walking_safaris

Walking Safaris
Located 63 km north of Mto wa Mbu on the way to Oldonyo Lengai and Lake Natron is one of Tanzania’s most important historic sites, Engaruka. Some 500 years ago, a farming community of several thousand people developed an ingenious irrigation and cultivation system. For unknown reasons, the farmers left Engaruka around 1700. Many questions remain unanswered: who were the people living in Engaruka, how did they come to develop such an ingenious farming system and why did they finally leave Engaruka? This tour may provide some answers to these questions.

8-Day, 7- Nights Ngorongoro To Lake Eyasi
On this unique trip camp is carried by Maasai donkeys rather than vehicles. Although the camp is even lighter and the trip is a bit rougher, it gets you into remote Africa and you visit three very different cultural groups. Walking is mixed with vehicle game viewing.

Day 1: Ngorongoro Crater.
Drive from Arusha into the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands and stay on the rim of the Crater Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 2: Ngorongoro.
Full day in Ngorongoro Crater. In the morning we will descend the 2000 foot Crater in our 4-wheel-drive vehicle and spend the day exploring the floor of the 12 mile wide Crater. Ngorongoro wildlife populations are resident year round and are particularly good for photographing as they are well habituated. We will have a picnic lunch and ascend back up to our lodge in the late afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 3: Oldeani Mountain Camp One.
From the lodge on the Crater rim we will drive to the base of Oldeani Mountain and hike up to our Mountain camp, 3-5 hour. The campsite has stunning views to the west of our route down to Lake Eyasi in the Rift Valley Escarpment. On this day we will meet our Donkey support team and the Maasai herdsmen who will help us move down the mountain.
Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 4: Mti Moja, Camp two (mountain camp). In the morning get our loads loaded on the donkeys. The walk is 4-6 hours hiking through the spectacular mountains vegetation. We will follow wildlife and donkey trails down the mountain and camp at Mti Moja or "the big tree" camp.
Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 5: Upper Endabaga River, Camp three (mountain camp).
Again we pack up the donkeys for another day of travel down the mountain. We hike for a full day and finally find camp near the river in the forest.
Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 6: Lower Endabaga River, Camp four.
We say goodbye to our donkey crew and drive to our Camp which will have been set up near Lake Eyasi. We will have lunch at campsite and then we can walk a short distance to visit the Wahadzabe, one of the last Hunter gather tribes in East Africa.
Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 7: Lower Endabaga River, Camp five .
Spend a full day visiting and walking with the Wahadzabe tribesmen. Help them stalk wildlife, search for edible roots, or scoop honey from a tree.
Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 8: Drive 5 hours back to Arusha
6-Days/ 5 Nights Walking Safaris Ngororongoro To Lake Natron
Day 1.
Arrival date, you will be received and get transferred to your Hotel for dinner and overnight. Day 2.
After breakfast, you will depart to Tarangire with lunch boxes, afternoon & evening game drive. The park consist of natural vegetation mainly of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania's dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals - the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings.
Dinner and overnight at campsite.

Day 3.
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater with lunch box, have full day game drive in the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania's last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants.

Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor. Late afternoon drive to Nainokanoka campsite for the arrangements of Donkeys, Masai guide. Dinner and overnight at campsite.

Day 4.
After breakfast, 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.
After breakfast, start trekking 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 6.
After breakfast 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.
After lunch you will drive back to Arusha.
5 days/ 4 nights walking ngorongoro highlands
We start this walk in the Highlands of Ngorongoro where the mountains collect moisture year round and keep the grass green and the wildlife resident. The Highlands have extraordinary views of the surrounding plains and offer ample opportunity for cultural interaction with the Maasai. In this itinerary we explore the highlands then move down the slope of the mountain towards the Serengeti. We end on the edge of the mountain ecosystem where we can hopefully stalk plains game. Our "Wilderness Camp" is supported by pick-up trucks.

Day 1: Lemagrut Mountain Camp 1.
Move into the walking camp on the slopes of Lemagrut mountain in the Ngorongoro Highlands after your Ngorongoro game drive. This camp, about 30 min from the Ngorongoro Crater rim, has spectacular views of the highlands and plenty of wildlife and Maasai.
Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 2: Lemagrut Mountain Camp 2.
Today we will climb Lemagrut Mountain with our local Maasai guides. The mountain reaches over 10,000 ft above the Serengeti Plains and has 360 degree views. In the afternoon you can visit the local maasai homesteads or continue hiking in the highlands.
Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 3: El'wai Camp 3.
Hike over the pass near Lemagrut mountain and begin the long gradual descent eastward toward Olduvai Gorge and the Serengeti Plains. Have a picnic lunch on the trail and then meet your camp on the slopes of the Crater Highlands.
Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 4: "Kobe Kopje" Camp 4.
Continue hiking down the gentle slopes of the highlands until you just reach the edge of the Serengeti Plains. Wildlife should be plentiful and your camp will be ready for your afternoon arrival. Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 5: Hike toward Olduvai Gorge and meet the vehicles. You can then continue on to explore Olduvai Gorge, and then drive back to Arusha.

A tailor - made safari, is the ideal way for the tourist or traveller to explore the cultures and wildlife of Tanzania / Africa, without having to be pushed towards our set or fixed departure tours. It reflects on your personal interest while making the most of your time and budget . clients have the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas, while the tour itself offers an outstanding personalized services from our team bursting with knowledge and enough experience to offer you a wealth of information to help organizing your itinerary into a life time experience.