6 Days Ngorongoro to Natron Hiking

 

Come Close To Nature

Incredible trekking takes you through the diverse landscapes of the Ngorongoro Highlands with its volcanic features. From grassy plains and dense mountain forest to the savannah of the Great Rift Valley. You will experience unique landscapes, beautiful wildlife and an insight in the life of the famous Maasai people who inhabit the area. This trek gets you closer to nature than ever before.


 

Day 1 - Arusha - Ngorongoro

After breakfast you will drive through Arusha to Ngorongoro crater, descend down to the Crater for a truly memorable game drive in this “Garden of Eden”. Where you will spend a half day and after in the evening you will drive back to the campsite, situated inside Ngorongoro area. (Drive time from Arusha to the Ngorongoro Crater is approx. 4hrs)
Overnight: Simba Campsite
Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 2 - Ngorongoro Crater - Empakai Crater

This morning after breakfast you will drive out to Empakai Crater (approx. 2 hr) on arrival at Empakai Crater there is the option to descend into the crater. This is around 40 minutes down and depending on the season it can be quite slippery but certainly a great hike with stunning views. Flamingoes are often seen flying into the crater or feeding in the lake at the base. A hot shower is available before dinner.
Overnight: Empakai Private Camp
Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 3 - Empakai Crater - Acacia Camp

Dawn rises and our lofty position affords a great sunrise. As we enjoy breakfast our camp crew dissemble the camp and send it ahead with donkeys. We then set off hiking with Maasai guides following a route that takes us through picturesque Maasai villages and rolling hills. Lunch can be taken en-route as a picnic or if guests are very fit a late lunch can be had in camp. In the late afternoon a hike up to a nearby viewpoint is highly recommended and a great place for sundowners!
Overnight: Acacia Camp
Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 4 - Acacia Camp - Lake Natron

The final section of hiking has two options of a shorter hike or a longer more strenuous option right along the rift wall. The views are spectacular with the active volcano Oldoinyo Lengai dominating the foreground. This volcano affects almost everything from hydrology to lifestyle, as will become apparent. Once down on the rift valley floor we are picked up and transferred to Lake Natron Camp, Ngare Sero and here we have the chance to jump in the natural pools to cool down. Sundowners are served at any number of beautiful points close to camp.
Overnight: Lake Natron Camp
Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 5 - Lake Natron

Lake Natron has a number of activities that are very easily combined with dawn walks and sundowners and in the middle of the day there is the nearby Ngare Sero gorge that you can walk to with options of long hikes to the source or shorter hikes to waterfalls. The staff are on hand to make you stay as adventurous or relaxing as you want.
Overnight: Lake Natron Camp
Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 6 - Lake Natron - Arusha

After breakfast you can do some additional activities before departure and picnic lunches are provided to ensure you reach your goal well fed. The drive is approximately 5hrs with another hour to Kilimanjaro Airport. Option of a day room in Arusha

Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation.
All game drives viewing in a custom built 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser
All park and entrance fees
Transfers to and from the airport
Transportation with 4x4 vehicles with viewing roofs
Professional driver/guide during the safari.
Bottled water in safari vehicles
Current Government taxes and levies
24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Arusha

Local or International flights
Balloon excursion (US$600 pp.)
Entry visa to Tanzania.
Travel and health insurance
Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff.
Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage
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