Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers 8,292 square kilometers. Established in 1959 and designated to promote the conservation of natural resources, safeguard the interests of indigenous residents, and promote tourism. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a unique protected area in the whole of Africa where conservation of natural resources in integrated with human development.
The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area includes the Ngorongoro Crater, The Serengeti Plains that support about 2.0 million migratory wildlife species of the Serengeti Mara-ecosystem and the catchment forest. Other important features found in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are the archaeological and paleontologist site located at Oldupai Gorge and the early human foot-prints that were discovered at Alaitole in the Ngarusi area. These particular features and the harmonious co-existence between wildlife and people that has existed for many years. Ngorongoro Conservation Area was accorded the status of a | World Heritage Site | and listed as one of the International Biosphere Reserve by the | UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Reserve Programme |
Everything you need to know about visiting the Ngorongoro Crater on your self-drive safari
- What is the budget and time to visit Ngorongoro?
- Where to stay when visiting Ngorongoro?
- How do I arrange the Ngorongoro entrance permits for self-drive safari?
- What will you see while on self-drive in Ngorongoro Crater?
Uwanda Game Reserve
Uwanda Game Reserve, southwest of Tanzania, in the Rukwa Region is 80 percent covered by Lake Rukwa, famous for having largest population of crocodiles. Uwanda is also a breeding place for locusts which attract many birds. While currently there are no tourism activities taking place in the reserve, however, it has the potential for self-drive safari, sport fishing, boating and walking safaris. Part of the reserve that is on land has large numbers of buffalo and elephants. Tourist’s activities at Uwanda are;
- Self-Drive and Game Viewing.
- Bird Watching.
- Boat Cruise.