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Address: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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ifyou LIKE sightsing on tops of marvelous scenarios this is the PLACE for you

a crater full of water with a beautiful beach and diversity of lives including the grater flamingos, greater pelican birds and many other species to make you so enjoying

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
highflyersi
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Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
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Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a crater full of water with a beautiful beach and diversity of lives including the grater flamingos, greater pelican birds and many other species to make you so enjoying

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

If you want to get off the beaten path and experience something truly unique, Empakia Crater is a great choice. We hiked down the crater (about 30-minute descent on foot) accompanied by a ranger (which is required) and spent a few relaxing hours watching thousands of flamingos. There were no other tourists, and we had the entire crater to ourselves.... More 

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Poland
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Once you have seen Ngorongoro Crater don't forget about an absolutely different crater, the perfect jewel - Empakaai. It took us an hour drive from Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, where we were staying, to get there. All the way it looked like straight from an African fairytale - groups of Masaai men, Masaai women all dressed up and scattered not far... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

After a long very beautiful drive from Rhino Lodge we made a short wonderful hike down through the forest. The ranger is mandatory. Arriving down the view is magnificent with all the flamingo's and the awareness where you are. Highly recommended. The hike back is of course along the same steep path. But don't worry: after some time it is... More 

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Province of Palermo, Italy
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

A bit far away from the main crater in Ngorngoro it is worth avisit though for its beauty and the fantastic road that takes there

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Thank Gianluca D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

What a beautiful camp we had to chance to stay for one night after a very long trekking day. I suggest you try to go down to the buttom if you feel fit. If you never did any sport i dont suggest you go down, but if you're a little fit please go down because it is really worth it.... More 

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Thank Levi M
Arusha, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Empakai Crater is an excellent spot, the breathtaking, when looking down the amazing pink color from flamingos ,the lush green all year round on the wall of the crater, this is an excellent spot to be and doing one unforgettable walking safari, hiking down and touch the nature !!!

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Thank 909092015
Arusha Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

.We arrived Nayobi and took local maasai guide and donkey to carry our languages,water and food,pass to Nainokanoka to Empakaai Crater,after descending from creter we went to Acacia camp,Its incredible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Empakai Crater is one of the unique off the beaten track destination in Ngorongoro crater-Tanzania that is worth visiting for walking with beautiful scenery and magnificient horizons. Migunga Adventure Tours & Safaris teams took did their best to making sure that all went well. For sure it was very unique and uncopairable.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We did a 3 day trip in the Ngorongoro Crater area which included a trip to the Empakaii Crater. The scenery was stunning! The walk down to the lake takes around 45 minutes and you're afforded with great views of the numerous flamingos. We were the only visitors there (unlike our third day in the Ngorongoro Crater itself..!) We went... More 

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