TANZANIA SAFARIS - HIKING OL DONYO LENGAI
- MKCLT 701: 7 DAYS
TREKKING OL DOINYO LENGAI
- Lake Natron is situated in the north
of the Ngorongoro Highlands; to the south is the active volcano, Ol
Doinyo Lengai and to the west, is the edge of the Serengeti National
The journey is a long but
beautiful passage through dramatic, harsh territory. Making this an
outstanding destination for walking safaris. Walking in the African Bush
with Maasai Warriors as you guides is a unique opportunity for
spectacular game viewing combined with the prospect to experience
cultural encounters amongst the Maasai, Datoga, and nomadic Bushmen.
Lake Natron is a soda
lake at the base of the active Ol Donyo Lengai volcano, the area around
the lake is often described as having a desolate and almost lunar
beauty. Walks around the lake and up along the side of the streams to
the waterfalls along the nearby escarpment make for a fantastic
adventure that is well and truly “off the beaten track”.
- Day 01: NAIROBI |
ARUSHA | NGORONGORO CRATER
Catch the morning
shuttle bus to Arusha. Lunch in Arusha.
Proceed to Ngorongoro Crater with an en route late
afternoon game viewing in the crater, 3500m. Dinner and overnight
at a campsite, L,D.
- Day 02:
NGORONGORO | EMPAKAI CRATER
Full day in the
Ngorongoro Crater. Morning game viewing in the crater then drive through
highlands to the rim of Empakai crater campsite, B,L,D.
- Day 03: TREKKING
- Full day of
trekking and walking in the crater, we explore this unique forested
crater on foot, and marvel at the variety of its wildlife and flora
that abounds in it. Dinner and overnight at a campsite, B,L,D.
- Day 04: TREKKING
RIFT VALLEY | SALEI PLAINS
Today, we hook up with
Maasai guides for a walk/trek down the Rift Valley escarpment to the
Salei plains. Dinner and overnight at campsite, B,L,D.
- Day 5: TREKKING
RIFT VALLEY | LAKE NATRON
We continue with the
trek/walk along the Great Rift Valley escarpment. The views over Lake
Natron are magnificent. The flamingo colonies from a distance
are a splash of dark pink colour on the lake. We reach the floor of the
Rift valley where we camp for an overnight stay. An early sleep would be
preferred owing to the next day's early trek up the Lengai to summit by
- Day 06: TREK
LENGAI | LONGIDO
An early start just after mid night .
Start the climb up Lengai mountain to reach the summit just in time for
the sun rise on Mount Kilimanjaro some 200 km away. Inside the crater we
witness small eruptive cones spurting liquid magma which in turn form
pools of hot lava. It is a powerful magical place sacred to the Maasai.
We descend to catch our afternoon vehicle transfer across the Rift
Valley towards Mount Longido
for an overnight camping, B,L,D.
- Day 07: LONGIDO |
NAIROBI OR ARUSHA
Return to Arusha or
Nairobi. We take a
little used track to reach the main road to the border (Arusha - Namanga
Road). After border formalities we head back to
Tour Cost Per Person
US $1,500. Single tent supplement: USD 90
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