Travel Blogs from Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

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Tanzania - Tarangire NP & Ngorongoro CA, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Tanzania - Tarangire NP & Ngorongoro CA

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo

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... itīs full of wildlife which makes it even more fascinating.         The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area, is recognized by one ...

Safari!! (2), Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Safari!! (2)

A travel blog entry by reneshn

... some of the local guides around. Good times Day 4 – Now a bit of background information. The world famous Ngorongoro Crater is a caldera (collapsed volcano) so it is not surprising that the Ngorongoro crater has got the densest population of lions ...

Ngorongoro - Africa's Garden Of Eden, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Ngorongoro - Africa's Garden Of Eden

A travel blog entry by irenan

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    Our next destination in Tanzania was Ngorongoro Conservation Area and - more specifically - Ngorongoro Crater...    The Crater is the world's largest unbroken caldera which was created two to three million years ...

Awake to pea soup & then down into this big hole, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Awake to pea soup & then down into this big hole

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... their hundreds for their annual migration to the Masai Mara. I certainly preferred the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater but both were marvellous places to see the animals in their natural environment. Visiting ...

Witness to the attempted lion hunt, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Witness to the attempted lion hunt

A travel blog entry by jwalkntheworld

Ngorongoro crater is a melting pot of wildlife. The wildlife here is "trapped" in this 3,200 sq miles crater and don't venture outside it. Here we saw flamingos, hyenas, rhinos (very rare with only 18 left in thru crater), lots and lots of zebras and ...

Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Ngorongoro Crater

A travel blog entry by sabarod

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Ngorogoro Crater is only part of a group of interrelated ecosystems adjacent to Serengeti National Park.  The entire conservation area comprises 8300 sq km.  The crater itself is a 20 km circle of very steep mountains.  "Crater" might not ...

More Overlanders, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

More Overlanders

A travel blog entry by harryabroad

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Bugger.. we must learn to ask is this camp site going to invaded by overland trucks heavily laden with tourists.. once again we had the place to ourselves until about 4:00pm then 2 loads bumped in. The upside is Lisa and I orientate our seats to watch ...

Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Ngorongoro Crater

A travel blog entry by ccinafrica

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... male elephant was a good idea. The next morning after breakfast it was time for our final safari experience down in the Ngorongoro crater. It took probably 20 minutes to drive down the steep and bumpy road into the crater. The first thing we ...

Going to Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Going to Ngorongoro

A travel blog entry by oz2africa

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... was to spot a Northern black rhino, which is on the brink of extinction, in the distance, The story is that it had escaped from a conservation area and the rangers were on their way to round it up and return it to its safer home.  At any rate, it ...

Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Ngorongoro Crater

A travel blog entry by kyliebruce

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We left the truck behind to go to the Serengeti so were all in Jeeps.  The Ngorongoro Crater is amazing!  We saw so many animals!  We came across some Lions who had been feasting on a Zebra, and wanted to rest in some shade - so they did, ...

It's Official, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

It's Official

A travel blog entry by travelmonster

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... , brightly coloured fruits and vegetables - A whole multitude of colours contrasted with brilliant red soil. We reached Ngorongoro Conservation area and then started climbing our way up the escarpment to the crater highlands. The roads change now and ...

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

A travel blog entry by izzie

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ...

Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park

A travel blog entry by gary.rosewarne

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Before sunrise we started the Lambs diesel engine and headed to the gates of the Ngorongoro Crater gates. We paid our US-Dollars and entered without much fuss. It wasn't long before we were bumping along the Crater rim waiting in anticipation for our ...

And then there was wine!, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

And then there was wine!

A travel blog entry by mightyperlines

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... then goes home for a month. We then went on a cool game drive and had a picnic lunch at the border of Serengeti and Ngorongoro parks.  Stopped at the Olduvai Gorge where Louis and Mary Leakey did much of their field work.  Its known as the ...

Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Ngorongoro

A travel blog entry by bumihills

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... what is left of a huge volcanic crater not far from the world famous Olduvai Gorge (which is also part of the conservation area) where early man once walked.  Volcanic craters form stunning backdrops to some of the richest grazing grounds in ...

