Embulmbul depression of Ngorongoro conservation area, up ahead after the herd of cows and zebra - a view from the road to Empakaai's eastern rim
Embulmbul depression of Ngorongoro conservation area, as seen while heading to Empakaai crater's eastern rim
Embulmbul depression of Ngorongoro conservation area, as seen from the road to Empakaai crater's eastern rim (left) with Lolmalasin (right) and a herd of Thomson's gazelle grazing in it
Embulmbul depression of Ngorongoro conservation area, with a herd of cattle and Zebra grazing (far right) and Empakaai crater after it (far left)
Altitude: 2200 m.a.m.s.l.
A beautiful valley located between Olmoti, Empakaai, Lolmalasin and Losirua that serves as a grazing ground for wild herbivores as well as Maasai cattle - who can most of the times be seen side by side. It is one of the features seen along the road from Ngorongoro crater to Empakaai's eastern rim.
What to do there?Nothing much but admire is beauty. If you have never seen Zebras next to cows, sheep, goats and Maasai herders - then this is your chance. There are Thomson's gazelles in the area, but they are easily spooked by human presence.
Best time to visit?Any time of the year, with more emphasis towards the drier seasons of July to December every year. The roads up to the area are usually well maintained dirt roads, but a good 4x4 would come in handy if heading there.
Location of Embulmbul Depression
The Embulmbul depression is located near the eastern border of Ngorongoro conservation area in northern Tanzania.
How to get there?It can be easily reached by driving - about an hour and a half's worth of driving from Loduare gate (by park limit 50 KPH). As it is inside the conservation area, you would need to pay for the respective permits before heading there, as well as get an armed NCAA guide to accompany you (see NCAA website for more details).