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Mumba Rockshelter

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 Mumba Roclshelter in Ngorongoro Area.

The Mumba Roclshelter in Ngorongoro Area is located on the shores o the Lake Eyasi on the northern side. The area is believed to house some of the very important natural archeological phenomena in the region. The shelter is important is the research about the transition from the Middle stone age to the later stone age. The shelter is about 11 meters thick. The rocks are dated about 130,000 years ago. The rocks are located about 3 Kilometers from the shores of Lake Eyasi.

Best time to visit.

You can visit this area any time of the year. It is however advised that you make a safari here during the dry months. The dry months are between December to February and Mid June to September. This is a tropical area and despite these months being dry, it can rain any time. The wet months are between October to November and March to Mid June. You can still visit even in the wet months. It doesn’t mean that during the wet months it rains all day every day of the week.


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