Craters in Africa

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in Arusha national park

Ngurudoto crater
One of three beautiful craters located inside the Arusha region. Located just about 20 km from the city, it is the closest....

in arusha rural, Arusha

Maasai crater
The Maasai crater is a large volcanic caldera that is located about 30 kilometres south west of the city of Arusha - Tanzania. From above, it is almost circular in shape, with a maximum length of about 1 kilometre, a minimum length of about 800 metre...

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Olmoti crater
Altitude: 3040 m.a.m.s.l. (rim - highest) 2800 m.a.m.s.l. (floor - lowest) One of three large volcanic calderas that are located inside the Ngorongoro conservation area, and the second highest in terms of altitude of the rim. Its crater floor is a ma...

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Kerimasi crater
Altitude: 2600 m.a.m.s.l. (rim - highest) 2300 m.a.m.s.l. (crater - lowest) A volcanic crater that is part of the great east African rift and located inside the Ngorongoro conservation area. Along with Ngorongoro crater, it is one of the older volcan...

in rift valley, Nakuru

Menengai crater
Altitude: 2278 m.a.m.s.l. (highest) Said to be the second largest volcanic caldera in Africa with a diameter of 12 km. It is located inside a massive shield volcano just a few kilometres north of the Kenyan city of Nakuru. Its highest point — the r...

in Mount longonot national park

Longonot crater
Altitude 2545 m.a.m.s.l. (rim) One of the larger caldera's in Africa, and a part of mount Longonot — an extinct volcano in the rift valley. Today, the crater floor is home to a dense forest and a thriving ecosystem that remains off limits to t...

in Marsabit national park

Sokorte Dika crater
Altitude: 1480 m.a.m.s.l. (floor) The smallest and shallowest of three craters or maars in Marsabit national park. Also known as 'Gof Sokorte dika', which is said to be a local Boran word for 'Small sweet water crater'1. The crate...

in Marsabit national park

Sokorte Guda crater
Altitude: 1340 m.a.m.s.l. (floor) The second largest of three craters or maars in Marsabit national park. Also known as 'Gof Sokorte Guda', which is said to be a local Boran word for 'Big sweet water crater' 1. It's crater fl...

in Marsabit national park

Bongole crater
The largest and deepest of three craters in marsabit national park, or more accurately maars — formed by a reaction between underground water and magma. It also known as 'Gof Bongole', and has a diameter of abou...

in ngorongoro conservation area, ngorongoro conservation area

Empakaai crater
A volcanic caldera located in the Ngorongoro conservation area of northern Tanzania. It is also where lake Empakaai is located. Empakaai is located about 30km north east of Ngorongoro crater, well inside the eastern rift valley and sharing the same v...

in ngorongoro conservation area, Arusha

Ngorongoro crater
a large volcanic caldera in northern Tanzania that is part of the Ngorongoro conservation area....

in kilimanjaro national park

Maundi crater
Altitude: 2760 m.a.m.s.l.
A relatively small depression that is located near Mandara huts campsite on mt Kilimanjaro. It was formed as a result of the volcanic activity that was present on the mountain, evident to...
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