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I vised this place with my group from Canada. It is really a world wonder. We made a 2 days game drive while taking a rest in one of the lodges closest to the crater. It was nice to view all the big 5 animals.
If you want to get away from the crowds of Ngorongoro Crater, a short drive (2-ish hours) takes you to the rim of Empakaai Crater. Below, the crater floor is largely taken up by a jade-coloured lake. A half-hour walk and you're at the lakeshore...More
Embakaai Crater is not famous as Ngorongoro Crater but it is my favorite in terms of nature vegetation, more than eighty five percent of the crater floor is covered by a lake which is about 80 meters deep attracting water birds including flamingos while the...More
It was a great nature hike but am not sure it was the best use of time. They were no animals to be seen and the road trip there is yet another really terrible road. The setting is spectacular. I ws told it would take...More
It was just myself (66) and my son (32) with our guide and a ranger. It took us about 40min to descend into the crater and view the flamingos. We did see leopard tracks but no other wildlife. The hike back up only took 45min...More
Undiscribable and a must see the first thing in the morning. Earlier is better to beat the safari vehicles. There is a delay at the gates to get the permit to the crater. Animals are not freely roaming in the sun and heat.
The hike down the crater took roughly an hour, while the hike back up took about 2 hours. I don’t believe this hike would be for all. A fair degree of fitness would be recommended, especially on the ascent. If in doubt, take your time....More
We were a group of mostly plus 60 year olds. The hike down actually tool longer than going up since we stopped frequently to look at different sites. The lake is beautiful from any vantage point. The hike back up is not bad if you...More