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Review of Empakaai Crater

Empakaai Crater
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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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Reviewed January 23, 2014

I loved an abundance of wild animals- flamingoes- elephants, bulls you name it! get there!!! It was just an adventure of life

Thank tove n
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is a stunning place to visit. The pink edges of the water turned out to be flamingoes and it was incredible to walk down to them. We saw a blue monkey on the way and glorious trees - which I have forgotten the name of already! There was a Masai woman at the top of the crater selling jewellery she had made which was beautiful and much cheaper than some of the shops. We loved it but had hoped for a long walk and found that really it is only possible to walk downhill to the crater then back up. So don't expect to be walking for hours. It's steep though for those who may find hilly walks more challenging. Scenery makes it worth it - not to be missed.

Thank Frances N
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 sons, aged 15 and 12) added this as an excursion from Ngorogoro - thinking that a half day walking would break up long days wildlife watching in our jeep. We are a family of walkers, so nothing about the trip was physically daunting for us - but do beware that the climb back out is long and steep. I have to say the trip was "okay" but not brilliant. We hadn't appreciated that we would need to be escorted by an armed guard, (rather than our own safari guide, who was brilliant), or that it would be rather the luck of the draw who we got. Nor had we realised it would be a steep straight descent through forest to the crater beach, then a steep straight ascent by the same route back. This wasn't quite the adventure we had hoped for!
Our guide, from the national parks service, was fairly non-communicative who spoke little English. By contrast, another couple we met at the crater itself, had traditional masai guides, who were considerably more engaging!

The highlight I think for us on this excursion was not the walk itself but the magnificent landscape seen on the journey to it from Ngorogoro. Vast open plains and remote Masai villages - beautiful. There are apparently guided walks through this landscape - now that might be quite appealing......

1  Thank Annie H
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Nature is so beautiful in Ngorongoro and the area around the crater is amazing. I congratulate the wild life guards for keeping such a high standard of environmentally friendly practices in place especially with such large numbers of tourists.

Thank Noon A
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