Rhino Lodge

5 great extras, day-trips & excursions whilst you're staying in Rhino Lodge

Many of the places that we feature in Africa include a full range of activities, but sometimes optional extras are possible – day-trips and excursions which are worth adding into your stay and are best arranged before you go.

Talk to us about anything which interests you before you finalise your trip with us. Meanwhile, just 5 of the possibilities from Rhino Lodge are noted below; we hope they help to give you some inspiration.

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Empakaai Crater Hike

Empakaai Crater Hike

Half day

Spend a half day hiking through the Empakaai Crater, in the Highlands area of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), led by an experienced guide and accompanied by a ranger. More about Empakaai Crater Hike

Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk

Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk

3 hours

Discover the intricacies of day-to-day life in the large Tanzanian village of Mto Wa Mbu with a knowledgeable local guide. This is not a village set up for tourists; Mto Wa Mbu is a real community and offers a chance to see a side of the country that many visitors pass by. More about Village Walk

Olduvai Gorge visit

Olduvai Gorge visit

1–2 hours

See for yourself the renowned archaeological site of Olduvai (or Oldupai) Gorge, which lies en route between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Famed for the discoveries of early hominin remains as well as the Laetoli Footprints, the site offers beautiful views, an engaging museum and potentially the opportunity to visit an active dig. More about Olduvai Gorge visit

Olmoti Crater walk

Olmoti Crater walk

Around 2-3 hours

Follow an ancient Maasai cattle trail on this private hike up the Olmoti Crater, led by an experienced guide and accompanied by an armed ranger. The crater may not compete in size with the neighbouring Ngorongoro Crater, but the birding is good, the mountain views wonderful, and the array of ferns a botanist’s dream. More about Olmoti Crater walk

Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

Typically a full day

To drive into the Ngorongoro Crater is to immerse yourself in a renowned wildlife park. Prides of lion and clans of hyena patrol amongst herds of zebra, wildebeest and Thomson’s gazelle, whilst flocks of crowned cranes keep out the way of jackals. Come for elephants with big tusks, too. And then there are the rhino… More about Ngorongoro Crater safari

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