Apart from a few rudimentary campsites out here and options around Lake Natron, there's no formal accommodation in these parts. There are two campsites around the rim of Empakaai Crater and a further 15 out on the western plains. Camping at each costs US$70.80 per person; reservations should be made through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority as far ahead as possible.

There's a very basic guesthouse in Engaruka.