Kilimanjaro Mt Kenya,Mt Meru Kenya and Tanzania Tours
7 Days Walking in Ngorongoro,Empakai
Crater and Lake Natron
Northern Tanzania itinerary
for the fit and sportive person who wants to get off the classic safari route
and appreciate the beauty of landscape and wildlife joined with some cultural
interaction of different tribes.Walking the Highlands of Ngorongoro Conservation
area and the Empakai crater, the plains of Salei, down the Rift valley escarpment
and up an active volcano makes this safari a complete African experience. The
trek up Lengai is quite strenuous but an alternative walk to waterfalls can be
arranged for those not wanting to attempt it.
A small day pack with camera,
sun cream and water bottle is all you are expected to carry.
Our 14 Days Walking Safaris on Ngorongoro Highlands
- Day 1 - NAIROBI/ARUSHA/NGORONGORO
- Late afternoon game viewing
in the crater. 3500m.
- Day 2
- NGORONGORO/ EMPAKAI CRATER
game viewing in the crater then drive through highlands to the rim of Empakai
- Day 3 - TREK EMPAKAI
- Walking in the crater,
we explore this unique forested crater on foot, and marvel at the variety of its
wildlife and flora.
4 - TREK RIFT VALLEY/SALEI PLAINS
Maasai guides we walk down the Rift Valley escarpment to the Salei plains.
- Day 5 - TREK RIFT VALLEY/LAKE
- The views over Lake Natron
are magnificent. The flamingo colonies from this distance are a splash of dark
pink colour on the lake. We reach the floor of the Rift valley
6 - TREK LENGAI/LONGIDO
is time to start our climb. We reach the summit to watch the sun rise on Kilimanjaro
200 km away. Inside the crater we witness small eruptive cones spurting liquid
magma which in turn form pools of hot lava. It is a powerful magical place sacred
to the Maasai. In the afternoon back in our vehicles, we cross the Rift Valley
towards Mount Longido.
7 - NAIROBI OR ARUSHA
a little used track we reach the main road to the border. After border formalities
we head back to Nairobi.
- 7 days
safari / 4 days walking / 5 nights camping / 1 night Ngorongoro lodge
- Transport in 4WD Landcruiser or Landrover
with roof hatches for game viewing.
- Full board except meals
in Nairobi or Arusha
- Treated drinking
- All camping equipment including
tables, chairs, cutlery & crockery, igloo-type tents, mattresses, wash bowls,
bush toilet, safari shower (water permitting). Cook & drivers who assist with
- First aid kit is available
for use by group participants
park entry & camping fees