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Shifting Sands of Ngorongoro

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.

The crater is believed to be about 260 meters deep and 2,000 Kilometers squared of area. It’s definitely one of the highlights of the visit 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 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 and Servals. Some of the special species are ostriches and the Kori bustard.

The Shifting Sands in Ngorongoro conservation area.

Shifting Sands of Ngorongoro are located in the north of the Olduvai Gorge. The plains in this area are beautiful with moving ash dunes that are so commonly known as the Shifting sands. The ash usually is from the Oldonyo Lengai Mountain which is an active volcano. It last erupted in 2013. The ashes spread over 9 meters high with over 100 meters of ash curves. The ashes will be blown over time to the western side of the plains.


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