What To See

Water Catchment


The Southern and Eastern slopes of Ngorongoro Crater are covered by a natural forest called Northern Highland Forest Reserve (NHFR). The 892.5 square kilometers (about 20% of total area of NCA) is protected for its importance as a water catchment, acting as a source of water for the surrounding agricultural areas. It is believed that this forest is a source of water for Lake Manyara and Lake Eyasi.