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The Maasai tribe is the original inhabitants of this area. It is believed that Maasai named the place “Ngorongoro” which means “gift of life.” They are probably the most famous indigenous tribe of the conservation area. Ngorongoro conservation area has its uniqueness of co-exist mankind, livestock and wild animals in harmony. Ngorongoro Conservation area envelopes 8000 sq km vicinity, rich in wildlife, lush highlands, savannah, woodlands, lakes, volcanic calderas, and forests. The distinct natural, biological and archaeological settings of the park keep wondering the visitors with enough mysteries.

Ngorongoro Crater, the extinct volcanic caldera extents an area of 269 sq km, 610 m deep and 19 km across. It’s a prime tourist attraction offering fascinating vistas with diverse inhabitants. Nestling nearly 30,000 animals, the park is home to elephants, black rhinoceroses, leopards, buffalo, zebras, warthogs, gnu (wildebeests), Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, and the densest population of lions.

There are also a variety of birds, ranging from the dainty flamingos to the famous white-backed vultures and eagles.

The steep walls of the crater rise to 610 m and provide the scenery for an incredible natural drama, as prey and predators graze and stalk their way around the open grasslands, swamps and acacia woodland on the crater floor.

It's a jewel of impressive sight that you'll wonder whether you've descended into a wildlife paradise. Here the big five you find are abundant.

The reason for all these loads is the existence of water sources, both from the permanent springs that sustain the swamps, and the permanent streams and rivers fed by run-off from the crater-rim forests.

If you love archaeology or you even if you just want a glimpse of important pale ontological records related to human evolution, Olduvai Gorge is the place to discover. It is one of the most significant pale ontological sites in the world which give a good understanding of early human evolution. During the visit, Maasai men and women welcome you with dancing and singing local songs. Contact us for a great wildlife experience.

"Olduvai Gorge" by malczyk is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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