Thursday, 26 May 2016

EMPAKAAI CRATER: THE HIDDEN BEAUTY OF NGORONGORO, TANZANIA

 The Empakaai Crater is a collapsed volcanic caldera which is 300 meters high and has a width of 6 km. The Crater is filled with a deep alkaline lake which occupies about 75% of the Crater's floor and is about 85
meters deep. You can see Oldonio Lengai, Mt Kilimanjaro and the Great Rift Valley from here

 Lake-filled Empakaai Crater, 23km northeast of Olmoti Crater, may not be as famous as Ngorongoro, but many travellers consider it to be its match in beauty. The lake, which draws flamingos and other waterbirds, fills most of the crater floor, which is surrounded by steep-sided, forested cliffs at least 300m high. The view from the crater rim is one of our favourites in northern Tanzania, but hiking down into the crater is a wonderful experience as well.