Bookmundi
Book Now

7 Day Walking Safari In Ngorongoro And Lake Natron

From US$ 1,825 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
highlights
  • Visit one of the the largest volcanic calderas on Earth: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Hike to Oldonyo Lengai Mountain and enjoy the scenic views
  • Interact with the local Maasai tribe
This walking safari trip to Ngorongoro will leave you speechless. It takes you to one of the largest volcanic calderas on Earth, which is also home to one of the densest populations of wildlife in the world.

The walking safari in Oldonyo Lengai will expose you to a beautiful crater that exists in the Ngorongoro Highlands and it's only a half-day drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater but seldom visited. This caldera is six kilometers wide with nearly half of its floor occupied by lake, and its slopes covered by a thick forest.

The scenery is spectacular from every point along the rim; from the northern and eastern side you can look out to the dramatic volcano of Oldonyo Lengai, the Great Rift Valley and Lake Natron; from the south and west you can see across the Bulbul Depression. Sometimes you can even see the distant snows of Mount Kilimanjaro far to the northeast. We will be camping on the rim as the view of Lengai and the Rift Valley makes for great photos. Camping and hiking into the crater are done with an armed ranger.

We will pass through numerous Maasai villages and small herds of gazelle, wildebeest and dark-toned zebra in a setting, we’ve been told, that resembles the Scottish Highlands.

On the way to Empakaai is another seldom visited crater called Olmot. There is a very pleasant hike from the Nainokanoka ranger post through the forest up to the top of the waterfall, which passes through this crater.

Please refer to the itinerary section for day-by-day activities.
Day 1: Ngorongoro Crater

Today we visit the largest intact volcanic crater in the world, the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. At more than 2,000 feet deep and 12 miles in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 30,000 animals make their home in this crater, making it an ideal place for sightings of the Big Five ( Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard).

We enjoy our picnic lunch in this truly world-class attraction, also known as the ’8th Wonder of the World’.

Dinner and overnight Rhino Lodge.

Day 2: Olmoti and Empakai Crater

After breakfast depart to Olmoti Crater for a half day walk. Often we meet Maasai on the way to the water falls at the crater. At afternoon we proceed to our base camp at Empakaai Crater (Special Campsite).

Experiencing the serenity and quiet beauty of this wild spot. You will find water springs surrounding the lake where you frequently see lots of wildlife. You also can spot large flocks of flamingoes.

Dinner and overnight at Empakaai Special Campsite.

Day 3: Empakaai to Lake Natron

Today we start walking from Empakaai to Lake Natron. We descend the outer hills of the Great Rift Valley. Then we walk through the open plains of the Embulbul depression, passing through Naiobi village. We have also the great opportunity to meet the local Maasai.

Ol Doinyo Lengai and Mount Meru are seen along the way. Donkeys will carry our luggage.

Dinner and overnight at Acacia Campsite.

Day 4: Walking to Odonyo Lengai

Today we walk to Oldonyo Lengai, which means the holy mountain of the Maasai. It is an active volcano mountain.The trail will lead us down into the Rift Valley escarpment, and most of the parts are quite steep. After 5-6 hours of walking we reach the foot of the inspiring mountain.

Dinner and overnight at Engaresero Campsite.

Day 5: Lake Natron to Lake Manyara

Today you’ll experience the culture and traditions of the local Maasai at Lake Natron. Your local guide will show you the Maasai Boma and explain the way Maasai live; after a short trip to Maasai Boma we will drive back to Lake Manyara.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Hote.

Day 6: Maasai Boma Tour

Visit Maasai Boma and see the lifestyle of this legendary Maasai tribe up-close. Along with a guided tour of the village and an introduction to the local Maasai population, tribesmen will offer to paint traditional Maasai tattoos for visitors and even let them milk their prized cows.

Dinner and overnight at The African Tulip Hotel.

