What a magical, mystical place. Well worth the long drive and hike down into the crater. Although we didn't see much wildlife, the isolation, tranquility and view was spectacular. It can be a bit tough hiking back out so take it easy and pack lots of water. A real highlight of our trip.
This is one of the rare chances to break a driving routine and do a 'walking safari'. It was a very welcome opportunity to get out of the car and walk for a few hours. You are escorted by an armed ranger, who also doubles as a guide, which is rather interesting experience. The place is magically beautiful, and you... 更多
My wife really wanted to see some Flamingos and hike Empakaai Crater. I was not that excited about it before going, but I am sure glad we went. We hired(tipped) a Tanzanian Ranger at the North Ngorongoro gate to come with us to Empakaai. In theory you are supposed to have a Ranger with you who is armed if you... 更多
This is a tough walk, not for the unfit. The steep 2.50 KMs down has lots of different view over the alkaline lake and thousands of Greater and Lesser Pink Flamingos. Saw spore of 2 Leopards. The walk around the Lake and seeing the vast quantity of Flamingos is a fantastic experience. The walk up would be very strenuous if... 更多
On the morning of our second day at Ngorongoro we went to Empakaai Crater to see the flamingos. As well as our camp guide we were also accompanied by an armed ranger for the trek down to the crater floor. It was an hour’s drive from our camp to the top of the crater and about a 45 minute walk... 更多
If you have the time in the Ngorongoro area, it's worth making the drive for the view. We had originally intended to hike to the lake, but the morning was very foggy and we had already seen tons of flamingos at Lake Manyara, so the very steep descent and ascent didn't seem worth the effort. The view from the top,... 更多
We spent the day driving around observing all the animals and birds. We especially enjoyed being so close to lions after their kill. I loved the hundreds of flamingos on the lake!
You see each and every animal you know of ( except the giraffe). Untouched and in plenty - a must see and one of the wonders of nature. DO NOT MISS this place if around there.
The descent into the park was awesome..... we saw 19 different species of animals in about an 8 hour trip.... Make sure you have an experienced guide.... makes ALL the difference !!
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.... 更多