Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a protected area and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in northern Tanzania. It is named after the Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area that is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, including lions, elephants, zebras, wildebeest, and many more.
In addition to the Ngorongoro Crater, the conservation area also includes other important features such as the Olduvai Gorge, which is considered one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world due to the discovery of early human fossils and tools there.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is managed by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, which works to protect the area’s unique natural and cultural resources while also promoting sustainable tourism and development. Visitors to the area can go on safari drives, take guided hikes, and learn about the Maasai people who live in the area and have a long history of coexisting with wildlife.