Mauritius leader awestruck by Ngorongoro’s beauty

MAURITIUS Deputy Prime Minister Louis Obeegadoo has lavished praise on Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), describing the Mixed Wild Heritage site as an epitome of beauty.

Mr Obeegadoo who was part of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) who toured the area last Friday, commended the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) management for its efforts of conserving the protected area.

“Tanzania is endowed with an array of touristic attractions and indeed the NCA stands out due to its finest blend of landscape, wildlife, people, and archaeological sites,” said the Mauritius Deputy PM.

The leaders revealed of how excited he was about a trip to Tanzania, particularly to tour the NCA, having perused enough literature about the area.

“I’m a happy man today having realized my lifelong dream of visiting this area and seeing myself the true natural beauty of the protected area,” noted Mr Obeegadoo.

According to the Mauritius Deputy Prime Minister, apart from the beauty of the area, other things that will forever remain in his memory is the hospitality of Tanzanians, during his brief stay in the country.

Mohamed Yahiaoui, an Algerian filmmaker who has since pitched camp at NCA, preparing a special documentary that will be premiered on Canal Algérie said he had made the right choice in choosing the area for film’s production.

“NCA is an ideal setting for any filmmaker as the flora and fauna of this area is simply breathtaking,” he said.

Located 180 kilometers West of Arusha city, NCA extends from the plains of Serengeti National Park and Maswa Game Reserve in the West, to the Eastern arm of the Great Rift Valley.

The protected Area was named after Ngorongoro Crater, world’s largest unbroken and unfilled volcanic caldera, which is 610 meters deep and host over 25,000 large animals including some of Africa’s last remaining black rhinos.

Apart from the Crater and its wildlife and people, other significant features within the NCA include Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli area, which contain important palaeontological records related to human evolution.

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