Ngorongoro hiking Safari and Zanzibar
Hike with Massai at the Ngorongoro Highlands , hike to the Oldonyo lengai active volcanic Mountain, Safari and Zanzibar.
One day safari to the Ngorongoro crater + 5 days hike through the grassy plains and the mountainous countryside the with the Masai through of the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands with the seeing of the wild animals, The hike to the active volcanic mountain Oldonyo Lengai, 3 days Safari to the Serengeti. then fly to Zanzibar for 4 nights..
Day 1: Moshi – Ngorongoro Crater (Safari)
After the breakfast we will drive heading to the Ngorongoro Crater passing by Arusha City and Lake Manyara town and the Great Rift Valley escapement, half day game drive in the crater. What to see: the Ngorongoro Crater is almost 600m deep and in this massive caldera you will find an amazing variety of animals, alongside the “big five” (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhinoceros). You can find as well wildebeest, hippopotamus, baboon, hyenas, and many types of birds. Then drive back from the crater heading to the accommodation on the crater rim. Here it will be a cold night. Read more on the pack list below the trip itinerary.
Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater to the – Olmoti Crater – Nainokanoka
Drive from the accommodation heading to the Masai Land into the Masai village of Nainokanoka. While the Private camp is being set up, today you will you will hike to the rim of the Olmoti Crater during the afternoon.You will see a small waterfall along the way and the Masai traditional boma houses. Dinner will be served at the private camp.
Day 3: Nainokanoka – Bulati
A hike of 17 km will start with a supporting local Masai team, who will join us in the campsite with the donkeys. After breakfast and loading the donkeys, the journey will start. You will pass many traditional Masai bomas and cattle herds in beautiful landscapes with wild animals around such as Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, zebras and wildebeests with hungry jackals and some of the different scaventures birds. Our accommodation will be at the private campsite at Bulati Village, where our diner and breakfast will take place.
Day 4: Bulati – Empakai
A full day hiking with some stops will start after breakfast, the hiking will head up to the hill from where you have the best panoramic view of the Masai grass plains below and continues up and down through the bushy landscape of the active volcano, Oldonyo Lengai. You will have a great view of different volcanos and the beautiful view of the Empakai Crater before reaching the private campsite. You will trek down to the crater. What to see: Empakai Lake inside the crater. This alkaline soda lake is an important food source for flamingos, which can be seen throughout the year.
Day 5: Empakai Crater – Acacia Camp
After breakfast your hike will continue, heading to the Naiyobi Masai village, followed by the good view of Oldonyo Lengai. This Masai God Mountain, an active volcano, can be seen from a distance while you are hiking. Lunch will take place at Naiyobi Masai village, you will leave the Ngorongoro Conservation area and get to the dry and warmer weather. Your accommodation will be in the acacia forest.
Day 6: Acacia Camp – Engare Sero at the New World Campsite
Today will be a short day, where you will hike downhill heading to the camp where you will say goodbye to the local Masai team and the donkeys, while you are the camp you will have hot lunch and diner. Lake Natron and the Rift Valley: the rugged countryside looks almost surreal covered by grey ash of the last eruption in 2007. The trek descends down into the dry and hot Rift Valley, where the ash can be seen up close.
Day 7: Activity at lake Natron. A local Masai Guide will join us for the full day activity to Lake Natron. At Natron you will have a trekking to the waterfalls and then we will get the chance to visit Lake Natron, where it is highly possible to see many flamingos. In the night you will climb Mount Oldonyo Lengai. Today you will have an early dinner so you can start trekking to the top of Oldonyo Lengai in the night. You will have an addition guide from the village. In the midnight you will start by driving heading to the starting point for the hiking. Your hike heading to the top will be six hours and heading down will be three hours. We will transfer you to the camp where you will rest for the accommodation and dinner.
Day 8: Safari Engaruka – Serengeti. At 8.30 we will take off to the Serengeti. Driving will be around four hours to the Klensi gate. The Serengeti hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world and is also renowned for its large lion population and is one of the best places to observe prides in their natural environment. Approximately 70 larger mammals and some 500 avifauna species are found there. This high diversity in terms of species is a function of diverse habitats ranging from river forests, swamps, kopjes, grasslands and woodlands. Wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffalo are some of the commonly found large mammals in the region. Destination: Serengeti, accommodation at Lobo.
Day 9: We will start from accommodation at 8.00 am after breakfast for a full day game drive in Serengeti. We will be searching for the animal migration and possibly heading to the Masai Mara River if the animals are there. In the evening we will set back to the accommodation in Lobo.
Day 10: We will start early from the accommodation for a sunrise game drive, then heading back to the breakfast, then set off to the Central Serengeti and heading to the accommodation to check in and have hot lunch. Then we will continue after a short siesta for an evening sunset safari.
Day 11: Today will be a half day in the Serengeti, with the option of doing the hot air balloon. Then you will fly out heading to Zanzibar for five nights.
Day 12 till 13: Zanzibar to relax and you can decide what extra you will like to do.
Day 14: You will fly back home.
Sunhat, sun cream and rain coat (Unpredictable weather in some areas).
Camera with charger as it possible to charge in the jeeps
First aid kit
Small day pack and big bag
Warmer clothes (on Safari it can be cool in the evening)
This is included in the Safari package:
4×4 Safari vehicle and a pair of binoculars
All park entry fees
Meals full board (full breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and water
English speaking for the tour.
Accommodation according to the itinerary above
Tipping guideline Price change according to the accommodation selection and number of people
Safari Vehicle will be a Toyota 4×4 Land Cruisers with pop up roof. Each vehicle has 4 to 6 client window seats which recline, a fridge and 230V Sockets for charging cameras etc.
This is included in the Safari package:
4×4 Safari vehicle
All park entry fees
Meals (full breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and water
English speaking guide
Package does not include:
Alcohol and soft drinks
Visa fees, travel insurances etc.
Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
Flight, airport transfers etc.