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Mbozi Meteorite

When looking for one of the most famous areas in Tanzania and Africa, look no further than the Ngorongoro conservation area. It’s a true Spectacle of Africa and that’s why it’s a UNESCO world heritage site from the year 1979 and on the list of the seven wonders of Africa. This area has stunning views and scenery that it provides to the visitors that come here.

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.

The Ngorongoro conservation area is not limited to just the Ngorongoro crater. There are very many other attractions in the area. The park covers an area of about 8,292 Square Kilometers. This vast land will give you a lot when you come to explore. Some of the other attractions to expect here Olduvai gorge. Some people call this the “Cradle of Humankind”. Paleoanthropologists Louis Leakey and his wife Mary Leaky in the 1950s discovered the oldest human remains at this site.

The Ngorongoro conservation area will give you a chance to see the endangered black rhinos and the Giant African tusked Elephant. The area also has the wild cats of Africa that include: Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, Caracals, Servals, spotted Hyenas, African wild dogs and golden African dogs. There are over 500 bird species recorded in the Ngorongoro conservation area. Some of the special species are ostriches and the Kori bustard. . The cats are attracted here because there are many animals that they can prey on.

The Mbozi Meteorite in Ngorongoro Conservation area.

Mbozi meteorite or the Kimondo in Swahili language are 4th largest of its Kind in the world. It’s one of the most popular sites in the Songwe Region which is about 62 Kilometers of the Mbeya Township. The Mbozi Meteorite is about 3 meters long and about 1 meter high. It weighs about 25 metric tons. There is a legend that suggests that ere was a rivary that was in the area and this Mbozi Meteorite came to quench this rivalry. The Mbozi Meteorite was discovered in 1930.

Best time to visit.

This is a place that is open to visitors year-round. However, it is suggested that you visit during the dry months on a safari. From mid-June to September, and from December to February, are the dry months. It can rain at any time in this tropical region, even if these are dry months. November through October and March through mid-June are the wet months. Despite the rainy months, you can still go there. However, this does not imply that rain falls every day of the week throughout the rainy months.


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