6 Days to Empakaai Crater

6 Day/5 Night Walking Safari: Ngorongoro Crater to Empakaai Crater

Please Note: This is just an example of an itinerary. We can create any itinerary specifically for you and your interests to create the trip of your dreams!

Day 1: ARRIVE AT KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
We will meet you upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transfer you to your overnight hotel where a hot shower and a bed will be a much-welcomed sight after your long flight and travels.
Overnight: At a lodge in Arusha

Day 2: DRIVE TO NGORONGORO CRATER AREA
You will leave your lodge after a leisurely breakfast and drive to The Ngorongoro Area.  You will spend the afternoon/evening hiking around the lodge to stretch your muscles a bit and make sure your gear is ready and working properly.  You will then spend the evening relaxing so you are well rested and ready to begin hiking tomorrow.
Overnight: At a lodge or camp near the Ngorongoro Crater
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3:  DRIVE TO NGORONGORO RIM TO BEGIN HIKING
You will leave your lodge after an early breakfast and drive to The Ngorongoro Crater Rim.  Upon your arrival you will meet your armed Park Ranger, your camp cook, your Maasai guide, and his donkeys. Once you are acquainted and the donkeys are loaded, you are ready to begin your hike.  Today you will hike along the rim of The Ngorongoro Crater to the waterfalls and you will be able to interact with the local Maasai People you will meet along the way.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Special Camp
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: HIKE FROM NGORONGORO CAMP TO EMPAKAAI CRATER
You will enjoy breakfast at camp before embarking on the days hike.   While you are hiking, you’ll want to keep your eye open for Zebra, Impala, Wildebeest, and along with any other animals along the way.
Overnight: Empakaai Special Camp
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: HIKE DOWN INTO EMPAKAAI CRATER
After an early breakfast, you will hike down into The Empakaai Crater.  The lake fills most of the craters floor and draws flamingos and many other water birds throughout the year.  As you hike down and around in the crater, keep your eye open for buffalo, hyena, blue monkeys, and even elephant.  You will spend the day hiking and exploring around the crater floor before hiking back up and out of the crater where you will drive to the nearby town of Karatu.
Overnight: At a lodge or camp near Karatu
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: TRANSFER BACK TO ARUSHA
You will leave your lodge after breakfast and will spend time in the town of Karatu visiting and interacting with the local people before returning to Arusha where you will proceed to your next destination or catch your flight back home with many great memories that will last a lifetime.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

*Note: Overnight lodging is based on your interests or preferences.  We will be happy assist you in making your accommodations choices.

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