Trekking in Ngorongoro - Empakai Crater to Lake Natron
Availability: 4 places
Tanzania ex Arusha
Arusha / Ngorongoro
Early morning, you will be picked up from Arusha nd drive to Ngorongoro for early lunct at the lodge, after lunch, you will descend down into teh crater for game drives. Late afternoon, you will return to the lodge forovernight stay.
Dinner & Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – L, D
After early breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the starting point at Emapakai Carter. On arrival at Empakai crater there is the option to descend into the crater. This is around 40 minutes down and depending on season can be quite slippery but certainly a great hike with stunning views. Flamingoes are often seen flying into the crater or feeding in the lake at the base. A hot shower is available before dinner.
Dinner & Overnight: Empakai Private Campsite (full board).
Rift Valley Scarp
Dawn rises and our lofty position affords a great sunrise. As we take breakfast our camp crew break camp and depart to send the camp ahead with donkeys. We then set off hiking with Maasai guides following a route that takes us through picturesque Maasai villages and rolling hills. Lunch can be taken on route as a picnic or if guests are very fit a late lunch can be had in camp. In the late afternoon a hike up to a nearby viewpoint is highly recommended and a great place for sundowners!
Dinner & Overnight: Lerai Camp (full board).
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 are spectacular with the active volcano OldoinyoLengai dominating the foreground. This volcano affects almost everything from hydrology to lifestyle, as will become apparent. Once down on the rift valley floor we are picked up and transfer to Lake Natron Camp, NgareSero and here have the chance to jump in the natural pools to cool down. Sundowners are served at any number of beautiful points close to camp.
Dinner & Overnight: Lake Natron Camp (full board).
You have full day at the camp and enjoy the activities like Waterfall walk, Lake Natron Walk, Flamingo Walk and etc.
Dinner & overnight: Lake Natron Camp (full board).
After breakfast you will be picked up our driver guide and either you will drive to Arusha or to Manyara/karatu/Serengetei to connect to your safari.
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OLDONYO LENGAI CLIMBING:
- You can enjoy the Trekking to Oldonyo Lengai (Optional) - You will need an additional night at Lake Natron Camp FOR THE SAID TREKKING.
- Cleints should be physically very fit
- It starts at mid night