Oldonyo Lengai Mountain Climbing and Lake Natron

Oldonyo Lengai Mountain Climbing and Lake Natron

Summary.

Oldonyo Lengai Mountain Climbing and Lake Natron with Kilipeak Adventure, Mountain Lenkai (normally known as “Ol’doinyo Lengai”) rise about 2,100 meters above the East African Rift Valley floor to a height of approximately 2,880 m. The name Ol’doinyo Lenkai which means “Mountain of God” originates from the Maa language (the Maasai’s language) from the Ngorongoro area. The Maasai people conduct prayers to God “Enkai” or “Engai” whom the Maasai believe is the Creator of all things on this active volcanic mountain.

Ol’doinyo Lenkai is the only active volcanic mountain in the East African Rift Valley Region which attracts many geologists from all over the world who come for research. Scientifically, carbonated lava is dark brown upon extrusion, but reacts very rapidly and turns into moisture to hydrate, then to secondary alteration minerals that impart a white color to the rock. The Maasai believe that the “white rock” symbolizes the white beards of “Enkai”.

DAY 1: Arusha to Lake Natron

Drive to Mto Wa Mbu and enter the Great Rift Valley, passing via Engaruka basin and into a semi-desert area hot wild and dusty with extinct volcanoes, Kitumbaine and Gelai off to the right and the Mountain of God “Oldoinyo Lengai” always in front.

Around midday, we arrive at Camp on the banks of the Engaresero river, in the afternoon take a trek to the waterfalls hidden in the Western wall of the rift valley.

You will have a short rest at Masai Giraffe Campsite while waiting for your dinner. Thereafter you will have a nap before been transferred in the mid-night by your driver guide to starting the climb of Oldoinyo Lengai (approximately 5 hours climb). When you will arrive at the peak, you should able to see the lava glowing.

Meal(s) plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 2: Oldonyo Lengai Trek

Enjoy the sunrise and the views up the Rift Valley as far as Kenya and therefore descent and drive to the camp for a shower, and late breakfast follows with total rest. You will have some small walking in the evening on your wish and thereafter retire to Masai Giraffe campsite for dinner and overnight.

Meal(s) plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Drive Back o Arusha

In the morning after breakfast, you will have walking around Lake Natron with your local guide. Lake Natron one of the major flamingo breeding sites in East Africa – en-route visit a Maasai “Boma” village. You will have time to interact with Maasai people and learn about their culture and day to day activities.

After having the cultural tour, you will be back to the campsite for hot lunch and preparation to drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Green Mountain Lodge

Oldonyo Lengai Mountain Climbing and Lake Natron Rates Includes

  • All Taxes / VAT
  • Park Fees
  • Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation as mentioned in Itinerary
  • 1-3 Meals a day Mentioned in Itinerary
  • Bottled Water (1.5 Liter per person per day)
  • Activities as mentioned in the tour description
  • Transportation as mentioned, Toyota Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof.
  • A professional guide/driver

Oldonyo Lengai Mountain Climbing and Lake Natron Rates Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks (Soda, Alcohol)
  • Tips
  • Vaccination
  • Laundry
  • Other Personal Item

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4 Days Camping Safari to Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

4 Days Camping Safari to Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

This tour- 4 Days Camping Safari to Tarangire national park, Serengeti national park and Ngorongoro Crater Will reward you with amazing and breath-taking wildlife views.

Day 0: Arrival day

Please let us know if you will need transfer & accommodation in Arusha before & after the safari to be included in this tour so we can arrange for you. Our safari manager will meet you at your lodge/hotel in Arusha a day before or in the morning for a short safari briefing.

Day 1. Game Drive in Tarangire National Park.

Safari start from Arusha to Tarangire Park for game viewing, here you may see a large number of elephants, zebras, migrating wildebeest, baboons, baobab trees, buffalos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, antelopes, and different other wild animals, keep enjoying the game drive until sunset then drive to Kudu campsite for your dinner and overnight.

Day 2. Serengeti National Park.

