News Archives - March 2010

March 2010

New Ngorongoro Visitor Reception Centre at Loduare Gate
Minister for Natural resources and Tourism, Hon. Shamsa Mwangunga (MP) officially inaugurated Ngorongoro's new visitor reception centre on 23rd October 2009 during a short ceremony that took place at the Loduare entrance gate. The new Tourism center also serves as entrance gate to both the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park. The event was also graced by Mr Hiroshi Nakagawa the ambassador of Japan in Tanzania, Yasuhito Hirota the general manager for Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan) and Yukimasa Nagashima the executive assistant to MC Chief African regional officer based in Sandton South Africa. The Tourism Minister lauded Japan for its committed efforts in boosting the industry through improvement of infrastructures. "Japan constructed the modern road from Makuyuni junction to Ngorongoro gate which was completed in 2006 and this year, Mitsubishi has accomplished this modern tourist centre and gate we are very grateful," she stated.

An information centre for Ngorongoro Conservation Area is located in the left wing of this new Tourism center. The Centre provides detailed information on tourist attractions, facilities and activities available in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Promotional publications, wildlife books, cards, audio cassettes and CD-ROMs are also available. There is a display room depicting the dramatic ecology, archaeology, ethnography and topography of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area at Loduare Gate, the main entry gate to the NCA.

Fees are paid at Loduare Gate in the right wing of this new tourism center.

The gate opens at 6:00AM and closes at 6:00PM every day.