9 Days to Lake Natron

9 Day/8 Night Walking Safari: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Natron

*Please Note: This is just an example of an itinerary. We specialize in creating itineraries that are tailored to your interests and 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 will be ready to begin your hike.  Today you will hike along the rim of The Ngorongoro Crater to the waterfalls and be able to interact with the local Maasai People you will meet along the way.
Overnight: 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, along with 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 to return to camp.
Overnight: Empakaai Special Camp
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: HIKE FROM EMPAKAAI CRATER TO ACACIA CAMP
You will wake up to a great sunrise this morning and after breakfast you will begin your hike through more Maasai villages and rolling hills.  Keep your eyes open for Zebra, Wildebeest and perhaps even some giraffe.
Overnight: Acacia Camp
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: HIKE FROM ACACIA CAMP TO LAKE NATRON
After breakfast you will leave camp and hike to Lake Natron.  The views are spectacular with the active volcano Oldoinyo Langai dominating the foreground.  Oldoinyo Langai, “Mountain of God” in the Maasai Language is unique among active volcanoes in that it produces carbonatite lava whereas most lavas are rich in silicate minerals.
Overnight: Lake Natron Camp
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: HIKE AND EXPLORE AROUND LAKE NATRON
After a leisurely breakfast you will leave camp and hike to the Natron waterfalls where you will be able to swim in the falls if you choose to.  You will return to camp for lunch and then set out again to explore around Lake Natron which is one of two alkaline lakes in East Africa.
Overnight: Lake Natron Camp
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: TRANSFER BACK TO ARUSHA
After an early camp breakfast, you will say good-bye to your Maasai guide and his donkeys.  One of our drivers will pick you up and drive you, your guide and your cook back to Arusha.  You will have a day room where you will be able to shower and re-organize your belongings before proceeding to your next destination or catch your flight back home with many great memories that will last a lifetime.
Included Meals: Breakfast, 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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