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This 11 Days Safari Tour Combine with Oldonyo Lengai Trekking is very suitable package for Private Group Safari with enough time to explore Tanzania.
Tanzania Trekking Packages– Oldoinyo Lengai Climbing Oldonyo Lengai (2870 (9650 ft) is an active volcano on the southern shore of Lake Natron. This impressive peak is revered by the Maasai as the sacred home of God. A nearly perfect cone, it still erupts occasionally and you may have the opportunity to walk on still-steaming new ground. It is a tough drive about 3 hours off the main road between Arusha and Ngorongoro. Once at camp, you can go to a waterfall and relax in the river, or drive out to the shoreline of Lake Natron and see the massive flamingo colonies wading in the shallows. Oldoinyo Lengai is the only active Sodium Carbonate Volcano in the world.
This trip will take you to Lake Natron to view the flamingo breeding center as well as taking you to the summit of this amazing volcano. This trip is 4 days long and is perfect to take either before or after a Kilimanjaro Climb. Oldonyo LeNgai Climb – 2 Days we will try to go to sleep early (maybe 6:30 or 7pm) because we must get up at midnight and get to the trailhead by 1:15am. It is an exhilarating climb to the summit and we should reach the caldera floor just in time to see the sun rising behind Mount Meru far, far in the distance. Further still, on the edge of our view, is Mount Kilimanjaro. Stay a while and bask in the incredible beauty of the place before starting our descent.
Arrival in Kilimanjaro International Airport/ Arusha Airport or arrive by shuttle bus from Nairobi, Meet and assist at the airport and after going through Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs, Transfer to Kibo Palace hotel or similar hotel in order to stay overnight at on Bed and Breakfast basis. We will also confirm that you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance as well.
After breakfast, depart for Lake Manyara National Park for game drive, Lake Manyara is a shallow freshwater lake in Tanzania. It is said to be the “loveliest (lake) … in Africa,” Lake Manyara is covering 127 square miles (329 km2) of Lake Manyara National Park, the lake’s alkaline waters cover approximately 89 square miles (231 km2). It is famous for a good number of baboons and birdlife, also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes, giant fig trees and mahogany seen in the groundwater forest immediately around the park gates, and then proceeds to Tloma Lodge in order to stay overnight on Full Board basis.
After breakfast, drive to the Serengeti National Park with an optional – via Olduvai Gorge (Millions of years ago, the site was that of a large lake, the shores of which were covered with successive deposits of volcanic ash. Excavation work there was pioneered by Louis and Mary Leakey beginning in 1931. The Serengeti National park covers 14,763 km² (5,700 square miles) of grassland plains and savanna as well as river trine forest and woodlands. The park lies in the north of the country, bordered to the north by the national Tanzania and Kenyan border, where it is continuous with the Masai Mara National Park reserve. Stay overnight at Katikati tented lodge
Spend a full day game drives in Serengeti plains; the endless, almost treeless grassland of the south is the most emblematic scenery of the park. . Other hoofed animals – zebra, gazelle, impala, hartebeest, topi, buffalo, and waterbuck – also occur in huge numbers throughout the year. Stay overnight at katikati – on Full Board basis.
Wake ups call at 6:00am, in order to have just a cup of hot coffee then proceed for the early morning game drive, this morning game drive is very important as you will be able to witness the early morning kills from the big five only if you will be lucky enough. After the game drive back to the camp/Lodge at 9:30am in order to have your main breakfast, there after you will check out the Lodge and proceed with game drives en–route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. Stay overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge – with fascinating view of the crater floor!
Early this morning, we head for Nainokanoka by 4WD, where you will commence a spectacular 4-day walking safari with your private Maasai guide, a cook plus donkeys to carry supplies. We leave Nainokanoka for a full day’s walking to Bulati Village Campsite in order to stay overnight on Full Board basis.
Early this morning, we head for Nainokanoka by 4WD, where you will commence a spectacular 4-day walking safari with your private Maasai guide, a cook plus donkeys to carry supplies. We leave Nainokanoka for a full day’s walking to Bulati Village Campsite in order to stay overnight on Full Board basis. Plan on approx 5 to 6 hours of walking each day over the next 4 days. This special trek offers you fresh air, peace and serenity in the wilderness, along with authentic cultural interaction with the Masaii, plus panoramic views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Olmoti and Lolmasin. Other sights include Empaki crater, the famous Lake Natron flamingos, and for those who are very fit, the optional opportunity to climb the “Mountain of God” (Ol Doinyo Lengai). This trek can be combined with a northern circuit lodge or camping safari, please inquire if you are interested in more game viewing or encounters with different tribes. Stay overnight at Bulati Village Campsite on Full Board basis.
Today we continue our walking to Empakaai Crater. Dinner and a scenic overnight stay tonight on the rim of Empakaai Crater. Bushbuck, buffalo and blue monkey can be seen on the rim, which boasts splendid views on a clear day to Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano, Mount Kilimanjaro and Lake Natron. Stay overnight at Empakaai Crater Rim Campsite on Full Board basis.
This morning we’ll descend into Empakaai crater. The crater is 300 meters high with almost half of the floor filled by a pristine soda lake. Later, we hike to Nayobi village. Dinner and overnight will be camping on the grounds at the Nayobi school. Stay overnight at Ngaresero Campsite on Full Board basis.
For those interested in climbing Ol Doinyo Lengai, we can arrange your trek for an extra fee of US$ 120 per person and you can start ascend approximately 2:00am). Our 4WD will drop you off at the base of the mountain starting point and your driver will be waiting for you until you descend so that you can proceed to Ngaresero Campsite where you will stay overnight on Full Board basis.
Early this morning, you are free to relish at the sight of the million or more Lesser Flamingos that flock here (the best time for the flamingos on Lake Natron is between August to October, when breeding behaviours are peaking) and the dramatic desert scenery all around you. At the right time, you will begin your drive back to Arusha town. For those departing on the evening KLM flight tonight, you have the choice of either a direct drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport or we can arrange an overnight Arusha at Kibo Palace on Bed and Breakfast basis.