7 Days Northern Indigenous Trek

Arusha – Ngorongoro Crater – Nainokanoka - Empackai - Lake Natron - Ngarasero - Arusha

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7 Days Northern Indigenous Trek

Arusha – Ngorongoro Crater – Nainokanoka - Empackai - Lake Natron - Ngarasero - Arusha

This program is unique and will provide you with a break for sitting in vehicles
through Ngorongoro highlands in spectacular scenery, you will have the opportunity
to experience authentic Africa where indigenous Maasai tribe live in their traditional way
in unaltered nature. On your trekking safaris you will generally move camp everyday
which requires a simpler, lighter weight camp. On this walking trip we will use Maasai donkeys
to transport the camp thus you will only need to carry your small daypack with water and personal gear for the day

Day One

Kilimanjaro / Arusha

Karama Lodge

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet and greet by a representative of Sheengai Pride Safaris and transfer to your hotel in Arusha, booked on bed and breakfast. Overnight you stay at the Karama Lodge

karama lodge

Day Two

Ngorongoro Crater – Nainokanoka

Nainokanoka Camp

After breakfast your driver picks you up in Arusha You drive to the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive on the crater floor. In its spectacular scenery, the crater hosts an abundance of wildlife, among them all Big Five. Expect to see zebras and wildebeests, meet some lions and with some luck glance at the rare rhinos. Overnight you are camping at Nainokanoka Camp.

nainokanoka camp

Day Three


Empackai Camp

After breakfast you start hiking through the plains of the Ngorongoro Highlands. On your hike, you get a good look at the traditional Maasai way of life, their bomas and their cattle herds. It possible to see some cattle herds that are actually mixed with wild zebras. In the late afternoon, you arrive at the forested slopes of Empakaai Crater where you camp over night. Overnight you are camping at Empackai Camp.

empackai camping

Day Four

Oldonyo Lengai

Acacia Camp

After breakfast, you descend into Empakaai Crater where you will hopefully find rarely seen forest animals such as bushbuck, duikers and even leopards. On the shores of lake it is normal to see large flocks of flamingo adding to the allurement of this lush area. It is also possible to see other animals or at least their tracks. In the afternoon after coming back on the rim of Empakaai Crater, you continue through the bush and over grass lands towards Acacia Camp. Along the way you enjoy stunning views of the active volcano also Oldoinyo Lengai which means the mountain of god in Maasai language. Overnight you are camping at Acacia Camp

acacia camp

Day Five

Lake Natron

River Side Camp - Ngare Sero

You will start early in the morning this day in order to avoid the heat of the day, Soon, you get to the edge of the rift valley. On your way down, you get fantastic views of the landscape all the way to Lake Natron. Down in the lower plains, your driver picks you up and drives you to Ngare Sero, The rest of the day is at your free disposal, e.g. for a visit of Lake Natron with its innumerous flamingos or for visiting a Maasai cultural boma. Overnight you are camping at the River Side Camp in Ngaresero

ngare sero camp

Day Six

Lake Natron

River Side Camp - Ngare Sero

The view at Lake Natron is spectacular and the activities here mainly focus on walks around the alkaline lake or you can hike up to the waterfalls above the camp for a relaxing swim, during the night, you can also choose to climb Mount Lengai but this is not included in the cost, if you choose the climb it involves leaving at 1:00am in order to reach the rim by dawn; Overnight you are camping at the River Side Camp in Ngaresero

ngare sero camp

Day Seven

Transfer to Arusha/JRO

Karama Lodge - Day Use

After breakfast depart for Arusha. Drive through the spectacular Great Rift Valley arriving in Arusha and check in at the Karama Lodge for day use room and Lunch ,After wards transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home.

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