The majority of people visit this Ngorongoro Conservation Area as a continuation of a bigger safari itinerary that includes visiting other parks such as Serengeti. Easily, the conservation area is found on the way and is just a three hour drive on a tarred road connecting from the town of Arusha, which is the beginning point of all tourist safaris in the northern part of Tanzania.
Starting in Arusha town, you may visit the various parks in the Tanzania Northern Safari Circuit using chartered flights or you may decide to drive and complete this adventurous circuit by road. Usually, your tour operator will receive you at the airport and then make all ongoing arrangements, as well as the charter flight into the park as per your arrangements.
The most recommended option to reach Arusha town is to fly into the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), that is located approximately 46k kilometers or 29 miles from Arusha. It is as well possible to directly fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), found close to the capital city Dar es Salaam and then fly to Arusha Airport (ARK). The other alternative is to reserve a cheaper flight into Kenya’s capital city Nairobi, and then take a shuttle bus to the town of Arusha.
Airlines and ticket prices
You may check Skyscanner or, for those interested in flights to multiple destination you can check Expedia to find out which airlines is available to transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) or to the Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam and how much the tickets cost.
Domestic flights to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Normally these charter flights are reserved by your safari / tour operator all as part of your safari package. You may make reservations for your Domestic flights with any of the domestic carrier such as: Air Tanzania, Precision Air, Regional Air, ZanAir, Safari Air Link, or Coastal Aviation
Passport, visa and other entry requirements
Information about the Passport, visa plus other requirements at the point of entry can be acquired directly through your tour operator
For several centuries a line of cattle keeping inhabitants transferred into the Region, and live here for quite so many years, although the later shifted to other areas with some of them losing their land to other tribes due to tribal conflicts.
Nearly to 200 years ago, this area was inhabited by the Maasai people who migrated here and ever since then colonized this entire Region in big numbers, their amazing customary lifestyle enables them to live in harmony with the great profusion of wildlife along with the usual environmental conditions. Today, there are close to 42,200 Maasai cattle-keepers residing inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with their cattle, sheep, donkeys as well as goats. During the rainy months these people shift to the open plains; and then in the dry months they go to the adjacent woodlands as well as on the mountain slopes. The Maasai people are permitted to freely graze their animals within the Crater, however they are not permitted to stay or even cultivate crops in there.
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