The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a protected area and a World Heritage Site, located 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. The conservation area is administered by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority.
Drive from Arusha to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the crater floor for a game drive. All of the Big Five (rhino, lion, buffalo, and elephant) live in this wonderful caldera. Others that live here are zebra, hippo, wildebeest, hyena, and more. Birds include flamingos on the Soda lake, geese, storks, vultures, and more. Your lunch will be served at the picnic site in the Crater at Ngoitoktok swamp, a hippo pool. After lunch, drive back to Arusha.