Walking Safari, Tanzania

Equatorial Safaris
PO Box 2156
Arusha
Tanzania
Tel/Fax: 255-27-2502617
Mobile: 255-744-476861
Email: equatorial@habari.co.tz

Our Walking Safari combines a walk through the scenic Crater Highlands with a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is the largest caldera in the world and is surrounded by steep walls rising from the crater floor. Elephant, buffalo, rhino, wildebeest, gazelle, the black-maned lion, cheetah, hyena and others can be seen at close quarters. Your walk through the Crater Highlands is a solitary excursion away from the beaten path. Waterfalls, breathtaking views of the Rift Valley and snow-capped Kilimanjaro and Maasai villages provide a balanced perspective of the safari experience.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Arusha overnight Impala Hotel/similar B/B.

Day 2
At 7.00 am breakfast at the Hotel then leave Arusha at 8.00 am with lunch boxes with 4 x 4 wheel drive straight to Ngorongoro Crater for afternoon crater tour (Arusha to Ngorongoro 3 hrs drive). Drive to Simba campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 3
At 7.00 am breakfast, 8.00 am descend down into the crater floor for a short game drive. After a picnic lunch, drive to Nainokanoka campsite for the arrangements of Donkeys, Masai and Gun Ranger. Nainokanoka is a Maasai hamlet where the Munge River waterfall spills over the rim of the Olmoti crater. Dinner and overnight at Nainokanoka campsite.

Day 4
6.00 am breakfast. Leave after breakfast at 8.00 am, Walk from Nainokanoka to Empakai point (7.30 hrs trek, picnic lunch). Here, overlooking the great Rift Valley to the west, the views are breathtaking. To the east, Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro loom in the distance while Lake Natron and the volcanic cones of Lengai and Karamasi can be seen below to the north. Dinner and overnight at Embakai Crater Rim campsite.

Day 5
6.00 am breakfast. 8.00 am start trekking to Embakai Crater floor with lunch boxes (3.30 hrs) At 3.30 pm trek to Embakai crater Rim for dinner and overnight.

Day 6
6.00 am breakfast. 8.00 am walk from Empakai to Naiyobi, a friendly Maasai village and continue on to campsite (7.30 hrs trek, picnic lunch). Dinner and overnight at the Acacia tree campsite.

Day 7
6.00 am breakfast. 8.00 am walk from Naiyobi to Lake Natron (7.30 hrs trek, picnic lunch). Lake Natron is the only known breeding ground for East Africa's flamingoes. Dinner and overnight at campsite.

Day 8
7.30 am breakfast. After breakfast, walk to Mt. Oldonyo Lengai then descend to Natron (10.00 hrs trek, picnic lunch). Dinner and overnight at Ngaresero camp.

Day 9
After breakfast drive back to Arusha.

Trip Dates and Costs

Accommodations and Meals
All accommodations and meals are provided as described in the itinerary.

Price Includes:
Airport transfers, transportation, full board accommodation (two person tent) at campsites in the parks, accommodation B/B in Arusha, Maasai guide and donkey arrangements, park fees, game drives and ranger.

Price Does Not Include:
Sleeping bags, tips, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages and sodas or any personal expense.

Our Other Tours
We also offer hiking, mountain bike tours, cultural encounters, special interest and custom tours. Please contact us for more information.


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