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Empakaai Crater

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Address: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

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a bit of a drive

I love the drive out to Empakaai. Not a lot of wildlife, but beautiful. Great scenery...a nice change

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Quesnel, Canada
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Quesnel, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I love the drive out to Empakaai. Not a lot of wildlife, but beautiful. Great scenery...a nice change

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Castéra-Lectourois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Accompanied by a ranger, we went down to the crater through a magnificent forest. We met Masai shepards along the lake close to flamingos. Unforgettable!

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London
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is the opposite of a tourist attraction - on the day my husband and i walked down into the crater there were the two of us, our accompanying guard (plus Kalashnikov!), two Masai with their cows plus about 20,000 flamingoes on the lake! It was a totally magical experience and will be one of the most enduring memories of... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is an awesome place to be. Nature is experienced in a fresh environment where you feel to be part of it. There is a lot to observe; the animals, vegetation, scenario, i strongly recommend

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Arusha, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A place that you can find them small birs arround the bush,expect even big animals while you are walking

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Banos, Ecuador
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Camp on the lip of the crater and walk down during the day. Take a walk around the lake if you have all day. Beautiful serene area. You are often alone here. Clouds often spill over into the lake like a sea of cream.

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Arusha
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Get the Magnificent views of the Crater Lake from Empakai Crater with Ol Doinyo Lengai looming in the background.

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Mount Shasta, California
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23 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It's simply stunning. A circle of clouds hover the rim, rays of light pierce through the sky, dry grass was yellow, around the water pond was green, the road go through it was red, at the lake you can literally see the water evaporation like the holines, and you can see lions, zibras, wildbests, etc, everywhere. The life and beauty... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This place is one of those one of a kind locations that you cant miss. A safari within the crater of an extinct volcanoe, how do you top that? If you stay the night on the top of the crater, you will wake up in the morning to the sight of clouds cascading over the crater edge like a waterfall,... More 

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Cape Town
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Started by watching over the crater from the top, drove down and from start to finish the best national park in East Africa I have visited. Saw cheetahs, lions, etc etc. Set in an amazing scenery, this is well worth the money

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