Ngorongoro national park is 8300 sq km. It’s a world heritage site, it’s located in Ngorongoro District and the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera lies with in this conservation area. It was formally part of Serengeti national park. This park is a home to over 500 bird species, 25,000 large animals, which live in the montane forest, grassland, bush land with bussei trees, open grassland, wood land, Munge Stream, Lerai Stream, Ngoitokitok Spring, and many other small springs around the crater’s floor.
Animals in this park include: cheetah, lion, black rhinoceros, hippopotamus, wildebeest the zebra the eland, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelles, leopards, elephants, mountain reedbuck, and buffalo, wildebeest, hartebeest, waterbuck, warthog, hyena and jackals. Primates include baboons and vervet monkeys.
Bird species include: ostrich, bizarre secretary, black eagles, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds, bustards and plovers, European migrants from November to May include White Storks, swallows, Yellow Wagtails among others, Stonechat, Schalow’s Wheatear, Anteater Chat, Fiscal Shrike, Augur Buzzards, Verreaux’s Eagle and flamingoes
What to do
Game drives, Hot air balloon safaris, game drives, Bird watching, participate in masai traditional dances, community walks, Forest walks
Other attractions: Olduvai Gorge, Maasai warriors, Lerai Forest
By road: drive from Arusha pass the gate of Lake Manyara National Park, proceed to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area which is about 180 kilometres from Arusha 4 hours drive.
By air: Charter flights from Arusha to Manyara Airstrip