5 Days 4 nights Walking in the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands

Day 01 : Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater

  • After an early breakfast depart Arusha for Ngorongoro,
  • Descend the Ngorongoro crater with picnic lunch
  • Half day game drive in the Crater.
  • Ascend and drive to Olmoti Crater,
  • Drop off clients at Nainokanoka
  • Dinner and overnight at Nainokanoka Masai Village (1.5 hours)

Day 02 : Empakai

  • After breakfast walk to Empakai Crater, walking through Embulmbul Depression following the cattle trails which passes through forests and grasslands with Lunch boxes
  • Dinner and overnight at Empakai Crater Rim (11-12 hours)

Day 03 : Naiyobi

  • After breakfast depart Empakai crater, descending into the Crater floor covered with dense equatorial forests, grass and volcanic lake animals like buffalo, reedbuck, waterbuck and different species of birds can be seen at close ranges during the walk around the lake,
  • Dinner and overnight at Naiyobi Masai Village Camp (8-9 hours)

Day 04 :Lake Natron

  • After breakfast depart from Naiyobi Village climbing to the Rim on the western side and we stop at Acacia camp for lunch.
  • After lunch drive to walk to Pembe Swala near the slopes of Oldonyo Lengai, It is 14kms and very hot.
  • At around 12.30 and 13:00 the vehicle will pickup clients and transfer to the Kamakia campsite, after refreshing proceed to the water falls and Lake.,
  • Dinner and overnight Kamakia Camp

Day 05 : Lake Natron - Arusha

  • After breakfast, with picnic lunches Game drive enroute driving back to Arusha
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6 Days 5 nights Walking in the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands

Day 1: Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater

  • Depart Arusha for Ngorongoro Crater
  • Half-day game drive with lunch boxes.
  • Ascend the crater rim to the Nainokanoka Masai Village.
  • Drop off clients at Nainokanoka
  • An evening walk to the Springs and the Olmoti Crater for observation of the wonderful Munge waterfalls.
  • Dinner and overnight at the Nainokanoka Masai Village.

Day 2: Nainokanoka and Lambati Village

  • After breakfast, begin walking down the Embulmbul Depression passing small craters - with lunch boxes.
  • Dinner and overnight at Lambati Village. (6 hours walking)

Day 3: Lambati Village and Naiyobi Village

  • After breakfast, start walking along the open grasslands and bushes to Empakai Crater.
  • Descend into the crater - with box lunches.
  • Dinner and overnight at Naiyobi Village. (first view point of Mt. Oldonyo Lengai) (4 hours walking + 3 hours crater walk)

Day 4: Naiyobi Village and Oldonyo Lengai (Active Volcanic Mountain)

  • After breakfast, climb Mt. Oldonyo Lengai (active volcanic mountain).
  • Descend, walking through semi deserts and short grasses.
  • Dinner and overnight at Mwongoni Village. (8 hours walking)

Day 5: Lake Natron

  • After breakfast, walk to Lake Natron to see a variety of bird life and then to the waterfalls (swim under the waterfalls).
  • Dinner and overnight at the Lake Natron campsite. (6 - 7 hours walking)

Day 6: Lake Natron - Arusha

  • After breakfast, drive along the great rift valley rim and via Lake Natron
  • Driving back to Arusha

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8 Days 7 nights Walking in the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands

Day 1: Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater

  • Depart Arusha for Ngorongoro Crater
  • Descend the Crater walls for Crater tour, game drive with lunch -boxes.
  • Ascend for dinner and overnight at Simba Campsite.

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater Rim and Nainokanoka Masai Village

  • After an Early breakfast, proceed to Nainokanoka Masai village. á Set up camp and walk to the rim of the Olmoti Crater.
  • Visit the spectacular Munge waterfalls. Water collecting in the crater flows down the falls and eventually runs into Lake Magadi in Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Return to the camp for dinner and overnight. (3-4 hours walking)

Day 3: Nainokanoka Masai Village and Kamnana Village

  • After breakfast, depart for Kamnana village.
  • Walking through Embulmbul depression following the Masai cattle trails, which pass through forests and grasslands.
  • Your overnight camp is set in the bush some distance from the village. (4 hours walking)

Day 4: Kamnana Village and Empakai Crater Rim

  • Early departure after breakfast, following the path that leads through an open grassland area, a bush land area, and forests, gradually increasing altitude, arriving at the rim of the Empakai Crater.
  • Camp is set on the rim before descending into the crater floor covered with dense equatorial forests, grass, and a volcanic lake.
  • Dinner and Overnight on the crater rim. (2 hours walking)

Day 5: Empakai Crater Rim and Naiyobi Village

  • After breakfast, depart for Naiyobi village circling the crater rim.
  • Descending on the northwestern side. The evening is spent relaxing or visiting the village school.
  • Dinner and Overnight at the acacia trees forest near the village. (6 hours walking)

Day 6: Naiyobi Village and Mwongoni Masai Village

  • Depart in the morning after breakfast, following the dusty paths downhill and off the crater highlands to Mwongoni Masai village
  • Dinner and Overnight at the edge of the village. (6-7 hours walking)

Day 7: Mwongoni Masai Village and Oldonyo Lengai

  • After breakfast, leave in the morning to follow the winding path across bare volcanic rocks and dusty lava soil.
  • Camp is set near the Ngare-Sero River where a swim in the clear running water is very refreshing.
  • Early morning between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. begin the trek to the Mt. Ol-Donyo Lengai summit (2878 m / 9440 ft). (8 hours walking)

Day 8: Oldonyo Lengai (Lake Natron) and Arusha

  • Descend from the peak, back to the camp.
  • Either brunch is served or with picnic lunches a tour of Lake Natron in a 4 wheele drive.
  • Driving back to Arusha for overnight.

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