Off the beaten path Tanzania

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Oldonyo Lengai Nov 12, 2010
DAY 01: Arusha to Natron

Depart from Arusha at around 0830am and drive via Mto wa mbu and Engaruka village to Lake Natron crossing the Manyara escarpments. Visit the Maasai village at Selela and the Engaruka ruins. Though you may see game in the area, particularly in the wet season, this place is not so much about game viewing as experiencing the awe-inspiring space and immense views. Picnic Lunch and Game drive en route to Lake

Natron Bush camp.

Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

DAY 02:Lake Natron

Breakfast at around 0700am. Spend all of day three exploring the river and waterfalls near the campsite of Lake Natron. Trek across the mineral lake observing the many birds that feed on the lake. Eat a hot lunch at the campsite and chat with the local Maasai. This area is home to nomadic Maasai and it is really impressive to see how they manage to conduct a lifestyle, unchanged for many hundreds of years, in such a harsh environment. This area is definitely for those looking

for the more adventurous safari. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Natron Bush Camp.


If interested, climb Oldonyo Lengai, a volcanic mountain in Lake Natron. Begin hiking at midnight, reaching the peak at dawn. View the molten lava in the volcano and descend the mountain to return to camp for a hot breakfast. Oldonyo Lengai means mountain of god in the Maasai language. Accord ng to Maasai tradition, god lives at the top of Oldonyo Lengai and the sound created by the magma is the voice of god

. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

DAY 03: Full Day Creator tour

Breakfast at around 0700am. Take Picnic Lunch with you and drive to Ngorongoro crater rim with Game drive en route, passing through Olduvai Gorge the site for Leakey's family discoveries of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. Read the history of the famous archaeological site. Dinner and Overnight at Simba Campsite

Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

DAY 04: Highlands walking Ngorngoro

After breakfast, drive to Nainokanoka village. Start your walking into Olmoti crater for at least 2 – 3 hours. Drive to Empakai Crater for walk in a forested. Hike down from the east rim of the crater floor lake, where huge flocks of flamingos breed. This will be a full day Tour Dinner and overnight in Manyara Twiga Campsite

Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 05: Lake Manyara NP.

After early breakfast, drive afew kms to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing with packed lunch boxes. And later drive back to Arusha.

Meal Plan: {B, L,}

[Lake Manyara National Park has a wonderful mosaic of different habitats, which attracts a whole host of animals including a high density of elephants. Look out for monkeys, antelopes, zebras and hippos too. There are also lions and some have developed the unusual behavior of climbing trees for their afternoon snooze. However, they have not mastered the art of dragging their kill high into the branches, as the leopard is so adept at doing.

Birdlife is fascinating at Lake Manyara and numbers are at their peak during the rainy season when seed-eaters, insect-eaters and water birds thrive. Nomadic quelea (finch-like birds), gather in breeding flocks of many thousands and fly across Lake Manyara National Park in vast twittering clouds. Pelicans, storks, geese, herons and cormorants share their water world with migrant flamingoes, which come and feed on the algae rich water and turn the crystalline edges of the soda lake a vibrant pink].

End of Tour

Price for joining is 750usd maximum 5pax

Private tour1312usd

These charges would include the following services:

- Park entrance fees, Camping fees, Ngorongoro Crater service charge,

- Full board accommodation at the Camps (for camping safaris),

- Food (3 meals a day),

- Bottled drinking water provided,

- Cook salary and cooking utensils,

- Sleeping tents,

- Foam mattresses,

- Camping chairs and tables,

- 4X4 safari vehicle(s) with Driver-guides – window seats guaranteed.

-All transfers Applicable

-All accommodations on arrival and before flying back home

NB: Tips, Alcohol and Equipment of personal nature are all excluded
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