania. Part of it is a marsh that stays green for most of the year, bearing the name - small marsh. There i
ngorongoro crater view point 1
ngorongoro crater view point 1

attraction

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 2200 m.a.m.s.l. One of the most frequented viewpoints for the Ngorongoro crater, located on its southern crater rim, just a few minutes from the loduare gate. It is
olmoti crater (munge)
olmoti crater (munge)

waterfall

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 2800 m.a.m.s.l. One of the most picturesque waterfalls inside the ngorongoro conservation area and one of few that can be seen from miles away. Unfortunately, the only way to view it up close is from above as it stands at the edge Olmoti crater floor. To access it one has to climb onto th
ol doinyo lengai
ol doinyo lengai

mountain

in gregory rift, ngorongoro conservation area
An active volcanic mountain located in the northern Arusha region of Tanzania. At a height of 3188m above sea level, it is the third highest mountain in the country and part of the volcanic system of the East African Rift valley. The mountain's eruptions uniquely produces natrocarbonatite lava
olduvai
olduvai

gorge

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Where famous archaeological findings were made such as the Laetoli footprints, and the remains of zinjathropus (ealiest man). A steep sided ravine in the great rift valley, it is part of Ngorongoro conservation area and is considered one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world.
lolmalasin
lolmalasin

mountain

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 3648 m.a.m.s.l. A gentle sided mountain located inside the Ngorongoro conservation area, that serves a hiking destination. It is located close to another mountain - Losirua with a ridge joining them to form what what looks like a single mountain range.
losirua
losirua

mountain

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 3260 m.a.m.s.l. Losirua is a gentle sided mountain that is one of the features of east Africa's Gregory rift and is located within the Ngorongoro conservation area. North of it lies its neighbour, Lolmalasin - connected to it via a high ridge and making them look like a single mountain ran
lemala mini
lemala mini

national park gate

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 2340 m.a.m.s.l. One of the many security gates into Ngorongoro crater, and it is termed mini because unlike the main gates - it is already inside the conservation area. Thus the required permits and equipment are inspected at the gate.It is both an entrance and exit gate.
ncaa headquarters
ncaa headquarters

tourist site

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 2400 m.a.m.s.l.Main office for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority within the park boundaries, where one could go to extend permits while in the park as well as resolve any other administrative issues. It a
seneto mini
seneto mini

national park gate

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 2150 m.a.m.s.l.One of the security gates that control access into the Ngorongoro crater - not to be confused with those for the Conservation area - which the crater is in. It is termed mini because unlike the main gates - it is already inside the conservation area.At the ti
malanja depression
malanja depression

attraction

in Ngorongoro conservation area
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. B
satiman
satiman

mountain

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude:2860 m.a.m.s.l. A volcanic cone/mountain that is located inside the Ngorongoro conservation area of northern Tanzania. It serves as a hiking destination for tourists, a one day climb, at the end of which one can enjoy amaz
lake ndutu
lake ndutu

airstrip

in Ngorongoro conservation area
A small airstrip that is located a short distance south of lake Ndutu in northern Tanzania. At the time of writing (2017) only small planes can land in the area, and there are facilities in the form of toilets, a parking area, and a small airport lounge. It does allow for fast and easy access to the
ndutu special (1)
ndutu special (1)

campsite

in Ngorongoro conservation area
One of several special campsites on the south western shores of lake Ndutu. It bears no facilities and is occasionally used by one of the many tented camp companies that follow the wildebeest migration. Spend a night under the stars and sounds of nature, that may include the
ndutu special (2)
ndutu special (2)

campsite

in Ngorongoro conservation area
One of several special campsites that are located on the south western shores of lake Ndutu of Ngorongoro conservation area. It serves as an accommodation point, that i
ndutu special (3)
ndutu special (3)

campsite

in Ngorongoro conservation area
A special campsite with a good view of lake Ndutu that is located on its south western shores, and near the western border of Ngorongoro conservation area. It is termed 'special' because it has no built in facilities but rather just camping space, and is sometimes the location of a tented migration
shifting sands
shifting sands

attraction

in ngorongoro plains, ngorongoro conservation area
A moving black dune, composed of volcanic ash from the nearby volcanic mountain - Ol' Doinyo Lengai, that is moving slowly westwards across the Ngorongoro plains, at a rate of about 15 to 20 metres per year. It is normally about 9 metres tall, 50 metres wide and 50 metres long from front to back.
nainokanoka
nainokanoka

village

in Ngorongoro conservation area
A small maasai village located at the eastern base of Olmoti crater Ngorongoro conservation area. It serves as a starting point for hikes to the top of Olmoti's rim, as well as to nearby mountains such as Lolmalasin and Losirua. A thriving community, complete with a school
Irkeepus
Irkeepus

village

in Ngorongoro conservation area
A small maasai village located at the eastern base of Olmoti crater Ngorongoro conservation area. It serves as a starting point for hikes to the top of Olmoti's rim, as well as to nearby mountains such as Lolmalasin and Losirua. A thriving community, complete with a school
Naiyobi

village

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Naiyobi village Ngorongoro,
lake ndutu
lake ndutu

ranger post

in Ngorongoro conservation area
Altitude: 1600 m.a.m.s.l. An administrative office and checkpoint located on the Ngorongoro side of lake Ndutu’s shores, in northern Tanzania. It serves as a point where one can extend their permits, pay for them or even get them checked, be it for Ngorongoro or Serengeti. In 2017, this is also o

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