Notice For Closing Of The Crater Ascent Road Date: 21/06/2012.Secretary General, Tanzania Association of Tour Operators P . o Box 6162 Arusha NCAA will be upgrading the above mentioned road from current status of gravel road to the concrete paving status. The construction period is estimated to be one year starting from 5th of July 2012. In view of this, NCAA regret to inform all esteemed members that the Ascend Crater road shall be closed for a periody of one year with effect from the above date. However, descending to the Crater will continue to be through Seneto gate as usual while ascending from the Crater will be through Lemala gate near Sopa Lodge. NCAA kindly request all Tour Operators and other stakeholders accordingly and also regret for any incovinience that may be caused by closure of this road. Yours Sincerely Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority Eng. J.M.M Mallya For: CONSERVATOR OF NGORONGORO My Take: "To build this road which is about 7Km! DOES IT TAKE ONE YEAR?????