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Address: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

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Excellent side trip

This Caldera is well worth the time to visit. So many pass it by on the way through to Ngorongoro and Serengeti. With a guide, you can walk the entire way down to the lake with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Bayfield
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This Caldera is well worth the time to visit. So many pass it by on the way through to Ngorongoro and Serengeti. With a guide, you can walk the entire way down to the lake with views along the way. Visit when the flamingoes are in full force (dry season of Sept). Lovely drive across the veld to get here... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The hike down into the crater was lovely. The hike up from Empakaai Crater was not difficult. It was windy and hot in the crater. After 5 days in the 4x4 viewing animals it was nice to stretch and have a hike. This was our first day of a trek along the rift to Lake Natron. It is a long... More 

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Quesnel, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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137 reviews 137 reviews
15 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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