Ngorongoro Highlands Trekking

Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Natron
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Ngorongoro Highlands Trekking

What to expect

Where will this tour take you?

This 7-day trekking tour takes you through the diverse landscapes of the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands. You will hike through grassy plains and the mountainous countryside as well as thick mountain forest and the savannah landscape of the Rift Valley. Apart from unique landscapes and seeing wild animals, this trek allows insight into the daily routine of the Maasai people.

This tour is great for:

  • The Great Migration in Africa
  • African Safari Honeymoon
  • Big 5 Safari
  • African Photo Safaris
  • Safari Holidays

In this Tour you will see

This journey showcases the breathtaking wildlife & landscapes of Tanzania

Your adventure begins

Witness Africa's annual Great Migration
Day 00: Arrival in Tanzania
You will be at the Kilimanjaro International Airport to welcome you and transfer you to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Outpost Lodge. Bed and breakfast included.
Day 1: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater floor for game drive, lunch at hippo pool picnic site. Ascend to the rim for overnight at Simba camp site. Lunch, Dinner,Breakfast included. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers an area of 8,300 sq km, with a deep volcanic crater at its centre, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The crater is undoubtedly the ‘jewel in the crown’ – an area that is about 300 sq km in area, 600 meters deep and 20 km wide. The rim of the crater is an astounding 2,286 meters above sea level. The floor contains a small soda lake and it is estimated that around 30,000 animals live in the crater, making it the most intensive safari wildlife viewing area on earth.
Day 2: Ngorongoro Simba-Nainokanoka Village
After breakfast, depart to Nainokanoka Village (50km from the Simba) where you will walk up to Olmoti Crater and view the Munge River waterfalls and the crater. The crater is the source of Munge River which drains its water into the Ngorongoro Crater, and is a 45-60 minute walk from the camp. Overnight at Special Campsite. Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch included.
Day 3: Nainokanoka-Empakaai Crater trek
Nainokanoka to Empakaai Crater trek (5-6 hours walking). After breakfast you pack your luggage on donkeys, also called “Maasai Land Rovers”. Accompanied with Maasai escorts you start your trek through the beautiful Maasai landscape with indigenous villages. Here your guide will explain about the culture of the Maasai people and Tanzania in general. You will pass the Elbulbul depression where the Maasai livestock mix-graze with herds of Zebras and wildebeests. This area is rich in bird life. Overnight at Special Campsite. Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch included.
Day 4: Empakaai Crater- Nayobi Village
Empakaai Crater to Nayobi Village (4-5 hours walking). It’s worth getting up very early so you don`t miss the beautiful panoramic sunrise above the lake in Empakaai Crater. After breakfast and loading the donkeys we start our 7 km trek on the rim of the crater, heading for Nayobi Village. Here we fill our water bottles and have lunch. After this break, trek to our Special Campsite under the acacia trees. Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch included.
Day 5: Nayobi Village - Lake Natron
Nayobi Village to Lake Natron (3-4 hours walking). After breakfast we discover another beautiful landscape while walking down to the floor of the Rift Valley. From here we will be able to see Lake Natron, OlDoinyoLengai and the vast Serengeti plains. The car will pick us up and take us to Lake Natron camp site where you can refresh yourself at the camp site. Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch included.
Day 6: Full day to explore the area of Lake Natron
Full day to explore the area of Lake Natron (Flamingoes!), you will see the vast shallow soda lake and a white carpet of soda and salt crystals cracked in to a polygonal patchwork, hike to a waterfall in a deep gorge, and visit a Maasai village. If you are up to the challenge of a very strenuous climb, you can opt for a climb to OlDoinyoLengai volcano. Overnight at camp site. Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch included.
Day 7: Lake Natron – Arusha – Kilimanjaro
Today you will have a leisurely breakfast and then start the drive to Arusha through the Great Rift Valley, close to Lake Manyara and arrive in Arusha in time for lunch. After lunch there will be time for shopping before the trip to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure. Breakfast,Lunch included.
Safari Includes

What is Included

  • All national park fees
  • All mentioned activities
  • Overnight stays in safari tents
  • Professional Safari Cook(s)
  • Transport in 4×4 Safari Vehicle(s)
  • Certified Professional Guide/Driver
  • Drinking Water during Safari
  • 3 Meals a day according to the itinerary

What is Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Your Local Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic & Soft Drinks
  • Camping equipments
  • Visa Fees
  • Tips for the Guides, Cooks etc.
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs
  • Travel Insurance
  • Baggage porterage
  • First aid kit and pulse oximeter
  • Portable altitude chamber included on Crater Camp summits
  • Rescue Fees
  • Mountaineering Equipments

Your gateway to Tanzania's treasure trove


Our favourite properties in Arusha - Tanzania

Mc-Ellys Hotel

Mc-Ellys Hotel offers you the most convenient location for you to get around. Located at Wasukuma Street in Arusha Tanzania, the Hotel is near Arusha Airport and only 30 mins drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. We provide convenient access to Health and Fitness Clubs in Arusha and Hotel

Why book with us?

Travel with us for the experience of a lifetime.

Value for Money

A luxury, personalized safari with us will cost no more than if you organised it yourself. This means you benefit from our expertise, our time, and our constant attention in organizing your trip, at no extra cost to you.

Quality and Flexibility

Every safari can be tailor made for your convenience. Bespoke nature of our safari itineraries ensures 7-star service and flexibility.

Safari Safety

Special attention to even the smallest detail ensures that each safari is of the highest safety and quality standards and all vehicles are fully authorized & insured to carry international tourists.
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