NGORONGORO CRATER AND HIGHLANDS
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area encompasses the caldera (crater), volcanic mountain, landscape plains, Lakes, forests and Archaeological sites from this magnificent land escape of the Great Rift Valley. Most of the visitors are focusing on descending on Ngorongoro Crater at 2286 m above sea level, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world.
Surrounded by very steep walls rising 610 meters from the crater floor, this natural amphitheatre cover an area of about 260 sq km that's 100 sq miles, and is home to up 30,000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano (bit the animals can leaves) it's called the eight wonder of the world. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covering 8292 sq Kms It is bounded by Lake Eyasi in the southwest and the Gol-Mountains in the north.
Located within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, it is 180 km from Arusha. Humans have been Part of Ngorongoro landscape for millions of years. 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.