Early Morning we will depart from kudu Campsite with packed lunch to Serengeti National park, via the Ngorongoro conservation area, in Serengeti you may also see the lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, wildebeest, crocodiles, hippos, buffalos, hyenas, antelopes, different species of birds, enjoying the game drive until sunset and later drive to Seronera campsite for your dinner and overnight.

Day 3. Serengeti National Park to Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area

Start a day early for the Serengeti Sunrise game drive later you will drive back to the campsite for your brunch, and thereafter you will proceed with a game drive in this amazing national park before proceeding to Ngorongoro at Simba campsite allocated to the crater rim for your dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Ngorongoro Crater.

After early breakfast you will descend 610ms down to the crater floor, down the crater you may see black rhino, buffalos, elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, flamingo birds alongside Lake Magadi, hippo pool, and different species of birds, keep enjoying the game drive down to crater until late afternoon after lunch in the crater, then start ascending up and back to Arusha for accommodation.

4 Days Camping Safari to Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater includes:

• Private safari guide
• Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
• Park fees/ Crater fees
• Camping equipment, Comfortable sleeping Tent with Mattress.
• All meals whilst on safari
• Cook
• On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks.
• Government taxes.

4 Days Camping Safari to Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater excludes:

• Tanzania Visa:
• Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
• Accommodation before and After the safari.
• Airport transfers
• Tips and any items of personal nature.

12 Days Bush to Beach Safari In Kenya  & Tanzania

12 Days Bush to Beach Safari In Kenya & Tanzania

Safari Briefing

12 Days Bush To Beach Safari Kenya And Tanzania, This is a super safari package that takes you to the most premium game parks and reserves of East Africa. After a fantastic view of the flamingos at Lake Nakuru National Park and a wildlife venture at Masai Mara you cross the border to Tanzania and head to Lake Victoria the largest freshwater lake in Africa for a relaxed afternoon. You will wake up at the shores of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, and from here you enter the endless plains of Serengeti National Park before you head to the largest unbroken Caldera in the world; Ngorongoro Crater. Wind up at the Lake Manyara National Park in search of more flamingos and the legendary tree-climbing lions and finish Tarangire national park home of Elephants before heading to geneva of Africa Arusha city.

Full Safari Details

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi Kenya

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi). After Customs and immigration formalities meet our representative and proceed to the hotel.
After Check-in, we explore the city in an orientation tour where we see the Residential area, the National Museum, and Parliament Building.

Overnight and dinner are at Ole-sereni Hotel. Bed and Breakfast.

Day 2: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, we embark on our way north to Lake Nakuru National park about 3 hours drive from the capital city. We arrive for lunch at the lodge then go for an afternoon game drive in the National Park in search of the rare white Rhinos and the Rothschild that are endemic to this park only in East Africa. Many other ungulates to see in the park and the vibrant colors of the flamingos at the lake itself await you for the afternoon.

Overnight and dinner are at Lake Nakuru Lodge. All meals included.

Day 3: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

Early morning game drive is possible if staying in the park and if you wish. After breakfast we are on our way to the most celebrated game reserve in Africa; the Masai Mara Game Reserve. After a brief stop at Sekenani gate for registration formalities, we drive to the tented camp for hot lunch with game drives en route. Masai Mara is the home of the big cats and the Big 5 so after lunch we are off to the plains in search of the animals.

Overnight and Dinner at Julia’s River Camp. All meals included.

Day 4: Full day Masai Mara Safari

At dawn, you wake up for a morning game drive to see animals rise for a new day then go back to the camp for breakfast. After breakfast, you go back to the wilderness for a full day of game drives. Masai Mara is famous for the Wildebeests Migration were by more than a million and a half herds move in from the Serengeti accompanied by zebras and gazelles in search for pasture and water. If you are lucky and if in time you may as well witness the spectacular river crossing at the Mara River.

