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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arusha to Olmoti Crater, Nainokanoka

Arusha to Olmoti Crater, Nainokanoka

We would pick you up from your hotel in the morning and we would drive on a good tar road to the village of Mto wa Mbu all along the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. The Masai plains that stretch to the horizon and the grand beauty of the alkaline Lake Manyara down below would give you one of the best scenic sights to watch.

Taking a short drive further alkaline Lake Manyara down below. After a short drive from there you would reach at the gate of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The drive through the scenic crater roads will continue until you arrive in Nainokanoka a Massai village. During the setting of the camp here you can climb up to the rim of the Olmoti Crater or can enjoy a small water fall taking a short hop from there. Dinner will be served at the camp. Depending on the time of year, it might be cold (the camp is at an altitude of 2,650 m).

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Highlands
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Ngorongoro Highlands
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 2

Nainokanoka to Bulati

Nainokanoka to Bulati

In the early morning a Masai guide will arrive with his donkeys. After breakfast and loading the donkeys, the journey begins and you will pass many traditional Masai bomas and cattle herds. Soon, you might also see wild animals such as Thompson and Grant’s gazelles, zebras and wildebeests with hungry jackals not far behind and majestic eagles observing the situation. After approximately 16 km of hiking you will reach a campsite not far from the Masai village Bulati.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Highlands
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Ngorongoro Highlands
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3

Bulati to Empakai

Bulati to Empakai

After breakfast, the journey goes up a hill from where you have a last panoramic view of the grass plains below. You would have to trek through the bushy landscapes till you reach the Oldonyo Lengai: an active volcano. Before returning o the campsite at the evening you would explore the great views of the majestic volcano as well as into the impressive Empakai Crater.

Remember, after exploring the crater, there is a well-maintained path to descend to Lake Empakai inside the crater. This alkaline soda lake is an important food source for flamingos, which can be seen throughout the year. Returning to camp supper will be waiting for you. During the night you might hear the flamingos call as they fly back to their breeding nests at Lake Manyara and Lake Natron.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Highlands
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Ngorongoro Highlands
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4

Empakai Crater to Acacia Camp

Empakai Crater to Acacia Camp

Today you will hike to the Masai village Naiyobi and following a good path, the village as well as Oldonyo Lengai, an active volcano, can be seen from a distance. After lunch in Naiyobi, the trek leaves the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the landscape becomes drier and warmer. Tonight’s camp will be set up at amongst an acacia forest.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Highlands
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Bordering Ngorongoro Highlands without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 5

Acacia Camp to Engare Sero to Arusha

Acacia Camp to Engare Sero to Arusha

The last stage of the journey is not too long and it goes mainly downhill. The highlights of the trek are the great views of Oldonyo Lengai, Lake Natron and the Rift Valley. The rugged countryside looks almost surreal covered by grey ash of the last eruption in 2007. You can see the ash up-close descending down in to the dry and hot Rift Valley. By the lunch time you would wait to your waiting vehicle that would take you back to Arusha.

Main Destination:
Lake Natron
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • A transfer back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.
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