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Things to do in Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area

Discover the Wonders of Ngorongoro Crater

Nestled within the heart of Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a treasure trove of natural wonders, cultural richness, and unparalleled wildlife experiences. We invite you to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, where adventure meets heritage in a spectacular blend of experiences. From the majestic peaks surrounding the crater to the vibrant Maasai villages and the unique wildlife within, Ngorongoro Crater offers various activities for every type of traveler. We’ve created our best list of things to do in the Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation area.

The List of the Best Things to Do in Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area
  1. Exploring Ngorongoro Crater Peaks: Embark on an adventure to the summits of Ngorongoro Crater by scaling the peaks of Le Makarot (3,168 meters), Oldeani Mountain (3,200 meters), or Lolmalasin (3,600 meters).
  2. Experience a Safari in Ngorongoro Crater: Journey to the crater floor in our 4×4 vehicles and discover the Big 5, with a special emphasis on spotting the Black Rhino. Revel in the dense concentration of wildlife inhabiting the crater.
  3. Discover the Ngorongoro Crater Rim by Foot: Embark on a scenic walk along the rim, enjoying stunning views of the crater floor below.
  4. Experience Cultural Immersion in a Maasai Village: Explore authentic Maasai villages for a cultural journey, gaining insights into the lifestyle and traditions of the indigenous Maasai communities within the Ngorongoro area.
  5. Explore Empaakai Crater:
    Venture to one of Ngorongoro’s lesser-known gems, Empaakai Crater. Trek on foot to the crater’s bottom, where you’ll have the unique opportunity to get up close with wildlife in their natural habitat.
  6. Discover Olduvai Gorge: Journey to the “Cradle of Mankind” at Olduvai Gorge. The museum provides profound insights into the early humans who roamed our planet. Uncover the area’s rich historical significance.
  7. Explore the Shifting Sands: Experience the unique phenomenon of the shifting sand dunes, also known as Barkan. Marvel at how a handful of sand, when thrown into the air, clumps together and returns to the dune. Driven by strong winds, these dunes slowly traverse the desert landscape, moving an average of 55 feet (17 meters) annually. These majestic sand formations are estimated to have roamed the savannah for 3 million years.
Exploring Ngorongoro in a Unique Way

For those who love mountain climbing adventures, the area presents three magnificent peaks that beckon the adventurous at heart. Mount Le Makarot stands proud at 3,168 meters, offering climbers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.

Moreover, Oldeani Mountain, reaching heights of 3,200 meters, and Lolmalasin Mountain, the tallest at 3,600 meters, promise equally rewarding climbs with panoramic vistas of the vast conservation area. These climbs offer a unique opportunity to experience the area’s natural beauty from vantage points few can see.

Extended Hiking Experience to Lake Natron

For the ultimate adventure, Kilidove Tours offers an extended hiking experience from Ngorongoro to Lake Natron. This trek traverses diverse landscapes, from lush highlands to the arid beauty of the Rift Valley floor. Hikers can witness diverse ecosystems along the way and end their journey at Lake Natron, famous for its flamingo colonies.

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Lastly, join Kilidove Tours on an unforgettable expedition to the heart of Tanzania. Book your adventure today and enter a world where nature and culture harmonize spectacularly. Reach out here for the quote.