Nasera Rock Norongoro crater –A gneiss inselberg that is located near the northern border of
the Ngorongoro conservation area It is Said to be the location of various archaeological findings
most of which are stone artifacts high in quartz and obsidian, bone fragments and shreds of pottery
– dated to as far back as 30,000 years ago. There also are rock paintings, most of which are faded
out and hardly visible to all but rock art experts.
What to do at Nasera rock Ngorongoro crater Tanzania?
Admire the structure and even climb to its top for a magnificent view of the plains nearby, with the
possibility of having one or two animals in the vicinity. Or try to spot the rock paintings in the area.
Best time to visit Nasera rock Northern Ngorongoro crater Tanzania.
Any time of the year or better yet, in December (may vary slightly) during the wildebeest migration
the biggest challenges are usually during the wet season in January to April which are also the
calving season in the greater Serengeti and it’s a prime time to visit Tanzania.
Location of Nasera Rock in Tanzania.
Nasera rock is located near the north western border of the Ngorongoro conservation area, amongst
vast plains that would fool anyone into thinking they are in the Serengeti, but this is not for
another 15 or so kilometres west. There also are a few hills north and south of it. For more
information on its location, please see the map below.
How to get to Nasera rock in Tanzania?
Mostly by vehicle, about a half hour drive north from the Olduvai gorge museum, and an hour
from Naabi hell’s gate. You also can get there from anywhere inside the conservation area. As it is
inside the conservation area, you would need to pay for permits before heading into it.
Did You Know
These rocks are of the same age as those present in the South Hills and the Bao Site (859-500 mya). It might be the only known biggest fully exposed and complete inselberg in the region.
The site has been internationally recognized for decades through its archaeological resources that have been excavated since the 1930s.