Day 7: Departure day

Today we will rest at the hotel we have option of going for a tour of the town. We drop you off at the airport for evening flight.
what’s included
  • All accommodation during safari
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Pick up and drop off from the airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • Meals as per the itinerary
what’s excluded
  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Private Tour - Max 8 participants 
Minimum Participants 4 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Arusha, Tanzania
Good to know Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

We offer unique safari itineraries to suit customer requirements. All our safaris use durable, well-maintained Land Cruisers or Land Rovers, with roof hatches for unobstructed and up-close game-viewing. Our safaris include all park fees, an English speaking driver/guide, meals and lodge accommodations. Price per person varies depending on group size.
CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
other information
Tanzania On Foot / Product Category: Walking Tours
image description
{{(chatView=='product' || chatView=='viewoffers')?activeuser:getFirstName(activeuser)}}
{{productTitle}}
View Offer

Hello! from, {{activeuser}}

Replies will be sent directly to your email address, if offline.

  • Confused?
  • Queries?
  • Or just feeling alone?

Communicate with {{getFirstName(activeuser)}}

  • Replies will be sent to your own email address, from where you can continue the conversation.
  • 1. Your enquiry is sent directly to the company.
  • 2. They will reply to your own email, from where you can continue the conversation.

Communicate with Communicate with {{activeuser}}

  • 1. Your enquiry is sent directly to the company.
  • 2. They will reply to your own email, from where you can continue the conversation.
No conversations yet :(
Bookmundi
Hi ,
Thanks for your trip input. We will shortly connect you with a travel expert, usually within 24 hours. We will do our utmost to make sure that you get a trip of a lifetime.
Hi ,
We have a new trip planning request from the customer {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}}.
You are receiving this request because you have been hand-picked as one of Bookmundi's Travel Experts. We only hand-pick a few Travel Experts per destination. Being a Travel Expert comes with these important .
Having been selected as one of Bookmundi’s travel experts, please keep in mind the following important tasks and responsibilities:
  • 1 Please always answer the customer as soon as you get a new trip planning request.
  • 2 We appreciate that you take extra care in guiding and helping this customer.
  • 3 The customer's trip requirements are given above. With the trip requirements in mind, please help {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}} with customising a perfect trip itinerary.
  • 4 Being a Bookmundi travel expert the customer will expect that you are knowledgeable about the trip and that you will respond swiftly. Thus, if you feel that the customer’s trip requirements are out of your scope, please do let us know and we will assign another travel expert to help the customer, if needed.
{{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}} has the below trip requirements. Please help and guide him in the best possible way. When you and {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}} have created the perfect trip plan, please submit a travel offer to {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}}. Please see this video on how to submit a travel offer.
We've noted down your trip requirements below. You can easily them.
  • {{myRequest.title}}
  • Group Type: {{myRequest.no_of_adults > 0 && myRequest.no_of_children > 0?',':''}} {{(myRequest.group_type!='Single' && myRequest.group_type!='Couple')?'(':''}} {{myRequest.group_type}} {{myRequest.group_type=='Single'?' (1 Person)':''}} {{myRequest.group_type=='Couple'?' (2 People)':''}} {{(myRequest.group_type!='Single' && myRequest.group_type!='Couple')?')':''}}
  • {{myRequest.departure_month || myRequest.duration?'Approx. Dates':'Travel Dates'}}: {{myRequest.start_date | readableDate}} to {{myRequest.end_date | readableDate}} {{myRequest.departure_month}}, {{myRequest.duration}} Not decided yet
  • Travel Budget: {{myRequest.budget | budgetfullName}}
  • Trip Details:
Bookmundi
Here's a quick overview of how our travel expert service works:
  • 1 We connect you with a hand-picked and qualified travel expert who can match your trip requirements. The advantage of working directly through a travel expert is that you get the best and unfiltered advice from the very beginning.
  • 2 The travel expert will help you with creating and customising a trip for you. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the trip, the travel expert will also be able to help you with those.
  • 3 When you feel that your trip is exactly per your wish, you'll be able to book the entire trip here on Bookmundi.
Bookmundi
You will receive an email when the travel expert joins the conversation. If any further input or questions, please feel free to contact us at customerservice@bookmundi.com.
Bookmundi
{{myRequest.reject_reason?myRequest.reject_reason:'Sorry, Your trip request has been rejected.'}}
img description img description
{{getFirstName(activeuser)}} has joined the conversation {{msg.message}}
img description img description
{{getFirstName(activeuser)}}
seen

