‘We passed Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru before limping down the Rift Valley road near the Ngorogoro Crater.’-Mark Blewett
One of the highlights of the trip had to have been cycling past
‘The Ngorogoro Crater reserve’
in Tanzania, arguably the best wildlife reserve in Africa.
Given the choice, I’m sure they would’ve loved to have taken in the serenity of the plains for a tad longer, or even spent a night in luxurious comfort, in one of the 6 star lodges situated there.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) 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, an arm of the Tanzanian government, and its boundaries follow the boundary of the Ngorongoro Division of the Arusha Region.
It has been reported in 2009 that the government authority has proposed a reduction of the population of the conservation area from 65,000 to 25,000.
There are plans being considered for 14 more luxury tourist hotels, so people can access “the unparalleled beauty of one of the world’s most unchanged wildlife sanctuaries”.
None of the senior level positions in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is yet held by a member of the local Maasai pastoralists.