Dinner and overnight at Julia’s River Camp. All meals Included

Day 5: Masai Mara – Tanzania – Lake Victoria

This morning we take an early breakfast then embark on our long way to Lake Victoria via the Isebania border to Tanzania. We will have a brief stop at the border for visa obtaining then head to the shores of Lake Victoria on the Tanzania side. Here you will relax at a nice retreat accommodation by the shores of the largest freshwater lake in Africa, or even take a traditional boat from Musoma Lakeside town to an Island Lodge. Here you will take a dip in the warm waters if you wish and relax.

Dinner and Overnight at Speke Bay Lodge.

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Early in the morning, we join the local fishermen for a boat trip then after breakfast we drive to Serengeti National Park via the Ndabaka gate. We leave with a lunch box and spend the rest of the day in the Serengeti plains in search of the animals. If we missed out on the wildebeests in Masai Mara depending on the time of visit then we are sure to see the herds in the Serengeti National Park. Among other animals, we are likely to spot lions, leopards, baboons, zebras, hartebeests, elephants, warthogs, and many bird species.

Dinner and Overnight at Kananga Special Tented Camp. All meals included.

Day 7: Serengeti National Park Safari

This day is spent in the Serengeti plains. If you wish you may go for a predawn game drive to see animals in the African rising sun. Today we have the option of doing morning and sunset game drives only then relax at the lodge or camp if you wish so.

Dinner and overnight at Kananga Special Tented Camp. All meals included.

Day 8: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

We check out and go on with game drives on our way out of the Serengeti via Naabi Hill Gate and enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will have a brief stop at Masai Village on our way uphill to the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. In the afternoon we will check-in at the lodge and relax, or take a dip in the swimming pool to cool off from the African sun.

Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge. All meals included.

Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater Tour.

Today we are descending into the wonderful largest unbroken caldera in the world also referred to as the Eden of Africa or the eighth wonder of the world. With the unmatched concentration of animals the crater floor will never stop amazing you with animals at very close range and if you are a little lucky; you will spot the big 5 in a single day. Lions, elephants, silverback jackals, black rhinos, spotted hyenas, warthogs, leopards, cheetahs are just a few to mention. The picnic will be offered at the Hippo poolside picnic site. Later in the afternoon, you will drive up the Crater rim.

Dinner and overnight at Eileen’s Tree Inn Lodge. All meals included.

Day 10: Lake Manyara National Park.

After breakfast, we are hit the road again this time down into the Rift valley floor to the Lake Manyara National Park. This is a small evergreen park with stunning views of the Great Rift Valley walls. The park is fed by underground rivers that ensure an unlimited presence of animals all year round. What makes the park more popular are the flamingos and other varieties of aquatic birds and the legendary tree-climbing lions.

Dinner and Overnight Nsya Lodge. All meals included.

Day 11: Tarangire National Park.

Tarangire National Park the third-largest national park. This beautiful park is highlighted by the abnormally large herds of gigantic elephants and the massive baobab trees that dot the park. This park is also the home of some of the rarest birds and animals like the Oryx which can be spotted in this park in Tanzania. The Tarangire River is the lifeline of the animals in this park and this turns the riverbank into an active field of the wild as animals converge amidst the risk of predators as they come for the valuable drop of water later evening back to Arusha

Dinner and Overnight Masailand Safari Lodge. Bed and Breakfast.

Day 12: Departure Day.

Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight back home, safari, or a relaxing trip to Zanzibar we can discuss on arrival day.

12 Days Bush to Beach Safari Kenya And Tanzania Includes:
• Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
• Private safari guide
• Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
• Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
• All National Park fees
• All meals whilst on safari
• Ngorongoro Crater fees
• Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
• On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks and Binoculars
• Government taxes, VAT, and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
12 Days Bush to Beach Safari Kenya And Tanzania Excludes:
• Visa on Arrival in Kenya and Tanzania:
• Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
• Government added VAT
• Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 550 per person etc)
• Tips and any items of personal nature.

