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Maps of Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers an incredible stretch of land in northern Tanzania and is a must-visit amongst the safari-going community. Witness your favourite animals participate in the Great Migration, study our maps to find the perfect routes, and experience the beauty of this impressive crater for yourself.

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Ngorongoro location map

As visible from the map, Ngorongoro Conversation Area is located in northern Tanzania, Africa. Situated within the Ngorongoro District, it is one of five districts of the Arusha Region of Tanzania. The southern half of this district is under a protected area status and governed by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, and is the only one of its kind in the entire country.

The closest airports include:
  • Arusha Airport; the gateway to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO); approximately 46km (29 miles) from Arusha
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR); near Dar es Salaam. Fly on to Arusha 

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Ngorongoro Crater map

The Ngorongoro Crater road and lodges map displays all important roads as well as camping spots and lodges in the area. As viewable in the map, you can see the main points of interest listed as Olmati Crater, Empakaai Crater, and of course the namesake highlight: Ngorongoro Crater (including Lake Magadi and the Mandusi and Gongor swamps). 

You can enter the crater through Loduare Gate, located within the caldera's rainforest. The local airstrip belongs to Lake Manyara Airport.

While visiting Ngorongoro, travellers typically also spend time visiting Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Masai Mara, and Tarangire National Park. Other areas worth visiting include Lake Victoria and Zanzibar. 
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Ngorongoro migration map

Visitors can expect excellent wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the year, but migratory seasons in November through May make for an especially awe-inspiring sight.

As seen in the Ngorongoro migration map, the annual wildebeest migration passes through the conservation area beginning in December. It's at this time that more than 1.5 million ungulates move south into the area before moving out of the Ngorongoro area in March
 
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