Ngorongoro – Mto Wa Mbu 18 June 2021

We left Ncorongoro Simba A campsite in heavy mist – the viewpoint into the crater was shrouded in mist so visibility was zero – luckily we had been into the crater the day before

In Simba A campsite we chatted to fellow campers (the couple we met at the Naabi hill gate exit) in a pink Iveco Overland truck and they told us about a great cafe in Karatu (the first town outside the crater area) called Lilac cafe.

So after some hectic mist driving down the crater rim we refueled in Karatu also re-inflated tyres and visited Lilac cafe – what a great cafe – well worth a stop – apart from great food and juices and a clean toilet they also have wine and art in sale (

We travelled in to Mto Wa Mbu and camped at Migombani campsite at the entrance to the town (crater end)

what a great campsite

even has an infinity pool overlooking Lake Manyara

We shopped at the Masaai market for masaai blankets but were not comfortable with the experience – aggressive haggling and very high starting prices

Moving on from Mto Wa Mbu we were pleased with the road conditions and headed for Arusha


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  1. You are posting such valuable insights for anyone wanting to follow in your footsteps- thank you both.

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