Recognized as one of Africa’s Seven Natural wonders, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a safeguarded region and a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in Ngorongoro District, positioned 180 km to the west of Arusha City in the northern part of Tanzania, within the geological expanse known as the Crater Highlands. The name of this area is derived from the Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera nestled within it.
The Conservation area comprises a large chunk of the southern Serengeti’s short-grass plains and the Ngorongoro Highlands..
Within the Crater, an exceptional variety of animals thrives within their distinct habitats, constituting a remarkable concentration of wildlife. Additionally, the conservation area encompasses the Olduvai Gorge, a site of immense significance in the realm of paleoanthropology, holding a position as one of the most important sites globally.