The Olmoti Crater - Ngorongoro Crater Highlands
Details of The Olmoti Crater - Ngorongoro Crater Highlands
Safari for the adventurous trekkers
A trek in these areas is guaranteed to give you an amazing experience. The Olmoti Crater, 3,700 meters high, lies north of Ngorongoro Crater close to the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. The entrance to the Crater is at Nainokanoka Maasai villiage which holds a special campsite. The Crater's rim can be explored with an armed ranger on a walking safari in two to seven hours.
The Crater floor has different streams which through the Munge waterfalls fill Lake Magadi in the Ngorongoro Crater. The Crater's floor is inhabited by some mammals like the Bohor Reedbuck, Buffalo and Eland. Among the plants found at the Crater's slopes are Nuxia, Giant St John's Wort and Hagenia trees. Nectar feeding birds can be observed at this area, such as Golden-winged and the Eastern Double Collared Sunbird, Malachite and the Mountain Greenbul.
Walking safari and trekking tours The Olmoti Crater
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).
Day 1: Begin trek at Lemala gate to Nainokanoka village. Trek to Olmoti Crater. Then return to Nainokanoka camp for o/n (2630m)
Day 2: After breakfast, drive past Bulati to Empakaai crater rim. O/n campsite (2510m)
Day 3: Trek into the Empakaai Crater o/n camp on rim (2510m) Day 4: After breakfast, drive past Bulati & Nainokanoka to Lemala Gate.