9 Days Best Tanzania Hakuna Matata Safari

9 Days Best Tanzania Hakuna Matata Safari

Program Highlights

9 Days Best Tanzania Hakuna Matata Safari. Hakuna Matata means “No Worries” in Swahili, and you’ll certainly have no worries on your nine-day safari that takes you to some of Tanzania’s most stunning national parks in Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara will offer outstanding wildlife viewing in true safari style with all the creature comfort you could possibly wish for whilst ensuring an entirely authentic experience without hordes of tourists.

Itinerary Description

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania.

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Meet our staff member of Kilipeak Adventure From here you will be driven to Hotel in Arusha at Masailand Safari Lodge, which is beautifully located on the slope of Mount Meru and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure Safari
Kilipeak Adventure Safari Guide will gather in the hotel for a pre-safari briefing.
Accommodation at Masailand Safari Lodge: Bed, Dinner, and Breakfast included.

Day 2: Game Drive in Tarangire National Park.

After breakfast, we head to Tarangire National Park. The park, which has its own source of water, comes into its own in the dry season as birdlife congregates on the Tarangire River, and herds of giraffe, zebra, buffalo, and, in particular, the elephant can be seen. Predators such as lions and leopards are also regularly spotted here. Our lodge is located within the park. It has a large lookout area from where sundowners can be had whilst watching the game on the sweeping plains below.
Accommodation at Tarangire Safari Lodge: Full board.

Day 3: Game Drive in Serengeti National Park.

We head towards the Serengeti National Park. we will stop for lunch, After lunch, we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffes, buffalo, and elephants, and many large predators such as lions, cheetahs, and leopards. We return to our special tented camp for the night.
Accommodation at Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp: Full board.

Day 4: Another Day in Serengeti.

We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide-open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top, we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions, and if you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of the interesting birdlife, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp for the night.
Accommodation at Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp: Full board.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area:

Morning game drive in Serengeti; afternoon drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
We have a final game drive in the Serengeti before heading back into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater where we spend the night.
Accommodation at Ngorongoro Kirurumu Tented Camp: Full board.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater Tour:

Today we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, and leopards (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon, we travel back to our special tented camp.
Accommodation at Lake Manyara Kirurumu Tented Camp: Full board.

Day 7: Lake Manyara National Park:

We depart from your lodge and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two-thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the groundwater forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands, and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions.
In the late afternoon, we drive back to our special tented camp.
Accommodation at Lake Manyara Kirurumu Tented Camp: Full board.

Day 8: Culture Tour in Lake Manyara:

Today we will visit Maasai boma in Mto Wa Umbu before we drive back to Arusha.
Get an inside look at the homes and exquisite crafts of Mto Wa Mbu’s many tribes. Visitors will get a chance to meet locals and learn about banana beer, Makonde woodcarvings, and tribal painting techniques; the village provides a great introduction to everyday life in Africa.
In the afternoon we drive back to Arusha.
Accommodation at Masailand Safari Lodge: Bed, Dinner, and Breakfast included.

Day 9: Departing Tanzania:

Morning breakfast then drives to Kilimanjaro airport for the flight back home or to the other tour.

9 Days Best Tanzania Hakuna Matata Safari includes:

1. Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
2. Private safari guide
3. Maasai Experience tour
4. Extended Toyota Land Cruiser
5. Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
6. Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
7. Park fees
8. Crater fees
9. All meals while on safari
10. Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
11. On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks
12. Government taxes, VAT, and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

9 Days Best Tanzania Hakuna Matata SafariI excludes:

1. Tanzania Visa:
2. Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
3. Meals not listed above
4. Optional Tours (balloon rides)
5. Tips and any items of personal nature.

8 Days Tanzania Walking Safaris to Ngorongoro & Lake Natron

8 Days Tanzania Walking Safaris to Ngorongoro & Lake Natron

Program Highlights

8 Days Tanzania Walking Safaris to Ngorongoro & Lake Natron,  Experience the spectacular scenery of the Ngorongoro Highlands where indigenous Maasai people live in their traditional ways and climb the Maasai Mountain of God, an active volcano.
For active types, Tanzania has a lot to offer and this is one of the most dramatic hikes in East Africa. As well as the amazing scenery there is also the chance to witness the changing lives of the Maasai in both Ngorongoro and Natron.

