9 Day wild Safari Walking Adventure
When you travel To Tanzania Africa to see the unique wildlife, Magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro, and amazing diverse landscapes, you are also helping the local communities you visit!
As a socially responsible person, you probably want to make the world a little better. Even when you travel, you might try to visit undeveloped areas where your tourism dollars can help a local economy thrive. You might even contribute your time to the community as a volunteer.
Day 1: Welcome to Arusha Tanzania Africa
On your arrival time at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your Kuwa Huru Tanzania Adventure driver guide will be waiting for you with a warm welcoming smile. Kick back and relax in your comfortable vehicle as he takes you to your hotel in Arusha at Venus Premier Hotel, Tanzania’s self–styled ‘safari capital.’
On your journey to the hotel, you will get a brief impression of this large, bustling, commercial city. Depending on your arrival time, you may have your pre-safari briefing today; if not, it will take place early tomorrow morning
Arusha city is Located in the northern highlands of Tanzania, beneath the twin peaks of Mt. Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha is the safari capital of the country. Guests embarking on the popular northern safari circuit all stop in the ‘Geneva of Africa’ to prepare for their journeys into the African bush.
Day 2: Safari to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, we head to Tarangire National Park, where we reach around noon. We pitch our tents at a campsite in a remote area of the park. First experience of an African landscape we get on an afternoon walk close to the park border. Dinner and overnight at Campsite.
Day 3: Safari to Lake Manyara National Park
Full-day Walking Safaris guided by an armed ranger and game drives in the park. Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two-thirds of the park.
At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the groundwater forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake, the Park owns a rich birdlife, depending on the season you can see elephants, zebras, wildebeest, and even lions. A visit to Tarangire, whatever the season, is full of experience. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Campsite.
Day 4: Safari to 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 5′ – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this truly world-class attraction, also known as the ’8th Wonder of the World’. Our dinner and overnight stay on top of Ngorongoro Crater rim Campsite.
Day 5: Safari to Olmoti and Empakai Crater
After breakfast depart to Olmoti Crater for a half-day walk. Often, we meet Maasai on the way to the waterfalls at the crater. In the afternoon we proceed to our base camp at Empakaai Crater (Special Campsite).
Experiencing the serenity and quiet beauty of this wild spot. Surrounding the lake you will reach springs, where you frequently see lots of wildlife. In the lake, there are many flamingoes. Overnight at the special Campsite, Empakaai.
Day 6: Safari to Lake Natron.
Our walking today starts from Empakaai to Lake Natron. We descend the outer hills of the Great Rift Valley; 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 carry our luggage. Afterward, we proceed to the Acacia Campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Walking safari to Odonyo Lengai
Today we walk to Oldonyo Lengai, the single active volcano mountain in Tanzania this means (the holy mountain of the Maasai). 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.
Here you can decide if you want to camp at the Chini Ya Mlima campsite, or want to proceed to the Engaresero campsite, which is much more comfortable (showers!) and less hot. We can also pick you up in our car at the mountain, and drive back to the Engaresero Campsite.
Day 8: Lake Natron to Arusha.
Today you’ll experience the culture and traditions of the local Maasai at Lake Natron. Kuwa Huru Tanzania Adventure is bringing people together to provide an opportunity to participate in the fascinating Maasai culture and way of life. We have been granted exclusive rights to offer clients the experience of a lifetime.
Maasai culture is unique and their customs are sometimes thought of as controversial. But their story is a very human one. Your local guide will show you a Maasai Boma and explain the way on how Maasai live; after a short visit in the Maasai boma we will drive back to Arusha to Venus Premier Hotel
- All Park, entrance, Camps, and administrative fees
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- All meals while on camps
- Transfer to/from Arusha
- Lodges/camps on Full Board / cook for camping safari
- Road transportation in 4wd land Cruiser safari vehicle
- Maasai Experience Tour in the Ngorongoro Highland
- Excursions, services, and activities not mentioned in this program
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
- Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
- Tips and any items of personal nature