{{(duplex.offer_mode==1 && messages.length==1 && iamagency==1)?'Messaging this user is blocked momentarily':settings.bolcked_message}}
{{qResponse.message}}
{{errorMessage}}
The message you are writing will be delivered as an email because {{getFirstName(activeuser)}} is currently offline.
  • {{files.file_name}}
Bookmundi
{{myRequest.title}}
Bookmundi
Hi ,
Thanks for your trip input. We will shortly connect you with a travel expert, usually within 24 hours. We will do our utmost to make sure that you get a trip of a lifetime.
Hi ,
We have a new trip planning request from the customer {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}}.
You are receiving this request because you have been hand-picked as one of Bookmundi's Travel Experts. We only hand-pick a few Travel Experts per destination. Being a Travel Expert comes with these important .
Having been selected as one of Bookmundi’s travel experts, please keep in mind the following important tasks and responsibilities:
  • 1 Please always answer the customer as soon as you get a new trip planning request.
  • 2 We appreciate that you take extra care in guiding and helping this customer.
  • 3 The customer's trip requirements are given above. With the trip requirements in mind, please help {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}} with customising a perfect trip itinerary.
  • 4 Being a Bookmundi travel expert the customer will expect that you are knowledgeable about the trip and that you will respond swiftly. Thus, if you feel that the customer’s trip requirements are out of your scope, please do let us know and we will assign another travel expert to help the customer, if needed.
{{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}} has the below trip requirements. Please help and guide him in the best possible way. When you and {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}} have created the perfect trip plan, please submit a travel offer to {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}}. Please see this video on how to submit a travel offer.
We've noted down your trip requirements below. You can easily them.
  • {{myRequest.title}}
  • Group Type: {{myRequest.no_of_adults > 0 && myRequest.no_of_children > 0?',':''}} {{(myRequest.group_type!='Single' && myRequest.group_type!='Couple')?'(':''}} {{myRequest.group_type}} {{myRequest.group_type=='Single'?' (1 Person)':''}} {{myRequest.group_type=='Couple'?' (2 People)':''}} {{(myRequest.group_type!='Single' && myRequest.group_type!='Couple')?')':''}}
  • {{myRequest.departure_month || myRequest.duration?'Approx. Dates':'Travel Dates'}}: {{myRequest.start_date | readableDate}} to {{myRequest.end_date | readableDate}} {{myRequest.departure_month}}, {{myRequest.duration}} Not decided yet
  • Travel Budget: {{myRequest.budget | budgetfullName}}
  • Trip Details:
Bookmundi
Here's a quick overview of how our travel expert service works:
  • 1 We connect you with a hand-picked and qualified travel expert who can match your trip requirements. The advantage of working directly through a travel expert is that you get the best and unfiltered advice from the very beginning.
  • 2 The travel expert will help you with creating and customising a trip for you. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the trip, the travel expert will also be able to help you with those.
  • 3 When you feel that your trip is exactly per your wish, you'll be able to book the entire trip here on Bookmundi.
Bookmundi
You will receive an email when the travel expert joins the conversation. If any further input or questions, please feel free to contact us at customerservice@bookmundi.com.
Bookmundi
{{myRequest.reject_reason?myRequest.reject_reason:'Sorry, Your trip request has been rejected.'}}
No conversations yet :(
person
{{agReviews.agency.name}}
{{agReviews.ratings.rating}} - {{agReviews.ratings.rating>4.5?'Excellent':agReviews.ratings.rating>3.5?'Very Good':agReviews.ratings.rating>2.5?'Average':agReviews.ratings.rating>1.5?'Poor':'Very poor'}}
{{review.product_review_title}}
For {{review.productt.trip_title}}
{{review.name}} From {{review.country}} At {{review.edit_date?review.edit_date:review.add_date | date:'mediumDate'}}
“ {{review.total_score>4.5?'Excellent':review.total_score>3.5?'Very Good':review.total_score>2.5?'Average':review.total_score>1.5?'Poor':'Very poor'}} ” “ {{review.product_score>4.5?'Excellent':review.product_score>3.5?'Very Good':review.product_score>2.5?'Average':review.product_score>1.5?'Poor':'Very poor'}}”
Back to top