9 Days Ngorongoro Highlands Walking Safari will make you visit and explore Ngorongoro highlands while a game drive in the Crater will offer you to see a number wildlife. The walking safari will give you time to enjoy breath taking places and magnificent views of the highlands while accompanied with a maasai guide with an armed ranger also you will dare to challenge your self to climb the Volcano mountain the Oldlonyo Lengai.
Highlands Walking Safari Details
Day 1 ARUSHA-NGORONGORO CRATER-NAINOKANOKA
8 am O’clock pick up from your lodge/Hotel depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend down the famous crater the Garden of Eden. It’s rich pasture, swamps, forest and permanent water on the crater floor, attracts high population of wildlife as up to 25000 large animals live here. We’ll proceed with game drive till lunch time after lunch continue with afternoon then leave the crater to Nainokanoka where we will camp though you will have an evening walking to olmoti crater and munge waterfalls accompanied with armed ranger and a maasai guide before dark back to camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 2-NAINOKANOKA-KAMNANA VILLAGE-EMBULBUL DEPRESSION
After breakfast served at the camp by our cook picnic lunch with us, as today our walking safari is just getting started go for a full day hike Depart the camp through Kamnana village where we will wander through its Embulbul depression following the Maasai cattle trails, passing through forest and grassland, later in the evening back to Kamnana Camp site which is located in the bush some distance away from the village for dinner and overnight.
Day 3-KAMNANA VILLAGE- EMPAKAI CRATER
After an early breakfast and get yourself ready for another walking day our path leads through open grassland, bush land and forests, Gaining height gradually we will approach the rim of Empakai Crater. Where will be our home place camp tonight Buffalo, reedbuck, waterbuck and different species of birds are easy to be observed during a walk around the volcanic lake and expect to be very close to them till late evening we’ll be back to campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 4-EMPAKAI CRATER -NAIYOBI
After breakfast we’ll go for a full day hike Departing from the camp we will first circle the Empakai crater rim and then descend down the crater floor It will be an exciting day as you will get close approach to the flamingos and buffalos till late evening back to camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 5-NAIYOBI-ACACIA CAMP
Depart after breakfast follow the path down the crater highlands to Muowongoni village to acacia camp the campsite is just at the edge of the village where we’ll stay for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6-ACACIA -OLDONYO LENGAI-LAKE NATRON
Early morning breakfast is the best so to allow early start for walking before it gets too hot to follow the path through a volcanic area with lava soil as you enjoying magnificent views of oldonyo lengai and lake natron as you keep pushing slowly down the heels of famous Mount Oldonyo Lengai on your right to lake natron cross Ngaresero River to get to the campsite for tonight. A bath in the river will be very refreshing and can be taken without any health risk dinner and overnight at kamakia campsite.
DAY 7-LAKE NATRON FULL DAY
After a late breakfast make yourself ready for a walking to the Lake where is breading place of all east African pink flamingos while escorted by your local Maasai guide, Lunch time back to camp afternoon will be spent on your leisure ad pleasure and evening visit the ngaresero waterfalls dinner and overnight at the camp.
DAY 8-LAKE NATRON-OLDONYO LENGAI SUMMIT
Just after mid night a short drive to mountain base where the trekking to the Oldonyo Lengai active volcano mountain starts it is approximately 6-8 hours and get back before the sun rises as it is very hot during the day get back to camp for full breakfast and the rest of the day will be spent at the camp relaxing dinner and overnight at the camp.
DAY 9-LAKE NATRON-ARUSHA AT HOTEL/AIR PORT
After Breakfast Park all your staph picnic lunch with and a drive back to Arusha or to the Airport starts where our trip ad our service get to an end.
Tour Price Include
All park entrance, Accommodation and administrative fees
All meals while on Safari
3litre water on a daily basis
Transfer to/from Arusha
4WD transportation while on Safari
International airfares and departure taxes
All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc.
Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staff and driver – guide(s)
Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
Visa and International flight tickets fees.
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