Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority: The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Genau Guides) is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. The conservation area is administered by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, an arm of the Tanzanian government, and its boundaries follow the boundary of the Ngorongoro Division of the Arusha region.
It has been reported in 2009 that the government authority proposed a reduction of the population of the conservation area from 65,000 to 25,000. There are plans being considered for 14 more luxury tourist hotels, so people can access “the unparalleled beauty of one of the world’s most unchanged wildlife sanctuaries”. None of the senior-level positions in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is yet held by a member of the local Maasai Pastoralists.
Ngorongoro Crater Tour – Arusha: (19.2 km in diameter, 610 deep, 304 sq. km) You will be picked up from your Lodge/Hotel at 5:30 am. Our day starts very early in the morning equipped with picnic lunch boxes and we drive from Arusha town to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We descend 2000 ft. down to the Crater floor by our 4×4 wheel drive vehicle for game viewing. Let’s Explore this Garden of Eden. Ngorongoro is a huge and deep volcanic Crater. There’s rich pasture, swamps, forest, and permanent water on the Crater floor that’s why wildlife here is so diverse and numerous. There are up to 25.000 larger animals living here. It’d the best opportunity to see the Black Rhino and many other rare species like the Black-manned lion. We will have a fantastic day and you will see wildlife at its best. Late afternoon we drive back to Arusha and you will be dropped at your Lodge/Hotel. End of tour.
Price Includes: Park entry fees Ngorongoro Crater Service fees Transport 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser with pop-up roof with driver cum guide Picnic lunch boxes Complimentary bottles of drinking water 1.5 litter per person per day during safari Price not includes: International & Domestic flights Fees for passports, visas, immunizations, and insurance Tips for staff such as driver cum guides/chef/porter Expenses of personal nature (like souvenirs)