7 days hiking in a wonderful environment
Day 1: Ngorongoro Crater
Pick up from the hotel and drive to Ngorongoro crater for game drive. Here you will see many water birds, wildebeest, buffaloes, gazelles, vervet monkeys, black rhinos and many more predators. In the late afternoon drive to Nainokanoka campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Nainokanoka Village
After breakfast hike up to the rim of the Olmoti Crater and visit the spectacular Munge waterfalls. Return to Nainokanoka campsite for dinner and overnight.
Trekking time: 3-4 hours
Day 3: Nainokanoka Village - Bullati Village
Today our hike will take us to the Embulmbul depression following the cattle trails through forests and grasslands. The depression is a level hollow ground, with short grass where animals like buffalos, zebras and gazelles graze. Dinner and overnight at Bulati campsite.
Trekking time: 5-6 hours
Day 4: Bullati Village - Empakai Crater
After breakfast we start trekking through open grassland area, bushland area and forests, gradually gaining height to the rim of Empakai crater. Then we descend into the crater floor covered with dense equatorial forests, grass and a volcanic lake. Buffaloes, reedbucks and different species of birds can be seen close to the lake. Dinner and overnight camp on the crater rim.
Trekking time: 4-5 hours
Day 5: Empakai Crater - Naiyobi Village
Today we descend the crater rim towards the north-western side. At the afternoon we reach the Naiyobi Maasai village. For those who wish, you can enjoy a conversation with the Maasai people and visit their local primary school. Dinner and overnight at the acacia trees forest near the village.
Trekking time: 5-7 hours
Day 6: Naiyobi Maasai Village - Mouwongoni Village
Departing in the morning following the dusty paths downhill off the crater highlands to Mouwongoni Maasai village. There we meet a jeep that will transfer us to Kamakia camp for dinner and overnight.
Trekking time: 5-8 hours
Day 7: Optional Ol Doinyo Lengai Trekking - Return to Arusha
For those who wish to climb up to Mount Oldoinyo Lengai, at midnight our driver will take you to the base of the mountain and with our local guide we start ascending to the top. There we will enjoy the magnificent view of the active volcano crater. Then we descend down the mountain to the camp for breakfast. At midday on our way to Arusha we pass by Lake Natron for taking photos. Dinner and overnight at the hotel to Arusha.
Trekking time: 6-9 hours