Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCA)

Background:
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCA) was established in 1959 by the NCA Ordinance No 413 of 1959 as a multiple land use area, designated to promote the conservation of natural resources, safeguard the interests of NCA indigenous residents and promote tourism. NCA is a unique protected area in the whole of Africa where conservation of natural resources in integrated with human development.

The main feature of the NCA include the Ngorongoro Crater, The Serengeti Plains that support about 2.0 millions migratory wildlife species of the Serengeti Mara-ecosystem (TAWIRI, 2003) and the catchment forest; the Northern Highland Forest Reserve (NHFR) known as 'Entim Olturot' in Maa language. Other important features found in the NCA are the archaeological and palaeontological site located at Oldupai Gorge and the early human foot-prints that were discovered at Alaitole in Ngarusi area. Because of these particular features and the harmonious co-existence between wildlife and people that has existed for many years, NCA was accorded the status of a World Heritage Site and listed as one of the International Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Reserve Programme.

Contacts:
The Conservator
Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority
P.O. Box 1
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha Tanzania

Liaison Office
P.O. Box 776
Arusha, Tanzania
 
Ngorongoro Information Centre - Arusha
P.O. Box 776
Arusha Tanzania
Web: www.ngorongorocrater.org 

Visitor's Testimony

Journey to Tanzania, by Juan Marcos de Miquel Sagnier

Good morning,
First of all, I apologize for not writing in French. Secondly, after visiting Tanzania (Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti) with my family last Easter, I wish on one hand, to congratulate you for the fantastic sites that were presented to us; and on the other hand, express appreciation for the impeccable treatment, that Tanzanians accorded to us throughout our trip. Some members of my family still dream every night with Tanzania and my little boy has promised to return to Tanzania when he has his own family and his own money.

Best regards,
Juan Marcos de Miquel Sagnier


Buenos días,
En primer lugar disculparme por no escribir en francés. En segundo lugar después de visitar Tanzania (Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengueti) junto a mi familia la pasada semana santa quisiera, por un lado felicitarles por el fantástico país que se nos ha presentado y por otro agradecer el trato, siempre impecable, que nos han ofrecido los tanzanos a lo largo de toda nuestro viaje. Algunos miembros de mi familia todavía sueñan cada noche con Tanzania y mi hijo pequeño ha prometido que cuando tenga su propia familia y su propio dinero piensa volver.

Un cordial saludo,
Juan Marcos de Miquel Sagnier

Gallery - Touristic sites in Tanzania