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7 Days Safari

Ngorongoro Highlands to Lake Natron ( 7 days/ 6 nights )

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DAY 1

Depart Arusha for Ngorongoro – Hike to Nainokanoka village ( 28kms, 5 hours) Descend into the Olmoti crater for a morning tour, with lunch inside the crater. In the afternoon, walk the rim of the Olmoti crater and visit the Munge waterfalls before returning to the camp for dinner and overnight

DAY 2

Olmoti crater – Kamnana village (20kms, 6 hours). Depart for Kamnana village, walking through the Embulimbuli Depression following the cattle trails which pass through forests and grasslands. Your overnight camp is set in the bush some distance from the village.

DAY 3

Damnana village – Empakaai crater (8 kms, 4-5 hours) Early departure. Start walking following the path which leads trough open grassland area, bushland area and forests, gradually gaining height to the rim of the Empakaai crater. Camp is set on the rim, before descending into the crater floor covered with dense equatorial forests, grass and volcanic lake. Animals like buffaloes, redbucks, waterbucks and different species of birds can be seen at close range during the walk around the lake. Overnight camp at the crater rim.

DAY 4

Empakaai crater – Naiyobi Maasai village (5 kms, 7 hours) Depart for Naiyobi village circling the crater rim, descend on the northwestern side.

DAY 5

Nayiobi village – Mounwongoni village (11kms, 6-8 hours) Depart in the morning following the dusty paths downhill and off the crater highlands to Muowongoni Maasai village. Overnight camp at the edge of the village.

DAY 6

Mounwongoni village – Ngarasero village (7-9 hours) Leave in the morning before the sun is hot to follow the winding path across bare volcanic rocks and dusty lava soil. The path rounding the north-western floor of the active Mt. Lengai crosses river Ngarasero to the nearby village. Camp is set near the river and a bath here is very refreshing. Early morning between 1200.am and 01.00 am your transfer vehicle drives you to the foot of Mt. Lengai to start the trek to the peak at 2878 (4-6 hours difficult hiking up, additional 2-3 hours down)

DAY 7

Lake Natron – Arusha (375 kms, 5-6 hours drive) Descend from the mountain at about 9.00am or 10.00am. Relax until lunch, then tour Lake Natron by vehicle. Return to Arusha.

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