Map of Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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Map showing Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Quick Facts
Area: 8,288sq.kms
Location: 190km west of Arusha Town
Wildlife: The Big Cats, and virtually all the major wildlife species including herbivores.
Altitude(Crater Rim): 2286m
Climate: Rainy season between November and May.

Brief Description

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is located some 190km west of Arusha Town between Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks and is within the Great Rift Valley, a gigantic fracture on the earths crust streching across Earthen and Northern Africa. Covering approximately 8,288 square Kilometers, the area is composed mainly of volcanoes, mountains, craters, plains, lakes and forests with a wide variety of wildlife.

The Ngorongoro Crater, one of the premier wildlife conservation areas in East Africa, and a scenic safari location, is the world's largest caldera, with intact walls, and a floor 610m below the crater rim, and covers an area of (19km in diameter).

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