5 best reasons to include Ngorongoro Crater in your Tanzania Safari Holiday
The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera with a spectacularly beautiful setting. Located north of Tanzania, Ngorongoro carter is among the best-visited destinations in Tanzania, Offering the best scenic views of the big five in east Africa. Are you planning a Tanzania safari but aren’t sure which destination to include in your itinerary? Worry not; our experts have listed below some reasons why you should include Ngorongoro crater in your safari holiday must-see destinations.
Known as Africa’s Garden of Eden, Ngorongoro crater is home to over 30,000 animals, including cheetahs, lions, elephants, wildebeests, and many others. Did know you know the park has the highest concentration of wildlife in one place in the whole of Africa. Ngorongoro offers you a chance to experience a thrilling safari full of action and the best views. However, activities are limited to game drives and picnics while inside the crater itself; you can also get to enjoy a full range of activities at the wider Ngorongoro conservation area. Also, not forget the luxurious hotels and lodges ready to offer you the best Tanzanian hospitality while on your safari.
Best Cultural experiences in Tanzania
One of the unique features of the Ngorongoro crater is that wildlife coexists with the semi-nomadic Masai pastoralists. During your safari at Ngorongoro crater, you get to visit the Masai villages, which can be easily sighted while driving in the park. Enjoy the best cultural experiences in Tanzania as you learn about the Masai very unique way of life and their traditional culture.
Enjoy the scenic Ngoitokitok springs.
Ngoitokitok springs in the park form up a small lake known as a hippo pool where hippopotamus, zebras, and even elephants came looking for water. The beautiful waters offer tourists amazing, excellent grounds to have picnic lunches as you enjoy the fantastic views of zebras and elephants.
Visit the Oldupai Museum
Ngorongoro crater is one of the most significant prehistoric sites in Tanzania and the world. Olduvai George is said to have provided the earliest evidence of the human species as fossils were discovered there. Visit the Oldupai museum found in Olduvai George and get a chance to see the remains of hums that were excavated in the area.
As the name Ngorongoro means “gift of life,” we can certainly say the crater harbors the gift of life. Ngorongoro crater is home to over 400 species of bird in Tanzania. This makes Ngorongoro a favorite destination to bird enthusiasts who travel worldwide to come and enjoy the scenic birds in the beautiful park. November to April is among the best times for bird watching when migratory birds are available.
Being one of the seven natural wonders of Africa, Ngorongoro is one of the best wildlife safari destinations in Tanzania. Enjoy unique experiences that will make your safari holiday memorable. Book today and let our experts help you plan an authentic Tanzania safari with Ngorongoro crater as one of your destinations.