Ngorongoro Conservation Area – The Crater
The Ngorongoro crater (260km2) is the most densely populated area in the world. There are estimated 25,000 animals on the crater floor including the big five. The rim of the crater is about 600 meters above the crater floor in the middle of which is a Salt Lake.
At night herds of zebras and elephants climb the edge of the crater and in day time the Maasai herds their cows and goats down into crater allowing them graze on the green crater floor.
Running 45 kilometers along the rift valley between Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti, this gorge is named after the Maasai word for the wild sisal plant. often referred to as “the cradle of humankind” East Africa is one of the most important anthropological areas in the world.
Louis and Mary Leakey began searching for evidence of early humans in the 1950s, and in 1974 the well-preserved skeleton of Lucy’ was discovered and has since retained the fame as the oldest human ever found
The Serengeti National Park
This is a Tanzanian National Park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions. Its famous and well known for its annual migration of 1.5 million white- bearded (brindled) wildebeests and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile Crocodile and honey badger.
That migration is the largest remaining unaltered animal migration. It contains 1.5 million ha of savannah. The park is the centrepiece of the Serengeti ecosystem and twice as large.
The park covers, 14,750 square kilometers (5,700 sq. mi) of grassland plains, savanna, riverine forest, and woodlands. The park lies in north western Tanzania, bordered to the north by the Kenyan border, where it is continuous with Maasai Mara National Reserve.
To the southeast of the park is Ngorongoro Conservation Area, to the west are the Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserve, and to the northeast and east lies the Loliondo Game Control Area. Together, the areas form the larger Serengeti Ecosystem
Lake Manyara National Park – Lake Manyara
This is a protected area in Tanzania’s Arusha and Manyara regions. Situated between Lake Manyara and Great Rift Valley. It is administered by the Tanzanian National Park Authority, and covers areas of 322 km (125 sq. mi) including about 230 km (89 sq. mi) lake surface.
More than 350 bird species have been observed on this lake. Since the 1920, the lake Manyara area was used for sports hunting. In 195, a game reserve was established. In 1960, it was given a National Park status and in 1974 about 550 ha (1,400 acres) were added to the southern end.
The majority of the land area of the park a narrow strip running between the Gregory Rift wall to the west and lake manyara, an alkaline lake
Arusha is a city in East Africa’s Tanzania, located at the base of volcanic mountain Meru. It’s a gateway to safari destination and to Africa’s largest mountain, Mountain Kilimanjaro. It has a population of about 416,442 plus 323,198 in the surrounding.
Arusha has a temperate climate. The city is close to the parks, Serengeti national park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and mount Meru in the Arusha National Park.
Arusha is a major international diplomatic hub. It hosts the East African Community