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Olkarien Gorge

The Ngorongoro conservation area is without a doubt one of the most well-known locations in Tanzania and all of Africa. Being a true African spectacle, it is included as one of the seven wonders of Africa and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Visitors can enjoy the breathtaking sights and views this area has to offer.

This Ngorongoro conservation area is home to the world’s largest crater lake, Ngorongoro Crater. More than two million years ago, this crater was formed. It is estimated that the crater is 2,000 square kilometers in size and 260 meters deep. It’s unquestionably one of the highlights of the Ngorongoro crater trip.

There are other attractions in addition to the Crater and the location of the oldest remnants. The Ngorongoro conservation area is home to around 25,000 different animal species. Over 1.7 million wildebeests will migrate into the ndutu plains during the wet seasons in order to give birth. During this same season and region, about 260,000 zebras and about 470,000 gazelles will give birth.

The Ngorongoro crater is not the only feature within the Ngorongoro conservation area. There are a ton of additional attractions around. The park is approximately 8,292 square kilometers in size. Come to explore this enormous land; it has much to offer. Olduvai Gorge is one of the other attractions in this area.

You will have the opportunity to witness the giant African tusked elephant and the critically endangered black rhino in the Ngorongoro conservation region. The region is also home to African wild cats, including as lions, cheetahs, leopards, caracals, and servals. Because there are so many animals here for them to prey on, cats are drawn to this area.

African wild dogs, golden African dogs, and spotted hyenas are among the other creatures you might anticipate seeing here. The Ngorongoro conservation area is home to around 500 kinds of birds. The Kori bustard and ostriches are two examples of unique species.

The Olkarien Gorge in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Olkarien Gorge is located near the Gol Mountain in Northern Tanzania. The Gorge is a granite monolith. The length is the Olkarien gorge is about 8 kilometers.  As faulting continuously lowered the land to the east, an existing stream slowly cut down through the rocks to the west to keep pace with the lowering land surface. The gorge is home to a lot of baboons, and very many birds. The most sought after bird is a Rüppell’s griffon vulture that is common here during the breeding months of April and March. There are many other migratory birds here. For those interested in birding, this is the place for you.

Best time to visit.

This area is open for visits throughout the year. Nonetheless, it is suggested that you go on a safari here in the dry months. Between December and February and mid-June to mid-September are the dry months. Despite the fact that these are dry months, it can rain at any time in this tropical region. October to November and March to mid-June are the wet months. It is still possible to go during the rainy months. That does not imply that it rains all day, every day of the week, during the rainy months.


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