Ngorongoro Conservation Area Tanzania: this is a unesco world heritage site and a protected area in the crater highlands of tanzania. the conservation area is named after a volcanic crater which is now home to some of the most beautiful unchanged wildlife sanctuaries in the world. tourists flock to ngorongoro conservation area to enjoy the wildlife. some of the animals that can be seen there include rhinoceros, east african lions, cape buffalo, hippopotamus, gazelles, wildebeest, leopards, and cheetahs. it joins with the serengeti national park to the northeast. the first european to visit this area was oscar baumann in 1892. while hunting was once a popular pastime in ngorongoro, it is now forbidden and there are strict laws in place to protect the wildlife.