What To See

The Hidden Beauty of Ngorongoro

Empakaai Crater

This beautiful little crater contains forests and a shallow lake. The caldera is 6 km wide and the lake occupies nearly half of its floor. At Empakaai, the scenery is spectacular everywhere. From the Northern and Eastern side you can look out to the dramatic cone of Oldonyo Lengai, the Great Rift Valley and Lake Natron. Occasionally you can even see the “Snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro” far on the eastern side of the valley. It’s popular to camp on the rim and hike into the crater with an armed ranger.