ngorongoro highlands

 6 Days Ngorongoro Highlands Walking Safaris

Hiking and walking tour in Ngorongoro and Lake Natron

Over view 

  • >>Enjoy an exciting walking Safari in Ngorongoro
  • >>Check out the natural beauty of Lake Natron
  • >>Discover the best of African wildlife on this exciting journey into the wild
This walking safari in Arusha National Park, Ngorongoro and Lake Natron will let you walk to the top of Oldonyo Lengai Mountain which might be a bit steep, but offers an extraordinary experience for those who wish to view the insides of an active volcano. The summit reaches the height of about 9,000 feet. 

The climb and descent takes an entire day. The views from the top include the Crater Highlands, Lake Natron and a glimpse into Kenya. A visit to this area isn’t complete without seeing Lake Natron. This soda lake is located on the Kenyan border, and is seldom visited, but well-known for its huge populations Lesser and Greater flamingos. The area around the lake is also inhabited by ostriches, zebra, giraffe and the occasional Thompson gazelle.

This safari also lets you consider giving some of your time, skills or just donations to make a difference for worthy causes. It presents an opportunity to interact with the local community in projects that are truly making a huge impact in the community. We give you an opportunity to become a part of such a programme usually for a day or two towards the end of your tour. 

This could be helping in building class rooms, a health clinic, teaching life skills or simply bring in donations to help school children that sort of thing.

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from the airport to Green Mountain Lodge, where the rest of the day is at leisure. The Green Mountain Lodge is beautifully located on the slope of Mt. Meru and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the hotel for a pre-walking briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance. Overnight at Green Mountain lodge.

Meals Included: Dinner 

Day 2: Walking Safari in Arusha National Park.
We depart for Arusha National Park to start our two day tour of the park. Today, we will enjoy a game drive and foot safari to the lower slopes of Mt. Meru. We are almost guaranteed to have close encounters with the resident herd of Cape buffalos and many of the giraffe that inhabit the park. Overnight at Green Mountain Lodge. 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner 

Day 3: Olmoti and Empakai Crater.
After breakfast, depart to Olmoti Crater for a half day walk. Often we meet Maasai on the way to the waterfalls at the crater. Around afternoon, we proceed to our base camp at the Empakaai Crater (special campsite). Experience the serenity and quiet beauty of this place and discover local springs, where you frequently see lots of wildlife. The lake is also full of flamingoes. Overnight at the special campsite. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Empakaai to Lake Natron.
Today we start walking from Empakaai to Lake Natron. We descend the outer hills of the Great Rift Valley and walk through the vast open plains of the Embulbul depression, passing through the Naiobi village. We have also the great opportunity to meet the local Maasai. Ol Doinyo Lengai and Mount Meru are seen along the way. We also have donkeys to carry your luggage. Overnight at Acacia Campsite

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 5: Lake Natron to Lake Manyara.
Today, you’ll experience the culture and traditions of the local Maasai at Lake Natron. Your local guide will show you the Maasai Boma and explain the way Maasai live. After a short trip to Maasai Boma, we will drive back to Lake Manyara. Overnight at Migunga Campsite.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Maasai Boma Tour
Visit a Maasai boma and see the lifestyle of this legendary tribe from up-close. Along with a guided tour of the boma and an introduction to the local Maasai population, tribesmen will offer to paint traditional Maasai tattoos and even milk their prized cows. Overnight at Green Mountain lodge. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

The price Includes

1) Accommoations - Fullboard

2) 4x4 vehicle while on safari 

3) All park fees and government levies

4) English speaking guide

5) Airport transfers - arrival and departure

 

The price Excludes

1) International and local airfare

2) Laundry

3) Passport and visa entry fee

4) Items of personal nature

5) Travel Insurance

6) Gratuities to your tour guide

 

 Number of people

 2-6

6-15

 Price Per Person  US$

1,920

1,830

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