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4 Days Hiking Ngorongoro Empakai crater, Oldonyo Lengai, Lake Natron

This is a hiking, walking and game drive tour to explore Ngorongoro Crater, Empakai Crater, Mount Oldonyo Lengai climb and a visit to Lake Natron.

Trip Info

You will enjoy and experience nature, wildlife, habit and habitat of the fauna and flora in the natural areas, also peoples and culture.

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha – Ngorongoro Crater Tour:
In the morning at 0600hrs drive 190km from Arusha to Ngorongoro, descend into crater floor with packed lunch for a day game drives, picnic lunch will be served in the Crater on the picnic site at Ngoitoktok swamp a hippo pool. After lunch at 1430hrs ascend the crater and drive out and further to Empakai Crater rim and drive to the camp for dinner and overnight at Angata Camp. GB

Day 2: Empakai – Lake Natron:
Breakfast at the camp, trek down from the East rim to the crater floor, It is a pristine forested crater with no roads; take an easy walk to the lake where sometimes-huge flocks of flamingo birds can be seen. You will have lunch at Empakai crater rim. After lunch you drive out from conservation and head to Lake Natron for dinner and overnight at Lake Natron Tented Camp. FB

A caved in volcanic caldera, Empakaai Crater stands at 300 metres in height and more than six kilometres in width. Rippling at its heart is Empakaai Lake, an 85 metre deep alkaline pool that envelops three quarters of the crater’s floor. Standing at Empakai Crater’s imposing rim, you can see landmarks, such as the distant fleecy snows of Kilimanjaro far on the eastern side of the Valley, the Great Rift Valley, and Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano.

Along your hiking sojourn, while taking in the glorious sights, you are sure to spot a profusion of animals including blue monkeys, buffalo, bush bucks, water bucks, and an extensive array of kaleidoscopic bird life

Day 3: Full day at Lake Natron:
Breakfast, then drive to Lake Natron the Soda Lake where many water birds can be seen including Flamingo birds which breed and produce their own food on the lake-this is very interesting.
After lunch, drive and walk around Natron exploring the area, experience both the natural environment, people of the Maasai tribe and the residency game wild. On or as the Sun goes down, visit the beautiful waterfalls just near the lake. It is a very nice place that you can even take bath without fear. You will have dinner and overnight Natron in the campsite.
You will have hot lunch at the camp. FB

Day 4: Mount Oldonyo Lengai Climb – Arusha:
Mount Oldonyo Lenyai rise at 2878 meters, means Mountain of God to the Maasai tribe, an active volcanic mountain in East Africa. At very early day (mid-night) at 1:00 a.m. drive to the base of the Ol’doinyo Lengai, the mountain of God to start the climb, Feel strength, you can make it, ascend to its menacing crater rim, you will reach at the summit during sunrise. The guides will advise time to spend on the top and time to leave from the peak and descend to the base and will meet your vehicle and will be transferred back to the camp for breakfast.

At 0900hrs after breakfast, drive back to Arusha with picnic lunch, arrive in Arusha in the next 5 to 6 hours.

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