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  • Support vehicle
  • WFR Trained guide
  • NCAA 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 Lake Natron Camp
  • Wildlife Department fees
  • Gate fees Longido
  • Gate fees Engaruka
  • Gate fees Ngorongoro District
  • Ngorongoro game drive fees ($295 per car if needed)
  • Any changes to the itinerary requiring change of route or accommodation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal evacuation insurance / travel insurance
  • Lengai climb fees (payable direct to village at $100 for 1 climber, $140 for 2 climbers)

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 camp
  • Walking poles
  • Gaiters for those that have low cut hiking shoes
  • Water bottles x 3 enough to hold 3 Liters.

7 Days Walking Safari to Ngorongoro and 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.Tanzania has a lot to offer for active types, and the hike in this area is one of the most dramatic ones in East Africa. Besides the amazing scenery that’s on offer, there is also a chance to witness the changing lives of the Maasai in both Ngorongoro and Natron.

  • Day 1 Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport – Drive to Arusha.
  • Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met by your driver and driven to Ilboru Safari Lodge.
  • Overnight: Ilboru Safari Lodge
  • Day 2 Arusha – Ngorongoro
  • After breakfast you will drive through Arusha with the chance to stop in a local market and see this bustling town. Afterwards you will drive out across the Maasai Steppe, seeing them graze their cattle before climbing the Great Rift Valley Escarpment and enjoying a stunning view down onto the land below as you have your lunch at Escarpment Luxury Lodge.
    Your final drive of the day is through the Ngorongoro Highlands onto the rim where you can enjoy sundowners looking down into the Ngorongoro Crater and listening out for the different animal noises.

    (Drive time from Arusha to the Ngorongoro Crater is approx. 4hrs)
  • Overnight: Simba Campsite
  • Meal Plan : B,L,D
  • Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater – Empakai Crater
  • This morning, descend down into the Ngorongoro Crater for a truly memorable game drive in this “Garden of Eden”. After lunch back at the camp you will drive out to Empakai Crater (approx. 1 hr) Once you arrive at the Empakai Crater, you have the option of descending into the crater. This is around 40 minutes down and depending on the season it can be quite slippery but certainly a great hike with stunning views. You can spot the flamingos flying into the crater or feeding themselves in the lake at the base. You can take a hot shower before dinner at your accommodation.
  • Overnight: Empakai Private Camp
  • Meal Plan : B,L,D
  • Day 4 Empakaai Crater – Acacia Camp
  • Dawn rises and our lofty position affords a great sunrise. As we enjoy breakfast our camp crew dissemble the camp and send it ahead with donkeys. Led by the Maasai guides, we set off hiking following the best routes in highlands that takes us through Maasai villages and rolling hills. Lunch can be taken en route as a picnic or have it once arriving at the camp late in the afternoon. In the late afternoon a hike up to a nearby viewpoint is highly recommended and a great place for sundowners!
  • Overnight: Acacia Camp
  • Meal Plan : B,L,D
  • Day 5 Acacia Camp – Lake Natron
  • The final section of hiking has two options of a shorter hike or a longer more strenuous option right along the rift wall. The views from the territory with the active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai on the background are spectacular. This volcano has influence over almost everything from hydrology to lifestyle of this area. Once down on the rift valley floor, you’ll be picked up and be shifted to Lake Natron Camp, Ngare Sero. While in this place, you have a chance of diving into its natural pools to cool down after a tiring journey. Sundowners are served at any number of beautiful points close to camp.
  • Overnight: Lake Natron Camp
  • Meal Plan : B,L,D
  • Day 6 Lake Natron
  • Lake Natron has a number of activities that are very easily combined with dawn walks and sundowners and in the middle of the day there is the nearby Ngare Sero gorge that you can walk to with options of long hikes to the source or shorter hikes to waterfalls. The staff are on hand to make you stay as adventurous or relaxing as you want.
  • Overnight: Lake Natron Camp
  • Meal Plan : B,L,D
  • Day 7 Lake Natron – Arusha
  • After breakfast you can do some additional activities before departure and picnic lunches are provided to ensure you reach your goal well fed. The drive is approximately 5hrs with another hour to Kilimanjaro Airport. Option of a day room in Arusha.
  • Meal Plan : B,L
  • Support vehicle
  • WFR Trained guide
  • NCAA 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 Lake Natron Camp
  • Wildlife Department fees
  • Gate fees Longido
  • Gate fees Engaruka
  • Gate fees Ngorongoro District
  • Ngorongoro game drive fees ($295 per car if needed)
  • Any changes to the itinerary requiring change of route or accommodation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal evacuation insurance / travel insurance
  • Lengai climb fees (payable direct to village at $100 for 1 climber, $140 for 2 climbers)


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