If one arrives at the Ngorongoro Crater at/after dusk, goes down into the crater first thing next morning and does not stay there overnight after that, is any additional value provided by the more expensive rim lodgings whose main selling point is the crater views as compared to the lodgings without the crater veiws? What can one see of the crater from the rim once it's dark?
Also, is the crater visible from the rim road, i.e., if I were to go for a walk along the road in daylight, can I see the crater? I assume there are no lookout points like on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. :)