Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, East Africa Safari: Ngorongoro Safari
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, East Africa Safari:
Size: 8292 sq Kms ( 3239 sq miles).
Location: 190Kms West of Arusha it is 4 hours drive or 1 hour Charter flight. From lake Manyara is 60 Kms just a 2 hours drive.bounded by Lake Eyasi in the southwest and the Gol-Mountains in the north.
The famous Ngorongoro Crater is among the world’s natural wonders, the Ngorongoro Crater is located in the Great Rift Valley gigantic fracture of the earth’s Crust.Volcanoes, mountains, plains, lake, forest and Archaeological sites from this magnificent land escape.
At 2,286 Mts above sea level, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. Surrounded by very steep walls rising 610 meters from the crater floor, it cover an area of about 260sq km(100sq miles), and is home to up 30,000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano it is the eighth wonder of the world.
Olduvai Gorge: The earliest signs of mankind in the conservation area are at La-etoli, where hominid footprints have been preserved in volcanic rock for the past 3,600,000 years. The story continues at oldupai (Olduvai) Gorge, a river Canyon cut 100mts deep through the volcanic soil of the Serengeti Plains.(Located within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, it is 180 km from Arusha.)
A trip to the Olduvai Gorge (visit the paleontology museum) where the Australopithecus Boise’s skeleton was discovered. A walking Safari to Maasai Country with donkeys.
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania safari, East Africa Safari: Ngorongoro Safari, Ngorongoro Lodge safari, Ngorongoro Camping, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area with Mount Kenya Climbing Expeditions.com