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Camp sites in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

There are several Camp sites in Ngorongoro conservation area. The camping sites are both public and private. Travelers more especially on a budget can use this camping area to cut down on the safari costs.

This is one of the most visited tourism area in Tanzania together with the Serengeti national park. This trail also includes Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, as well as the Kilimanjaro National Park which is one the tallest mountain in Africa.

The Ngorongoro conservation area has many access areas or gates. These can be used by anyone and none of the gates is exclusive to any groups of people. The park is a wonder and its home to the largest Crater Lake in the world.

The Ngorongoro crater is about 610 meters deep and about 264 square Kilometers in Size. The Ngorongoro conservation area is about 8,292 square Kilometers in size and its one of the biggest national park in Tanzania.

The area has a variety of animals including the most sought after big five which include: Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Leopards ad the rare black rhinos. The Ngorongoro conservation area is home to about 25,000 animal species that have been recorded in recent times.

Simba Campsite

This is one of the camps you can use while in the Ngorongoro conservation area. The camp has shared facilities like bathrooms and toilets. There is also a restaurant and bar where you can buy refreshments. This is also one of the biggest camping sites in the area.

Ngorongoro Crater Camping Sites

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a beautiful place. The area is home to over 550 bird species and it’s a birder’s haven. Of this number there are Migratory and resident birds. Some of the unique birds that you will find here are the Ostrich, African Spoonbill, Kori Bustard, Secretary Bird, Capped Wheatear, Ant Eater, Fan-tailed Widowbird, among so many others.

Apart from the Ngorongoro Crater camping sites, travelers can stay in more luxury tented camps and lodges, found both inside and outside the conservatory. Some of this Ngorongoro Conservation Area accommodation include Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ndutu Safari Lodge, Gibb’s Farm, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Karatu Tented Lodge, among so many others.

Best Time to Visit

The time to visit the Ngorongoro will be determined by your budget and time available otherwise the area can be visited anytime of the year.

Peak season

The season usually comes in the dry months of Mid June to September and December to February. The Longer period of June to September however also comes with the wildebeest migration and there for if this is your major interest then this is the perfect timing for you.

Rainy/Low Season

The rains also come twice a year between the months of March to Mid June and October to November. This time usually has very few people and those that want the area to themselves you are to use this timing. The grass it also green and its good for those who want to do photography. This doesn’t mean that this being a rainy season then its rains all day and all times.

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