Tanzania Walking Safaris|
7 Days Walking
in Ngorongoro,Empakai Crater and Lake
14 Days Walking Safari in the Ngorongoro
1: 8:00 am Depart Moshi to Mto wa Mbu. We start from the market, where
you will meet a Chagga family producing banana beer. We then take a walk
northwards, passing many different farms. On your way, you get in-depth
information about the various fruits and vegetables growing in the area.
Mzee Filipo, a farmer from Kigoma, will show you his Oil press and tell
you about the history of irrigation in the area. Your trip ends at a farm
built by the Belgium Development Organization ACT, where you can visit
their sunflower seeds production and take marvellous pictures of colourful
flower fields with the Great Rift Valley as background.
Papyrus Lake Tour
This walk starts 5kms north of Mto wa Mbu, where the Miwaleni waterfalls
pouring down from the rift valley has created a green oasis. Passing some
little streams you walk in the direction of the Papyrus Lake, from where
the Rangi people collect the materials for the mats and baskets they make.
On your way you can see rice farming and visit Sandawe families who still
make traditional bows and arrows for hunting. The walk can be extended
with a climb to the waterfalls at the rift valley. Overnight at the fig.
Day 2: Balaa Hill Tour
Starting from Mto wa Mbu you walk at the foot of the rift valley towards
the northern direction. The farmers in this area mainly grow bananas (many
different varieties) and the big leaves provide a pleasant shade. On your
way you can visit some farms and get some explanation about the irrigation
methods in the area. Finally, you climb Balaa Hill, "the hill of
misfortune" in about twenty minutes and enjoy the beautiful view
over the green oasis of Mto wa Mbu. On the top the guides will explain
to you where the hill got its mysterious name. The walk can be extended
with a visit to the Njoro springs, one of the main water sources of the
area and a nearby waterfall. Overnight at the fig. Campsite.
Day 3: 8:00am Drive to Ngorongoro
Nainokanoka where you will camp ready to start walking the next day. In
the morning, donkeys will be provided together with a Masai, Ranger and
Guide + Cook, ready for your trip the following day. Overnight at Nainokanoka
Day 4: Nainokanoka Embulbul 35kms
(takes about 6 hrs)
7:00am Depart with a Ranger, donkeys, Masai + cook and walk toward Lake
Natron with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Embulbul campsite.
Day 5: After breakfast, we
commence our walk via the Embulbul Depression towards Empakaai (6hrs)
with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at the Empakaai campsite.
Day 6: We depart the Empakaai
campsite towards the Empakaai crater (4hrs walking). Picnic lunch at the
Empakaai crater. After our day trekking at the Empakaai crater, we return
to the Empakaai campsite for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 7: After breakfast, we
depart the Empakaai campsite to Acacia tree, which is approximately 5
hrs of walking. Dinner and Overnight at the Acacia tree Campsite.
Day 8: Today, our walk begins
at Acacia tree campsite towards Lake Natron (6hrs walking) with picnic
lunch. Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron Campsite.
Day 9: After breakfast, we
depart Lake Natron campsite, trek to Mt. Oldoinyo Lengai for a day trip,
with picnic lunch. The day ends at Lake Natron campsite. Dinner and overnight
at the campsite.
Day 10: Our day commences at
the lake Natron campsite, today we visit the nearby waterfalls with picnic
lunch, and we spend most of the day there in the waterfalls oasis. The
day ends at the Lake Natron campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 11: After breakfast, we
transfer by vehicle to Longido at the SNV project and Maasai life. Dinner
and overnight at SNV Project campsite.
Day 12: Walks to the refuge
of birds, like weavers, sunbirds, barbets and turacos.
Dinner and overnight at Longido campsite.
Day 13: Today our walking safari
takes us from Ol Tepesi to Kimokouwa, along a narrow Masai Cattle trail
that meanders over the slopes of Longido Mountain. In 2 hours time you
gradually climb from the plains at an altitude of 1200 meters on a clear
day you have a beautiful view on Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. Dinner
and overnight at Longido campsite.
Day 14: After breakfast drive
to Arusha for curio shopping. Transfer to Moshi for lunch, dinner and
End of safari.
5 Days Walking Safari
Day 1 Drive to Nainokanoka, Picnic lunch en route,
Overnight at Nainokanoka
Day 2 After breakfast walk
to Elbulbul, Picnic lunch on the way,
Overnight at Naiyobi campsite
Day 3 Proceed to Empakaai
crater, Picnic lunch on the way,
Overnight at Empakaai plain campsite.
Day 4 Walking to Mt Oldoinyo
Lengai, Picnic lunch on the way,
Overnight at Mt. Oldoinyo Lengai campsite.
Day 5 Transfer by car to Moshi
or Arusha, with picnic lunch,
End of safari.
Transport and driver guide, A cook + three meals a day, An armed Ranger,
A Masaai as a cordinator, Donkeys for carrying water, All special camping
sites, All the Park entry fee
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Walking in Ngorongoro,Empakai Crater and Lake Natron
Day 1 - NAIROBI/ARUSHA/NGORONGORO
Late afternoon game viewing in the crater. 3500m.
Day 2 - NGORONGORO/ EMPAKAI CRATER
Morning game viewing in the crater then drive through highlands to the
rim of Empakai crater.
Day 3 - TREK EMPAKAI CRATER.
Walking in the crater, we explore this unique forested crater on foot,
and marvel at the variety of its wildlife and flora.
Day 4 - TREK RIFT VALLEY/SALEI PLAINS
With Maasai guides we walk down the Rift Valley escarpment to the Salei
Day 5 - TREK RIFT VALLEY/LAKE NATRON
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
Day 6 - TREK LENGAI/LONGIDO
1am 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.
Day 7 - NAIROBI OR ARUSHA
On a little used track we reach the main road to the border. After border
formalities we head back to Nairobi.