9 Days Luxury Walking Safari, And Cultural Tour
9 Days Luxury Walking Safari And Cultural Tour destinations are Ngorongoro crater, Olmoti, Empakaai, and Lake Natron. Walking safaris described on this program is a long day walking tour which starts at North East of Ngorongoro crater at Olmoti crater with Beautiful Munge Falls to Lake Natron. the walk goes through the flat and downhill which suitable for stronger people and Kids of 10 Years old, we walk a maximum of 20km for about 7-8 hours including water stops wildlife Observation and Lunch. Being in walking safaris you will get a nature experience, meeting with the local Maasai who lives in this areas heading their livestock, beautiful landscape, open grasslands and hills, including famous mountains Kilimanjaro in the far distance, Oldonyo Lengai (the Holly Mountain for the Maasai) just like you can touch the top, Views of the Great rift valley, the beautiful Lakes such as Empakaai crater and Lake Natron with Pink Flamingos. On the walking safari you will be accompanied by a professional walking guide who knows and born in these areas, he will show you the animals track and smaller creatures that you will never see when you are sitting in the car, also learning Botanical and Birding is the best experience ever. Here there is no road access to Lake Natron, so we will hire donkeys to carry our camping equipment and food for 3 days.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 01: Arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport
Meet Biko Adventures Tours representative pick up and transfer to Arusha. Stay overnight at Green Mountain Hotel.
Day 02: Ngorongoro To Olmoti
After Breakfast, drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation after the registration, you drive through the highland forest to the descending road to Ngorongoro crater for the game drive, the Ngorongoro crater its the six largest calderas in the world and most impressive for the large population of wildlife living here all the year-round, its also called the garden of wildlife in the world. Here you can see the black mane lion, leopard, big tusks Elephant, cheetah, Buffalos, Black Rhino, gazelle and hundreds of wildebeest or White-bearded Gnu and zebras. afternoon exit the crater to Nainokanoka village, here you will meet your Maasai guide who will take you for the short trek up to Olmoti crater and down to munge falls, munge it’s the Maasai words for the black and white colobus monkey. Stay overnight at Olmoti special campsite.
Day 03: Olmoti To Empakaai
During the 9 Days Luxury Walking Safari And Cultural Tour. From Olmoti you follow the Maasai cattle trails north-east across the grasslands of Embulbul depression towards Empakaai crater, here the Maasai come out of their ‘ Bomas ‘ Bomas it’s the Maasai words for settlement, to great the travellers as they pass by, this is the good chance to meet with a local Maasai people who grazed their animals on this land for hundreds of years, on the trek apart to the local people you can also see the wildlife e.g. zebras, wildebeest, grant gazelle. Thomson gazelle golden jackal, ostrich, tawny eagle, and augur buzzard and other species of birds. Empakaai crater it’s the deepest alkaline lake in East Africa, It 83meters deep and 6 km across, here you will have good views of Active volcanoes such as Oldonyo lengai the Maasai name for the holy mountain, Kerimasi mountain, and Ketumbeinei mountain. When the sky clears you can see Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in the far distance. Stay overnight at Empakaai Special campsite.
Day 04: Empakaai Via Naiyobi Village To Acacia Camp
After breakfast, you take a walk down to Empakaai crater, the view from here down into the crater is stunning. The steep inner walls are densely forested and drop to the flat crater floor, which is partly submerged under a lake, often surrounded by huge flocks of flamingos. This is home for the Buffaloes, baboon bushbuck, turacos, sunbirds, crows and birds of prey. Exit the crater and continuing on your trek to Naiyobi village, NAIYOBI its Maasai words for cold place. Stay overnight at Acacia camp.
Day 05: Acacia Camp To Engaresero
During 9 Days Luxury Walking Safari And Cultural Tour, From Naiyobi you follow paths through beautiful grassy hills and patches of light woodland, along a ridge running parallel to the main Rift valley. The cone of oldonyo lengai. Which has dominated the view since leaving Embakaai becomes increasingly impressive. The path passes a distinctive hill called ‘Emowo e ngoiliil ‘A Maasai words for gazelle horn and drops steeply, lush vegetation soon giving way to scrubby grass and patches of bare rock and lava. At the base of the steep section is a single tree offering welcome shade and a few remote Maasai hut. The route continuing leaving lengai on your right-hand side and the Great Rift Valley Escarpment wall on your left side. After a long day walk with hot and dust, you will reach to the Ngaresero River which flows north from the Ngorongoro highlands into Lake Natron to swim in the clear running water is very refreshing. Stay overnight at Oldonyo lengai campsite.
Day 06: Engaresero Area
There will be an optional Oldonyo lengai climb. At the midnight you will drive to the base of the mountain, here you will start to walk up to lengai reach the top around 6am. there are two craters upon the summit one is active and the second is dormant, you can look down on the crater and see steam outlets and the growing cones of volcanic ash. Enjoy the sunrise behind the two peaks, the Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, you descend down before the heat of the day, drive back to your camp, lunch, rest and in the afternoon walk up to the gorge to visit the waterfalls. Stay overnight at Oldonyo lengai campsite.
Day 07: Lake Natron
After breakfast, you will take a walk to follow the Maasai cattle trails leave the Maasai settlement behind. The lake Natron it’s home to the pink flamingos and Greater flamingos, it’s the breeding site for the flamingos in East Africa. Stay overnight at Oldonyo lengai camp.
Day 08: A Long Drive Back To Arusha
A long drive back to Arusha enjoy different views of the landscape, mountain, craters, giraffe, ostriches, wildebeest depend on the season, zebras, Maasai people heading their cattle. Stay overnight at Green Mountain Hotel.
Day 09: Departure
After Leisure breakfast, have a visit to Arusha city, afternoon drive to Airport.
END OF SERVICE WITH BIKO ADVENTURES TOURS
4WD Toyota safari Land cruiser special made for safari,
Professional driver/guide, all meals while on safari, professional safari chef
All camping gear, donkeys to carry supply, donkeys handlers
All the park and transit fees, all camping fees, 2-way airport transfers,
2-night accommodation in Arusha.
All government taxes, mineral water in the car, and 18% VAT.
- During your 9 Days Luxury Walking Safari And Cultural Tour.
- International flight and domestic flight,
- Health insurance, alcohol, sodas, Laundry service, Telephone calls
- Items of personal nature, Tipping, and anything not mentioned above.