Attractions in Ngorongoro conservation area, Tanzania






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loduare

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Loduare gate
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 th...
simba a

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Simba A campsite
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...

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Simba B campsite
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 wi...
olmoti

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Olmoti crater
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 ma...
kerimasi

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Kerimasi crater
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 volcan...
nasera rock

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Nasera Rock
Altitude: 1800 - 1840 m.a.m.s.l. A gneiss inselberg that is located near the northern border of the ...
empakaai

in ngorongoro conservation area, ngorongoro conservation area

Empakaai crater
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 v...
ngorongoro

in ngorongoro conservation area, Arusha

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

in Ngorongoro conservation area

lake Magadi
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 cr...
hippo pool of ngorongoro crater

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Hippo Pool Of Ngorongoro Crater
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

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Embulmbul Depression
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 fe...
makarot

in Ngorongoro conservation area

mount Makarot
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 ...
olduvai gorge

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Olduvai Gorge museum
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

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Shifting Sands 2
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 - ...

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Olkarien gorge
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...
ndutu

in Ngorongoro conservation area

lake Ndutu
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

in Ngorongoro conservation area

lake Masek
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

in Ngorongoro conservation area

lake Elemeti
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

in Ngorongoro conservation area

lake L Dabash
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

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Ngorongoro Crater View Point 1
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)

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Olmoti Crater (munge) waterfall
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 cr...
ol doinyo lengai

in gregory rift, ngorongoro conservation area

mount Ol Doinyo Lengai
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 erupt...
olduvai

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Olduvai gorge
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 ...
lolmalasin

in Ngorongoro conservation area

mount Lolmalasin
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 mou...
losirua

in Ngorongoro conservation area

mount Losirua
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 rid...
lemala mini

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Lemala Mini gate
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...
ncaa headquarters

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Ncaa Headquarters
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

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Seneto Mini gate
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 insi...
malanja depression

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Malanja Depression
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

in Ngorongoro conservation area

mount Satiman
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

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Lake Ndutu airstrip
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 lou...
ndutu special (1)

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Ndutu Special (1) campsite
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 nat...
ndutu special (2)

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Ndutu Special (2) campsite
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)

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Ndutu Special (3) campsite
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, an...
shifting sands

in ngorongoro plains, ngorongoro conservation area

Shifting Sands
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 met...
nainokanoka

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Nainokanoka village
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,...
Irkeepus

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Irkeepus village
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in Ngorongoro conservation area

Naiyobi village
Naiyobi village Ngorongoro, ...
lake ndutu

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Lake Ndutu ranger post
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...
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