Program Description

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania.

Arrive any at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will meet us at the arrival point with the signboard written your names on it. We will arrange a pick up transfer from the airport to Arusha at Masailand Safari Lodge to prepare for your safari adventure.
Dinner and overnight at Masailand Safari Lodge : Bed, and Breakfast.

Day 2: Arusha – Ngorongoro Crater.

Today we visit the largest intact volcanic crater in the world, the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. At more than 2,000 feet deep and 12 miles in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 30,000 animals make their home in this crater, making it an ideal place for sightings of the ‘big 5′ – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard. We enjoy a game drive and picnic lunch in the crater, also known as the ’8th Wonder of the World’.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite: Full board.

Day 3: Ngorongoro Conservation Area –  Empakaai Crater.

After breakfast, we drive to Olmoti Crater for a half-day walk. Often we meet Maasai on the way. We walk to the waterfalls at the crater for a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we drive to our base camp at Empakaai Crater Rim (If you have an extra day this part of the journey could also be done on foot.) You will experience the serenity and quiet beauty of this wild spot. Surrounding the lake are many springs, where the wildlife is plentiful. In the lake, there are many flamingos.
Dinner and overnight at Empakaai Campsite: Full board.

Day 4: – Rift  Valley Scarp.

Dawn rises and our lofty position affords a great sunrise. As we take breakfast our camp crew break camp and depart to send the camp 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 on the 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.
Dinner and overnight at Engaresero Campsite: Full board.

Day 5: Empakaai Crater – Olmoti Crater.

Today we walk from Empakaai to Acacia Campsite. We descend the outer hills of the Great Rift Valley, walk through the open plains of the Embulbul depression, and pass through Nairobi village. We again have the opportunity to meet the local Maasai. Ol Doinyo Lengai and Mount Meru are seen along the way. Donkeys carry our luggage or it will be shuttled by car.
Dinner and overnight at Engaresero Campsite: Full board.

Day 6: Walking Oldonyo Lengai Mountain.

Today we walk to Oldonyo Lengai, the single active volcano mountain in Tanzania. The name means the Holy Mountain or mountain of God in Maasai. The steep trail will lead us down into the Rift Valley escarpment. After 5-6 hours of walking, we reach the foot of the inspiring mountain. Here you can decide if you want to camp at the Chini Ya Mlima campsite, or want to proceed to the Engaresero campsite, which is much more comfortable (showers!) and less hot both campsites are in the Lake Natron area.
After hot lunch at the camp proceed to Lake Manyara for a night.
Dinner and overnight at Nsya Campsite: Full board.

Day 7: Game Drive Lake Manyara National Park.

We depart from the Camp in Mto Wa Mbu Village and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two-thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the groundwater forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands, and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions.
Dinner and overnight at Masailand Safari Lodge : Bed, and Breakfast..

Day 8: Departing Day.

Today we continue with a morning visit in Arusha town there is an opportunity to shop and visit the Cultural Center, Maasai Market and then transfer to the Airport for the afternoon/evening flight for the next adventure or fly back home.

8 Days Tanzania Walking Safaris to Ngorongoro & Lake Natron Includes.
• WFR Trained guide
• Ngorongoro entry fees
• NCAA Empakai private campsite fees
• Ranger fees
• Meals as described
• Limited stock of red wine/beers/ sodas
• Tea / coffee / hot chocolate
• Donkeys to carry guest luggage to Natron
• 2 nights Expedition ‘Fly-camping’
• 2 nights Lake Natron Camp
• Activity fees Ngare Sero
• Village fees Ngare Sero
• Wildlife Department fees
• Gate fees Longido
• Gate fees Engaruka
• Gate fees Ngorongoro District
8 Days Tanzania Walking Safaris to Ngorongoro & Lake Natron Excludes.
• Any changes to the itinerary requiring the change of route or accommodation
• Items of a personal nature
• Personal evacuation insurance/travel insurance

