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The Engaruka Ancient Village & Ruins

You need look no farther than the Ngorongoro conservation area to find one of the most well-known locations in Tanzania and all of Africa. Due to its exceptional quality, this African spectacle has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 and is included in the list of Africa’s seven wonders. The scenery and vistas in this location are breathtaking, drawing tourists in.

This Ngorongoro conservation area contains the largest Crater Lake in the world, Ngorongoro Crater. It took over two million years for this crater to form. The crater is estimated to be 2,000 square kilometers in size and 260 meters deep. Undoubtedly, it’s among the highlights of the trip to the Ngorongoro crater.

Besides the Crater and the site with the oldest remains, there are many other attractions. The Ngorongoro conservation area boosts of about 25,000 species of animals. In the rainy seasons, there will be over 1.7 million wildebeests the will migrate into the ndutu plains for calving.  There are about 470,000 gazelles and over 260,000 zebras that will also go into calving during this same season and area.

There is more to the Ngorongoro conservation area than merely the crater. The neighborhood has a plethora of additional attractions. An approximate size of 8,292 square kilometers makes up the park. When you come to explore this enormous land, you will find a lot. Olduvai Gorge is among the other attractions that one might anticipate.

See the giant African tusked elephant and the critically endangered black rhino at the Ngorongoro conservation area. The Kori bustard and ostriches are two examples of unique species. The abundance of animals here for the cats to prey on is what draws them in.

The Engaruka ancient village

The Engaruka ancient village is an evidence of the ancient technological skills of humans especially in the agricultural world. The technology is believed to be from the 15th Century. Some of their technology includes the ancient irrigation systems that are sophisticated. This area was a good farming area in from the 15th to the 18th Centuries. By the end of the 18th Century the area had been abandoned.

The technology from over 4 centuries back still lies intact in this village and it’s a great place to visit. The area is on the foothills of the Kilimanjaro mountain. In the same viscinity you will have sights of the iconic Kerimasi and Oldonyo Lengai Mountains.


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