Walking Safari in Ngorongoro and Oldonyo Lengai, will expose you to a beautiful little crater that exists in the Ngorongoro Highlands and only a half-day drive from Ngorongoro Crater but seldom visited. This caldera is six kilometers wide with nearly half of its floor is occupied by lake, and its slopes covered by a thick forest…The scenery is spectacular from every point along the rim; from the northern and eastern side you can look out to the dramatic volcano of Oldonyo Lengai, the Great Rift Valley and Lake Natron; from the south and west you can see across the Bulbul depression…Sometimes you can even see the distant snows of Mount Kilimanjaro far to the northeast.
We enjoy camping on the rim as the view of Lengai and the Rift Valley makes for great photos…Camping and hiking into the crater are done with an armed ranger (armed against buffalo)…The drive here passes through numerous Maasai villages and small herds of gazelle, wildebeest and dark-toned zebra in a setting, we’ve been told, that resembles the Scottish Highlands.
On the way to Empakaai is another seldom visited crater called Olmoti…A notch in it’s rim creates a spectacular waterfall for the Munge river, which pours through on its way to Ngorongoro Crater…There is a very pleasant hike from the Nainokanoka ranger post through the forest up to the top of the waterfall.
Destination Trip Durations Group Size 2-4 persons Group Size 4-6* persons
Oldonyo Lengai 3 Days Price starts-$750-pp Price starts-$550-pp
3 Day Walking Safari in Ngorongoro and Oldonyo Lengai
1: Arusha – Nainokanoka Village.
After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro on arrival at Nainokanoka, with picnic lunch walk to the the rim of the Olmoti Crater and visit the Munge waterfalls. Evening hike down to the base dinner and overnight at Nainokanoka Village
Day 2: Nainokanoka Village – Mulkat Village.
After breakfast with picnic lunch boxes, load your donkeys begin your journey with Maasai worrier escorts with armed Ranger to Elbulbul depression one of the huge depression in Tanzania. Dinner and overnight at the Bush camp at Mulkat Village on the depression 5-7 hours walk.
Day 3: Mulkat Village – Empakai Crater.
Breakfast at Mulkat Village and start walking to Empakai +crater lunch on the rim of the crater. Descent the crater floor for flamingo tour and lake shore walk, 6-7hours , after lunch drive back to Arusha.
All park entrance, Camps and administrative fees
All meals while on camps
Transfer to/from Arusha
4WD transportation while on Safari
Staff salaries and fees
Camps accommodations where noted
Maasai Experience Tour in the Ngorongoro Highland
Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above
Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
Tips and any items of personal nature.