WHAT TO WEAR
• Sun hat
• sunglasses
• head torch
• buff or lightweight neck gaiter (for keeping out dust)
• rain shell
• light fleece
• long sleeve t-shirt x 2
• hiking trousers (zip-off style are recommended so you have shorts too)
• waterproof trousers
• socks x 3 pairs
• hiking shoes preferably with some decent ankle support
• Teva or flip flops for in the camp
• walking poles
• gaiters for those that have low cut hiking shoes
• water bottles x 3 enough to hold 3 Liters

7 Days Tanzania Walking Tour To Ngorongoro & Lake Natron

7 Days Tanzania Walking Tour To Ngorongoro & Lake Natron

Program Highlights

7 Days Tanzania Walking Tour To Ngorongoro & Lake Natron with Kilipeak Adventure.  Experience the spectacular scenery of the Ngorongoro Highlands the place indigenous Maasai individuals reside of their conventional methods and climb the Maasai Mountain of God, an energetic volcano.
For active types, Tanzania has so much to supply and this is among the most dramatic hikes in East Africa. In addition to the wonderful scenery, there may be additionally the possibility to witness the altering lives of the Maasai in each Ngorongoro and Natron.

Program Description

Day 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport 

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you’ll be met by kilipeak Adventure driver guide and driven to Arusha for accommodation at  Masailand Safari Lodge
Dinner and Overnight: Masailand Safari Lodge:

Day 2: Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, you’ll drive by means of Arusha city with the possibility to cease in an area market and see this bustling city. Afterward, you’ll drive out throughout the Maasai Steppe, seeing them graze their cattle earlier than climbing the Nice Rift Valley Escarpment and having fun with a shocking view down onto the land beneath as you will have your lunch at Escarpment area.
Your last drive of the day is thru the Ngorongoro Highlands onto the rim the place you may get pleasure from sundowners trying down into the Ngorongoro Crater and listening out for the totally different animal noises.
Dinner and Overnight at Rhino Lodge: Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 3:  Ngorongoro Crater – Empakaai  Crater

This morning, descend down into the Ngorongoro Crater for a very memorable sport drive on this “Backyard of Eden”. After lunch drive to Empakai Crater (approx. 1 hr) On arrival at Empakai Crater, there may be the choice to descend into the crater. That is around 40 minutes down and relying on the season it may be fairly slippery however actually an amazing hike with beautiful views. Flamingoes are sometimes seen flying into the crater or feeding within the lake on the base. A sizzling bath is out there earlier than dinner.
Dinner and Overnight Empakai Non-public Camp: Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 4: Epakaai Crater – Acacia Camp

Day break rises and our lofty place affords amazing dawn. As we get pleasure from breakfast our camp crew disassemble the camp and ship it forward with donkeys. We then set off mountaineering with Maasai guides following a route that takes us by means of picturesque Maasai villages and rolling hills. Lunch might be taken en-route as a picnic or if friends very match a late lunch might be had in camp. Within the late afternoon a hike as much as a close-by viewpoint is very really helpful and an amazing place for sundowners!
Dinner and Overnight Acacia Camp: Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 5: Acacia Camp – Lake Natron 

The ultimate part of mountaineering has two choices of a shorter hike or an extended extra strenuous choice proper alongside the rift wall. The views are spectacular with the energetic volcano Oldoinyo Lengai dominating the foreground. This volcano impacts virtually every little thing from hydrology to lifestyle, as will turn out to be obvious. As soon as down on the rift valley flooring we’re picked up and transferred to Masai Giraffe Camp, Ngare Sero and right here we have the possibility to leap within the pure swimming pools to chill down. Sundowners are served at any variety of stunning factors near the camp.
Dinner and Overnight Masai Giraffe Camp: Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 6: Lake Natron

