CRATER HIGHLAND TREKKING

  • Arusha

  • Ngorongoro Crater

  • Empakaai Crater

  • Lake Natron

  • Ol Donyo Lengai

  • Lake Manyara


DAY 1:

ARRIVE IN KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
KIA – Arusha

We will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel in Arusha for short briefing. Then time to prepare and rest before the safari.


DAY 2:

MTO WA MBU, LAKE MANYARA, NGORONGORO HIGHLANDS
Arusha – Ngorongoro Conservation Area – 180 km

After an early breakfast, we will drive towards Rift Valley. After reaching Ngorongoro Conservation Area we will descend into Crater for game drive. This 100 square mile natural caldera exhibits more than 120 mammals, so we may be lucky enough to spot rhino, lions, elephants or herds of zebras and wildebeests. A picnic lunch will be taken in the Crater before ascend. Afternoon we drive to Bulati village for camping before dinner and overnight.


DAY 3:

BULATI, EMPAKAAI
Estimated walking time 3-4 hours

After breakfast we pack your luggage on donkeys, also called “Maasai Land Rovers”. Accompanied with Maasai escorts you start your trek through the beautiful Maasai land with indigenous villages. We will walk through Embulbul depression enjoying the landscape. Early afternoon we reach Empakaai crater rim then descent to the crater for nice view of flamingoes at the Lake Empakaai which is inside the crater, dinner and overnight at Ngobeni /Kibangasi campsite near to crater rim.


DAY 4:

EMPAKAAI, ACCACIA
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours

After breakfast we will keep on walking to Acacia campsite via Naiyobi Maasai village. Dinner and overnight at Acacia campsite..


DAY 5:

ACCACIA, NGARESERO
Estimated walking time: 3-4hrs

Descending from the camp will be challenging through the steepest section of Rift Valley nick named Pembe ya swala (Antelope horn). We will discover on our way other beautiful landscapes. From here we will be able to see Lake Natron, Oldonyo Lengai and the vast Serengeti plains. After reaching the campsite we will have lunch. In late afternoon we will go to the water fall. Dinner and rest.


DAY 6:

NGARESERO, OLDONYO LENGAI, MTO WA MBU
Tented camp – Oldonyo Lengai (2,960m/ 9,711ft) 18km in 30mins
Estimated walking time: 7-9hrs

Your guide will decide getting up time for light meal then drive to your starting point where it will take you 18kms in 30mins, first section of your climb is gradual and vegetation then to second with dusty, screed and steep, third section is white rock and difficult due to traction, this will be your final push to crater rim (2,878m / 9,435ft) then starting your 4th section which is edged gradual to summit at 2,960m, will take you 20 – 30 minutes. After summit we descend to starting point where you will meet our car waiting for you and taking you straight to the lodge or camp for brunch and drive back to Mto wa Mbu relaxing for next day extension safari.


DAY 7:

MTO WA MBU, ARUSHA

After breakfast entering Lake Manyara National park / Tarangire National park for game viewing then afternoon drive back to Arusha depending on your flight details.

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