Walking Safari - Empakaai Crater

Walking Safaris are for those who love the outdoor-world and would like the experience of trekking. Our more popular trekking destinations are: Kilimanjaro, Meru, Arusha National Park, Lake Eyasi, Olmoti Crater, Empakaai Crater and Lake Natron... where a variety of flora and fauna and beautiful sceneries as well as different tribes can be visited These can be incorporated into a regular safari. Giving one a break from the long-hours driving on those ever bumpy roads!! We have no specific programs for these, we always tailor-make them!!

EMPAKAAI CRATER, Ngorongoro Highlands

North-East of the Ngorongoro Crater lies the Empakaai Crater, Empakaai is about 6000m wide and 300m high. Among other animals, you will see buffalo, bushbuck, a variety of antelope and blue monkeys. Birds are in abundance. A deep soda lake covers a large part of the crater floor. There is a track to the crater-floor and one around the rim of the crater. On a nice, clear day, one can see Mt. Oldonyo Lengai, Lake Natron and Mt. Kilimanjaro. The scenery is left to your imagination!!

Ngorongoro Highlands

Close to the Nainokanoka village, also northeast of the Ngorongoro Crater, lies this sunken caldera. A visit to Olmoti is only possible by foot with the escort of an armed ranger. It takes about 35 minutes to walk to the rim of this shallow crater. Lots of different species of antelope can be found here. A walk to the waterfalls of the Munge River, is interesting Day trips to Olmoti are available as well as to Empakaai crater (weather & road permitting) all ex-Ngorongoro as an addition on to regular safaris. One of our more popular programmes is a 3 nights & 4 days Olmoti Crater; Empakaai Crater trek (walking, driving & camping).