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Empakaai Crater

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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Banos, Ecuador
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Lovely scenery, dramatic ecosystem changes, terrific birding, and other wildlife. It was an amazing experience to trek through this natural wonder.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The weather was a little bit against us, but we were not short of wildlife and scenic viewings. It would be silly to get so close and not visit this spot.

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Raleigh
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The drive into the crater had vegetation reminiscent of Hawaii - tropical-like. The crater floor had all manner of grazing animals eating together in harmony - wonderful to see the variety. I could have spent all day here watching nature. Absolutely recommended!

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Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Did a four-day hike (organised through Duma Explorer) from Nainokanoka to Lake Natron, which included a night's camping on the crater rim of Empakkaai. Stunning! A not popularly promoted hike that I highly recommend. Loved it, probably most of everything I did in Tanzania/Serengeti.

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oakham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

A must see! We have never seen anything so spectacular and amazing! Do not miss an opportunity to visit this place, you won't be sorry. Lunch right next to the hippos made it extra special!!!

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