Olmoti Crater (Munge river source)

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  • Olmoti Crater is situated north of Ngorongoro Crater, and lies at an altitude of 3,700 metres but the crater itself is relatively shallow. Olmoti Crater floor is shallow and covered with tussocks of grass. Besides the Maasai and their livestock you can sometimes see
    eland, buffalo and reedbuck.The crater can be accessed via Nainokanoka Maasai village (also a beautiful village to visit where one can gain a cultural insight into the daily lives of the Maasai tribe). Water cascades from a spring inside the crater form a beautiful waterfall in the wall of the crater which flows to form the Munge River feeding the Mwagusi Swamp in the Ngorongoro Crater. Guided treks around the rim of the Olmoti Crater and its fringing forest can be arranged (trek takes about 3 hours).