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
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... 更多
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... 更多
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 !!!