Ngorongoro Safari Holidays
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area prides in the best blend of terrains, wildlife, archaeological sites as well as people in the whole of Africa. Usually referred to as the ‘African Eden’ and also called the ‘8th natural Wonder of the World’, the area is in addition a revolutionary experiment in multiple land-use. As for Ngorongoro safari area, the aspect of multiple land-use refers to permitting wildlife plus humans to co-exist in this natural environ. In collaboration with Tanzania government agencies, the local pastoralists have assisted in preservation of the natural resources in the area in an effort to offer tourist a wonderful experience while in this area. Contact us and experience a safari in Tanzania today!
For first time visitors, the sights into the Ngorongoro Crater will certainly sweep you off your feet! The Ngorongoro is a large caldera or a collapsed volcano, covering 250 square kilometers and 600 meters deep. This crater is habitat to more than 20,000 animals among which are the remaining uncommon black rhinos. These rhinos come from the forests during the early morning mist, and their primitive figures offer a very remarkable impression, bordered by the very old crater walls. There is no fences or physical boundary delimiting the crater walls so animals freely enter and leave this crater, however, several of them prefer to remain within the crater due to the all year round availability of fresh pastures and water on the crater floor.
Majority of the floor of the crater is covered by open grassland, which turns yellow in the month of June with wild-flowers. Makat a soda lake is a big attraction for the beautiful flamingos in addition to other species of water birds, whereas predators conceal in the marshland from where they ambush their prey that come to sip the waters of the river which feeds into the lake. Furthermore, there are swamps on the crater floor, that provide water and shelter to elephants plus hippos several smaller creatures like frogs, lizards and snakes. It is very rewarding to view game around the beautiful Lake Makat as large antelope such as gazelles plus zebras come to have a drink here, whereas herds of hippopotami bask in the thick mud on the lakeshore.
Lerai Forest on the floor of the crater was named from a local Maasai word referring to ‘the elegant yellow-barked-acacia tree’. Several Elephants frequently graze in this forest as they take shade especially at about midday, and yet spend the early morning hours as well as the evenings in the open plains, when there is less heat. This small forest is patched on the floor of the crater and is habitat to baboons, leopards, monkeys and antelopes like the waterbucks plus bushbucks.
History of Ngorongoro Crater
Humans plus their long ago ancestors are part of intriguing Ngorongoro landscape history dated millions of years ago. The most ancient signs of existence of mankind in this Conservation Area are found at Laetoli. In this are hominid footprints are well preserved in the volcanic rock and are supposed to be more than 3 million years-old. The legend carries on to the Olduvai Gorge, which is a river gorge 100 meter deep cut into the volcanic earth of the vast Serengeti Plains. Buried in the earth’s layers are remnants of wild animals plus hominids that existed and died near a superficial lake in the middle of grassy plains plus woodlands. These remnants are dated to 2 million years back in time. Visitors get the opportunity to learn more about this charming story when they visit the site. The tour guides gladly offer captivating on-site explanation about the gorge.