Lake Natron has quite a few actions which can be very simply mixed with daybreak walks and sundowners and in the course of the day, there may be the close by Ngare Sero gorge that you may stroll to with choices of long hikes to the supply or shorter hikes to waterfalls. The workers are available to make you keep as adventurous or stress-free as you need.
Dinner and Overnight Masai Giraffe Camp: Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 7: Lake Natron – Arusha

After breakfast, you are able to do some further actions earlier than departure and picnic lunches are supplied to make sure you attain your objective properly fed. The drive is roughly 5hrs with one other hour to Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha for overnight at Masailand Safari Lodge: Meal Plan: B, L

7 Days Tanzania Walking Tour To Ngorongoro & Lake Natron Includes

• Assist automobile
• Ngorongoro entry charges
• Ngorongoro Empakai non-public campsite charges
• Ranger charges
• Meals as described
• Donkeys to hold visitor baggage to Natron
• 2 nights Lake Natron Camp
• Exercise charges Ngare Sero
• Village charges Ngare Sero
• Wildlife Division charges
• Gate charges Longido
• Gate charges Engaruka
• Gate charges Ngorongoro District

7 Days Tanzania Walking Tour To Ngorongoro & Lake Natron Excludes

• Any modifications to the itinerary requiring the change of route or lodging
• Gadgets of a private nature
• Private evacuation insurance coverage/journey insurance coverage
• Lengai climb charges (payable direct to the village at $100 for 1 climber, $140 for two climbers)

WHAT TO WEAR
• Sun hat
• sun shades
• head torch
• buff or light-weight neck gaiter (for maintaining out mud)
• rain shell
• gentle fleece
• lengthy sleeve t-shirt x 2
• mountaineering trousers (zip off-model are really helpful so you will have shorts too)
• waterproof trousers
• socks x Three pairs
• mountaineering sneakers ideally with some respectable ankle help
• Teva or flip flops for within the camp
• strolling poles
• gaiters for those who have low lower mountaineering sneakers
• water bottles x Three sufficient to carry Three Liters.

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COVID-19 SAFETY AND SANITARY MEASURES NOTICE

Due to the recent Covid 19 worldwide pandemic, to keep our guests and indeed our staff safe, we have made serious steps to cub the impact of the pandemic that we would like to make you aware.  We believe that with careful planning and consideration by our staff and guests we can continue to provide the best hospitality services on safari.  For now, this may be our new norm and routines.

The measures taken include the following:
  1. All our staff have received full vaccination approved by WHO
  2. All our staff have received full training in health and safety-related to the COVID-19 virus and are required to be extra vigilant with their personal hygiene and daily routines.
  3. Health condition of driver-guides will be monitored for not less than a week before being assigned to take clients on safari.
  4. City transfer and safari vehicles will be regularly disinfected before picking up clients, especially the high-touch surfaces and seats.
  5. While our vehicles are already cleaned between transfers, they will now also be disinfected between each use.
  6. To keep social distancing, safari vehicles with 4-window seats will be redesigned to take only 2 people in the passenger cabin.
  7. Safari vehicles with 6-window seats will still be available for families/group of friends wishing to travel together in one vehicle.
  8. The driver-guide will be at hand to oversee guests observe the recommended physical distancing at park entry gates, picnic sites, and while checking in at accommodation facilities.
  9. Each guest will receive their own adventure kit, which includes a Wildlife Guides' Journal, mini fan, mask and hand sanitizers, as well as a pair of binoculars – all in cleaned before each new set of guests.
  10. Guests are encouraged to come with their own masks;
  11. The driver-guide will take necessary personal protection precautions at all times which include wearing of masks and using sanitizer regularly after each physical contacts.
  12. Please be assured that all our selection of partner properties we work with have their strict COVID-19 hygiene policy in place.
  13. Tanzania wasn't Really affected by Covid 19 to the same extent as most other countries, especially those in Europe and South America. However, we will keep the above measures in place for your peace of mind.

Our meet and greet teams at airports will still be there to accompany guests into transfer vehicles.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you to Tanzania for your African safari holiday of a lifetime.

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