This tour is designed for active adventurous who doesn’t like crowded area- a big part of this tour will be walking. Ngorongoro crater is one of the world’s ultimate natural spectacles.
This area is just a small part of the Ngorongoro conservation Area which offers a long range of tourist attraction. That why we have deiced not to include a visit to the Crater but if you will need we can add too. You will visist Olmoti Crater, Empakai crater, you will pass mbatia village, and you will spend a night with Masai. You can have more information through the below itinerary. From Empakai we will change means of transport and go back to our ancestor’s age where you will experience the use of donkey.
Day 1:- Ngorongoro Crater to Bullati Maasai Village via Olmoti Crater
After breakfast you will have a comprehensive briefing about your tour, you depart from Arusha town with packed lunch and drive via the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater to Olmoti Crater. Upon arrival at Olmoti Crater you will hike to the rim of the crater to see the view and have your lunch. Afterwards you hike back to the car and drive to Bullati Maasai village where you will spend the night. We will have a camp fire at night and you will get a chance to meet the Maasai people and exchange cultural also you can participate on Maasai traditional dancing. This will be a good moment for you because you will learn the meaning of names and know where they came from and how this people arrived at this area.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, & Dinner.
Day 2:- Bullati Maasai Village to Empakai Crater
Today we meet up with our porters and donkeys and walk, no more driving. Today you will walk for about 4 hours through the beautiful scenery. There are some up and downs but generally it is a pleasant walk. Upon arrival at Empakai Crater you walk to the crater floor and there you will hopefully see many animals such as Buffaloes, Thompson’s Gazelle and many Flamingos. You will have your picnic lunch in the crater. In the afternoon you hike back up to the rim of the crater where you will have dinner and camp for the night.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, & Dinner.
Day 3 Bulati – Empakai
After breakfast, the journey goes up a hill from where you have a last panoramic view of the grass plains below. The trek continues 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 volcano as well as into the impressive Empakai Crater before reaching the campsite for the night. You can explore the crater and on a well-maintained path you descend to Lake Empakai inside the crater. This alkaline soda lake is an important food source for flamingos, which can be seen throughout the year. Returning to camp supper will be waiting for you. During the night you might hear the flamingos call as they fly back to their breeding nests at Lake Manyara and Lake Natron.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 4 Empakai Crater – Naiyobi onwards to Karatu.
Today you will hike to the Masai village Naiyobi and following a good path, the village as well as Oldonyo Lengai, an active volcano, can be seen from a distance. After lunch in Naiyobi, the trek leaves the Ngorongoro Conservation Area board your jeep and drive to Arusha.
End of our service.
- Park entry fee
- Camping fee
- Armed Ranger fee
- Olmoti and Empakai crater fee,
- Donkey fee from Empakai to Naiyobi,
- Local guide/Maasai guide
- Camping equipment, Camping crew
- Chef/cook and all meals as indicated on the itinerary.
- Mineral water/ soft drink like coke
- Sleeping bag, you can hire
- And anything not mentioned above.