The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera, lies within the area. Based on fossil evidence it is known that various hominid species have occupied the area for 3 million years. Anywhere up to 250 safari vehicles can enter the crater on any given day. The time of year to visit the crater determines the experience you will have. One of the most quiet times of year for tourists is actually when the Crater is most vibrant with life. Timing is important. We will help advise you of the best scenario for visiting this global treasure.