Ngorongoro crater conservation area park gates
Ngorongoro crater conservation area park gates : Ngorongoro conservation area is one of Tanzania’s most picturesque locations, notable for Ngorongoro crater, the world’s biggest unbroken volcanic caldera with a depth of 2000 metres and a breadth of 260 square kilometres.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers an area of 8,292 square kilometres and is home to a variety of animals including wildebeests, lions, elephants, African golden wolves, leopards, cheetahs, caracals, servals, and African wild cats, hippos, spotted hyenas, black-backed jackals, hartebeests, bushbucks, waterbucks, buffaloes, and others.
Over 550 bird species have been documented in the Ngorongoro conservation area, including ostriches, Kori bustards, crowned cranes, goshawks, African spoonbills, capped wheatears, anteaters, fan-tailed widow birds, and many more.
The Ngorongoro conservation area includes two entry points used by visitors, authorities, and other service providers to access the park. These gates include the Lodoare gate located south of the Ngorongoro crater and the Naabi Hill gate located on the boundary of the Serengeti National Park. There are other tiny gates in the Ngorongoro conservation area, such as the Lemale mini gate and the Seneto little gate.
Park Entrance Gates to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.
Lodoare gate is the southernmost entrance used by visitors to reach the Ngorongoro conservation area. It is one of the conservation area’s most popular and most utilised gates since it is the closest gate to Arusha, the main city where tours begin. Lodoare gate is located at the southern base of the Ngorongoro caldera, 140 kilometres west of Arusha. The gate is also close to the hippo pool, which is 9.8 kilometres away, Lake Magadi, which is 13.7 kilometres away, and NCAA headquarters, which is 13.1 kilometres away.
Naabi Hill Gate
Unlike Lodoare gate, Naabi hill gate is utilised to access both Ngorongoro conservation area and Serengeti national park. The gate is an administrative checkpoint and the location of TANAPA and NCCAA offices in the Serengeti National Park’s eastern region.
Lemale mini gate
Unlike other gates referred to as major gates, Lemale small gate is one of the security gates permitting tourists to enter the Ngorongoro conservation area. Because it is located within the conservation area, the Lemale small gate is termed a mini gate. The Lemale small gate serves as both an entrance and departure gate to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. To enter, you must obtain permission and all of your belongings must be properly inspected.
Lemale mini gate is located on the north eastern rim of Ngorongoro crater and along the path leading to Olmoti; it is a one-hour journey from Lodoare gate to Lemale mini gate.
Seneto mini gate
Seneto mini gate is one of the conservation area’s mini gates; like the other mini gates, the gate is located within Ngorongoro conservation area. Seneto small gate is located on the western crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater and is plainly visible on the right hand side of the road as you drive from Lodoare gate towards Olduvai Gorge. The gate is accessible in 30 minutes from Lodoare gate and one hour and a half from Olduvai Gorge Museum. Seneto small gate is also near a ranger station, motels, campgrounds, and an airstrip.