Walking Safaris Itinerary - 9 days/8 Nights: A wonderful way to relax on one of our safaris through Northern Tanzania's most famous national parks and conservation areas. We offer three safari itineraries to suit any schedule. All our safaris use durable, well-maintained Land Cruisers or Land Rovers, with roof hatches for unobstructed and up-close game-viewing. Our safaris include all park fees, an English speaking driver/guide, meals and lodge accommodations. Price per person varies depending on group size.
Day 1: Arrival
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania. You will meet us at the airport and pick up with private transfer to Moivaro Coffee Lodge. We will gather in the evening for a safari briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Day 2 Tarangire National Park
After breakfast we head to Tarangire National Park, where we reach around noon. We pitch our tents at a campsite in a remote area of the park. First experience of an African landscape we get on an afternoon walk close to the park border. Dinner and overnight at Campsite.
Day 3 Tarangire to Lake Manyara
Full day Walking Safaris guided by an armed ranger and game drives in the park. The park owns a rich bird life, depending on season you can see elephants, zebras, wildebeest and even lions. A visit to Tarangire, whatever the season, is full of experience. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Campsite.
Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater
Today we visit the largest intact volcanic crater in the world, the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. At more than 2,000 feet deep and 12 miles in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 30,000 animals make their home in this crater, making it an ideal place for sightings of the 'big 5' - lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this truly world-class attraction, also known as the '8th Wonder of the World'. Our dinner and overnight stay is at the rustic on top of Ngorongoro Crater rim Campsite.
Day 5: Olmoti and Empakai Crater
After breakfast depart to Olmoti Crater for a half day walk. Often we meet Maasai on the way to the water falls at the crater.
At afternoon we proceed to our base camp at Empakaai Crater (Special Campsite).
Experiencing the serenity and quiet beauty of this wild spot. Surrounding the lake you will reach springs, where you frequently see lots of wildlife. In the lake there are many flamingoes. Overnight at the special Campsite, Empakaai.
Day 6 Empakaai to Lake Natron.
Today we start walking from Empakaai to Lake Natron. We descend the outer hills of the Great Rift Valley; we walk through the open plains of the Embulbul depression, passing through Naiobi village. We have also the great opportunity to meet the local Maasai.
Ol Doinyo Lengai and Mount Meru are seen along the way. Donkeys carry our luggage.
Afterward we proceed to the Acacia Campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7 Walking to Odonyo Lengai
Today we walk to Oldonyo Lengai, the single active volcano mountain in Tanzania this means (the holy mountain of the Maasai). The trail will lead us down into the Rift Valley escarpment, and most of the parts are quite steep. After 5-6 hours of walking we reach the foot of the inspiring mountain. Here you can decide if you want to camp at the Chini Ya Mlima campsite, or want to proceed to the Engaresero campsite, which is much more comfortable (showers!) and less hot. We can also pick you up by our car at the mountain, and drive back to the Engaresero Campsite.
Day 8 Lake Natron to Arusha.
Today you'll experience the culture and traditions of the local Maasai at Lake Natron. Your local guide will show you a Maasai Boma and explain the way on how Maasai live; after a short visit in the maasai boma we will drive back to Arusha at Moivaro Coffee Lodge.
Day 9 Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
After having your lunch at Moivaro Lodge we will drive you back to Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) ready for the evening flight and back home.