Reviews: Crater Rim Walk
Below are independent comments from 3 of our travellers who have done this activity and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
"Crater Rim Walk review"
Guides were friendly and informative and it was nice to stretch our legs after a long flight. You'll see lots of bird life and flora.
Our guide was Maasai and we learned about their culture!" Read more about this whole safari
"A fun walk to the rim overlooking Ngorongoro Crater"
The terrain was interesting, with dense areas of trees at the higher elevations, smaller acacia bushes/trees and some more open space in the flatter areas, and much less dense areas of trees closer to the rim. On the descent, we met three Maasai herders returning to their village with a large number of cattle whose exposed ribs showed the lingering effects of the drought that had existed in the area.
During the walk, Kiseka described the plants and trees that we saw as well as continuing his discussion of Maasai culture that we began during our walk together to the Maasai village two days prior.
The views over the crater rim were impressive, as we could see in panorama the entire floor of the crater, including the relatively large soda lake, the forest area on the far right of the crater (without a compass, I couldn't tell directions), and the savannah in-between, all surrounded by 600-meter walls.
On our return trip, we saw four large giraffes in the flat open area. Two of them walked within 60 to 70 meters of us. They seemed just as curious about us as we did about them.
I highly recommend this walk, both for the exercise value and to experience the varied terrain, flora, and fauna from a different perspective." Read more about this whole safari