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Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Loduare Gate

The main gateway to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area's wonders.

Tanzania
Location
Dry season
Best Time to Visit
1,500 m
Altitude

About Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Loduare Gate

The Loduare Gate serves as the primary entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in northern Tanzania. This gate marks the starting point for visitors embarking on a journey to explore the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest intact volcanic caldera, and a haven for wildlife including lions, elephants, rhinos, and...

When to go

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Seasons

June - September
Best time to go
Offers the best visibility for wildlife and pleasant weather conditions for exploring the crater and highlands.
October - November
Shoulder Season
Short rains rejuvenate the area, offering a blend of good wildlife spotting conditions and lower visitor numbers.
December - February
June - September
High Season
Dry season, ideal for wildlife viewing with animals congregating around water sources.
March - May
Low Season
The rainy season brings lush landscapes and fewer tourists, enhancing the beauty of the conservation area but potentially complicating travel.

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
The area is generally safe for visitors, with standard travel health precautions recommended. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, and malaria prophylaxis are advised for travelers to Tanzania.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
The Loduare Gate is accessible by road from Arusha, with most visitors arriving by safari vehicle as part of a guided tour.
Getting Around
Safari vehicles are the primary mode of transportation within the Conservation Area, with guided tours providing comprehensive access to its various attractions.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania need a visa, which can be obtained on arrival or online through the eVisa system, ensuring access to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and other national parks.
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