You will visit all landscapes available in Ngorongoro crater including Empakai crater and others. Available goods views for you to take memorable moments captured via your cameras.
5 Days Ngorongoro Highlands Trekking
Day One: Arusha to Olmoti Crater to Nainokanoka
After breakfast we drive from Arusha to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area gate. The journey continues until you reach the Masai village of Nainokanoka with a nearby campsite. We will climb the rim of Olmoti Crater during the afternoon. Then back for dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 2 Nainokanoka – Bulati
After breakfast we will start the trek through the highland passing many traditional Masai Bomas and their cattle with Maasai Guide. After a short distance, wild animals can be seen such as Thompson and Grants Gazelle, zebras and wildebeest. Where there are many animals, hungry jackals are not far away and high in the sky majestic eagles are observing the situation. The campsite for the night will be reached after 16km, close to the Maasai village Bulati for Dinner and Overnight
Day 3 Bulati – Empakai
After breakfast, the trek goes up a hill where you can take a last panoramic view of the grass plains. We continue up and down through the bushy landscape which finally opens up to the active volcano, Oldonyo Lengai. The trek gives you great views of the majestic Vulcano as well as into the impressive Empakai Crater before reaching the campsite for the night. A well-maintained track goes to the crater bottom, of which one third is covered by the Empakai Lake. This (alkaline) soda lake is an important source for flamingos, which can be observed throughout the year. When returning to the camp, a good dinner will be waiting for you. During the night you might hear the flamingo calls when flying back to their breeding nests at Lake Manyara and Lake Natron for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 4 Empakai Crater – Acacia Camp
After breakfast, the trek goes to the Masai village Nairobi. While following a good track, the village, as well as Oldonyo Lengai can be seen from a distance. Just after lunch in Nairobi, the trek leaves the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area and the landscape becomes drier and warmer. The camp will be set up at a forest with yellow acacia. Dinner and Overnight
Day 5 Acacia Camp – Engare Sero – Arusha
After breakfast, the trek goes deeper down into the dry and hot Rift Valley, where the dried out ashes can be viewed from up close. Just before lunchtime, you will reach the waiting car. The Maasai guide still has to climb the steep escarpment and will say goodbye. Then we will go to Lake Natron Lodge for a well-deserved cold drink or straight back to Arusha.