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Ngorongoro Highland Trekking
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Ngorongoro Highland Trekking

The itinerary involves game drive and walking activities,the trekking takes you through the diverse landscapes of Ngorongoro highlands with its volcanic features. From grassy plains and dense mountain forest to the savannah of the Great Rift Valley. You will experience unique landscapes, beautiful wildlife and an insight in the life of famous Maasai people who inhabit the area. This trek gets you closer to nature than ever before.

Welcome to Tanzania and thanks for Choosing Alpine chat adventure a local tour company in Moshi Tanzania feel at home and enjoy, upon arrival to Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi about a 45-minute drive from the airport, Your Alpine chat adventure safari guide will meet you for briefing.

DAY 1: MOSHI TO NGORONGORO CRATER

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Moshi and drive to the Ngorongoro Highlands. There you will descend to 600m high walls to the floor of the crater and get up close with one of Africa’s seven natural wonders! Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is considered one of the most beautiful and unique places in Africa. Here you will find a haven of African wildlife together with diversities of habitant, with high chance of witness the endangered Rhino and other big five animals.Enjoy a game drive and lunch at the Hippo pool picnic site,late in the afternoon; you will drive up the Crater Rim to the campsite for hot shower, Dinner and overnight.
Overnight stayon top of the Craterrimat Simba Campsite.
Meals Provided:Lunch & Dinner

DAY 2: NGORONGORO HIGHLANDS TO EMPAKAI CRATER

This morning, you will drive 2-3 hours to Empakai crater and enjoy a nice walk there. Your Masai guide will arrive with his donkeys to meet you there. You will be able to explore the crater and descend to Lake Empakai on a well-maintained path. This alkaline soda lake is an important food source for flamingos, which can be seen throughout the year. Returning to the camp, a campfire and dinner will be waiting for you. During the night, you might hear the flamingos sound as they fly back to their breeding nests at Lake Manyara and Lake Natron.
Overnight stay at Empakai Crater rim campsite.
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3: EMPAKAI CRATER TO ACACIA CAMP

After breakfast and loading the donkeys, the journey continues. Today you will hike to the Masai village Naiyobi following a good path. The village as well as Oldonyo Lengai, an active volcano, can be seen from the distance. After lunch in Naiyobi, the trek leaves the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the landscape becomes drier and warmer. Tonight’s camp will be set up at amongst an acacia forest. Today you will be walking with the donkey for about 5 to 6 hours.
Overnight stay at Acacia campsite.
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


DAY 4: ACACIA CAMP TO LAKE NATRON

The last stage of the journey is not too long and it goes mainly downhill. The highlights of the trek are the great views of Oldonyo Lengai, Lake Natron and the Rift Valley. The rugged countryside looks almost surreal covered by grey ash of the last eruption in 2007. The trek descends into the dry and hot Rift Valley, where the ash can be seen up close. Today you will walk around 3 hours in total. In the afternoon, you will walk to the lake and visit the waterfalls.
Overnight stay at Acacia campsite.
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5: LAKE NATRON TO MOSHI

After breakfast, drive back to Moshi on the wayyou will travel through the agricultural and fresh produce market town of Mto Wa Mbu, which is situated next to the entrance of the Lake Manyara National Park.The town is famous since it comprise of more than 120 tribes of Tanzanian people which gives opportunity toexperience lifestyle and culture of Tanzanians. Thetownis harboring with thousands souvenir salesmen this will offers you opportunity to buy Maasai crafts direct from the tribe.Then late afternoon; arrive to Moshi where you will prepare for your flight back home or your journey to Zanzibar.
Meals Provided: Breakfast & Lunch

Suggestions on things to bring

Extra binoculars, camera, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen, mosquito repellent, warm clothes for your early morning in Ngorongoro Crater, cool comfortable clothes for during the days.

Per person based on double occupancy.

1 PAX 2-3 PAX 4-5 PAX 6+ PAX
from $2,300 from $ 1,940 from $ 1,540 from $ 1,400

DISCLAIMER

All quotations are based on the current rates of national park fees, value added tax (VAT), other government taxes and current exchange rates. In the event that any of these are increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added to the cost of your trip even if your trip has been paid for already. All quotations are based on double occupancy. If a client wishes to stay as single occupancy. A single supplement charge will apply, which varies with the different accommodation categories. Children ages 15 and under are eligible for a discount. The listed accommodations are a sample of those used by Alpine chat adventure based on value for money, quality of service and location. If recommended accommodation options are fully booked, Alpine chat adventure will reserve the clients in accommodation that is of comparable standards to those listed and notify the client. Supplemental charges apply for all lodge accommodations (standard, Luxury, exclusive) on the following dates: Jan 1, Easter weekend and December 24, 25, 26 and 31. The supplement fee varies for the different lodge options and will be added to the price if traveling on any of these dates.

Tour price Includes:

  • All park fees and emergency evacuation insurance
  • English speaking guide
  • Unlimited mileage, Toyota Land cruiser 4×4 Safari vehicle with pop up rooffor game viewing, 6 window seats, power adapters, and refrigerator.
  • Full board accommodations as specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals specified, we can cater to special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc.
  • Camping equipment (dome tent, Mattress and sleeping bag).
  • Drinking water, Thermos with hot tea/ coffee, 24/7 phone support from our office.
  • Birds and animal field guide book.
  • A pair of binoculars.
  • Government taxes.
  • Tour price Excludes:

  • Personal items (e.g. cameras, visa, and medical/ travel insurance)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pre/post accommodation and airport transfers (booking is available upon request).
  • Tips for your guide and cook. Industry recommendations are $15 a day to the cook and $20 a day to your guide divided by everyone in the vehicle
  • International Flights