Ngorongoro National Park

Highlights about Ngorongoro National Park.

Back in the centuries, a violent eruption blew the top off, collapsing onto itself. This happened continuously leading to the formation of Mt. Kilimajaro which developed a crater lake at the top when the top blew off. From then a crater-rim forests developed, streams fed into the caldera creating springs, swamps and woodland and attracting great populations of wildlife due to favouring conditions for growth. It’s among the World Heritage Sites. For any traveler interested to pay a visit, its located 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The Highland areas are called Ngorongoro derived from the crater name. area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area.

Rules and regulations were raised to protect the crater against human settlement and subsistence farming in 2009 by Ngorogoro Wildlife Conservation. During the implementation, the Maasai pastoralist were relocated to Ngorongoro from their homeland in the north. This massive land consists of forested volcanic crater teeming with lions, cheetahs and flamingoes. Have a spectacular view of the blue-green caldera resides the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area has a clear view of all the “Big Five” with big numbers of predators in Africa, giant gentle tusker elephants and fuchsia pink birds. They are over 25,000 large animals here including black rhino, hippo, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, hyena, jackal and gazelle – grazing and stalking over the grasslands, acacia forests and swamps filling the crater floor. During the dry season on your tour to the park, have a glimpse of different rare habitats in the crater; Lerai Forest look for baboons, vervet monkeys, waterbucks, great tusker bull elephants and an elusive leopard.

Bird lovers will have a stopover at Lake Magadi with migratory flamingos in the rainy season well as Ngoitoktok Springs is home to hippos and is an excellent picnic spot.  The park has terrestrial creatures of birds;- avocet, egret, ostrich, wallow, grebe, firefinch, starling and raptors like the marsh harrier, augur buzzard, tawny eagle and white-backed vulture. The park is open to public in open year-round and always accessible.

Time to visit.

The best time to visit is during the dry seasons in July and August. The operating hours are during day-time. The best time to visit the park in July and August. The operating hours are during day-time and animals gather at water pools which gives a clear view to the tourists. However, every season has an advantange of the weather.

 

What to do and see in Ngorongoro.

Game Driving.
With Kigali Car Rental, expect the best services to your final destinations across boarders. Game driving in this park is very exciting due the various many Ngorongo wildlife. Down the crater, are the herbivores and canivores. Early morning drives are rewarding, the animals are active in search for food.

Sightseeing or scenic view.

The grounds and the natural creatures in Ngorongoro consists of grasslands, swamps, highlands, the crater itself, water pools and many more. This forms the beautiful regions of Africa, dont stand the risk of missing this.

Picnicking with relatives or friends. 
Some areas are worth for a picknick with the beloved ones for instance Ngoitoktok Springs where you can enjoy the hippos move by the water.