Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1979
Size of heritage: 809,440 ha
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing, it includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera. The property has global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and other animals into the northern plains. Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years.
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Medium airport - 43 mi (70 km) Seronera Airport
Small airport - 55 mi (89 km) Arusha Airport
Medium airport - 85 mi (137 km) Kirawira B Aerodrome
Small airport - 101 mi (164 km) Mara Serena Lodge Airstrip
Medium airport - 104 mi (168 km) Kilimanjaro International Airport
Medium airport - 114 mi (184 km) Mara Lodges Airport
Small airport - 117 mi (188 km) Amboseli Airport
Medium airport - 119 mi (192 km) Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Large airport - 141 mi (227 km) Mombasa Moi International Airport
Large airport - 292 mi (470 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Homa Bay
- Ol Kalou
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.