6Days Ngorongoro highlands trekking

6 Days Ngorongoro Highland Trekking


6 Days Ngorongoro highland trekking tour will takes you to the diverse landscapes of the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands – Ngorongoro, Olmoti and Empakai. The track will give you , above all, the greatest sceneries on earth you will never imagine they exist.

It is such a breathtaking hiking through the wide grass and mountainous countryside as well as thick mountain forest and the volcanic stamped savannah landscape of the Rift Valley. Next to the unique nature and animal sightings, this trek allows a deep insight into the daily routines of the Maasai.

Day 0: Arrive in Tanzania:

You’ll be met by our ground handling team at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to the delightful Ahadi Lodge. Relax in your thatched cottage, savor the enchanting views of Mount Meru, and unwind on the private verandah. Located just outside the vibrant town of Arusha, and set in its own tropical gardens, the lodge provides a gentle introduction to the natural beauty of Tanzania.

Overnight: Ahadi Lodge or Iboru safari Lodge. Meals Plan: Dinner and Break Fast

Day 1: Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater:

Meet our professional tour guide/driver in Arusha town who will deliver a short safari info briefing. After, we travel to the Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch, we'll head into the park. This impressive park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Overnight: Simba CampsiteMeals Plan: Full Board

Day 2: Ngorongoro trek to Olmoti crater to Nainokanoka 

Proceed with trek/ Walk from ngorongoro to Olmoti crater while accompanied with masai worriers/game ranger,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.

Olmoti Crater Close to the Nainokanoka village, also northeast of the Ngorongoro Crater, lies this sunken caldera. A visit to Olmoti is only possible by foot with the escort of an armed ranger. It takes about 35 minutes to walk to the rim of this shallow crater. Lots of different species of antelope can be found here. A walk to the waterfalls of the Munge River, is interesting.

Overnight: Special campsiteMeals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Box or Hot lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: Empakai Crater – Acacia Camp

 After breakfast the trek goes to the Masai village Naiyobi. While following a good track, the village as well as Oldonyo Lengai can be seen from a distance. Just after lunch in Naiyobi, 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 6: 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.

What included


6days off the eaten Path

Camping accommodation for the duration of the safari. 

Private 4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch

Professional safari and tour guide/drive

All Park fees.

Camping Gears

All airport transfers.

All meals and professional cheff on the safari.

What Excluded


Alcohol Drinks   Laundry. 

International airfares. 

Accommodation after the safari 

Entry visas.

Travel insurance 

Airport taxes.

 Personal Items

Tips and gratuities

Optional Activities


Hot Air Balloon ride

Canoeing 

Olduvai Gorge Visit

Maasai Boma Visit

Chagga Culture Visit

Tree top walking

Bush Men Visit

Night Game Drive

Important  Information’s To Know:

Child rate applies only when sharing with paying adults:

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A small amount of walking May involved

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.

A current valid passport is required at Tanzania airports on the day of travel.

You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler.

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