The most accessible tourist destinations are the Northern Parks. Safaris to the “northern circuit” mostly start from Arusha although there are connecting flights from Nairobi. Visitors fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Kenya. Most visit at least 3 parks during a one week (or longer) safari. Arusha and Kilimanjaro National Parks are popular with mountain climbers and hikers. Many visit just to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and head straight home again.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area has its own classification and is not a National Park. It is a mixed-use area where the Masai Community has a large presence. They inhabit all areas except the Crater itself. The Ngorongoro Crater is the most well known part of the conservation Area, and few visitors realize just how larger the whole conservation is.