Eating with lions, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Eating with lions

A travel blog entry by travelwithjorg

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... er weer uit om 5.45 uur. We zijn dit keer met een 4x4 op pad gegaan ipv met de truck. Om 6.15 reden we richting de Ngorongoro krater wat op zo’n 1400 m ligt. We hebben erg veel wild gespot. Speciaal waren de olifanten op de weg en de leeuwen die ...

Day Five, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Day Five

A travel blog entry by bschaknowski

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... later.  Perfect timing as it started to pour five minutes later.   10:00 came and we all set off for the Ngorongoro Crater which was about a 20 minte drive from Gibbs Farm.  Many of our companions wanted to stop and shop for fabrics and ...

On The Road Again, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

On The Road Again

A travel blog entry by boydandrose

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... but the park officials make him pay for two beers as consolation. Something seems fishy here.     Ngorongoro crater, according to the Tanzanian Tourist Authority, is the most popular destination in Tanzania, even more popular than the ...

The Elephant in the Camp, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

The Elephant in the Camp

A travel blog entry by gingerschilling

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... , it was still exciting to watch them stalk their prey.  We packed up our campground and left for our final destination, Ngorongoro Crater.  We would spend the night at Simba Camp A, on the crater's rim, and leave the next morning for wildlife ...

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

A travel blog entry by bilieva

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Ngorongoro Conservation ...

In a giant hole in the ground..., Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

In a giant hole in the ground...

A travel blog entry by 20africa13

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We spent the day in a gigantic crater...looking at animals...our driver drove very fast and crazy. I finally at the end of the day had o drive with him in front and teach him the American laws...such as you never pass on a hill or a curve, and you slow ...

Safari so goodi !, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Safari so goodi !

A travel blog entry by mandp

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... , a local man called Patrick from the Chagga tribe & our cook  and we head on the 4 hour journey to  Ngorongoro Conservation Area which is situated 180 km (112 miles) west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. It covers an ...

Day Six, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Day Six

A travel blog entry by bschaknowski

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... towards us.  He was enormous and simply breathtaking.  Again, great pics.   We ended the day an the Ngorongoro Crater hippos pool.  There must have been fifty hippos in there, just sleeping on top of each other and occasionally ...

Around the Crater Rim and Into Our Mobile Camp, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Around the Crater Rim and Into Our Mobile Camp

A travel blog entry by paulandmel

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... floor.  The landscape is dotted with Maasai villages and roaming Maasai herds.  We then drove into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for our game drive.   Again, it started slow with large migratory herds of wildebeests (or gnus), ...

Descent Into the Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Descent Into the Ngorongoro Crater

A travel blog entry by paulandmel

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... the photogenic pair.  With our mission complete we headed back up the steep crater wall and spent our night at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge--another great location with great food.  We loved the safari, but were looking forward to working off ...

Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Crater

A travel blog entry by schellenberg

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The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is one of the Unesco World Heritage sites. It encompasses several volcanoes and calderas (collapsed volcanoes), one of which is still active (the one we saw at lake Natron). The Crater Highlands are still home to the ...

Need More Cowbell, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Need More Cowbell

A travel blog entry by peteindira

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In Masai the word Ngorongoro means cowbell.  I'm not sure why the volcano crater was named after a cowbell, but I'm sure Christopher Walken approves.  The crater walls are a natural enclosure that keeps most wildlife in resulting in an extremely ...

Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Ngorongoro Crater

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... each other. We started the early the following morning (at 5:00am) and spent 6 hours in the Land Cruiser heading to Ngorongoro Crater.  We filled the 7 seater Land Cruiser with our guide/driver named Christopher and a cook named Lazaro.  The ...

If it gets any better than this, I don't know how, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

If it gets any better than this, I don't know how

A travel blog entry by travelmonster

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... , if I see nothing else from now till we leave, I will go home incredibly happy. I awoke this morning to dramatic views over the Ngorongoro Crater, down in the crater was clear, but up around the top of it was encircled in mist. We met Stanley at 8am and ...

Ngorongoro Crater- The icing on the cake, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Ngorongoro Crater- The icing on the cake

A travel blog entry by friendtheworld

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We saw a couple black rhino way off in the distance. The day also brought our total lion count to 45 but the highlight was watching a lion hunt a wildebeest. If you check out the video and hear excitement (and no regard for the poor, innocent ...

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